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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Islamic Banking and Finance

Course Description

This course has been designed to provide you with necessary skills and in-depth knowledge required to work in this growing and sophisticated Islamic banking and finance sector.

Key benefits:

• Gain the essential skills required to work in Islamic banking, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the financial world
• Strengthen your knowledge with modules focused on banking, finance and Islamic banking
• Put management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/islamic-banking-and-finance

Suitable for

This course is ideal for graduates who want to establish a career in finance or banking while gaining a detailed understanding of the scope and significance of the key principles of Islamic economic laws and financial activities.

Programme details

You will gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in this growing and sophisticated banking and finance sector.

On completion of your programme you will be able to effectively perform relevant banking and finance tasks, including specific requirements of Islamic banking, financial products and services.

You will also learn to be effective, working independently and as part of a team, while critically evaluating and developing good practice in the planning and management of general, commercial and Islamic banking and financial products and services.


The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Semester 1

• Accounting and Finance
• International Financial Management

Semester 2

• Risk, Regulation and Compliance
• Islamic Financial Market, Instruments and Products

Semester 3

- Business Innovation Project

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

• Dissertation
• Internship
• Live Project
• Placement

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used.


Types of assessment include:

- Essays
- Assignments
- Exams
- Multiple choice tests
- Online tests
- Group reports
- Portfolio work

Career potential

On completion of the programme you will be well-prepared to find opportunities with banking and finance organisations which are developing their Islamic banking capabilities.

This is a relatively new and emerging banking industry in the West, characterised by the necessity for in-depth knowledge of banking, along with a detailed knowledge of the complexities of banking in the Islamic financial sector.

This course is an ideal choice if you are interested in a career in financial institutions, management consulting, or government bodies. You will have an excellent opportunity to secure a rewarding role in Islamic banking and finance in business or consulting. It also prepares you for academic research in Islamic banking and finance.

On completing the programme you will be qualified to pursue a career with Islamic financial Institutions and regulatory agencies, and also with multinational investment banks as experts in their fields. Modern employers pay a high premium for graduates with expertise in this growing field, and you stand to significantly enhance your earnings in this high-demand sector.

Our graduates have gone on to join leading Islamic banking institutions in both the UK and internationally in regions including the Gulf States. There are also opportunities to join consultancy and service providers, insurance firms, and the academic community.

Potential job roles include:

- Product and Services Development Manager
- Islamic Banking Advisor
- Islamic Banking Finance Manager
- Dealer – Islamic Banking
- Islamic Banking Relationship Manager

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Islamic Banking and Finance page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

University of Salford - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of generous scholarships for high achieving students. We offer these awards because we believe that rewarding hard work and academic achievement is the right thing to do. Over the last two years we have awarded over £1.5 million in scholarships to international students so that they can concentrate on moving their careers forwards and not on their finances.From September 2012 we are making some changes to our scholarship scheme, but our principle of rewarding excellence remains the same and because of this we are not restricting the number of Vice Chancellor’s scholarships we award. This applies to both PG and UG awards.How much are the scholarships worth?
How much are the scholarships worth?
Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth either £3000 or £5000 depending on the programme you enrol on.Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth £4000 for the MBA, MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering and MSc Gas Engineering and Management programmes; and either £3000 or £2000 for all other programmes.Country discount schemeThis bursary is worth £1000 to students studying full-time postgraduate taught programmes from World Bank classified low/ low-medium income countries. A full list of countries that qualify is available here. These awards are made in addition to any other scholarship we offer. So if you are eligible for the Vice Chancellors Postgraduate scholarship of £3000, and are a national of one of the qualifying countries for this discount, you would receive £4000 in total.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Who will receive the awards?
All full-time international students (those paying international fees) are eligible to be considered for one of the Vice Chancellors awards based on their previous academic experience at undergraduate level – part-time students are eligible, but the award will be issued on a pro-rata basis. The awards are also available to self-sponsored students. The country discounts are available to nationals of qualifying countries only. There are separate awards for UK and EU students.to find out more go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international/faqs/scholarships-faq

Application Procedure

We will assess your eligibility for a scholarship as soon as we receive your previous undergraduate records. There is no need to apply separately. We will let you know the amount (if any) you qualify for in your offer letter. You can apply online by visiting http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international or email [email protected] or contact one of our in-country representatives.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements. Start Dates: September; January; March; June; November; July.

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