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Islamic Banking and Finance

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
18635 EUR/year
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This Islamic Banking and Finance programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai has been emerged from a comparison of practice in postgraduate teaching in Islamic banking and finance globally.

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Overview

This Islamic Banking and Finance programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai  is designed to offer students a sufficient coverage of theoretical frameworks, applied research, and the institutional and regulatory framework within which the industry operates for graduates to proceed to executive and senior managerial positions in Islamic banking and finance, both in private business and in central banks and regulatory authorities. 

Education

The programme offers an understanding and applications of the core principles of Sharia jurisprudence (fiqh muamalat) and their influence on Islamic banking, Islamic corporate finance and capital markets through the practices of Islamic accounting and accountability, corporate governance, and regulation. It also enables students to evaluate the business models and financial instruments which are used in Islamic banking and financial markets.

The programme enhances students’ understanding of a comprehensive range of research techniques and their ability to evaluate critically academic research, professional research and pronouncements and financial media articles in the contexts of Islamic banking and finance. It also offers guest speaker sessions/workshops on contemporary developments in Islamic finance, delivered by industry practitioners.

This programme captures all cognate areas of Islamic banking and finance, plus several core subjects in finance and accounting. In addition, it enables students to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative during the dissertation project and other practical projects, working from, and building upon, research teaching linkages developed during the taught part of the programme to facilitate effective knowledge exchange.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Islamic Banking and Finance: Principles and Practices
  • Islamic Jurisprudence and Financial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Topics in Islamic Corporate Finance
  • Research in Finance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order for us to assess your suitability for the programme you have applied for, you need to submit various supporting documents. You can view the documents you are required to submit and upload them by logging into your application account.
  • We will accept scanned documents at the application stage, but you may be asked to provide original copies of your documents at a later date.
  • You may delay an offer being made to you if you do not submit your supporting documents as soon as you can.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18635 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18635 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18635 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18635 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

AED 75600

Funding

  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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