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MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management

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Degree Type : Master

The Islamic Banking, Finance and Management programme aims to provide students with a critical understanding of Islamic economics, banking and finance. It examines classical Islamic commercial law as well as conventional financial and economic theory, as part of the global financial system. The course will develop research capabilities and critical insights into the theory and practice of the Islamic financial sector. It contextualises Islamic principles within a contemporary financial setting.

The Course is offered on both a full-time (12 months, over three semesters) and part-time (24 months, over six semesters) basis.


Candidates will normally need to have achieved an honours degree from a UK university or an overseas university agreed by NARIC as equivalent.

Students may also enter with up to 90 level 7 credits via the accreditation of prior learning (APL).

International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK will need to ensure that they have an IELTS test from a UKVI approved test centre. Applicants will need to have achieved an average score of 6.5 in their IELTS test (with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four sub-components of language learning [reading, writing, speaking and listening). For a list of UKVI approved test centres please use the following link: UKVI approved test centre

  • Postgraduate Certificate: Awarded on the basis of 60 credits which must include 45 credits from core modules.

  • Postgraduate Diploma: Awarded on the basis of 120 credits, as for the MA degree but excluding the dissertation module.

  • MA Degree: 180 credits including the dissertation.

MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management


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