The Al-Maktoum College campus building

Welcome to Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

The Al-Maktoum College campus building

On every level, the College is a place where potential and ability is valued over background or ethnicity. It is an establishment where further and higher education is available and welcome to all.

Funded primarily by the Al-Maktoum Foundation, our vision for high-quality teaching and learning, enriched by a multicultural perspective makes for a rewarding educational experience.

Our aim is simple. We aspire to grow as an independent, internationally recognised centre of Higher Education. The College focuses on lifelong learning through academic, technical and customised programmes recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

We are specialists. Our intellectual endeavours are dedicated to building bridges between the communities- namely western and Muslim- that make up our city, nation and world today. In this all-inclusive approach to education, we believe, the College is a somewhat unique establishment in Scotland and the UK today.

The College actively works to educate the next generation of professionals and scholars, both nationally and internationally. Our students are achievers- thinking differently, challenging, examining, defining and provoking positive change within societies and communities from local to global. Indeed, since our founding in 2001, the College has seen students from over 30 different nationalities graduate from our contemporary courses which now include Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC/D) qualifications.

Furthermore, the College is in partnership with the University of Dundee and launched Scotland’s first masters degree in Islamic Banking and Finance during the 2019/20 academic year. The College is pleased to be offering an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in The Middle East in a Global Context, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin and also holds an articulation agreement with Abertay University.

We are agents for change, as befits a changing city, nation and world.

Small in size but great in our ambition, we embrace differences, tolerance and breadth of understanding as the key to meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.

Discover Diversity. Discover Al-Maktoum College.