The core taught modules provide an in-depth analysis of the core issues and debates surrounding Islamic banking and finance.
The optional (elective) units enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding in areas of their interest. Elective units will be offered on student preference and viability of group size. This will be made clear to applicants on the programme. The project report provides an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of a specific issue related to specific financial project.
This programme is approved and credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
The Professional Diploma is awarded at SCQF level 11.
The programme is delivered full-time (six-month period) comprising two semesters.
Part-time basis (one-year) and block delivery will also be available.
|Academic requirements||An honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent.
In addition, professional experience will be also recognised for enrolment in the course.
|Work experience||Not required, however professional experience will be recognised for enrolment in the course|
English language requirements
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 would 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).
Full entry requirements can be found here
The programme will improve students understanding of key Islamic economics, finance and banking concepts and practices. Students will learn of the complex structures and principles behind Islamic Banking and in doing so, will gain the necessary skills to engage in practical application. The programme will encourage students to evaluate the origin, concepts, and aims of Islamic economic in the micro and macro level and consider how it can be applied in practice.
The programme is comprised of compulsory and optional units.
|Unit||SCQF level||Credits||Compulsory/ optional||Start date|
|Islamic Moral Economy and Finance||11||20||Compulsory||September|
|Applied Islamic Banking and Insurance||11||20||Compulsory||September|
|Research Skills and Project Report||11||20||Compulsory||September|
|Islamic Accounting and Auditing||11||20||Optional||January|
|Prototyping and Product Development in Islamic Finance||11||20||Optional||January|
|Raising Finance: Islamic Financial Models and Institutions||11||20||Optional||January|
|Risk Management in Islamic Finance||11||20||Optional||January|
The Professional Diploma is beneficial for those who are seeking to work and advance their professional careers in the Islamic economics, banking and finance industry.
This programme provides a strong intellectual basis for Islamic economics, commercial law and Islamic financial instruments. Those completing the course will be able to seek employment opportunities or further enhance their skills if they are already employed in the finance and banking sectors including Islamic insurance (Takaful), financial regulation, Islamic capital markets, actuarial fields, and the investment arena, as well as for becoming researchers in the field.
The College provides a conducive environment for its learners and staff in terms of facilities. More importantly, the College promotes multiculturalism as encapsulated in its vision and philosophy. The College is also situated near the city centre of Dundee close to the Universities of Dundee and Abertay as well as the Dundee College.