The College is delighted to work with partners in the UK and overseas. We have different types of partnership and welcome any new ideas for working together.

Teaching & Academic Partnerships

The objective of the Al-Maktoum College, since it’s foundation, has been to establish itself as an internationally acclaimed, independent, free standing college of higher education. To get there, it has been necessary to form links with several partner institutions, and to enable the College to engage in teaching and award degrees under the auspices of these institutions.

In developing our role as a private college of higher education, working with strong, and world-class academic partners such as the University of Dundee, Trinity College Dublin and Abertay University is an essential part of our potential for success, and remains at the top of our agenda.

We continue to explore further possible links which would enhance our provision and further strengthen our position.

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Current partnerships

Academic Training Programme (ATP) in Multiculturalism and Leadership

The ATP prepares students to work within a multicultural, globalised world, and aims to help them to reflect on issues of leadership in preparation for them developing their skills and careers in this direction (in any field of practice).

The programme is deliberately intensive, with an academic focus. Therefore, participating students are expected to commit themselves fully to all activities and demonstrate that their attendance on the programme in Scotland is for educational purposes. Students attend lectures, participate in discussions and debates, and produce written and assessed coursework to demonstrate their engagement with the academic issues of the programme.

International Summer School

The 4-week summer school is a unique experience that allows students to immerse themselves into an exciting cultural exchange programme. It is intended to give students a global awareness within the international and multicultural ethos of the the College.

Students will study the key contemporary global issues of multiculturalism, leadership, cultural engagement and global awareness. Students will take part in classes, tutorials and discussions and social and cultural activities.

Where do students come from?

Past ATP and Summer School participants have been selected from the following organisations. Please contact your home institution directly for more information about how to apply.

  • Abu Dhabi Police College
  • Abu Dhabi University
  • Alwasl University
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University of Sharjah
  • British University in Dubai
  • Cairo University
  • ENOC
  • Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
  • Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Medical Awards
  • Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
  • United Arab Emirates University
  • University of Fujairah
  • University of Malaya
  • University of Sharjah
  • Zayed University

College Research Centre

As an emerging institution in business studies, Arabic Language, Islamic studies, Islamic political/moral economy and finance, and Middle Eastern studies, associated with a number of institutions in UK and abroad, research is at the very heart of our work at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education.

More information regarding research projects is available here.

University of Dundee

Since 2019, Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in collaboration with the University of Dundee, have been jointly offering three unique Masters programmes in Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking and Finance; and Islamic Banking, Finance and International Business.

This degree takes the University’s expertise in conventional finance and combines it with the expertise in Islamic banking/finance and wider Islamic studies on offer at Al-Maktoum College.

Trinity College Dublin

Launched in 2021, the MPhil in The Middle East in a Global Context is a new taught Masters course, offered by Al-Maktoum College in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. It provides a solid foundation in the research methods and disciplines relevant to the study of the Middle East and North Africa, and the region’s histories, cultures, politics and (optionally) language, in the larger context of global relations past and present.

Abertay University

We are delighted that our students students on HNC/D programmes are eligible to continue their studies at Abertay University through an articulation route. Students who have successfully completed the HNC/D in Business or the HNC in Management & Leadership, may apply to enter Abertay in year 2 or 3 of relevant degree programmes.

View the full University articulation routes here.