Taught course

Islamic Finance

Durham University · Durham Business School

Entry requirements

The Masters in Islamic Finance is designed for new or recent graduates. You should have a strong background in a related discipline and knowledge and familiarity in quantitative economics and finance.

What do I need first?

The equivalent of a UK good upper second class honours degree. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. You will need evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your second, third or fourth year.

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

NB Chinese Applicants: Applications will be accepted from students who have graduated from a prestigious university in China. Entry requirements may vary depending upon the reputation of the university you have graduated from and the academic programme you have applied for. As a guide, applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of 85%.

For more details please see the webpage.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year full-time programme is designed to provide rigorous training at the frontier of research, giving you the opportunity to develop the advanced analytical and technical skills that are highly sought after by global employers.

MSc Islamic Finance is a specialised taught programme, involving quantitative methods in the analysis of Islamic and conventional finance by making reference to their technical particularities.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Information for international students

Please check the English Language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU £13,000 Non EU £21,500

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Durham Business School
(0)191 334 1000