Markfield Institute of Higher Education, UK
Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) will admit holders of IIBI Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance to the Top Up MA Degree in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management, validated and awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.
Candidates will have to take one module (15 credits) in Research Methodology and complete a Dissertation (60 credits) of between 15,000 and 18,000 words in order to attain award of the Degree which may be completed in six months.
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Durham University, UK
Durham Islamic Finance Programme (DIFP), based in the School of Government and International Affairs of Durham University, recognises the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Islamic Banking and Insurance offered by the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (London, UK) as an entry qualification for its postgraduate degrees in Islamic Finance (including the MA & MSc in Islamic Finance and the Research MA). Applicants will also have to fulfil the specific entry qualifications of each specialist degree programme.
Informing the Institute of the earlier recognition of PGD for entry to the University's Research MA as well as their modules on Islamic economics and Shari'ah-compliant finance, Professor Rodney Wilson, Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, commended the Institute's post-graduate diploma course and described it as "well prepared, clearly setup and invaluable to students"