Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance

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Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance (PIBF) is aimed at producing personnel who are well-versed in the principles and concepts of Islamic banking and finance through providing comprehensive education and rigorous training for practitioners in banking and finance industry to be conversant with all aspects of the operation of Islamic banking. The programme is available on part time or full time basis.

Objectives

  1. To nurture scholars who will contribute towards advancing knowledge frontiers in Islamic Banking and Finance
  2. To develop and enhance theories and practices of Islamic Banking and Finance through cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary research
  3. To meet the global demand in Islamic Banking and Finance expertise and scholarship

Programme Description

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PROGRAMME AND MODE OF STRUCTURE

Candidates for Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance are required to take 3  special requirement courses as a coursework requirement. These three courses are to be completed within the first year of the programme. Candidates must pass all the special requirement courses before they can proceed to the thesis.

Two courses are compulsory and one is elective course. The courses for the Ph.D programme are:

Compulsory special requirement courses:

Course Code   Course Name

IBF 7711          Research Methodology

IBF 7712          Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance

 

Elective special requirement courses:

Course Code     Course Name

IBF 7813           Qualitative Methods

                  or

IBF 7814          Quantitative Methods

 

RESEARCH AREAS*

  • Fiqh Muamalat in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Banking and Finance Law
  • Performance and Efficiency of Islamic Banks and Takaful
  • Economics Policy and Analysis of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Accounting for Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Takaful and Re-Takaful
  • Islamic Financial and Property Management
  • Islamic Capital Market
  • Islamic Micro-Credit and Micro-Financing
  • Corporate and Shari'ah Governance for Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Waqf

*Subject to availability of supervisors

 

Ph.D THESIS

Once the candidates have completed their courses, they need to prepare their thesis proposals to be defended and approved by the thesis committee. Members of the dissertation committee will be appointed by the Postgraduate Committee. The objective of the thesis committee is to effectively supervise individual candidates during the research period. Once the proposal has been approved, the candidate will continue with their thesis until the thesis is completed. The thesis will be examined by the internal and external examiners. The dissertations will finally be required be defended at the viva voce.

Following the viva voce, one of the following recommendations will be made:

  • Pass
  • Pass with minor revisions to be completed in six (6) months
  • Pass with major revisions to be completed within the minimum period of six (6) to maximum period of twelve (12) months
  • Resubmission with viva to be completed within the minimum period of twelve (12) to maximum period of eighteen (18) months
  • Failure

DURATION OF STUDIES

Status Minimum Normal Maximum
Full-time 2 academic years 3 academic years 6 academic years
Part-time 3 academic years 6 academic years 8 academic years

 

Entry Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree with good grades from an accredited institutions of higher learning or any other certificates recognised to be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and with relevant professional ecperience AND:
  • A relevant Master's degree with good grades from an accredited institution of higher learning.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Institute's requirements, an applicant must produce satisfactory proof of proficiency of English Language by:

Thesis written in English language

  • The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 of
  • The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 or
  • The IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) with a minimum score 6.0

Thesis written in Arabic language

  • The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 or
  • The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a score of 5.0 or
  • The IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) with a minimum score 5.0.

*All information is correct at the time of publication. All requirements are subject to amendment by the Management of International Islamic University Malaysia.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

Malaysian

September Intake (First Semester) - 30th June of the year

February Intake (Second Semester) - 30th November of the year

June intake - 28th February of the year

 

International

September Intake (First Semester) - 30th April of the year

February Intake (Second Semester) - 30th September of the year

June intake - 28th February of the year

 

Ph.D Thesis Proposal Guideline

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