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Welcome Islamic Banking and Finance Islamic Education Islamic Studies Muslim Community Studies Research Degrees Short Course Programme p. 01 p. 02 p. 05 p. 08 p. 10 p. 12 p. 13 New Courses The Local Area On Campus Application and Admission Support Fees and Finance Tuition Fees p. 16 p. 18 p. 19 p. 20 p. 22 p. 23 p. 24

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Welcome
If you are considering postgraduate study on Islam and the Muslim world then Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) is the place for you.
Unique Centre of Excellence
MIHE, established in 2000, is a leading centre of academic excellence for the study of Islam and the Muslim world. It is a unique institution within British higher education that combines the richness of traditional Islamic scholarship with the best of Western academic rigour, critical inquiry and research. MIHE is committed to promoting excellence in teaching, research and training. programmes to postgraduate diplomas and certificates. MIHE offers a recognised academic qualification in the field of Islamic banking and finance, and was the pioneer in this field in the UK. MIHE has also supported the growth of this rapidly expanding industry. encourages a critical and creative approach to Islamic studies that is engaged with challenges and opportunities in the West as well as in the Muslim world. delivers qualifications in Muslim chaplaincy and Islamic education that offer real career development opportunities. opportunities to enhance their professional development and career pathways, and our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as the Boston Consulting Group, Islamic Bank of Britain, Habib Bank, First Community Bank, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, University of Dhaka and Kolej University Islam, Selangor, Malaysia. A number of our students have also gone on to pursue successful doctoral research. We hope you will be attracted by what MIHE has to offer and we look forward to welcoming you and supporting your academic and professional development.

Validation through the University of Gloucestershire


MIHE is an associate college of the University of Gloucestershire and its degrees are validated and awarded by the University. The University of Gloucestershire has a distinguished record of achievement in the fields of theology and religious studies that can be traced back to 1847.

Our Students and their Achievements


MIHE welcomes students not only from the UK but from all regions of the world including Southeast Asia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the Middle East and Europe, making MIHE an international centre for postgraduate studies. The courses on offer provide students with many

A Fresh Approach
The Institute offers a full range of postgraduate studies from PhD, MPhil and taught masters

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Islamic Banking and Finance*


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AWARD Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MA MIHE was the first institution in the UK to offer a recognised academic qualification in the field of Islamic finance and its research has supported the development of the rapidly expanding Islamic financial services sector. The MA in Islamic Banking and Finance builds on this significant legacy.

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The MA equips candidates with a comprehensive understanding of the economics, the financial instruments and the regulatory framework that underpin the Islamic financial services sector. Students are taken through a broad range of carefully structured modules in economics, banking, financial instruments, financial institutions, regulatory systems, corporate governance, takaful (insurance) and cross-cultural management. The MA develops analytical competence in Islamic economic thought, research capabilities, and constructive critical insights into the current operations of the Islamic financial sector. The MA also develops scholarly research skills in one or more specialist areas of Islamic economics, banking, financial management or takaful (insurance). The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on the study of Islamic banking and finance together with the study of one further module to achieve a total of 60 credit points. The Postgraduate Diploma builds on these compulsory modules to allow students to choose from a range of modules to attain 120 credits. The MA Degree requires students to undertake research in specialist areas of economics, banking or management, and submission of a dissertation of 15,000 to 18,000 words.

Optional Modules
MFP 205
International Development and Finance 15 credits

MFP 212
International Management 15 credits

MFP 214
Financial Systems: Markets and Institutions 15 credits

MFP 218
The MA in Islamic Banking and Finance programme includes the following compulsory modules: The History and Methodology of Islamic Economics 15 credits

MFP 219
Foundations of Islamic Economics 15 credits

MFP 221
The Regulation and Governance of Islamic Finance 15 credits

MFP 220
Islamic Banking: Theory and Practice 15 credits

MFP 222
The Law of Contracts for Islamic Finance 15 credits

MFP 211
Research Methodology 15 credits

MFP 226
Takaful and Re-Takaful: Principles and Operations 15 credits

MFP 223
Islamic Financial Instruments 15 credits

MFP 227
Corporate Finance and Capital Markets 15 credits

MFP 398
Dissertation 60 credits plus the choice of additional modules from the following list, approved by the Programme Director to make up the required number of 180 credit points.

MFP 228
Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions 15 credits

Module Outlines:
Compulsory Modules MFP 219
Foundations of Islamic Economics Aims: This module aims to emphasise the practical relevance of Islamic economics through combining the implicit economic insight of jurisprudence (maqasid al-Shariah) and relevant mainstream economic theories. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to appreciate the scope, significance and major structural themes of Islamic economics.

Islamic Banking and Finance (Top Up)


MFP 211
Research Methodology Aims: This module aims to introduce students to the philosophy and theories of the social sciences and extensively examine research strategies, design and methodologies. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to understand the philosophy and theories of the social sciences and recognise the use of various types of research methods.

Award: MA Degree
This course gives you the opportunity to top up your existing qualification to a full MA honours degree by studying two core modules:

Islamic Banking: Theory and Practice Islamic Financial Instruments


and by submitting a dissertation. The course enables you to gain an understanding of the expanding field of Islamic banking and makes you more marketable to a wider range of future employers. This course offers the flexibility to study around existing work or other commitments.

MFP 398
Dissertation Aims: This module aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of research in a particular area relating to Islamic banking, Islamic finance or Islamic insurance/ re-insurance. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to produce a self-managed, analytical and scholarly study in an area related to Islamic banking, finance or insurance. Full details of the description and content of each module can be found on our website www.mihe.org.uk or in the course handbook which can be obtained on request from the Institute. * Subject to validation of the course revisions.

MFP 220
Islamic Banking: Theory and Practice Aims: This module aims to introduce students to Islamic banking theory and practice. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to appreciate the historical evolution of Islamic banking and its interest free intermediary role.

MFP 223
Islamic Financial Instruments Aims: The aims of this module are to introduce the student to the principles of Islamic financial instruments and how they are practised in the current Islamic banking system. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to appreciate the principles and operations of Islamic financial instruments and understand the structure of sukuk, Islamic asset valuation and pricing.

The course enables you to gain an understanding of the expanding field of Islamic banking and makes you more marketable to a wider range of future employers.

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MEd in Islamic Education: New Perspectives


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AWARD Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MEd This programme is designed to examine in depth the historical, theological and philosophical aspects of classical Muslim educational thought and its institutions. The complexity of challenges facing diverse Muslim communities in Europe, North America and the Muslim world is now widely accepted. Islamic education is the critical long-term investment that will shape our longer-term responses. Some of these challenges include the relevance of traditional models of Islamic education in addressing contemporary contexts, the perception and contemporary practice of education in the Arab and wider Muslim world, comparative perspectives on faith-based education, and pedagogic responses to religious extremism and radicalisation.

What is distinct about the progamme?


The new programme offers a distinct approach to Islamic education that takes the challenge of contemporary, cultural and religious diversity seriously, and looks to move beyond exclusive and oppositional interpretations. A broad educational studies framework that promotes critical and dialogical engagement with both traditional Muslim educational thought and Western secular education will be taught. The key features of the programme include: intercultural awareness and competence applying theory and developing good practice in Islamic education developing active learning, critical thinking, and empirical research skills developing competence to think educationally about Islam developing relevant pedagogic (teaching and learning) skills facilitating research-based self-assessment and professional development e.g. action research

Who is it for?
This programme aims to open up professional development pathways for Muslim educators, imams, activists, and youth workers who want to develop effective learning and teaching skills. The programme welcomes professionals from the wider fields of education and religious education who wish to improve their understanding of the Muslim faith and the challenges involved with the teaching of Islam in contemporary multi -faith Britain.

The programme is validated by the University of Gloucestershire and from February 2010 will be offered in full and part-time modes at certificate, diploma and degree levels.

Module Outlines:
Compulsory Modules MFP 114
Islamic Education: Theory and Practice Aims: This course introduces the concept of Islamic education through critically examining different perceptions and academic approaches, developed to define the subject. The course explores traditional and contemporary Muslim educational thought and educational institutions, and discusses the possibility of developing a learner-centered approach to Islamic education. The emphasis will be on the importance of contemporary educational research in Islamic education, especially research springing from the social sciences directed towards pedagogy and curriculum. The course will look at the theory and practice of Islamic education in the modern Muslim world and across Muslim communities in the West. Learning Outcomes: Students should have developed a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of Islamic education.

What are the main components of the programme?


The core programme modules are:

MFP 114
Islamic Education: Theory and Practice

MFP235
Introduction to Educational Studies: Religion, Pedagogy and Identity Formation

MFP 224
Developing Research Strategies in Islamic Education

Students wil be able to take relevant optional modules offered at the Institute and complete a dissertation on a relevant educational topic.

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MFP 224
Developing Research Strategies in Islamic Education Aims: The course aims to introduce students to the interdisciplinary nature of research in Islamic education and examine distinct research approaches (empirical, philosophical and historical) developed within the field. The course aims to develop the students critical and analytical skills which are essential aspects of learning and research at postgraduate level. The module is particularly directed towards preparing Masters level students for planning and developing their dissertation work. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical issues informing educational research, and be able to evaluate practical research designs adopted within the field.

MFP 235
Educational Studies: An Introduction Aims: The course examines the social, historical and philosophical foundation underpinning modern conceptions of education, and explores major contemporary perspectives on defining the educational process and its central aspects: the nature of learning and teaching. The role of education in contemporary multicultural/ multifaith social policies with special reference to the British educational system is critically examined. Learning Outcomes: Students should have developed a deeper knowledge and understanding of the educational process and the major perspectives on theory and practice of modern education.

MFP 400
Dissertation Aims: The aims of this module are to provide students with the opportunity to conduct an original critical inquiry, thus gaining an in-depth understanding of a particular area within the fields of Islamic education and related educational studies. Students will apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they gained from research strategies in the Islamic education course. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to produce a self-managed, analytical and scholarly study in an area related to Islamic education. Full details of the description and content of each module can be found on our website www.mihe.org.uk or in the course handbook which can be obtained on request from the Institute.

This programme aims to open up professional development pathways for Muslim educators, imams, activists, and youth workers who want to develop effective learning and teaching skills.

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Islamic Studies
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AWARD Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MA Degree The Islamic Studies Programme aims to develop a critical and analytical approach to the study of Islam and to provide a greater insight into the sources and origins of Islamic thought, in particular the Quran and Sunnah together with a knowledge and understanding of the life of the Prophet Muhammad and its contemporary significance. Students will also be able to develop a scholarly, Islamic approach to a specialist field of research.
The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on the study of Islamic Sources and the life of the Prophet Muhammad together with one further module to attain 60 credit points. The Postgraduate Diploma builds on these studies by allowing students to study a choice of modules to attain 120 credits. The MA Degree requires students to undertake research in a specialist area of the students choice and submission of a dissertation of 15,000 to 18,000 words. The MA Islamic Studies programme includes the following compulsory modules: MFP 101 Islamic Studies: Quran and Sunnah MFP 208 Life of the Prophet Muhammad MFP 211 Research Methodology MFP397 Dissertation (Islamic Studies) plus a choice of additional modules from the following list, approved by the Programme Director, to make up the required number of 180 credit points.

*No 30 credit module can be taken with a 15 credit module with the same title

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Optional Modules:
MFP 104 Islamic History 30 credits MFP 107 Islam and Pluralism* 30 credits MFP 110 Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam* 30 credits MFP 111 Management of Mosques, Trusts and Endowments 30 credits MFP 112 Muslims in Britain 15 credits MFP 203 Islam in Europe 15 credits MFP 204 Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam* 15 credits MFP 209 Management of Mosques, Trusts and Endowments* 15 credits MFP 216 Major Trends in Muslim Thought: Theology and Philosophy 15 credits MFP 217 Major Trends in Muslim Thought: Tasawwuf 15 credits MFP 225 Muslims in Britain* 15 credits

Module Outlines:
Compulsory Modules MFP 101
Islamic Sources: Quran and Sunnah Aims: To develop an awareness of the main sources and texts of Islam - the Quran and Sunnah. Learning Outcomes: Students will be expected to develop a critical awareness of the key sources of Islamic knowledge, including both Ulum al-Quran and Ulum al-Hadith.

MFP 211
Research Methodology Aims: This module aims to introduce students to the philosophy and theories of the social sciences and extensively examine research strategies, design and methodologies. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to understand the philosophy and theories of the social sciences and recognise and use various types of research methods.

MFP 208
Life of the Prophet Muhammad Aims: This module aims to critically explore the development of the study of the Prophet Muhammads biography and its influence on classical and modern Muslim thought. The course examines perceptions of the Prophet within the Muslim tradition and critically examines how contemporary Muslim communities understand prophetic guidance today. Learning Outcomes: Students should develop a knowledge and understanding of the historical background for the study of the Prophets life, its key sources, essential vocabulary and themes. Students should also be able to understand major events in the life of the Prophet, analyse central features of the prophetic call and develop awareness of diverse Muslim and western perceptions of the Prophet.

MFP 397
Dissertation Aims: This module aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of research in a particular area related to Islamic studies, to evaluate and synthesise relevant literature and to use appropriate research methodology to produce a dissertation. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to produce a self managed, analytical and scholarly study in an area related to Islamic studies. Full details of the description and content of each module can be found on our website www.mihe.org.uk or in the course handbook which can be obtained on request from the Institute.

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Muslim Community Studies


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AWARD Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MA The MA in Muslim Community Studies enables students to take a critical, rigorous and objective approach to the diverse Muslim communities in Britain today and pays special attention to how a multifaith and pluralist society shapes their lives and work environments. This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in theory as well as practical skills to enable them to take up leadership and management roles within British Muslim community institutions and the voluntary sector. Issues regarding political participation, education, social and economic issues are covered.
The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on the study of Muslims in Britain together with the study of further contemporary modules to achieve 60 credit points. The Postgraduate Diploma builds on these studies through further study of a range of modules of the students choice to attain 120 credits. The MA Degree requires research in a specialist area of the students choice and submission of a dissertation of 15,000 to 18,000 words. The MA Muslim Community Studies programme includes the following compulsory modules:

MFP 399
Dissertation 60 credits

together with one 15 credit module from:

MFP 204
Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam 15 credits

MFP 207
Islam and Pluralism 15 credits

MFP 210
Interfaith Relations 15 credits

MFP 211
Research Methodology 15 credits

MFP 225
Muslims in Britain 15 credits

plus a choice of additional modules from the following list, approved by the Programme Director to make up the required number of 180 credit points.

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Optional Modules
MFP 107
Islam and Pluralism* 30 credits

Module Outlines:
Compulsory Modules MFP 211
Research Methodology Aims: This module aims to introduce students to the philosophy and theories of the social sciences and extensively examine research strategies, design and methodologies. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to understand the philosophy and theories of the social sciences and recognise and use various types of research methods. MFP 225 Muslims in Britain (15 credits) Aims: These modules aim to develop an historical appreciation of Muslims in Britain and the contemporary issues facing them. It includes race relations, Islamophobia, sectarianism and identity issues. Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to critically examine the historical context of the issues facing Muslims in Britain, analyse how these issues impact on faith and identity, and explore policy issues affecting political and religious institutions in Britain.

MFP 399
Dissertation Aims: This module aims to give students an in-depth knowledge in a particular area related to Islamic and related studies. Learning outcomes: Students should be able to produce a self-managed, analytical and scholarly study in the area of Islamic and related studies. Full details of the description and content of each module can be found on our website www.mihe.org.uk or in the course handbook which can be obtained on request from the Institute.

MFP110
Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam* 30 credits

MFP 111
Management of Mosques, Trusts and Endowments 30 credits

MFP 112
Muslims in Britain 30 credits

MFP 203
Islam in Europe 15 credits

MFP 204
Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam* 15 credits

MFP 208
Life of the Prophet Muhammad 15 credits

MFP 209
Management of Mosques, Trusts and Endowments* 15 credits

This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in theory and practical skills to enable them to take up leadership and management roles within British Muslim community institutions and the voluntary sector.

*No 30 credit module can be taken with a 15 credit module with the same title

Research Degrees
Since its establishment in 2000, Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) has always aimed at offering high quality research degree provision.

Research students have dedicated research supervisory teams, office provision, access to the library as well as online resources.

From 2008, as an associate college of the University of Gloucestershire, MIHE has been able to offer full research degree MPhil and PhD provision in specialist fields of scholarly study in the following broad areas and disciplines: Islamic Studies Islamic Economics Islamic Banking and Finance Inter-faith Relations Muslim Community Studies Islamic Law/Jurisprudence Education/Islamic Education

The Institute is keen to advocate an interdisciplinary approach as part of its growing research culture, and currently a good number of students are engaged in MPhil/PhD level research in various specialist disciplines. Research students have dedicated research supervisory teams, office provision, access to the library as well as online resources.

For an informal discussion about becoming a postgraduate research student please contact: Dr Abdullah Sahin Head of Research Tel. 00 44 (0 1530 244922 ext. 301 Email: a.sahin@mihe.org.uk For an application form or further information please contact: Mary Barber Research Administrator Tel. 00 44 (0) 1530 244922 ext. 281 Email: mary.barber@mihe.org.uk

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Short Course Programme


Certificate in the Training of Muslim Chaplains
AWARD MIHE Certificate Why a course on Muslim chaplaincy? Muslims are now part of the religious and cultural landscape of Britain. As with other communities, they are affected by a number of social problems in all areas of society. The need is growing for Muslim chaplains in schools, higher and further education, health services (hospitals and hospices), social welfare, prisons, the police, the armed forces and industry. As Muslims become an integral part of society, the development and availability of strong institutional pastoral and spiritual provision becomes essential.

The course is aimed at male and female chaplains, community and youth workers, advisors/consultants on religious matters, imams, managers of mosques, madrasas and Islamic cultural centres and anyone interested in developing a career in chaplaincy work.

The course runs over eight months and focuses on three broad areas: the prison service, the health service, and education and will consist of both theoretical and practical elements. The practical element will take the form of supervised training in one of the following institutions: HM prison NHS hospital Further or higher education institutions The theoretical part of the course will include: introduction to chaplaincy work introduction to the criminal justice system introduction to the health service

at least 60 hours in a prison, a hospital, an educational establishment or a community/ voluntary organisation. The objective of the placement is to enable each student to observe closely and, wherever possible, gain practice and experience in an area relevant to his or her field of interest. Within the context of the placement, the student should be able to demonstrate his or her ability to practise the skills and knowledge gained from the course. This will help to integrate theory and practice and to develop good learning patterns in the future.

Entry Requirements
Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, some experience of community work and be competent in the English language as well as have a basic understanding of theology and religion. Prospective students may be asked to attend an interview.

This course aims to train professionals working in the areas of chaplaincy and pastoral care in order that they may contribute to the creation of sound and stable communities that function harmoniously within the framework and institutions of wider society. The course is aimed at male and female chaplains, community and youth workers, advisors/consultants on religious matters, imams, managers of mosques, madrasas and Islamic cultural centres and anyone interested in developing a career in chaplaincy work.

introduction to the education system introduction to social and community services methodology of communication pastoral care in Islam counselling the Islamic perspective human development the Islamic perspective spiritual development the Islamic perspective faith development interfaith relations The practical part of the course will involve a placement of

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Certificate in Islamic Banking/Diploma in Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice


Award: MIHE Certificate/Diploma Introduction Islamic finance and takaful are fast-growing niche markets reaching record rates in instances of no less than 15% per annum. This has fuelled a phenomenal growth in Islamic capital markets whereby sukuk (Islamic bonds) and Islamic equity are gradually penetrating international financial markets and whetting the appetite of large western financial institutions. MIHE takes pride in providing professional and up-to-date training courses in this growing area that takes into account the latest development in the Islamic finance industry. It is a perfect blend of theory and practice. Aims of the Course To introduce students to the main Islamic financial products in the areas of banking and takaful, and the Islamic capital market. To enable students to appreciate the theoretical and practical aspects of financial engineering. To develop a sound understanding of Islamic legal principles and doctrines associated with Islamic finance. Learning Outcomes On completion of the course

students should be able to understand the Islamic philosophy behind finance and the mechanisms involved in developing financial products. Course Outline This is a 12 day intensive programme developed to explore four main areas of Islamic banking and finance. The course will cover: Banking Products Variable return products/ fixed return products Legal and regulatory issues Concept of sale in Islam, (bay muajjal, bay murabaha, bay salam, bay tawarruq Venture capital Tawarruq Takaful Risk management from an Islamic perspective Fundamentals of Takaful contracts: kafala, tabarru, and waqf Takaful models and some fiqh dimensions related to the models Basics of re-takaful Islamic Capital Market Analysis of stock investments and ETF Derivatives Hedging techniques Securitisation and sukuk Technical Aspects of Islamic Finance Corporate governance and related AAOIFI standards

Shariah audit, basic financial analysis and selected tax issues Who Should Attend? As it is practically oriented, the course will be useful for those who are involved in the banking sector, the insurance industry and capital markets. The course is recommended for those students who hope to join the Islamic finance industry.

Entry Requirements
For the certificate course, students should have 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above, including Maths and English. For the diploma, students should hold at least two A levels or the equivalent. All students should display an interest in the field in which they wish to enrol. However, subject to interview, MIHE may make exceptions for those students who do not have the necessary entry requirements but who can demonstrate experiential learning and an interest in Islamic finance.

Assessment Requirement
For the award of the Certificate or Diploma, the assessment will consist of attendance, a written examination and assignment.

New Courses - Commencing 2011


Subject to Validation
Islamic Law AWARD Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MA/LLM The Islamic Law programme aims to meet contemporary academic challenges, as well as address the practical debates surrounding the application of Islamic law in western society. The course also aims to equip students with a critical and analytical framework, in order that they may appreciate the implementation of certain branches of Islamic law with the western legal system.

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The areas of study will involve: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence Human Rights Islamic Commercial Law Islamic Law of Contract Islamic Law of Inheritance Muslim Family Law

Postgraduate Certificate in Muslim Chaplaincy


This course aims to develop professionalism in the areas of chaplaincy and pastoral care, and to contribute to the creation of sound and stable communities which function harmoniously within the framework and institutions of wider society.

Module 2 Module 2 will involve producing a reflective assignment of 5,000 words in which the student will have the opportunity to describe their experience in a chaplaincy role, what they learned, and how that experience has impacted upon them personally. Entry Requirements Candidates should either have successfully completed the Certificate in the Training of Muslim Chaplains, have at least three years experience in a chaplaincy role or hold a qualification equivalent to degree level in a related subject.

The course consists of two modules and runs over a year. It will focus mainly on the prison service, the health service and Preference will be given to students who have studied law education, and will consist of both theoretical and practical modules and/or fiqh (Islamic elements. law) at undergraduate level. Knowledge of Arabic would Module 1 be an advantage. Module 1 is the Certificate in the Training of Muslim Chaplains

Entry requirements

This course aims to develop professionalism in the areas of chaplaincy and pastoral care, and to contribute to the creation of sound and stable communities which function harmoniously within the framework and institutions of wider society.

The Local Area


Markfield, the location of MIHE, offers an idyllic learning environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life yet very easy to reach, being only one-and-a-half miles from junction 22 of the M1.
The area is well served by local facilities, which includes shops, supermarkets, a post office, medical centre and sports facilities. Markfield is located between Loughborough and Leicester. It is approximately six miles from Loughborough and around 10 miles from Leicester. Nottingham is about 30 minutes drive from Markfield and Birmingham is less than an hour by car. MIHE is ideally situated to allow easy access to these three important cities and the universities within them. East Midlands Airport (about 12 miles) and Birmingham International Airport (about 40 miles) are within easy reach. The M1 motorway leads easily to Londons Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Trains run at regular intervals from London to Leicester with the journey only taking 70 minutes. There is also a coach service from London Heathrow to Leicester.

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On Campus
Accommodation
Accommodation on campus consists of secure self-contained separate accommodation for female and male students. As there are a limited number of rooms, allocation is made on a first-come-first-served basis. All on-campus accommodation is self-catering and rent is charged at a cost of 175 per calendar month. Alternatively, students may choose to find their own accommodation in Markfield or nearby Leicester or Loughborough. The cost of privately rented accommodation varies depending on the location and condition of the property. Families seeking residence will be assisted in their search for accommodation.

Learning Resources
The library is widely regarded as one of the best private libraries in Europe specialising in Islam. It contains over 30,000 books and periodicals and around 400 journals, with a specialist collection on Islamic economics, banking and finance. Students and staff can also access the Learning Resource Centres of the University of Gloucestershire and local libraries in the East Midlands. MIHE has dedicated IT facilities providing internet and reprographic facilities. Students can access these facilities between 9.00am and 10.00 pm daily.

Extra Curricular Activities


Currently there are facilities on site for playing football, volley ball, badminton, pool and table tennis. There is also a small gym. In addition, students can access the sports facilities at the Community Centre in Markfield. What kind of support can you expect? Dedicated staff to deal with queries on applications, visas, entry requirements and fees Orientation and induction programmes to welcome you to MIHE Ongoing academic and welfare advice Student representation on pastoral and academic issues

The uniqueness of MIHE stems from the quality of the facilities and lecturers. The vibrant and warm ambience, in my opinion is second to none

Application and Admission


Application Procedure MA/MEd/PG Diploma/PG Certificate
Students wishing to study for the MA Degree/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Islamic Studies, Muslim Community Studies, Islamic Banking and Finance, or the MEd in Islamic Education should submit their applications not less than three months prior to the commencement of the autumn and spring intakes. Application forms should be accompanied by copies of all current qualifications, proof of identity and details of who will be responsible for the payment of tuition fees. Two references, one of which must be an academic reference, must be received before any offer of admission is confirmed.

Entry Requirements
Applicants wishing to register for the PG Certificate, PG Diploma, MEd or MA degrees must normally have at least a second class honours degree from a recognised university, or the equivalent in a recognised subject area. All overseas students will be required to provide an IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5. (An equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University may be considered.) Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement, may be considered on the basis of maturity and experience in the relevant subject area. Such applicants may be required to undertake a written examination and a verbal English test. Applications will be considered on an individual basis. If accepted, these applicants will be registered for the PG Certificate and if they successfully complete this course, will be transferred to the MA programme. If appropriate an applicant will be advised to undertake foundation courses in Arabic, English, or Fundamentals of Islam. The Institute may also advise students to follow certain courses if they are deficient in Islamic knowledge or in some other discipline.

The minimum requirements are given here: IELTS (6.5 or above) GCSE/O level in English (grade C or above) TOEFL (paper-based test 600, computer-based test 250) Equivalent English language test The score should demonstrate that you have the requisite standard of English, particularly with respect to written English.

Accreditation of Prior Learning


What is prior learning?
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is an opportunity for you to be given credit for learning that you have done prior to commencing your studies at MIHE, or for learning that you are currently doing outside of MIHE. It avoids the necessity of duplicating previous learning, whilst ensuring a system that duly recognizes the successful attainment of learning outcomes, both inside and outside of MIHE, that are appropriate to your award. Only prior learning that is equivalent to or is of a higher value/level than your MIHE programme may be counted.

Your ability in English is very important and if English is not your first language you will need evidence of your English language level before you start your programme.

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Application Procedure Research Students MPhil/PhD


Students wishing to pursue studies for MPhil/PhD degrees should include a proposal of around 1500 words on their chosen research topic with their completed application form. The proposal should include the research methodology to be utilised and justification for the research which must make an original contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. Guidelines for preparing research proposals are available from the research office. Application forms should also be accompanied by copies of all current qualifications, proof of identity, details of who will be responsible for the payment of tuition fees and two academic references.

Prior learning may be (i) experiential: learning achieved outside a formal educational environment or (ii) certified: learning for which you have received a formal qualification.

Further information is available on request from the Registrar.

Entry Requirements
Eligibility for admission to the MA Islamic Banking and Finance (Top Up) requires applicants to possess an appropriate postgraduate diploma or the equivalent of 120M CATS points. International students must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum writing score of 6.

Entry Requirements
Applicants wishing to apply for research degrees must have a bachelors degree with honours, or a masters degree in a relevant discipline. Students wishing to enrol for a PhD will normally be required to enrol for an MPhil in the first instance. All overseas students will be required to provide an IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0. (An equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University may be considered.)

What credit can I be awarded?


You can only be awarded credit for prior learning that matches the learning outcomes of the programme you are studying. This can be done on the basis of individual modules or for the entire stage of a programme. Although you may be awarded credit you will not normally receive a grade for modules/ levels that are credited under the APL policy. Fee on application.

Support
Health and Welfare
Student Advice
Drop-in advice sessions available to all students take place on a regular basis and provide help and advice on a range of issues. This includes immigration, visa extension, police registration and accommodation, money problems, academic and careers advice.

Eligibility for National Health Service (NHS) Treatment


All full-time international students who are enrolled for a continuous period of study for six months or longer are entitled to free medical treatment from the National Health Service (NHS). You can register with the local medical centre under the same arrangements as British students. Once you have registered with the NHS, most treatment is free. Charges are made, however, for prescriptions, dental care and eye tests. If you require treatment for a pre-existing medical condition you may be charged for such treatment. In such cases, it is advisable to consider taking out health insurance.

Hardship Fund
After you have successfully completed your first semester, and can demonstrate that you are genuinely facing financial difficulties, you will be eligible to apply for the Hardship Fund for financial assistance with the part payment of tuition fees. For further information and details of how to apply, contact the Registrar.

Student Counselling
This service offers confidential support to students who may be experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, family concerns, work and study-related problems and adjusting to a new way of life.

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Fees and Finance


The cost of studying and living If you are arriving from outside the UK, you must have guaranteed funds to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. Individual students will need a minimum of 7,200 a year to pay for basic expenses such as accommodation, heating, food, other personal expenses, books and local travel. This does not include the cost of travel from and to your home country.
The fees you will have to pay will depend on whether you are classified as a Home or Overseas student for fees purposes. The regulations for fees status are set by the British Government. Overseas fees will be charged to students who do not have a relevant connection with the United Kingdom and Islands. You have a relevant connection if: you have been ordinarily resident throughout the three year-period before the start of your course, and the main purpose of your residence in the UK and Islands must not have been to receive full-time education during any part of the three year- period, and you have been given an indefinite right to remain in the UK. If you are not sure what you fees status is please contact info@mihe.org.uk for further advice.

Payment of Tuition Fees


Tuition fees are normally due on or before registration. Students are permitted to pay their fees in instalments by prior agreement, in which case one third of the total tuition fees must be paid on the day of registration.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT Scholarships


MIHE offers a limited number of scholarships to exceptionally well qualified applicants who have accepted the offer of a place at the Institute. These scholarships result in a significant reduction in the tuition fees payable for your course. Further information can be found on our website www.mihe.org.uk

Liability for Payment


You are responsible at all times for any fees or amounts outstanding to MIHE. Even if a sponsor is paying your fees, you can still be held responsible for any non-payments.

Outstanding Debt
No student with an outstanding debt can go on to the next stage of their programme of study, receive an award, be considered for a further qualification or be given a reference by MIHE.

LIST OF AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Muslim Aid, UK Islamic Relief, UK Madina Trust, UK Long Ditton Trust, UK Sarwar Jehan Charitable Trust, UK Asghar Ali Memorial Scholarship, Bahrain

Tuition Fees
SEPTEMBER 2010
MPhil/PhD (Research Degrees) Home and EU students full time Home and EU students part time International students full time PG Certificate Home and EU students full time International students full time PG Diploma Home and EU students full time International students full time MA Degree Home students full time Home students part time International students full time Individual Module MEd Degree Home and EU students full time Home and EU students part time International students full time Certificate in the Training of Muslim Chaplains Islamic Counselling Introduction to Islamic Counselling Certificate in Islamic Counselling Muslim Family Law and Islamic Jurisprudence Certificate Diploma Islamic Finance Certificate Diploma

3,500 2,000 7,500 1,600 2,800 3,300 4,500 3,500 1,800 6,200 385 3,500 1,800 6,200 990 180 1,400 600 1,200 600 1,200

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Contact Us
All enquires or requests for application forms should be addressed to: The Registrar Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) Ratby Lane, Markfield Leicestershire, LE67 9SY Tel: 0044 (0) 1530 244922 Fax: 0044 (0) 1530 243102 Email: info@mihe.org.uk www. mihe.org.uk Certificate in Islamic Finance Diploma in Islamic Finance Certificate in Muslim Chaplaincy PG Certificate in Muslim Chaplaincy PG Certificate in Islamic Studies PG Certificate in Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance PG Certificate in Muslim Community Studies PG Certificate in Muslim Education: New Perspectives PG Diploma in Islamic Studies PG Diploma in Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance PG Diploma in Muslim Community Studies PG Diploma in Islamic Education: New Perspectives MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance MA in Islamic Studies MA in Muslim Community Studies MEd in Islamic Education: New Perspectives MPhil PhD

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