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  • ContentsWelcome p. 01 New Courses p. 16Islamic Banking and Finance p. 02 The Local Area p. 18Islamic Education p. 05 On Campus p. 19Islamic Studies p. 08 Application and Admission p. 20Muslim Community Studies p. 10 Support p. 22Research Degrees p. 12 Fees and Finance p. 23Short Course Programme p. 13 Tuition Fees p. 24
  • The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 01WelcomeIf 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 programmes to postgraduate opportunities to enhance their of Excellence diplomas and certificates. MIHE professional development and career pathways, and our MIHE, established in 2000, is • offers a recognised graduates have gone on to a leading centre of academic academic qualification in work for companies such as excellence for the study of the field of Islamic banking the Boston Consulting Group, Islam and the Muslim world. It and finance, and was the Islamic Bank of Britain, Habib is a unique institution within pioneer in this field in the Bank, First Community Bank, British higher education that UK. MIHE has also supported Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, combines the richness of the growth of this rapidly University of Dhaka and Kolej traditional Islamic scholarship expanding industry. University Islam, Selangor, with the best of Western Malaysia. A number of our • encourages a critical and academic rigour, critical students have also gone on creative approach to Islamic inquiry and research. MIHE to pursue successful doctoral studies that is engaged with is committed to promoting research. challenges and opportunities excellence in teaching, research in the West as well as in the and training. We hope you will be attracted by Muslim world. what MIHE has to offer and we Validation through • delivers qualifications in look forward to welcoming you the University of Muslim chaplaincy and and supporting your academic Gloucestershire Islamic education that offer and professional development.MIHE is an associate real career development college of the University opportunities.of Gloucestershire and its Our Students anddegrees are validated and their Achievementsawarded by the University. The University of Gloucestershire MIHE welcomes students has a distinguished record of not only from the UK but achievement in the fields of from all regions of the world theology and religious studies including Southeast Asia, India, that can be traced back to 1847. Bangladesh and Pakistan, the Middle East and Europe, making A Fresh Approach MIHE an international centre The Institute offers a full range for postgraduate studies. of postgraduate studies from The courses on offer PhD, MPhil and taught masters provide students with many
  • Validated by:Islamic Banking and Finance*Validated by:AWARDPostgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MAMIHE 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. 02 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 03The MA equips candidates with a comprehensive understanding Optional Modulesof the economics, the financial instruments and the regulatory • MFP 205 framework that underpin International Developmentthe Islamic financial services and Finance sector. Students are taken 15 creditsthrough a broad range of carefully structured modules • MFP 212in economics, banking, International Management financial instruments, financial 15 creditsinstitutions, regulatory systems, • MFP 214 corporate governance, takaful Financial Systems:(insurance) and cross-cultural Markets and Institutions management. The MA develops 15 creditsanalytical competence in Islamic economic thought, • MFP 218 research capabilities, and The History and The MA in Islamic Bankingconstructive critical insights Methodology of and Finance programmeinto the current operations of Islamic Economics includes the followingthe Islamic financial sector. 15 credits compulsory modules:The MA also develops scholarly • MFP 221 research skills in one or more • MFP 219 The Regulation andspecialist areas of Islamic Foundations of Governance ofeconomics, banking, financial Islamic Economics Islamic Finance management or takaful 15 credits 15 credits(insurance). • MFP 220 Islamic Banking: • MFP 222The Postgraduate Certificate The Law of Contracts Theory and Practice focuses on the study of Islamic for Islamic Finance 15 creditsbanking and finance together 15 creditswith the study of one further • MFP 211 module to achieve a total of Research Methodology • MFP 22660 credit points. 15 credits Takaful and Re-Takaful: • MFP 223 Principles and Operations The Postgraduate Diploma 15 credits Islamic Financialbuilds on these compulsory Instruments • MFP 227 modules to allow students 15 credits Corporate Financeto choose from a range of modules to attain 120 credits. • MFP 398 and Capital Markets Dissertation 15 creditsThe MA Degree requires 60 creditsstudents to undertake • MFP 228research in specialist areas plus the choice of additional Accounting for Islamicof economics, banking or modules from the following list, Financial Institutionsmanagement, and submission approved by the Programme 15 creditsof a dissertation of 15,000 to Director to make up the required 18,000 words. number of 180 credit points.
  • Module Outlines: Islamic Banking Compulsory Modules and Finance (Top Up) MFP 219 MFP 211 Award: MA DegreeFoundations of Research MethodologyIslamic Economics This course gives you the Aims: This module aims to opportunity to top up yourAims: This module aims introduce students to the existing qualification to ato emphasise the practical philosophy and theories of the full MA honours degree byrelevance of Islamic economics social sciences and extensively studying two core modules:through combining the examine research strategies, implicit economic insight design and methodologies. • Islamic Banking:of jurisprudence (maqasid Learning Outcomes: Students Theory and Practiceal-Shariah) and relevant should be able to understand mainstream economic theories. • Islamic Financial the philosophy and theories Learning Outcomes: Students of the social sciences and Instrumentsshould be able to appreciate recognise the use of various and by submitting a the scope, significance and types of research methods. dissertation. major structural themes of Islamic economics. MFP 398 The course enables you to DissertationMFP 220 gain an understanding of the Islamic Banking: Aims: This module aims to expanding field of Islamic Theory and Practice give students an in-depth banking and makes you more knowledge of research in marketable to a wider range of Aims: This module aims to future employers.introduce students to Islamic a particular area relating banking theory and practice. to Islamic banking, Islamic This course offers the flexibility finance or Islamic insurance/ to study around existing work Learning Outcomes: Students re-insurance. or other commitments.should be able to appreciate the historical evolution of Learning Outcomes: Students Islamic banking and its interest should be able to produce a free intermediary role. self-managed, analytical and scholarly study in an area MFP 223 related to Islamic banking, Islamic Financial finance or insurance.Instruments Full details of the description The course enables Aims: The aims of this module and content of each module you to gain an are to introduce the student can be found on our website to the principles of Islamic www.mihe.org.uk or in the understanding of financial instruments and course handbook which can the expanding field how they are practised in the be obtained on request from current Islamic banking system. the Institute. of Islamic banking Learning Outcomes: and makes you more Students should be able to * Subject to validation of the marketable to a appreciate the principles and course revisions.operations of Islamic financial wider range of future instruments and understand employers.the structure of sukuk, Islamic asset valuation and pricing. 04 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • Validated by: The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 05MEd in Islamic Education: New PerspectivesValidated by:AWARDPostgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MEdThis 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 Who is it for? The programme is validated by the progamme? the University of Gloucestershire This programme aims to open and from February 2010 will The new programme offers a up professional development be offered in full and part-time distinct approach to Islamic pathways for Muslim educators, modes at certificate, diploma education that takes the imams, activists, and youth and degree levels.challenge of contemporary, workers who want to develop cultural and religious diversity effective learning and teaching seriously, and looks to skills. The programme welcomes Module Outlines: move beyond exclusive and professionals from the wider Compulsory Modules oppositional interpretations. fields of education and religious A broad educational studies education who wish to improve MFP 114framework that promotes their understanding of the Islamic Education:critical and dialogical Muslim faith and the challenges Theory and Practiceengagement with both involved with the teaching of traditional Muslim educational Islam in contemporary multi Aims: This course introduces thought and Western secular -faith Britain. the concept of Islamic education will be taught. education through critically examining different perceptions The key features of the What are the main and academic approaches, programme include: components of the developed to define the programme? subject. The course explores • intercultural awareness traditional and contemporary and competence The core programme Muslim educational thought modules are:• applying theory and and educational institutions, developing good practice • MFP 114 and discusses the possibility of in Islamic education Islamic Education: developing a learner-centered Theory and Practice approach to Islamic education. • developing active learning, The emphasis will be on the critical thinking, and • MFP235 importance of contemporary empirical research skills Introduction to educational research in Islamic Educational Studies: education, especially research • developing competence Religion, Pedagogy and springing from the social to think educationally Identity Formation sciences directed towards about Islam pedagogy and curriculum. • MFP 224 The course will look at the • developing relevant Developing Research theory and practice of Islamic pedagogic (teaching Strategies in Islamic education in the modern and learning) skills Education Muslim world and across • facilitating research-based Muslim communities in self-assessment and the West. professional development Learning Outcomes: e.g. action research Students wil be able to take Students should have relevant optional modules developed a deeper offered at the Institute and understanding of the complete a dissertation on a fundamentals of Islamic relevant educational topic. education.06 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • Islamic Education 07MFP 224 MFP 235 MFP 400Developing Research Educational Studies: DissertationStrategies in An IntroductionIslamic Education Aims: The aims of this Aims: The course examines module are to provide students Aims: The course aims to the social, historical and with the opportunity to conduct introduce students to the philosophical foundation an original critical inquiry, interdisciplinary nature of underpinning modern thus gaining an in-depth research in Islamic education conceptions of education, understanding of a particular and examine distinct research and explores major area within the fields of approaches (empirical, contemporary perspectives Islamic education and related philosophical and historical) on defining the educational educational studies. Students developed within the field. The process and its central aspects: will apply the theoretical course aims to develop the the nature of learning and knowledge and practical skills students’ critical and analytical teaching. The role of education they gained from research skills which are essential in contemporary multicultural/ strategies in the Islamic aspects of learning and research multifaith social policies with education course.at postgraduate level. The special reference to the British Learning Outcomes: Students module is particularly directed educational system is critically should be able to produce a towards preparing Masters’ examined. self-managed, analytical and level students for planning and scholarly study in an area Learning Outcomes:developing their dissertation related to Islamic education. Students should have work. developed a deeper knowledge Full details of the description Learning Outcomes: Students and understanding of the and content of each module should be able to demonstrate educational process and the can be found on our website knowledge and understanding major perspectives on theory www.mihe.org.uk or in the of theoretical issues informing and practice of modern course handbook which can be educational research, and education. obtained on request from the be able to evaluate practical Institute.research designs adopted within the field.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.
  • Validated by:Islamic StudiesValidated by:AWARDPostgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MA DegreeThe 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 Qur’an 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 a choice of modules to The MA Islamic Studiesfocuses on the study of Islamic attain 120 credits. programme includes theSources and the life of the following compulsory Prophet Muhammad together modules: The MA Degree requires with one further module to students to undertake • MFP 101 Islamic Studies: attain 60 credit points. research in a specialist area Qur’an and Sunnah The Postgraduate Diploma of the students’ choice and • MFP 208 Life of the builds on these studies by submission of a dissertation of Prophet Muhammad allowing students to study 15,000 to 18,000 words. • 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 title08 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • Islamic Studies 09Optional Modules: Module Outlines: Compulsory Modules • MFP 104 Islamic History MFP 101 MFP 211 30 credits Islamic Sources: Research Methodology• MFP 107 Qur’an and Sunnah Aims: This module aims to Islam and Pluralism* Aims: To develop an awareness introduce students to the 30 credits of the main sources and texts of philosophy and theories of the • MFP 110 Islam - the Qur’an and Sunnah. social sciences and extensively Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam* Learning Outcomes: Students examine research strategies, 30 credits will be expected to develop a design and methodologies.• MFP 111 critical awareness of the key Learning Outcomes: Students Management of Mosques, sources of Islamic knowledge, should be able to understand Trusts and Endowments including both Ulum al-Qur’an the philosophy and theories 30 credits and Ulum al-Hadith. of the social sciences and • MFP 112 recognise and use various Muslims in Britain MFP 208 types of research methods. 15 credits Life of the Prophet• MFP 203 Muhammad MFP 397 Islam in Europe Dissertation 15 credits Aims: This module aims to critically explore the Aims: This module aims to • MFP 204 development of the study of give students an in-depth Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam* the Prophet Muhammad’s knowledge of research in 15 credits biography and its influence a particular area related to on classical and modern Islamic studies, to evaluate and • MFP 209 Management of Mosques, Muslim thought. The course synthesise relevant literature Trusts and Endowments* examines perceptions of the and to use appropriate research 15 credits Prophet within the Muslim methodology to produce a • MFP 216 tradition and critically examines dissertation. Major Trends in Muslim how contemporary Muslim Learning Outcomes: Students Thought: Theology and communities understand should be able to produce a Philosophy prophetic guidance today. self managed, analytical and 15 credits Learning Outcomes: Students scholarly study in an area • MFP 217 should develop a knowledge related to Islamic studies. Major Trends in Muslim and understanding of the Thought: Tasawwuf Full details of the description historical background for and content of each module 15 credits the study of the Prophet’s can be found on our website • MFP 225 life, its key sources, essential Muslims in Britain* www.mihe.org.uk or in the vocabulary and themes. course handbook which can 15 credits Students should also be able be obtained on request from to understand major events the Institute. 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.
  • Validated by:Muslim Community StudiesValidated by:AWARDPostgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MAThe 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 • MFP 399the study of Muslims in Britain together Dissertation with the study of further contemporary 60 creditsmodules to achieve 60 credit points. together with one 15 credit The Postgraduate Diploma builds module from:on these studies through further study of a range of modules of the • MFP 204 student’s choice to attain 120 credits. Gender Issues and Family Life in Islam The MA Degree requires research in a specialist area of the student’s choice 15 creditsand submission of a dissertation of • MFP 20715,000 to 18,000 words. Islam and Pluralism The MA Muslim Community Studies 15 creditsprogramme includes the following • MFP 210compulsory modules: Interfaith Relations 15 credits• MFP 211 Research Methodology plus a choice of additional 15 credits modules from the following list, approved by the Programme Director • MFP 225 to make up the required number of Muslims in Britain 180 credit points. 15 credits 10 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • Muslim Studies 11Optional Modules Module Outlines: Compulsory Modules• MFP 107 MFP 211 MFP 399 Islam and Pluralism* Research Methodology Dissertation 30 credits Aims: This module aims to Aims: This module aims to give • MFP110 introduce students to the students an in-depth knowledge Gender Issues and philosophy and theories of the in a particular area related to Family Life in Islam* social sciences and extensively Islamic and related studies. 30 credits examine research strategies, Learning outcomes: Students • MFP 111 design and methodologies. should be able to produce a Management of Mosques, Learning Outcomes: Students self-managed, analytical and Trusts and Endowments should be able to understand scholarly study in the area of 30 credits the philosophy and theories Islamic and related studies. of the social sciences and • MFP 112 Full details of the description recognise and use various types Muslims in Britain and content of each module of research methods. 30 credits can be found on our website MFP 225 www.mihe.org.uk or in the • MFP 203 Muslims in Britain (15 credits) course handbook which can be Islam in Europe obtained on request from the 15 credits Aims: These modules aim Institute. to develop an historical • MFP 204 appreciation of Muslims in Gender Issues and Britain and the contemporary Family Life in Islam* issues facing them. It includes This course aims to give 15 credits race relations, Islamophobia, students a thorough • MFP 208 sectarianism and identity issues. grounding in theory and Life of the Prophet Learning Outcomes: Students practical skills to enable Muhammad should be able to critically examine the historical context them to take up leadership 15 credits of the issues facing Muslims and management roles • MFP 209 in Britain, analyse how these within British Muslim Management of Mosques, issues impact on faith and community institutions Trusts and Endowments* identity, and explore policy 15 credits issues affecting political and and the voluntary sector. religious institutions in Britain.*No 30 credit module can be taken with a 15 credit module with the same title
  • Research DegreesSince 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 The Institute is keen to advocate For an informal discussioncollege of the University of an interdisciplinary approach about becoming aGloucestershire, MIHE has as part of its growing research postgraduate researchbeen able to offer full research culture, and currently a good student please contact:degree MPhil and PhD provision number of students are Dr Abdullah Sahin in specialist fields of scholarly engaged in MPhil/PhD level Head of Research study in the following broad research in various specialist Tel. 00 44 (0 1530 244922 areas and disciplines: disciplines. ext. 301 • Islamic Studies Research students have Email: a.sahin@mihe.org.uk dedicated research supervisory • Islamic Economics For an application form or teams, office provision, access further information please• Islamic Banking and Finance to the library as well as online contact: resources.• Inter-faith Relations Mary Barber • Muslim Community Studies Research Administrator Tel. 00 44 (0) 1530 244922 • Islamic Law/Jurisprudence ext. 281 • Education/Islamic Education Email: mary.barber@mihe.org.uk 12 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 13Short Course ProgrammeCertificate in the Training of Muslim ChaplainsAWARDMIHE CertificateWhy 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 runs over eight at least 60 hours in a prison, months and focuses on a hospital, an educational The course is three broad areas: the prison establishment or a community/ service, the health service, and voluntary organisation. The aimed at male and education and will consist of objective of the placement female chaplains, both theoretical and practical is to enable each student to elements. The practical element observe closely and, wherever community and will take the form of supervised possible, gain practice and youth workers, training in one of the following experience in an area relevant institutions: to his or her field of interest. advisors/consultants Within the context of the • HM prison on religious matters, placement, the student should • NHS hospital be able to demonstrate his or imams, managers of her ability to practise the skills • Further or higher education mosques, madrasas and knowledge gained from institutions the course. This will help to and Islamic cultural The theoretical part of the integrate theory and practice centres and anyone course will include: and to develop good learning patterns in the future.interested in • introduction to chaplaincy workdeveloping a career Entry Requirements • introduction to the criminal in chaplaincy work. justice system Candidates should have • introduction to the health good interpersonal skills, service some experience of community work and be • introduction to the competent in the English This course aims to train education system language as well as have professionals working in • introduction to social and a basic understanding the areas of chaplaincy and community services of theology and religion. pastoral care in order that Prospective students may they may contribute to the • methodology of be asked to attend an creation of sound and stable communication interview. communities that function • pastoral care in Islamharmoniously within the framework and institutions of • counselling – the Islamic wider society. perspectiveThe course is aimed at • human development – the male and female chaplains, Islamic perspectivecommunity and youth workers, • spiritual development – the advisors/consultants on Islamic perspectivereligious matters, imams, managers of mosques, • faith developmentmadrasas and Islamic cultural • interfaith relationscentres and anyone interested in developing a career in The practical part of the course chaplaincy work. will involve a placement of 14 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • Short Course Programme 15Certificate in Islamic students should be able Shari‘ah audit, basic financial Banking/Diploma in to understand the Islamic analysis and selected tax issuesIslamic Finance: philosophy behind finance and Who Should Attend?Theory and Practice the mechanisms involved in developing financial products. As it is practically oriented, the Award: course will be useful for those Course OutlineMIHE Certificate/Diploma who are involved in the banking This is a 12 day intensive Introduction sector, the insurance industry programme developed to Islamic finance and takaful are and capital markets. The course explore four main areas of fast-growing niche markets is recommended for those Islamic banking and finance. reaching record rates in students who hope to join the The course will cover:instances of no less than 15% Islamic finance industry. per annum. This has fuelled Banking Productsa phenomenal growth in Islamic • Variable return products/capital markets whereby fixed return products Entry Requirementssukuk (Islamic bonds) and • Legal and regulatory Islamic equity are gradually issues For the certificate course, penetrating international students should have 5 • Concept of sale in Islam, financial markets and whetting GCSE passes at grade ‘C’ or (bay‘ mu’ajjal, bay‘ the appetite of large western above, including Maths and murabaha, bay‘ salam, financial institutions. MIHE English. For the diploma, bay‘ tawarruqtakes pride in providing students should hold at least professional and up-to-date • Venture capital two ‘A’ levels or the equivalent. training courses in this growing • Tawarruq Takaful All students should display an area that takes into account • Risk management from interest in the field in which the latest development in the an Islamic perspective they wish to enrol.Islamic finance industry. It is • Fundamentals of a perfect blend of theory and However, subject to interview, Takaful contracts: kafala, MIHE may make exceptions practice. tabarru‘, and waqf for those students who do Aims of the Course • Takaful models and some not have the necessary entry To introduce students to the fiqh dimensions related requirements but who can main Islamic financial products to the models demonstrate experiential in the areas of banking and • Basics of re-takaful learning and an interest in takaful, and the Islamic capital Islamic finance.market. Islamic Capital MarketTo enable students to Analysis of stock investments appreciate the theoretical and and ETFpractical aspects of financial Derivatives Assessment Requirementengineering. Hedging techniques For the award of the To develop a sound understanding of Islamic Securitisation and sukuk Certificate or Diploma, the legal principles and doctrines assessment will consist Technical Aspects ofassociated with Islamic finance. of attendance, a written Islamic Finance examination and assignment.Learning Outcomes Corporate governance and On completion of the course related AAOIFI standards
  • New Courses - Commencing 2011Subject to ValidationIslamic LawAWARDPostgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MA/LLMThe 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. 16 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • New Courses 17The areas of study Postgraduate Certificate Module 2 will involve: in Muslim Chaplaincy Module 2 will involve producing • Principles of Islamic a reflective assignment This course aims to develop of 5,000 words in which Jurisprudence professionalism in the areas the student will have the • Human Rights of chaplaincy and pastoral opportunity to describe their care, and to contribute to the experience in a chaplaincy role, • Islamic Commercial Law creation of sound and stable what they learned, and how • Islamic Law of Contract communities which function that experience has impacted harmoniously within the upon them personally.• Islamic Law of Inheritance framework and institutions of • Muslim Family Law wider society. Entry Requirements The course consists of two Entry requirements modules and runs over a year. It Candidates should either will focus mainly on the prison have successfully completed Preference will be given to service, the health service and the Certificate in the Training students who have studied law education, and will consist of of Muslim Chaplains, have at modules and/or fiqh (Islamic both theoretical and practical least three years experience law) at undergraduate level. elements. in a chaplaincy role or hold Knowledge of Arabic would a qualification equivalent Module 1 be an advantage. to degree level in a related Module 1 is the Certificate in the subject. Training of Muslim Chaplains 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 AreaMarkfield, 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 London’s 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. 18 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 19On Campus Accommodation Learning Resources Extra Curricular ActivitiesAccommodation on campus The library is widely regarded consists of secure self-contained as one of the best private Currently there are facilities on separate accommodation for libraries in Europe specialising site for playing football, volley female and male students. As in Islam. It contains over ball, badminton, pool and table there are a limited number of 30,000 books and periodicals tennis. There is also a small rooms, allocation is made on and around 400 journals, gym. In addition, students can a first-come-first-served basis. with a specialist collection on access the sports facilities All on-campus accommodation Islamic economics, banking at the Community Centre in is self-catering and rent is and finance. Students and staff Markfield.charged at a cost of £175 per can also access the Learning What kind of support can youcalendar month. Alternatively, Resource Centres of the expect?students may choose to find University of Gloucestershire their own accommodation in and local libraries in the East • Dedicated staff to deal with Markfield or nearby Leicester Midlands. queries on applications, visas, or Loughborough. The cost of entry requirements and fees MIHE has dedicated IT facilities privately rented accommodation providing internet and • Orientation and induction varies depending on the location reprographic facilities. Students programmes to welcome you and condition of the property. can access these facilities to MIHEFamilies seeking residence will between 9.00am and 10.00 pm be assisted in their search for • Ongoing academic and daily.accommodation. 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 AdmissionApplication Procedure – Entry Requirements The minimum requirements are MA/MEd/PG Diploma/PG given here:Certificate Applicants wishing to register for the PG Certificate, PG • IELTS Diploma, MEd or MA degrees (6.5 or above)Students wishing to study for must normally have at least a • GCSE/O level in English the MA Degree/Postgraduate second class honours degree (grade C or above)Diploma/Postgraduate from a recognised university, Certificate in Islamic Studies, • TOEFL or the equivalent in a Muslim Community Studies, (paper-based test 600, recognised subject area. Islamic Banking and Finance, All overseas students will be computer-based test 250)or the MEd in Islamic Education required to provide an IELTS • Equivalent Englishshould submit their applications with a minimum score of language testnot less than three months 6.5. (An equivalent English prior to the commencement The score should demonstrate language qualification of the autumn and spring acceptable to the University that you have the requisite intakes. Application forms may be considered.) standard of English, particularly should be accompanied with respect to written English. Applicants who do not by copies of all current satisfy this requirement, Accreditation ofqualifications, proof of identity may be considered on the Prior Learningand details of who will be basis of maturity and responsible for the payment experience in the relevant What is prior learning?of tuition fees. Two references, subject area. Such applicants one of which must be an may be required to undertake Accreditation of Prior Learning academic reference, must be a written examination (APL) is an opportunity for you received before any offer of and a verbal English test. to be given credit for learning admission is confirmed. Applications will be considered that you have done prior to on an individual basis. If commencing your studies at accepted, these applicants MIHE, or for learning that you will be registered for the are currently doing outside of Your ability in English PG Certificate and if they MIHE. It avoids the necessity is very important and successfully complete this of duplicating previous course, will be transferred if English is not your learning, whilst ensuring a to the MA programme. If appropriate an applicant system that duly recognizes first language you will will be advised to undertake the successful attainment of need evidence of your foundation courses in Arabic, learning outcomes, both inside English, or Fundamentals of and outside of MIHE, that are English language level Islam. The Institute may also appropriate to your award.before you start your advise students to follow Only prior learning that is certain courses if they are programme. deficient in Islamic knowledge equivalent to or is of a higher value/level than your MIHE or in some other discipline. programme may be counted.20 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 21 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 Prior learning may be (i) Further information is payment of tuition fees and two experiential: learning achieved available on request from academic references. outside a formal educational the Registrar.environment or (ii) certified: learning for which you have Entry Requirements Entry Requirementsreceived a formal qualification. Eligibility for admission to Applicants wishing to apply What credit can I the MA Islamic Banking and for research degrees must be awarded? Finance (Top Up) requires have a bachelor’s degree applicants to possess an with honours, or a masters You can only be awarded credit appropriate postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline. for prior learning that matches diploma or the equivalent of Students wishing to enrol the learning outcomes of the 120M CATS points. for a PhD will normally be programme you are studying. required to enrol for an This can be done on the basis International students must MPhil in the first instance. of individual modules or for the have a minimum IELTS score All overseas students will be entire stage of a programme. of 6.5 or equivalent, with a required to provide an IELTS Although you may be awarded minimum writing score of 6. with a minimum score of credit you will not normally 7.0. (An equivalent English receive a grade for modules/ language qualification levels that are credited acceptable to the University under the APL policy. Fee on may be considered.)application.
  • SupportHealth and Welfare Student Advice Eligibility for National Hardship Fund Health Service (NHS)Drop-in advice sessions After you have successfully Treatmentavailable to all students take completed your first semester, place on a regular basis and All full-time international and can demonstrate that you provide help and advice students who are enrolled for a are genuinely facing financial on a range of issues. This continuous period of study for difficulties, you will be eligible includes immigration, visa six months or longer are entitled to apply for the Hardship Fund extension, police registration to free medical treatment from for financial assistance with the and accommodation, money the National Health Service part payment of tuition fees.problems, academic and (NHS). You can register with For further information and careers advice. the local medical centre under details of how to apply, contact the same arrangements as the Registrar. British students. Once you Student Counselling have registered with the This service offers confidential NHS, most treatment is free. support to students who may Charges are made, however, be experiencing emotional for prescriptions, dental care difficulties such as anxiety, and eye tests. If you require depression, family concerns, treatment for a pre-existing work and study-related medical condition you may be problems and adjusting to a charged for such treatment. new way of life. In such cases, it is advisable to consider taking out health insurance.22 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus 23Fees and FinanceThe 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 Payment of Tuition Fees FINANCIAL SUPPORTwill depend on whether you are classified as a “Home” or Tuition fees are normally due Scholarships“Overseas” student for fees on or before registration. purposes. The regulations Students are permitted to pay MIHE offers a limited for fees status are set by the their fees in instalments by number of scholarships to British Government. Overseas prior agreement, in which case exceptionally well qualified fees will be charged to students one third of the total tuition applicants who have who do not have a “relevant” fees must be paid on the day of accepted the offer of a connection with the United registration. place at the Institute. These Kingdom and Islands. You have scholarships result in a a relevant connection if: Liability for Payment significant reduction in the tuition fees payable for your • you have been ordinarily You are responsible at all course. resident throughout the times for any fees or amounts three year-period before the Further information can outstanding to MIHE. Even if start of your course, and be found on our website a sponsor is paying your fees, www.mihe.org.uk• the main purpose of your you can still be held responsible residence in the UK and for any non-payments. LIST OF AWARDS AND Islands must not have SCHOLARSHIPS been to receive full-time Outstanding Debt education during any part of Muslim Aid, UK No student with an outstanding Islamic Relief, UK the three year- period, and debt can go on to the next Madina Trust, UK• you have been given an stage of their programme Long Ditton Trust, UK “indefinite right to remain” of study, receive an award, in the UK. be considered for a further Sarwar Jehan Charitable qualification or be given a Trust, UKIf you are not sure what reference by MIHE. Asghar Ali Memorial you fees status is please Scholarship, Bahraincontact info@mihe.org.ukfor further advice.
  • Tuition FeesSEPTEMBER 2010MPhil/PhD (Research Degrees)Home and EU students – full time £3,500Home and EU students – part time £2,000International students – full time £7,500PG CertificateHome and EU students – full time £1,600International students – full time £2,800PG DiplomaHome and EU students – full time £3,300International students – full time £4,500MA DegreeHome students – full time £3,500Home students – part time £1,800International students – full time £6,200Individual Module £385MEd Degree Home and EU students – full time £3,500Home and EU students – part time £1,800International students – full time £6,200Certificate in the Training of Muslim Chaplains £990Islamic CounsellingIntroduction to Islamic Counselling £180Certificate in Islamic Counselling £1,400Muslim Family Law and Islamic JurisprudenceCertificate £600 Diploma £1,200Islamic FinanceCertificate £600 Diploma £1,200 24 The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Prospectus
  • Contact UsAll enquires or requests for application forms should be addressed to:The Registrar Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) Ratby Lane, Markfield Leicestershire, LE67 9SYTel: 0044 (0) 1530 244922 Fax: 0044 (0) 1530 243102Email: info@mihe.org.uk www. mihe.org.ukCertificate in Islamic FinanceDiploma in Islamic FinanceCertificate in Muslim ChaplaincyPG Certificate in Muslim ChaplaincyPG Certificate in Islamic StudiesPG Certificate in Islamic Banking, Finance and InsurancePG Certificate in Muslim Community StudiesPG Certificate in Muslim Education: New PerspectivesPG Diploma in Islamic StudiesPG Diploma in Islamic Banking, Finance and InsurancePG Diploma in Muslim Community StudiesPG Diploma in Islamic Education: New PerspectivesMA in Islamic Banking, Finance and InsuranceMA in Islamic StudiesMA in Muslim Community StudiesMEd in Islamic Education: New PerspectivesMPhilPhD UKBA Tier 4 Student Sponsor