PhD Islamic finance is a research-based program that helps candidates to secure a high position at top tier organizations. The doctorate degree produces scholars, who are competent to work in a variety of areas in Islamic banking and finance. PhD in Islamic banking and finance is accredited globally, and it is offered Full-Time / Part-Time through distance learning. Students must prepare a research-based Islamic finance dissertation. Many graduates are now engaged in promoting the evidence based practices. They apply the methodology and have proved themselves as the next generation of scholars. Candidates pursue doctoral research across a broad range of areas in Islamic banking and finance. This program is available on part time and full time basis.


AIMS welcomes you to reach this milestone of graduate study, where the products of your hard work and dedication will enter the permanent scholarly record. AIMS wishes you great success in this important final stage of completing your PhD in Islamic Finance.

Objectives of our PhD in Islamic Finance


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PhD Islamic Finance at a Glance

Study ModeDistance Learning | Self-paced
Study RequirementsPrepare your dissertation, which is supervised by AIMS’ PhD faculty
Average Duration of Completion1.5 to 2 years
Registration Validity3 years
PhD Self Study Requirements10-12 hours per week
Credit Hours12
UK QualificationLevel – 8
Degree AwardedPhD Islamic Finance


Our PhD Islamic Finance degree is well-reputed and graduates are performing key roles in renowned institutions, worldwide. The degree awarding institution is accredited by several government recognized bodies in UK and USA.

The dissertation you work on will preserve the posterity of your creativity and contributions to the Islamic finance industry. The PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance is carefully prepared to make it accessible to future scholars and researchers, for those who seek to consult it, and be a volume of which you can be proud.

PhD in Islamic finance is an ideal choice for those seeking key positions in:

  • Islamic Finance.
  • Takaful.
  • Islamic Banking.
  • Financial Advisory.
  • Consultancy.
  • Teaching.

Our flexible learning system allows you to study at your convenience, and you complete the program in duration that suits you. Supervision is provided throughout their PhD studies. Methods used to support the students includes email and video communication.

Students who hold Masters in Islamic Banking and Finance from AIMS or any other recognized institution may enroll in the PhD, without additional course work. However, for other graduates, Islamic banking diploma is a pre-requisite, which cover all the major Islamic banking courses and Islamic finance course.
  • Research based doctorate degree.
  • Internationally Accredited Qualification.
  • Facilitated by leading Shariah Scholars.
  • Flexible learning model.
  • Full-Time & Part-Time study options.

Our Student Say!

“I took my first step towards Islamic Finance in the year 2006. It is when I enrolled in Islamic finance courses online at AIMS. After completing my studies, I secured a good position in one of the leading Islamic banks. Life was very busy. But I was too ambitious my profession growth. So, I started the PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance as a part time student. Initially, I found it hard to research and write. But the highly supportive staff (including my understanding supervisor) helped me and enhanced my confidence. They gave me appreciation to achieve my PhD Islamic finance, and they combined that with a healthy dose of practical help. Time passed in a blink of an eye, and I successfully completed my PhD in Islamic Finance. Now, I am a Senior Investment Consultant, and I also visit universities to deliver lectures. Now, I feel very lucky to be in this position and that I chose AIMS to build my career.”

Moneem Abu Ali, Director Finance.

Juma Al Majid, UAE.