The British University of Bahrain has received approval from the Higher Education Council to launch four new Master’s degrees in partnership with the University of Salford, Manchester. After the successful launch of its undergraduate degrees in 2018, the new programmes will commence in January 2020.
The programmes will be delivered in weekend blocks by academics from the University of Salford so that students can continue to work and study part-time. Teaching by University of Salford staff will be complemented by local counsellors who will provide learning support and academic guidance for students.
The four programmes which have been approved are the MSc in International Corporate Finance, the MSc in Islamic Banking and Finance, the MSc in Accounting and Finance and the MSc in Telecommunications and Technology Innovation. Each of the programmes has been developed in close collaboration with industry to ensure that students acquire the latest knowledge and skills required by the sectors in which they work. Speaking about this development, BUB’s Vice President, Professor Keith Sharp, said:
‘We have chosen to launch our Master’s portfolio with these programmes because of their relevance to the economy of Bahrain. A key sector of Bahrain’s economy is banking and finance and we are confident that these Master’s degrees will assist local professionals in gaining the advanced knowledge and skills required to take a leading role in the future development of the banking and finance industry in Bahrain. We are also delighted to be launching the MSc in Telecommunications and Technology Innovation, which has been developed in close partnership with the telecoms industry in Bahrain. We are confident that this programme, which combines study of the latest technical developments in telecommunications with an advanced understanding of the opportunities afforded by the emergence of the digital economy, will be instrumental in achieving Bahrain’s ambition to become a leading Telecommunications hub in the region.’
Commenting on the partnership between BUB and the University of Salford, Professor Sharp added:
‘These programmes are in areas where the University of Salford has globally recognised expertise. By bringing this expertise to Bahrain, students can now gain internationally recognised British Master’s degrees whilst continuing to work and without the expense and inconvenience of re-locating to the UK.’
Admissions for the new Master’s programmes at BUB are now open and applicants are advised to visit the BUB website for further information or call 17130303/ Whatsapp 38030303
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