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Admission is open for Spring 2023

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Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The program is dedicated to cultivating highly effective diplomats, researchers, managers and well-rounded leaders by providing them with the knowledge, skills, management and leadership capabilities to succeed in today’s constantly changing global world and to influence and work across organizational and cultural boundaries.

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Key Facts

Program Duration

3 Semesters (On Average)

Location

Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Language of Instruction

English

Credit Hours

30

Cost Per Credit Hour

AED 4,267

Application Deadline

12 December 2022

Key Facts

Program Structure and Content

Required Program Courses
Prescribed Elective Courses

24 Credit Hours Required

POL623 International Relations

HIS633 Diplomatic History: The Shaping of Contemporary International Affairs

POL643 International Political Economy

POL653 Public Diplomacy

LAW663 The United Arab Emirates: Political and Administrative Structure

POL673 International Relations of the U.A.E.

POL683 Politics of Oil

POL693 Security Studies

6 Credit Hours Required

Students will have to enroll in two courses with an Area Studies focus which will be based on the needs of each individual class.

POL614 The Middle East

POL615 Africa

POL616 East Asia

POL617 Latin America

POL618 Modern Turkey

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Meet the Program Conveners

Dr. Hala Thabet

Associate Professor

Chair, International Studies Department

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Bashir AbulQaraya

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

What Will You Learn?

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

Political and Economic Knowledge: Demonstrate a detailed understanding of advanced political, economic, and historical concepts, a strong ability to connect these various disciplines together when explaining local and international events, and advanced skills when evaluating current international affairs and state relations.

Research and Communication Capacity: Show an advanced ability to investigate, assess and use data from multiple sources using information technology tools, a solid proficiency in qualitative research methods when executing high-quality projects whether independently or as part of a team, highly-developed problem-solving skills when evaluating complex concepts and information, and a strong ability to present and explain findings to a wider audience.

Global Awareness: Assess and critique the various political, economic, historical and social forces affecting events in various areas of the world, analyze the many socio-cultural norms shaping the international system, and appraise complex ethical issues happening in different contexts to form educated and informed opinions.

Public Diplomacy: Apply complex tools of public diplomacy in the conduct of foreign relations and demonstrate responsibility and autonomy when initiating and undertaking diplomatic and professional exercises in the classroom and at the workplace.

Global-Local Relations: Analyze the role of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in international affairs, evaluate the complex political, administrative, and legal structure of the state, and produce, in a responsible and autonomous way, further approaches, strategies and practices to the understanding of the UAE’s contributions to the international political and economic system.

Who Should Pursue a Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs?

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 (or 2.5 for conditional admission) or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program.

Career Opportunities

Zayed University educates future generations of diplomats for dynamic and exciting careers in diplomacy and international affairs in private and public sector organizations. However, today’s diplomats work on a broad range of topics such as climate change, conflict resolution, preservation of cultural property, environmental and humanitarian issues, global health, and science and technology, to name a few. Possible career choices include:

Government Organizations (i.e. Foreign Service, Ministry of Interior, Department of Defense)

International Civil Service

International NGOs (Development and Humanitarian Assistance)

International Business

Think Tanks

News Media

University Teaching and Research

Who Should Pursue a Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs?

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 (or 2.5 for conditional admission) or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program.

Career Opportunities

Zayed University educates future generations of diplomats for dynamic and exciting careers in diplomacy and international affairs in private and public sector organizations. However, today’s diplomats work on a broad range of topics such as climate change, conflict resolution, preservation of cultural property, environmental and humanitarian issues, global health, and science and technology, to name a few. Possible career choices include:

Government Organizations (i.e. Foreign Service, Ministry of Interior, Department of Defense)

International Civil Service

International NGOs (Development and Humanitarian Assistance)

International Business

Think Tanks

News Media

University Teaching and Research

6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Zayed University’s

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Legacy of the University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Cutting-edge facilities and resources will enhance your study environment and education experience.

Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Studying more than one academic discipline and developing a transferable skillset will prepare you for a wide scope of careers.

Leading Academics in the Field

Engage in meaningful class discussions to benefit from the knowledge and experience of former ambassadors and diplomats.

An Extensive Alumnus Network

Ambitious alumni members in diplomatic, political or governmental organizations will enhance your future opportunities.

Why Should You Pursue a Master in Diplomacy and International Affairs?

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