Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) American University in the Emirates (AUE)

The graduate program in Library and Information Science is expected to be one of the enduring successes of the American University in the Emirates, bringing together a mixture of theory and practice that truly demonstrates activities found in the workplace. The course will enable learners to obtain a professionally accredited graduate level qualification. The course also focuses on the digital transition of recent years, coupled with high level skills in organizing, managing and retrieving information using modern tools and techniques.

Target Audience

The program targets for individuals who want to advance their career and become future;

  • Librarian
  • Executives
  • Researchers
  • Library Management
  • Government and Diplomatic Sector
  • Information and Research Management
  • Information Analyst in Public and Private Sectors

How will I benefit from taking this course/what career paths will be open to me?

The program is delivered on a full-time basis in campus at Dubai International Academic City. Undergraduates from any discipline are welcome to undertake their studies in this field. The program enables both the understanding and application of how information is organized, structured, retrieved, managed and disseminated for documentation and business activities.

  • Have a clear understanding of the principles of library science, awareness of delivery systems and information service delivery
  • Develop skills in information organization and retrieval
  • Apply skills in understanding and evaluating developments in IT for library information services
  • Develop advanced level skills in undertaking independent research and evaluation of projects

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree recognized by MOHESR and AUE
  • English Proficiency Certificate (Students without IELTS / TOEFL qualifications may sit for IELTS / TOEFL test at AUE)

The American University in the Emirates – AUE as we are affectionately known – is one of the most rapidly growing universities in the United Arab Emirates. Why do so many students want to study here? This is partly because AUE offers an American curriculum, with a General Education undergraduate core, taught by highly regarded faculty members, who seek to engage our students in excellent learning experiences, as well as enthusiastic alumni recommendations.

AUE faculty members collectively value our hard-earned reputation for high quality in teaching, learning and related research, and seek to promote intercultural understanding and respect. Accordingly, AUE blends a commitment to serve the society and economy of the nation and region with its American identity. Beyond the curriculum, what is American about AUE?

This US identity is also based upon the use of English as the medium of instruction and management, active linkages with US university partners that enrich our academic provision, gender co-education with respect for local culture, the recruitment of faculty and staff with extended experience in the US higher education system, and a vibrant commitment to diversity, as well as academic freedom and responsibility.
AUE offers students excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that encourage you to become proactive, reflective and critical thinkers and researchers. AUE students learn to become part of a fully-engaged community, whose members embrace their own culture, while also understanding other cultures and perspectives, in a spirit of humane tolerance.

The American University in the Emirates welcomes new faculty and staff who are attracted by our vision and mission to consider an application to join us, in order to further develop our dynamic, expanding University. We hope that you will wish to learn much more about our AUE in the web pages ahead, and will be glad to answer any related questions that you might have.

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