Master of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies American University in the Emirates (AUE)

The MA program in Security and Strategic Studies offered at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program. It seeks to identify and address the emerging security challenge, and intends to prepare its students for a variety of career in academic, research, IGO, NGO security and international affairs.

Target Audience

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

The MA in Security and Strategic Studies program is designed for: Professionals and academically qualified graduate with a B.A. degree in International Relations, Political Science, International Studies, Security and Strategic Studies, Social Science, Humanities or a closely related field. The BA or B.Sc. Degree could be from the American University in the Emirates or accredited other academic universities in the UAE, Gulf States or international institutions who seek advanced education in the Security and Strategic Studies.

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

The program aims;

The program's curriculum and standard are structures in a way to provide graduate student with a broad knowledge of social sciences and historical methodologies as well as direct logics relating to Strategic issues and international relations. Many students will already have a Bachelor Degree in Security and Strategic Studies from AUE, but this is not required; students with other relevant bachelor degree may also apply to the MA Program directly.

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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