Course detailsThe Master of International Studies is for graduates and professionals who want to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between nations and regions across areas such as globalisation, diplomacy, economics, international law, labour, migration, culture, media, environment and security. It will help you understand some of the major business, social and political issues that are impacting on the international agenda, and how these affect your organisation or professional practice. At UOWD, the MIST program places emphasis on applying theories to practical problems in the greater Middle East and learning how to create policies and strategies that are relevant to the region's historical and cultural background. Through research, analysis, critical thinking and evaluation, you will develop skills that form the foundations for business and government leadership roles, combined with a thorough understanding of the international issues that affect the UAE, the GCC, and the Middle East and South Asia region.
MIST students will study five core subjects, three electives and produce a thesis, which is equivalent to two subjects. Students may take a maximum of two subjects per semester. Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week for 13 weeks. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday - Thursday. At this rate, students are able to complete the degree program in five semesters.
About University of Wollongong in Dubai
UOWD was established in the United Arab Emirates in 1993 by one of the world's top ranking universities, the University of Wollongong in Australia. Originally known as the Institute for Australian Studies, UOWD is a vibrant, dynamic and diverse institution, retaining a strong Australian heritage. Over the past 20 years we have established an outstanding record for educating highly employable graduates and gained an international reputation for the quality of our educational practices.
With over 3,500 students from 105 countries being taught by academics from more than 35 countries, UOWD offers the best traditions of western education in a truly multicultural learning environment.
UOWD have combined the academic excellence of Australia's 12th highest ranking university with the culture and excitement of the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, to provide a dynamic, stimulating and rewarding environment for students, research practitioners and business professionals alike. At the same time, they are active contributors to the burgeoning knowledge economy of the UAE.
Their student-centred approach to learning ensures that our graduates go out into the world armed with much more than technical knowledge and an outstanding educational experience. They also have professional skills in research, analysis, entrepreneurship, problem-solving and communication. This sets them apart from their peers across other institutions and explains why so many of our graduates now have senior, responsible and exciting positions in a range of prestigious organisations, both in the UAE and around the world.
By choosing a program at UOWD one will be making an outstanding investment in their future as we strive for even more exciting learning opportunities for our students.See all University of Wollongong in Dubai courses
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