Course Overview
With unprecedented advances in technology, transport and communications, the contemporary world is manifesting an ever increasing cultural, political and economic interconnectedness and interdependency. The Master of International Studies (MIST) program is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to understand key debates about the nature of this global transformation.

More specifically, the goal of this Master of International Studies program is to train students to critically engage with and to think in a sophisticated way about the dynamics of current processes of continuity and change, regionally as these affect the GCC, the Middle East and South Asia, but also globally.

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.

Academic Excellence

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.

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