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United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates University Sheik Khalifa Bin Zayed Street Al Ain,
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United Arab Emirates
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7,268
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1,326

Postgraduate Overview

UAEU has a legacy of offering quality graduate education since 1991. UAEU's Master of Science in Environmental Science program was the first graduate program offered in the country.  Over the last decade, UAEU's menu of graduate programs has expanded significantly to over 35 graduate degree programs at the Master’s and Doctorate levels with different orientations (professional and academic), which are offered by the nine different academic colleges. Our growing list of professional programs respond to the market needs of the nation and the region, and some of them are conveniently offered at the main campus in the city of Al Ain as well as in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Our students are served by a world-class and highly diverse faculty. Full-time students have access to an array of competitive scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships sponsored by the University and industry partners. They also benefit from specialized professional development activities tailored to their educational and research needs.

 

Our high academic standards, nationally and internationally accredited programs and engaging partnerships provide many opportunities to students of all walks of life to learn, develop and flourish for their own good and the goods of the nation and the society at large.

 

The mission of the College of Graduate Studies is to serve as an advocate for graduate education and research and foster an intellectual and professional environment that values and supports creative, scholarly and scientific inquiry while serving the nation’s need for a well-educated and professionally-trained workforce through programs and services that meet best practices and international standards.

Furthermore, UAEU offers three types of graduate programs as follows:

 

Master’s Programs

Master’s degree programs in many discipline areas are offered by the academic departments in the colleges. There are two types of Master’s programs: Professional and Academic (i.e., research-based). All programs require a minimum of 30 credits and the completion of a research thesis or a major project. Enrollment in Master’s programs may be on full-time or part-time basis. However, some restrictions might apply in some programs.

 

Professional Doctorate Programs

A professional Doctorate program is advanced studies beyond the Master’s degree. It requires coursework and independent research. The emphasis of the professional Doctorate degree is on research skills and advanced professional knowledge in an applied field of specialization. Students generally pursue professional Doctorate programs on full-time basis. However, some programs might permit part-time enrollment.

 

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

According to the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), of the Ministry of Education and of the UAE, the PhD program is an academic doctorate degree program that requires coursework beyond the Master’s degree and academic research. The PhD degree is awarded in recognition of high quality academic research that represents original contribution to human knowledge that is represented in a research dissertation of a publishable standard. The PhD program requires a residency period of full-time enrollment for a minimum of three years.

 

For details and inquiries, visit the webpage of the College of Graduate Studies through the University's website...

University Highlights

Total students - 7,268

10%
90%

International students - 1,326

72%
28%

Total faculty staff - 816

651
165

Total students - 7,268

10%
90%

International students - 1,326

72%
28%

Total faculty staff - 816

165
651
2020
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