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.
Using an interdisciplinary approach based on the research tools and methods of the social sciences, the program draws on perspectives from international relations and politics, international political economy, history and cultural studies to introduce students to some theoretical approaches to understanding current world affairs, debates about globalisation, economic development and social change. Through core and elective subjects, this program examines the complex relationships between states and societies, nations and economies, individuals and communities across areas such as international law, political economy, labour and migration, culture, media, environment, and security.
UOWD’s Master of International Studies is an asset for anyone who is working or would like to work for government or private organisations that manage diplomatic or business relationships with other countries. Students and graduates of the MIST program typically work as:
- Members of Government/Civil Service/IGOs
- Members of NGOs and INGOs
- Country/Region Heads
- Policy Specialists in Think Tanks
- Managers in the Travel/Tourism Industry
If you are a professional already operating in an international context, the MIST program will provide you with the cultural skills to manage relationships and broker collaborations with organisations from different countries and cultures, making you even more of an asset for your particular organisation.
Accreditation and Recognition
This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is fully recognised within the UAE and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.
In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.