AUC The American University in Cairo

Introduction

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields.

Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, it is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.

Founded nearly 100 years ago, it remains the region’s premier English-language university and an essential contributor to the social, political and cultural life of the Arab world.

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Egyptology / Coptology Graduate Program

Campus Full time September 2016 Egypt Cairo

Studying Egyptology / Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience. [+]

Egyptology / Coptology Graduate Program Studying Egyptology / Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience, visiting monuments in context, museums and gaining experience in the field. The Egyptology program covers many aspects; the culture of ancient Egypt for language and religion to art, architecture and social structures over the time span of 4,600 years. The Coptology program offers courses from political science, religion, art history, history and other. The department of Egyptology offers three tracks for the M.A. 1. Egyptology: Art, Archaeology and History 2. Egyptology: Philology 3. Coptology In addition to the Archeological Field Training in collaboration with the Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), a special program starting January 2015. Who is it for? The program is designed for students who aim for careers in the science of Egyptology and on the preservation and management of Egypt’s heritage and for further studies in the field. Advantages of studying at the department of Egyptology Location in Egypt enabling site visits and hands-on experience in museums or at sites Programs at AUC follow international guidelines for similar degrees at accredited institutions in the USA. What will you learn Acquire knowledge, appreciation and understanding of ancient Egypt's cultural heritage and its legacy in the world Acquire mastery of the research tools upon which a career in Egyptology must depend, including ancient Egyptian language and scripts, as well as skill in excavation and site analysis Prepare properly to assume the responsibility of caring for, maintaining and preserving ancient Egypt's unique cultural heritage Deadline for Application Students are normally admitted to the MA degree program in the fall only. Prerequisites for the Egyptology M.A. for those who have no background are required. For Application Process To inquire about tuition and get application for admission and the required supporting documents, you need to contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at AUC. For detailed information on admission to the University, please visit graduate admissions website where you can also download the application pack. [-]

Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Egypt Cairo

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars. [+]

Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars, researchers and graduate students interested in gender issues in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

 The Institute for Gender and Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary two-year Master of Arts and a Diploma. The MA offers three tracks ‪Specialization 1: Gendered Political Economies‬‬‬ Focusing on issues relating to poverty, labor politics, political economies of desire, migration, mobility and development histories and practices. Specialization 2: Geographies of Gender and Justice An advanced study of contemporary practices and problems of justice, ranging from international justice regimes to national legal cultures to social and economic justice claims, with a particular focus on the global south. Specialization 3: Gender and Women's Studies in the Middle East/ North Africa (MENA), investigating how relations of gender are embedded in social, political and cultural formations. Who is it for? The diploma is intended for students pursuing an interdisciplinary MA or Diploma focusing on Gender and Women Studies with a focus on the MENA region and who at the same time seek to acquire gender studies qualifications. Advantages of studying at The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies: The research institute serves as a resources link through which research projects, conferences, workshops, policy debates and educational programs on gender issues are engaged. The graduate center provides students with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective in GWST with a special emphasis on the Middle East and North African region. The graduate center also supports Surfacing, an international, online, yearly graduate student journal launched in September 2007. Programs at AUC follow international guidelines for similar degrees at accredited institutions in the USA. Courses are offered in both the Fall and Spring semester. Students have to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to be considered full time. What will you learn You will receive solid grounding in the nexus between gender and modalities for reorganizing the political economic order in the contemporary world. You will be provided with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective with special emphasis on situating the Middle East and North African region in a comparative global south perspective. Deadlines for application Students are admitted to the MA degree program in the fall only. To inquire about tuition and get application for admission and the required supporting documents, you need to contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at AUC. For detailed information on admission to the University, please visit graduate admissions website where you can also download the application pack. For Detailed Curriculum For full details of the program requirements, refer to the AUC catalog. [-]

Middle East Studies (M.A.)

Campus Full time September 2016 Egypt Cairo

The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. [+]

Middle East Studies (M.A.) The Middle East Studies graduate program offers courses in Arabic language and literature, anthropology, economics, gender and women’s studies, history, law, political science and sociology with the purpose of introducing students to a variety of methodologies for studying the Middle East. The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. Given the geographical location of Cairo, the program as a whole concentrates on the Arab region. Who is it for? The program is intended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers such as academia, diplomacy, other government service, work with NGOs, development, business, finance, journalism, public relations and cultural affairs. Advantages of studying at the department of Middle East Studies Unique opportunity to study the Middle East through an array of historical, sociological, political and economic frameworks. The location in the center of the Middle East offers a rich intellectual and cultural landscape of scholars, artists and activists from the Middle East and beyond. Our location in Cairo, one of the richest historical and contemporary centers in the Middle East and only a short flight away from its capital cities, allows us to bridge the gap between the lecture hall and the social world. The centers provides students with academic credentials and firsthand knowledge to pursue careers in academia, diplomacy and the nonprofit sector, as well as business, finance, public relations, journalism and cultural affairs. The Master of Arts degree in Middle East studies consists of courses in Arabic language and literature, anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology, and Arabic language. Courses are offered in both the Fall and Spring semester. Students have to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to be considered full time. What will you learn You will gain the comprehensive understanding of the peoples, societies and economies of the region. The program introduces you to a variety of methodologies for studying the Middle East. The interdisciplinary nature of the Area Studies program provides you with exposure to a variety of curricula Deadlines for application Students are normally admitted to the MA degree program in the fall only. Application with fellowship: February 1 Application without fellowship: April 1 Summer semester: May 1 For Application Process To inquire about tuition and get application for admission and the required supporting documents, you need to contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at AUC. For detailed information on admission to the University, please visit graduate admissions website where you can also download the application pack. For Detailed Curriculum For full details of the program requirements, refer to the AUC catalog. [-]

Migration and Refugee Studies M.A.

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Egypt Cairo

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of The American University in Cairo. [+]

Migration and Refugee Studies M.A. The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of The American University in Cairo. The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies offers an MA in migration and refugee studies and two specialized graduate diploma: MA in Migration and Refugee Studies Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (MRS) Who is it for? Students who seek to obtain the knowledge and skills to be applied in careers within institutions such as governmental, nongovernmental and international agencies, as well as universities, research organizations and private corporations dealing with the multitude of issues connected with migration and refugee movements. Advantages of studying at the Center of Migration and Refugee Studies It is situated at the heart of the Middle East and North Africa furthering the scientific knowledge of the large, long-standing and more recent, refugee and migration movements witnessed in this region. It collaborates with reputable regional and international academic institutions. Works with other AUC departments to offer diversified courses to its students The training activities CMRS organizes, are attended by researchers, policymakers, bureaucrats and civil society activists from a great number of countries. Research implemented bears on issues of interest to the region and beyond. What will you learn: Provides you with critical knowledge, research methods and analytical skills of current theoretical, legal, political, economic, social, demographic and psychological issues in migration and refugee studies CMRS outreach will enable you to work with its environment, disseminating knowledge and sensitization to refugee and migration issues About services CMRS provides to the refugee community in Cairo and transfers its expertise in this respect to other international institutions. Timeline Completion of the master's degree in migration and refugee studies will normally take two years. For Application Process To inquire about tuition and get application for admission and the required supporting documents, you need to contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at AUC. For detailed information on admission to the University, please visit graduate admissions website where you can also download the application pack. For Detailed Curriculum For full details of the program requirements, refer to the AUC catalog. [-]

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