Master of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies

General

Program Description

About

The Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Strategic Studies offered at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that combines both theory and practice. It identifies, analyzes and addresses current and emerging security challenges and threats. The program prepares students through educational and research-led courses for national and international positions.

The program’s curriculum standards are framed according to the QF of Emirates level 9 and the CAA standards. Graduate students are provided with a broad but also specialized knowledge in regional and global, security and strategic affairs. Students with interdisciplinary approach and knowledge but also working related experiences are welcome to apply.

The MA in Security and Strategic Studies, is designed for professionals and academically qualified graduates with B.A. or other higher degrees from the field of International Relations, Political Science, International Studies, Security and Strategic Studies, Law, Humanities or a closely related or inter-related fields such as communication, and business with specialization to security, strategy and international affairs.

For consideration of an application for the MA program, students should complete all requirements. As projected in the website. All degrees should be from accredited universities in the UAE and international degrees should be attested first before applying.

Program Structure

Core Courses 4 - Courses 12 - Credit Hours
Elective Courses 2 - Courses 6 - Credit Hours
Internship 1 - Course 6 - Credit Hours
Thesis 1 - Course 6 - Credit Hours

Weekday Classes

Course A | Friday | 9:00 am –12:00 pm

Course B | Friday | 2:00 pm –5:00 pm

If one course is registered, one-timing would be selected

Weekend Classes

Course A | Saturday | 9:00 am –12:00 pm

Course B | Saturday | 1:00 pm –4:00 pm

If one course is registered, one-timing would be selected

Thesis Track

The Masters Program of Security and Strategic Studies includes a specialized based research Thesis.

Security and Strategy Thesis Specialization

Among others:

  • Environmental Security
  • Traditional and Non-Traditional Warfare
  • Preventive and Pre-Emptive Operations
  • Security and Safety
  • Strategic Management of Security
  • Food Scarcity
  • Smart Cities and Cyber-Security
  • Symmetrical & Asymmetrical War
  • Peace and Negotiations
  • Space Security
  • Future Challenges

Accreditation

The American University in the Emirates is Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Last updated Aug 2019

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