Hamad bin Khalifa University

Introduction

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.

Vision

To be an innovation-based entrepreneurial university leading in education and research, solving critical challenges facing Qatar and the world.

Mission

HBKU develops world-class, integrated academic programs, and national research capabilities that drive collaboration with the world’s best institutions, cultivating leaders for the future, propelling Qatar’s knowledge-based economy and shaping novel solutions for a global impact.

HBKU at a glance

  • 600+ Students
  • 42% Qataris
  • 66 Nationalities
  • 60+ Faculty

The State of Qatar

  • Capital: Doha
  • Population: 2.6 million
  • Area: 11,500 sq. km
  • Language: Arabic
  • Religion: Islam
  • Currency: Riyal

Our Partners

HBKU’s present partner universities in Education City include branch campuses of some of the world’s leading universities.

Together with HBKU, they have a unique opportunity to engage in research and teaching that cannot be replicated elsewhere. They are creatively seeking new ways to combine the excellence of their respective academic programs to create innovative graduate research education programs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Audiovisual Translation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

Launched in September 2014, the MA in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT) is a two-year program designed to train specialists in the mediation of audiovisual texts, both for foreign-language viewers and sensory impaired audiences. [+]

Launched in September 2014, the MA in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT) is a two-year program designed to train specialists in the mediation of audiovisual texts, both for foreign-language viewers and sensory impaired audiences.

The flourishing field of audiovisual translation opens itself to fundamental and applied research in a wide range of domains. Taking the audiovisual text as its focal point, research can address technical and technological issues, linguistic and/or cultural and ideological issues. In audiovisual translation, socially oriented scholars will find ample space for applied research with an impact in domains such as television, the arts, cultural and educational contexts.... [-]


MA in Translation Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

A two-year program designed to train highly skilled translators. [+]

A two-year program designed to train highly skilled translators.

The MA in Translation Studies (MATS) is a two-year program designed to train highly skilled translators in the areas of business and commerce, science and technology, literary translation, and translation of media texts, as well as translation for international organizations.

The acquisition of practical translation competence is complemented by advanced training in the use of translation technology and work placement experience. A theoretical component encourages sophisticated intellectual enquiry, thus equipping students with a sound foundation for professional work and doctoral study in the field of translation studies. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture. [+]

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture.

Digital humanities can be defined as a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. The new Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies program allows students to study the Middle East’s digital culture from a scholarly and digital research perspective. Through the program, students are able to specialize as archival print scholars of Middle Eastern digital culture or as researchers trained to employ the powerful methodologies of the digital humanities to investigate practices, patterns, and trends of digital culture.... [-]


Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects, while also enabling them to pursue specialist study in one of a range of important areas within the field of modern Islamic scholarship. [+]

The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects, while also enabling them to pursue specialist study in one of a range of important areas within the field of modern Islamic scholarship.

The program is tailored to examine traditional Islamic knowledge and place such knowledge in the context of the challenges faced in modern society. Although Islamic Studies is a discipline that is widely taught in universities across the world, the blended combination of specialties and research offered at HBKU is unique.

NOTE: Foundation and Core courses are taught in either English or Arabic, depending on the concentration the student chooses, and candidates for this degree must choose the concentration no later than the completion of the first semester. Students demonstrating language proficiency in either Arabic or English may select concentrations taught in their language of proficiency. Students demonstrating proficiency in Arabic and English may select any of the available concentrations in this degree program.... [-]


Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues related to women in the context of social and economic development in the Middle East, as well as women’s various roles in the advancement of their communities and societies. It draws on a variety of disciplines in social sciences and humanities, ranging from economic and social theory; to development and policy studies; to law and communication studies. [+]

The Master of Arts in Women, Society, and Development is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues related to women in the context of social and economic development in the Middle East, as well as women’s various roles in the advancement of their communities and societies. It draws on a variety of disciplines in social sciences and humanities, ranging from economic and social theory; to development and policy studies; to law and communication studies.

The program equips students with the ability to engage in local and regional knowledge production and to hone their skills in understanding and responding to women issues that are specific to the Middle East.

It enables students to translate this knowledge into practices and social interventions that are needed to improve the status of Middle Eastern girls and women in their own communities.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to train graduate scholars, professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, and researchers to have the advanced knowledge and skills required to fully understand and implement the technologies, tools, management methods and policy issues in cybersecurity. [+]

Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary field addressing issues that ensure secure and reliable operations at all levels of interconnected computing and networking systems. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to train graduate scholars, professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, and researchers to have the advanced knowledge and skills required to fully understand and implement the technologies, tools, management methods and policy issues in cybersecurity.

The HBKU Master of Science program in cybersecurity aims to provide students with comprehensive and state-of-the-art advanced training in cybersecurity. The program not only covers multidisciplinary fields related to cybersecurity technology but also policy, ethics, and management related to IT security and cyber threats.... [-]


Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering program is designed for those who want to pursue a career in data analytics, a field where effectively deriving valuable insights and relevant information from raw data takes considerable knowledge, skill, and analytical thinking. [+]

Data science and engineering is an emerging field which addresses the growing need for exploiting the massive amounts of unstructured data that is generated continuously by companies, users, and devices, and extracting key knowledge and understanding from it. The Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering program is designed for those who want to pursue a career in data analytics, a field where effectively deriving valuable insights and relevant information from raw data takes considerable knowledge, skill, and analytical thinking.

The HBKU Master of Science program in data science and engineering aims to provide students with a strong foundation in data engineering, Big Data science, and data analysis. The program integrates the knowledge, expertise, and educational assets of HBKU and its research institutes in data collection, management and analytics, and scalable data-driven knowledge discovery, as well as the fundamental concepts behind these techniques.... [-]


Master of Science in Islamic Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The Master of Science in Islamic Finance at QFIS offers students a thorough understanding of Shariah rules and the teachings of Islam as they relate to finance 
and economics. The program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to scholarship and practice in the fields of both finance and Islamic finance. [+]

The MS in Islamic Finance is a specialized program that teaches qualitative and quantitative methods in the analysis of both Islamic and conventional finance.

The innovative new program has been developed in order to offer students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects, while also enabling them to pursue specialist study in one of a range of important areas within the field of Islamic Finance. Specialist areas of concentration include, but are not limited to, Banking Operations and Risk Management, and Corporate Finance and Asset Management. The mixed philosophy of the program enables graduates to attain the skills needed to understand the global financial system and proposing viable alternatives to existing models by blending guidance from Sharia with the modern scientific knowledge and techniques of economics and finance. This popular master’s program is one of an extremely limited number of top-tier specialized Islamic Finance programs globally. Program Focus ... [-]

Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability. [+]

A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.

The College of Science and Engineering’s master’s degree in sustainable energy provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability. The program also looks at the implications and drivers of sustainable policymaking on society, the economy and the environment. A key component of the degrees is original, guided research in energy science and technologies that support sustainable development. The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula allows for engagement in cross-disciplinary science and builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the energy field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Environment

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable environment, including the effects of human development, pollution, and population growth. [+]

A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable environment, including the effects of human development, pollution, and population growth.

HBKU’s master’s in sustainable environment provides students with extensive knowledge in topics that are related to sustainable environment issues, including the effect of human development: the causes, impact and control of pollution, and the demands of a growing global population on natural resources. Students conduct original, guided environmental research that concentrates on issues surrounding the support of sustainable development. The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.... [-]


Master

Executive Master in Energy and Resources

Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 Qatar Doha

Successful participants will graduate with an Executive Master’s degree from HBKU and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from HBKU’s two participating partner universities: Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris. [+]

Successful participants will graduate with an Executive Master’s degree from HBKU and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from HBKU’s two participating partner universities: Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris.

This program brings together leading international experts from multiple disciplines and from the faculty of HBKU and its partners.

Graduates of the program are equipped to:

Implement effective strategic decisions and manage their operations based on a global understanding of issues in the field of energy and resources (E&R). Develop and implement multi-sided, analytical approaches and solutions to complex E&R issues. Become visionary leaders and innovators. Establish relationships with specialists in various managerial functions. ... [-]

Contact
Post address
Hamad bin Khalifa University,
P.O. Box: 5825
Education City

QA
Location address
Hamad bin Khalifa University,
Education City,
Al Luqta St

Doha, Doha, QA
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