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Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of UK once said: “Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”  As diplomats are dealing with major disputes in the world from trade disagreements to armed confrontations, it is crucial for them to be tactful when dealing in these matters.  In negotiations, a diplomat is trying to get the best possible deal in the best possible way, making sure the interests of the home country are protected.  Representing your country comes with great responsibilities and the Master’s Program in Diplomacy prepares you to have a leading role in the public or private sector where your knowledge of international relations, your skills in negotiations and your abilities of critical thinking will lead to great successes. Have you always dreamt of a career at the foreign service, an international organization or at a multinational company? The Master’s in Diplomacy is the stepping stone to let these dreams become reality.

  • To offer quality curricula that cover the essential facets of diplomacy.
  • To provide adequate supporting services to enhance the process of education.
  • To empower diplomats (current, potential and future) in civil society, business and government with the necessary diplomatic skills to be successful.
  • To think critically, respect diversity and communicate effectively.
  • The ability to face the challenges of the 21st century – a society that is informed, entertained, persuaded and shaped by international communications.
  • To introduce practical skills, such as diplomatic report writing, language analysis, negotiation and communication with media.
  • Enable students to identify and cope with the sources of conflicts at the individual, organizational and political level.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree with cumulative GPA 3.0 out of 4.0
  • English proficiency (can be exempted)
  • Work experience
  • Letter of interest & interview

ACCREDITATION

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education | caa.ae

FEE STRUCTURE - 2016/17

  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 40,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,500 AED

For more information about detailed fees and tution Find here

BRIDGING COURSES

4 COURSES | 8 CREDIT HOURS

This course introduces students to the basic principles and institutions of international relations that remain constant despite the challenges of current international conflict. One focus of the course will be international security, examining both power politics and alternatives to power. International conflict will be examined and the work of international organizations analyzed. Enforcement of international law and the use of conflict resolution will discussed.

This course will introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of modern diplomacy. The course will include discussions of international legal obligations, diplomatic policy and the role of publicity in diplomacy.

This course provides an overview of World/General History. The course will conclude with discussions about perspectives on World History.

This course examines the communication process involved when individuals from different social classes attempt to interact. The instructor will address possible sources of misunderstandings in cross social communication. The impact of religion, politics, races and education in society will be looked at.

CORE COURSES

4 COURSES | 12 CREDIT HOURS

This course acquaints graduate students with negotiation, mediation, and good offices techniques in diverse settings. Attention is given to different styles of negotiation, different phases in the negotiation process, and to the negotiating environment. This course aims to develop conflict resolution theory, peace keeping and peace building. It focuses on threats, opportunities and strategies that cover the many dimensions of change since the end of the cold war. In addition, this course discusses the importance of communication skills, persuasion, and cultural differences

This course focuses on Gulf States ( UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait) with regards to major issues in the world, mainly Oil, Gas, the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, terrorism, relation with the U.S, the E.U, China and Russia; ties with Iran, and the dynamics of the GCC

This course will introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspect of Global Trade and Financial Institutions. It will examine the major issues involved in international trade, trade laws and development and develop an understanding of the role of diplomatic missions in promoting business and trade. It will demonstrate understanding of role of international financial institutions and the primary issues and conflicts, which usually influence the formation of global trade policies. It will clarify fundamental issues concerning global trade, i.e. trade and the protection of the environment and trade and development.

This course examines the various facets of the dynamics of Intelligence and National Security. It investigates the evolution of intelligence and the international intelligence community. It will provide adequate knowledge about the relationship between military force, international security, military organizations and diplomacy. It also focuses on international relations issues of importance, such as: nuclear politics, war, secret intelligence, economic integration and political fragmentation. This political development has been accompanied by civil war, terrorism, use of force, instability, and occupation. All of these mentioned variables play an important role in shaping international relations. This course will also deal with diplomacy and statecraft emphasizing economic, demographic and environmental issues.

ELECTIVE COURSES

CHOOSE TWO COURSES | 6 CREDIT HOURS

Students are free to select two courses (6 credits hours) from the following courses.

This course examines the communication process involved when individuals from different cultures or subcultures attempt to interact. The course addresses possible sources of misunderstandings in intercultural communication, (e.g., time/space factors, linguistic and nonverbal factors, and ethnocentric communication) along with communication problems encountered by persons engaged in personal or professional intercultural contacts. The course also deeply analyses the communication concepts through theoretical, methodological tools to develop intellectual, ethical and develop a sense of self-awareness.

This course examines the different aspects of International Law and its application in Diplomacy. It will reflect on the primary issues of public International Law, inclusive of the decision-making process operational within the United Nations (UN). It will unravel an understanding of what is required of diplomats for their effective participation in developing principles. The course also international criminal tribunals, international human rights, current challenges to human rights, nature of state sovereignty and protection of human rights. It will also examine the significance of advocating inter-regional, national, and international ideas at international forums.

The Internship or Exchange program is a required academic course for graduation in the MA program in Diplomacy. Students must choose between the Internship and the Exchange Program. The latter provides students with the opportunity to experience diplomatic training in a different academic, cultural, and geographic background. The grade for this course will be assessed based on four criteria: portfolio, project, supervisor’s evaluation, and attendance and participation

This course examines various aspects and politics of international economic relations. It will acquaint students with the major issues involved in international trade and development and develop an extensive knowledge of the politics of trade and investment, tensions between nations and international organizations. Further, it examines fundamental issues concerning international trade and economics: states and markets, theories of trade, foreign investments, international monetary affairs, foreign aid, globalization, and protection of the environment.

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of the institutional structures, political processes, and the impact of regional and international organizations within the larger context of world politics. This course also explores the prominent role regional and international organizations play to resolve global conflicts. There is an emphasis on authority, enforcement and legitimacy of International and regional organizations. Special concentration will be on international security, environmental problems, distribution of wealth, and social welfare.

This course is devoted to international relations theories and their interactions with general social sciences. Theories of International Relations focus on a selection of classic and contemporary texts in the study of what is generally referred to as “IR”. Major themes include morality and politics; debates over methods and theory; foreign policy and global conflict; and the search for peace, dominant approaches to IR, including realism, liberalism, institutionalism, constructivism, the English school, decision-making, game theory, neo- Marxism, and post-modernism

This course focuses on the various aspects of diplomacy as practiced by Muslim countries in the interstate, regional, and global arenas. Special attention is devoted to the institutional framework, concepts, and current issues and problems with an overview of the Muslim World and the West.. The course outlines broad and specific issues in diplomacy and international relations related to political, economic, cultural, ethical, gender issues related to Islam and its interaction with the world civilization.

This course covers various facets of Foreign Policy Dynamics. The factors that influence Foreign Policy decisions are explored with an emphasis to develop participation, appreciation of Foreign Policy issues. The course also covers the role of the branches of the government across political systems, concept of national interest and relationship between foreign Policy decision making and implementation

This course provides adequate academic knowledge to the students regarding how information technology, media communication, international communication policy, and mediated popular culture both influence and are influenced by the changes. This course will also examine the functioning of electronic media, print, media, satellite, digital transmission, application of computers in electronic media for international affairs. Finally, it will examine how international broadcasting affects development efforts, news, and international diplomacy.

The principles of ecosystem ecology will be developed in the course. The factors that control fluxes and stocks of elements such as carbon, water and nutrients which are within terrestrial ecosystems will be examined. The recent research findings are used to illustrate the response of ecosystems and feedback to climate change. Within the context of scientific evidence we will discuss human-induced climate change

This course introduces students to the basic principles and institutions of international relations that remain constant despite the challenges of current international conflict. One focus of the course will be International Security, examining both power politics and alternatives to power. International conflict will be examined and the work of international organizations analyzed. Enforcement of international law and the use of conflict resolution will discussed.

This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the crucial role of energy in our society. Attention will be given to the contrasting benefits and drawbacks of each energy source. The course will attempt to study all the facets of the alternatives that can provide energy sources, preserve the energy needs and protect our environment. This course will also dwell on the environmental, social and economic aspects of energy usage, while discussing the complex questions of energy policies and strategies

This course acquaints students with the ethical questions involved in areas of conflict, resource distribution, trade, human rights, peace, and conflict resolution in the international context. The course will enable students to gain experience in the research and analysis of specific cases they select for more detailed study. Students will also participate in discussion of issues raised from the readings and other resources.

THESIS

6 CREDIT HOURS

The Master’s Thesis in Diplomacy functions as the closing part of the study. It is meant to stimulate students in acquiring an in-depth knowledge and insight in a specific subject of interest to the students. The emphasis lies in the critical choice of method, in the creation of a relevant theoretical frame of reference, and in the extensive analysis of the theoretical and empirical material in which the students will make a contribution to the literature in a chosen field of interest. The methodology discussions must be clearly connected to the chosen area and well integrated as a harmonized unity. The length of the Master’s Thesis typically ranges from (40) to (60) pages. An evaluation and assessment of the MA Thesis will be conducted by the concerned supervisor or by another member of the program faculties. The Thesis should be marked by the Supervisor and reviewed by the external examiners

ATTENDANCE

WEEKEND CLASSES

Course A | fri –sat | 9:00 am –12:00 pm
Course B | fri –sat | 2:00 pm –5:00 pm
If one course is registered, one timing would be selected

JOINING THE PROGRAM

Student can join anytime during the year at the beginning of any block

SEPTEMBER

FALL SEMESTER

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

THESIS TRACK

The MA will be specialized based on the thesis topic | extra letter will be provided

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution [3]

Free Elective [3]

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Diplomacy in the Gulf States [3]

Free Elective [3]

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Free Elective [3]

Free Elective [3]

PAYMENT 20.010 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Thesis [6]

COURSE TRACK

The thesis can be replaced by two elective courses.

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution [3]

Free Elective [3]

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Diplomacy in the Gulf States [3]

Free Elective [3]

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Free Elective [3]

Free Elective [3]

PAYMENT 10,005 PER COURSE PER MONTH

Free Elective [3]

Free Elective [3]

WHAT THEY DO

71%

GOVERNMENT

10%

BANKING

7%

CONSULTATION

6%

AVIATION

6%

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