Protect the World

The MA program in Security and Strategic Studies offered at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program. It seeks to identify and address the emerging security challenge, and intends to prepare its students for a variety of career in academic, research, IGO, NGO security and international affairs.

The program’s curriculum and standard are structures in a way to provide graduate student with a broad knowledge of social sciences and historical methodologies as well as direct logics relating to Strategic issues and international relations. Many students will already have a Bachelor Degree in Security and Strategic Studies from AUE, but this is not required; students with other relevant bachelor degree may also apply to the MA Program directly.

The MA in Security and Strategic Studies program is designed for: Professionals and academically qualified graduate with a B.A. degree in International Relations, Political Science, International Studies, Security and Strategic Studies, Social Science, Humanities or a closely related field. The BA or B.Sc. Degree could be from the American University in the Emirates or accredited other academic universities in the UAE, Gulf States or international institutions who seek advanced education in the Security and Strategic Studies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor Degree with Cumulative GPA 3.0 OUT OF 4.0
    (Applicant with less Cumulative GPA will be examined on a case by case)
  • English Proficiency (can be exempted)
  • Proof of Work Experience
  • Letter of Intent & Interview

ACCREDITATION

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

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CORE COURSES

4 COURSES | 12 CREDIT HOURS

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

This course focuses on the issues relevant to planning, development and execution of crisis communications programs for businesses, and organizations including public relations techniques for communication with stakeholders during a crisis

This course will provide students with a clear understanding of the strategic, political, legal and organizational challenges associated with national defense. It examines the range of potential terrorist acts. This course also addresses the implications of homeland security challenges.

This course will introduce students to the various approaches to designing and conducting qualitative research projects in the field of Security and Social Sciences. Participants in this class will gain hands–on experience in various research methods and analysis techniques while carrying out their research projects and futuristic Thesis.

ELECTIVE COURSES

CHOOSE TWO COURSES | 6 CREDIT HOURS

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

This course will provide adequate academic knowledge and facts regarding Middle Eastern Security and Politics. It will examine different themes that are important to the region: colonialism, democratization, economic development, atomization, nationalism, and Pan Arabism. This course also focuses on the importance of Islam in Politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Iraqi wars.

This course provides adequate knowledge about the relationship between Military Forces and Diplomacy. It also focuses on international relations Graduate Catalog 2016 - 17 46 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 deal mainly with the basic principles of International Politics and its connection to Diplomacy

This course is designed to acquaint students with the political frameworks within which Contemporary Foreign Policies are formulated and executed. It will involve a critical assessment of Foreign Policy issues. It will also familiarize students with the role that global variables play in contemporary Foreign Policy and the focus will be on the real world of political decision making process.

This course focuses on the relations of law, use of force and intervention. In the modern world International Law has been changing slowly. Especially after the cold war and beginning of new world order, intervention rules are changed in practice. Iraq intervention, Kosovo war became samples of these changing rules of International Law. This course provides former, current and developing international Law on/in Security and International Security. The topics are included use of force, threat of force precluding and justifying of international intervention, self defense and humanitarian intervention in practice and in International Law.

This course will examine the various facets of the Intelligence and National Security. It also surveys traditional issues such as the causes of war, the utility of deterrence coercion and engagement, international intervention.

Internship

1 COURSES | 6 CREDIT HOURS

The Internship is a required credit for graduation in the M.Sc. Program in Security Studies. Internship is a must in the M.Sc. Security Program. The grade for this course will be assessed based on four criteria: portfolio, project, supervisor’s evaluation, and attendance and participation. Internship will be completed in abroad in related institutions which AUE has affiliation agreements with.

THESIS

6 CREDIT HOURS

MSS 630 governs the conduct of the Thesis for the master level student. The Thesis is a major undertaking that is a demonstration of Mastery of a field of study, and an original contribution to the field. The length of the Thesis will determine the number of pages, this maybe quantitative or qualitative research.

ATTENDANCE

WEEKEND CLASSES

Course A | Fri | 9:00 am –12:00 pm
Course B | Fri | 2:00 pm –5:00 pm

If one course is registered, one timing would be selected

WEEKEND CLASSES

Course A | Sat | 9:00 am –12:00 pm
Course B | Sat | 1:00 pm –4:00 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 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 & Assymetrical War
Peace and Negotiations
Space Security
Future Challenges

PAYMENT 20,010 PER PER BLOCK

Block 2 (Two Month)

Elective Course [3]

Elective Course [3]

PAYMENT 20,010 PER BLOCK

Block 3 (Two Month)

Research in Security and Strategic
Studies [3]

Homeland Security [3]

PAYMENT 20.010 PER BLOCK

Block 4 (Two Month)

Elective Course [3]

Elective Course [3]

PAYMENT 20.010 PER BLOCK

Block 5 (Two Month)

Intership [6] (Upon Completion of All Taught Courses

PAYMENT 20.010 PER BLOCK

Block 6 (Two Month)

Thesis [6]  Upon Completion of All Taught Courses & Intership

WHAT THEY DO

MSSS Graduates Specialize in the fields of Security and Strategy. They are indentified with any governmental entity or company/institution that seeks to be consulted, advised, positioned and defined in the fields of International Relations, Intelligence, Security, Strategy, Field and Government Operations and International Organizations, Public Affairs, Energy and Space Security and Future Foresight

55%

Federal Government

10%

BANKING

15%

Private Consulting/Market Firms

10%

Local Government

10%

Energy

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