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Diplomacy and International Studies

Zayed University

24 months
1161 USD/credit 17415 USD/year
1161 USD/credit 17415 USD/year
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In the Diplomacy and International Studies programme, Zayed University educates and trains future generations of diplomats from the United Arab Emirates as well as professionals from around the world for successful careers in diplomacy and international affairs.


The interdisciplinary nature of the Diplomacy and International Studies program at Zayed University with a focus on the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Region, prepares professionals ready to contribute with innovative ideas to the challenges and opportunities that the public and private sectors face in the 21st century.

Participants will be knowledgeable about local and international contemporary history, the characteristics and major elements of an interconnected global economy, the law of the nations, and modern theories in international politics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate a detailed understanding of advanced political, economic, and historical concepts, a strong ability to connect these various disciplines together when explaining local and international events, and advanced skills when evaluating current international affairs and state relations.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, the student will show an advanced ability to investigate, assess and use data from multiple sources using information technology tools, a solid proficiency in qualitative research methods when executing high-quality projects whether independently or as part of a team, highly-developed problem-solving skills when evaluating complex concepts and information, and a strong ability to present and explain findings to a wider audience.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • International Relations
  • Diplomatic History: The Shaping of Contemporary International Affairs
  • International Political Economy
  • Public Diplomacy
  • The United Arab Emirates: Political and Administrative Structure
  • International Relations of the U.A.E.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for graduate program admission;
  • Relevant supporting documents; and,
  • A receipt of payment of the non-refundable application fee of AED 420.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1161 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1161 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • AED 4,267 - credit 

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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