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Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Certificate
986 EUR/credit
986 EUR/credit
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This Middle Eastern Studies program from American University in Dubai will help you develop a deeper understanding of the history and cultural environment of the Middle East region.

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The Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from American University in Dubai  provides students a deeper understanding of the historical, cultural, social and political environment in the Middle East, allowing them to work towards the certification during their undergraduate programs.  

Whatever profession they choose upon graduation, the certificate will be beneficial to all graduates seeking employment in the region.

The program provides an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge of the cultural, historical, and political factors that have shaped the Middle East through time and to a large extent, explain the profile and texture of the current Middle Eastern landscape.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate required familiarity with Modern Standard Arabic;
  • Exhibit a geographic knowledge of the region including both physical and economic aspects;
  • Identify and discuss the historical underpinnings of the region;
  • Explain the basic tenets of the Islamic faith and the role various religions play in the societies of the Middle East;
  • Identify and discuss the various cultures whose presence contributes to and presents challenges to the cohesiveness of the region;
  • Identify the various political systems historically and currently practiced in the region; and
  • Identify significant contributions to human culture by civilizations in the region.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Elementary Arabic
  • Intermediate Arabic
  • Arabic Proficiency
  • An Introduction to Middle East History
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
  • Business in the Modern Middle East

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


18 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be in good academic standing at AUD or their primary university of study.
  • Be pursuing or having pursued a bachelor’s degree at an institution accredited by the MOHESR in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body in the case of international applicants; or have earned a bachelor’s degree at an institution accredited by the MOHESR or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body in the case of international applicants.
  • Have successfully completed ENGL 102 (Advanced Composition and Research) or its equivalent for students coming from institutions in which English is the language of instruction.
  • Satisfy all other requirements for admission to AUD.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    986 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 986 EUR per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    986 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 986 EUR per credit and a duration of  .

AED 3,990 per credit


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