Zayed University (ZU) announces development of a Master's degree in Diplomacy and International Affairs, in collaboration with the UAE the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
The program was officially launched in December 2009 with 23 students, of whom 21 are employed at the MoFA.
First six months of the program is the Graduate Certificate, after which students can continue and complete the Masters Degree.
Curriculum subject areas include international law, world politics, international relations, diplomatic history and politics, international political economy and communications, foreign policy in the Gulf region, legal system and administrative structures in the Gulf region, foreign policy in the UAE, culture and society in the UAE.
Cost of Masters degree might be AED 130,00? Other ZU Master's programs are about AED 85,000-130,000.
21 December 2009 - Graduate Certificate launched (press release)
Graduate Certificate in Diplomacy and International Affairs launched at Zayed University Diplomatic Academy on 20 December 2009.
Entry prerequisite is a 4 year Bachelor's degree with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 from an accredited university, and sufficient English skills.
Courses are in English and Arabic.
Tuition fees for certificate course are AED 60,000.
Entry open to males and females of all nationalities.
Office of Graduate Studies at ZU Abu Dhabi for more information.
27 May 2009 - ZDA to be launched
A press release about the ZU five-year strategic plan announced the launch of the Zayed Diplomatic Academy to provide training for UAE diplomats.
ZU launches the Diplomatic College in Abu Dhabi to provide short two-month diplomatic training courses newly appointed UAE ambassadors being sent to posts abroad.
Last update 19 May 2010
General comments - might not apply to Zayed Diplomatic Academy
Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.