Bachelor of Arts in International Studies From Zayed University

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Zayed University

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides a rigorous education in the political, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of the complex interrelationships that exist within and among nations in a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world. It also prepares students to be effective, globally aware decision- makers in the opening years of the 21st century. The combination of the knowledge of disciplinary fields with practical knowledge develops the foundation for careers in public and community service, diplomacy, the private and public sector, and graduate studies in the humanities and the social sciences.

In fast-developing and changing societies such as the United Arab Emirates, the people who understand the dynamic nature of the globalization of societies, their institutions, problems, and opportunities can most competently advance effective social, economic, and political developments.

Building on a foundation of faculty strength across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities (anthropology, film and literature studies, history, international relations, political science, and sociology), students in the International Studies program are offered a chance to specialize in one of three concentrations after completing at least 57 credit hours of core courses. The concentrations in International Relations, Political Economy & Development, and Middle East & Gulf Studies cater to different academic interests and career aspirations.


DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AED 20,400


IELTS: 5.5 TOEFL: 71


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Concentrations in:

International Relations:

The concentration in International Relations (IR) offers students an indepth appreciation of the central issues in foreign policy, and the complex web of interactions among and between states and international organizations in a post-hegemonic and multipolar world.


Middle East/Gulf Studies:

The concentration in Middle East and the Gulf (MG) is aimed at students keen to focus on the history, cultural heritage, politics, and peoples who live in this diverse part of the world, and their attempts to respond to the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


Political Economy and Development:

The concentration in Political Economy and Development (PE) adopts a comparative perspective on the drivers of development, modernization, economic sustainability, and globalization, as well as their impact on societies and the environment.

  • Applicants must have passed 12 th grade from a recognised institution
  • The minimum GPA is 75% to be considered for admission

Tuition Fees

Total fees for the whole year is AED 20400


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