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The University of Manchester in Dubai: World-class blended learning master's programmes

With an expanded master's programme portfolio, The University of Manchester in Dubai is creating opportunities for students to grow their network and gain essential skills.

Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 4:35 PM

Last updated: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 6:36 PM

The University of Manchester, Middle East Centre, in Dubai is expanding its regional portfolio of part-time Master's programmes for eligible working professionals in the Middle East. The latest addition is the part-time MSc in Financial Management which will start in September 2021. The University already offers two part-time MBA options, in addition to a specialist MSc in Real Estate, and MA in Educational Leadership in Practice. All five programmes are currently offered at special rates with savings of up to Dh20,000 on total tuition fees, to help support students.

All the University's programmes are delivered through the blended learning format, offering working professionals all the flexibility and convenience of online self-study complemented by valuable face-to-face learning through workshops or course conferences hosted by the Middle East Centre in Dubai. In the current circumstances, if travel restrictions are in place then workshops can be delivered virtually.

Workshops provide the opportunity for students to develop their professional networks with peers, discuss experiences with fellow students working across the world in diverse professional environments, and to meet the academic team. Working in groups, this is where students have the chance to apply theory to practice through real-life case studies based on contemporary business and industry problems.

For working professionals looking to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to progress their careers, these faculty-led courses are designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills sought by organisations worldwide.

A blended learning specialist master's is more than just a faculty-led academic course, it should be a life-transforming experience and your fellow students are a vitally important part of this experience. They also become part of your professional network during the programme and after graduation, fellow alumni. This personal contact with faculty and student peers is central to the part-time blended learning master's experience.

The University of Manchester is ranked as the world's 27th best university, and among the world's elite institutions for graduate employability and research. The university is committed to creating access to world-class blended learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of working professionals and continues to move higher in a range of international rankings, confirming its status as one of the world's top universities, focusing on the quality of teaching, research and social responsibility.

The University of Manchester Middle East Centre is the largest in the university's international network of centres in key cities around the world. The university offers a choice of five blended learning master's programmes for working professionals in the region, supported by student counsellors and career services provided by the team in Dubai.

Randa Bessiso, Middle East Director

We are very fortunate to be living and working in the UAE, benefitting from the effective public health response and the country's advanced digital platform. This has enabled the Middle East Centre to quickly re-blend the University's part-time master's programmes and continue to support students. We have also been able to sustain, and even increase, engagement with our growing community of students, alumni and partners with around 200 events engaging more than 10,000 people, in recent months. This has also given us the confidence to move ahead with new partnerships and expansion of our programme portfolio with the launch of a new part-time MSc in Financial Management.

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