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Post Graduate Studies in Egypt

The labor market is indisputably a world of never ending challenges and opportunities. If you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree and are eager to join the professional world, undertaking further studies may be placed right at the very bottom of your priority list. You stumble upon words like MBA and MPA while the career bar is incessantly being raised. It’s not exactly a walk in the park when you’re literally competing with hundreds of thousands of other competent candidates. Would a postgraduate degree like a MA or a MSc from a reputable institution automatically make you stand out as the ideal candidate for your dream post?

Today, we notice many fresh graduates rushing to get their Masters degrees. Opposing opinions to that approach suggest working for a few years before proceeding with post-graduate studies. There is the perspective that getting out into the workforce, watching how things work in an office environment and gaining enough experience ultimately enhances the benefits of Masters studies.

If you’ve already joined the workforce, you may feel discouraged from pursuing your postgraduate studies because your time, effort, income and lifestyle are all at stake. But your investment is only transitory and can prove to be well worth it. Increasing your depth of knowledge and expertise in your chosen field, better employment opportunities and more rewarding salary prospects can all be a natural result.

Many universities in Egypt offer post-graduate programs in English, which makes it easier for students to transfer their acquired knowledge to other countries as well as open the door for international career opportunities. Cairo East Magazine compiled a sample of postgraduate courses offered in Egypt from several distinguished institutions: The American University in Cairo, The German University in Egypt and Technische Universität Berlin – TUB, El Gouna, in the following convenient list:

The Master of Arts (M.A., Magister Artium) is the most common Master’s degree:

M.A. Egyptology and Coptology

The American University in Cairo

This degree helps prepare students for careers in Egyptology/Coptology and takes full advantage of being located in Egypt where students can visit and study the monuments in context, as well as gain practical experience in their chosen field.

M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication

The American University in Cairo

This M.A. is designed to provide intellectual growth and advanced training for persons already engaged in mass media or public information work.

M.A. Middle East Studies

The American University in Cairo

This degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the peoples, societies and economies of the region.

M.A. Television & Digital Journalism

The American University in Cairo

This is a practical program that provides intensive and hands-on exposure to the skills needed for producing both field reports and in-studio shows.

 

M.A. Arabic Studies

The American University in Cairo

Students will receive a solid academic background in the ideas and traditions that form the foundation of the important contributions of the Arab and Muslim peoples to human civilization.

M.A. Human Rights Law

The American University in Cairo

This degree seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of human rights law and in the methods of solid multidisciplinary research that are required for investigating legal issues pertaining to human rights.

M.A. Philosophy

The American University in Cairo

Students will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the processional discipline as well as the detailed understanding of the history of ideas more generally.

M.A. Economics

The American University in Cairo

This degree opens wide opportunities for prestigious and creative jobs in research centers and departments, both in government and private institutions as well as several U.N. and international development institutions.

M.A. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

The American University in Cairo

This degree feeds a popular demand for trained professionals in the Arabic language.

M.A. Migration and Refugee Studies The American University in Cairo

Through this degree, students will acquire critical knowledge, research methods and analytical skills of current theoretical, legal, political, economic, social, demographic and psychological issues in migration and refugee studies.

M.A. Gender and Women´s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

The American University in Cairo

This degree prepares graduates for a wide variety of professional careers such as consultants in international development agencies, local NGO’s and national government agencies.

M.A. Comparative Middle East Politics and Society

The American University in Cairo

This degree focuses on Middle East Politics and Society.

 

M.A. Economics in International Development

The American University in Cairo

A degree designed for students who wish to acquire in-depth understanding and knowledge in the field of development.

M.A. Political Science

The American University in Cairo

This degree offers advanced study in the discipline of Political Science, with particular emphasis and specializations in three areas; Comparative Politics; International Relations, and; Development Studies (previously Professional Development).

M.A. International & Comparative Education

The American University in Cairo

This degree seeks to enroll students who are interested in improving educational policy and practice in Egypt, the Middle East, and beyond.

M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The American University in Cairo

This degree is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of teachers, researchers, and administrators in the profession.

M.A. Sociology – Anthropology

The American University in Cairo

Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, critically engage with, and effect change in local, regional, and global communities.

M.A. Counseling Psychology

The American University in Cairo

This degree will help students develop skills and knowledge that are needed to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and groups struggling with psychosocial issues and mental illness. The program exposes students to methods of psychological practice that are ethically responsible and culturally appropriate to Egypt and the region.

M.Sc. Chemistry

The American University in Cairo

This degree provides postgraduate education to prepare students for a career in chemistry or related fields through the development of a firm foundation in the fundamental science and applications of chemistry.

 

M.Sc. Water Engineering

Technische Universität Berlin – TUB, El Gouna

This program trains master students to become tomorrow’s problem solving managers, engineers and researchers to cope with the challenges of the rapidly increasing water scarcity.

M.Sc. Robotics, Control and Smart Systems

The American University in Cairo

This degree provides interdisciplinary academic and educational excellence in advanced sciences and technologies.

M.Sc. Construction Engineering

The American University in Cairo

This program offers high quality education that prepares students for advanced academic, research and professional careers in construction management & systems and structural engineering & construction materials.

M.Sc. Nanotechnology

The American University in Cairo

This degree provides academic excellence in advanced sciences and technologies through an interdisciplinary education in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering preparing students for careers in industry, education and research, with the capacity necessary to compete and excel in the ever expanding world of nanotechnology.

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering

The American University in Cairo

This degree provides a broad program of study in preparation for careers in advanced engineering areas in addition to in depth knowledge in environmental engineering with a strong research component.

M.Sc. Finance

The American University in Cairo

Students will acquire the expertise required in today’s global financial environment and gives a clear understanding of practical financial decision-making.

M.Sc. Biotechnology

The American University in Cairo

This program provides postgraduate education to prepare students for a career in biotechnology through the construction of a firm foundation in the science and engineering of biotechnology and to provide an introduction to bio-entrepreneurship.

 

M.Sc. Computer Science

The American University in Cairo

Students will engage in course work, research projects, and other activities designed to develop theoretical background and up-to-date practical skills in the rapidly changing area of Computer Science.

M.Sc. Physics

The American University in Cairo

This program provides, along with a deep and solid foundation in basic physics, theoretical and experimental skills that are transferable to many professions besides the traditional physics research careers.

M.Sc. Sustainable Development

The American University in Cairo

This degree is designed to take advantage of sustainable development as an economic growth opportunity.

M.Sc. Urban Development

Technische Universität Berlin – TUB, El Gouna

This degree provides outstanding education in key sectors of the urban sciences, including aspects of sustainable urban planning, project management, urban infrastructure and interdisciplinary studies.

Master of Engineering Programs:

M.Eng. Electronics and Communications Engineering (Concentration in Management of Technology)

The American University in Cairo

This degree prepares students for higher-level professional practice in local and international markets.

M.Eng. Construction Engineering

The American University in Cairo

Graduate students will prepare for higher-level professional practice in local and international markets, whether in consulting practice, industry, or government. This degree is intended for construction engineers who wish to master the practice in their field of specialty.

M.Eng. Environmental Systems Design

The American University in Cairo

This degree prepares students for higher-level professional practice in local and international markets, whether in private consulting practice, industry, or government and regulatory activities.

M.Eng. Robotics, Control and Smart Systems

The American University in Cairo

This program provides academic excellence through an interdisciplinary education in the fields with aim to prepare graduate students for careers in industry, education and research (local, regional and global).

M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering

The American University in Cairo

This program prepares students for higher-level professional practice in local and international markets.

M.Eng. Electronics and Communications Engineering

The American University in Cairo

Graduate students are prepared for higher-level professional practice in local and international markets, whether in private consulting practice, industry, or government activities.

MBA & Online Courses:

 

MBA Master of Business Administration

The German University in Egypt

This program is designed and executed to prepare students to assume managerial positions of increasing complexity and challenge. It delivers insights from different managerial mind-sets combine knowledge about various functions of an enterprise into a comprehensive whole.

MBA Media Management

The German University in Egypt

This degree offers students a range of courses with practical and real life application.

MBA Business Administration

The American University in Cairo

This is a professional degree designed to prepare students who have completed undergraduate work in any academic discipline and intend to pursue a management career.

Eslisca, Paris, France.

Paris ESLSCA Business School

Offers an online Bachelor of Business Administration program. Groupe ESLSCA offers a wide range of Postgraduate education including executive training, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and several French Masters degrees

Post-graduate programs are also offered at Cairo University, Misr International University and 6th October University in many diversified fields.

Overseas Scholarships for Egyptians

There are several postgraduate scholarships that Egyptians are eligible for. Students can apply to them provided they meet the necessary requirements.

Chevening Scholarships in Egypt are granted to outstanding Egyptian applicants to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university so that they can return back to be Egypt’s future leaders, influencers and decision-makers. They can choose any course of study, in the following fields: Communication, Economics, Finance, Human Rights, Journalism, Law, Media, Peace Studies, Politics, Public Policy and Sustainable Development.

The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship is a private merit-based scholarship program established in 2000 by Orascom Construction. The program provides full tuition, living expenses allowance, travel and health insurance for Egyptian students seeking to pursue their Master’s Degree at prestigious universities in the United States in the fields of Business Administration and Construction Management, with the aim of boosting Egypt’s economic competitiveness.

The Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation offers scholarship for talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue master degree abroad in all fields of study. The Citadel Scholarship funds under two schemes: the full scholarship covering tuition and living expenses and the partial scholarship covering tuition only. The ceiling for tuition fees is 50,000 USD per annum. Students must be Egyptian nationals and residing in Egypt. Applicants must have a minimum of two years of work experience post-graduation.