Education is vital for the progression of life. Educators across the world influence the growth of the economy in more ways than one. Hence, it is essential for them to stay abreast of the latest trends, techniques and concepts used in the classroom. However, a major inhibitor to attaining a postgraduate education would be the cost of the Masters in Education.
A Masters in Education Dubai (Med) is ideal as it is an all encompassing program for many expatriates in the UAE. The mandate by the government in the UAE is to convert the various emirates into education destinations attracting students from all over the world to be part of their ever growing multi cultural society.
The focus of this article is to highlight the cost of a MEd program in Dubai as it will depend on a number of factors such as the institution, accommodation and the duration among others.
On average, a master program should take two academic years comprising of 10-15 subjects costing between AED 5,000 to AED 8,000 per subject. The prices are considered competitive therefore the full program should cost between AED 50,000 to AED 80,000.
A university curriculum will also determine the cost of MEd program. Some institutions are theory based while others are practical oriented such as the University of Dundee. The Master of Education program from the University of Dundee is an IB accredited program and provides its students with a wide selection of specializations such as Leading Learning and Teaching, International Education and Childhood Studies among others. Whether it’s a post graduate certificate course such as the online PGCE Dubai course or the online PGDE Dubai program, educators are still offered specialization options.
The fee structure for any program will often exclude accommodation fees which will depend on whether the student stays on campus or looks for alternative accommodation outside campus. The accommodation aspect mostly applies to students taking full-time courses and is required to stay either on campus or near campus. Universities in Dubai for international students provide accommodation options at an additional cost.
However, students may opt to do the course online which benefits them by reducing their cost of pursing a post graduate certificate as they can complete the entire program from the comfort of their homes and it is an added bonus for those who are already employed as they do not require to leave their jobs.
Having said that, University allocated accommodation (either on campus or off campus) can range between AED 20,000 to AED 30,000 annually. There are several factors that go into securing adequate accommodation, as in the UAE it is possible for students to rent apartments in the heart of the city instead of living on a remote campus. Then however there are added costs of commute that need to be considered.
While it may not be entirely possible to determine an exact amount in terms of cost for the master of education program because the cost relies on different parameters such as the institution offering the program and the choice of accommodation. The most cost effective alternative to campus based education today is an online or distance education in Dubai from a recognized and internationally accredited institution, that would allow you to work and study at the same time, giving you the much needed edge over the competition.