NYU Abu Dhabi launches its first master’s degrees

Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi has launched its first full-time master’s degrees in economics and fine art, with courses set to start next autumn.

Not only are they the university’s first masters offerings but the economics course is also the first of its kind in the country and fine arts is the first of its kind in the region.

NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann said, “As we celebrate our tenth academic year and look forward to the next decade of success, this is an important moment for NYU Abu Dhabi. These two new graduate programmes – offering the University’s first master’s degrees — inaugurate our next stage of growth and development. Building on the strengths of NYU’s economics and arts programmes in Abu Dhabi and New York, these courses of study are unparalleled for the region and infused with global perspectives. Students will learn in a rigorous academic environment nurtured by top faculty, on a world-class campus embedded in one of the world’s fastest growing economic and cultural hubs.”

The full-time, one-year MSc in Economics offers a unique two-path degree for both policy makers and prospective PhD students. Students will learn to assess regional socio-economic challenges and opportunities in the current climate. By studying the core elements of economic theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics, students enrolled in the curriculum will pursue specialisations both in theory and policy, offered in one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies in the world.

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