Faculty of Education


Sustainable partnerships which aim to provide quality education that is responsive to the needs of the communities.


To provide outstanding programmes that support the development needs of the education system in the UAE, and the region.


The Faculty of Education provides modern and innovative programmes to support the development needs of the education system in the UAE, the Gulf and the wider Middle/Far Eastern context. It brings together experienced teachers from wide ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds to allow them to examine modern educational theories and approaches under the guidance of expert staff. This allows the participants to reflect on their own educational contexts, to examine the latest international research findings, and to use this process to develop as individual teachers and as future managers of education.


The Faculty offers full-time and part-time research-based Masters, and Diploma degree programmes and the region’s first accredited Doctorate in Education. Students can specialise in any one of the seven areas for their Master’s degree in education programmes:

  1. Management, Leadership & Policy (MLP)
  2. Special and Inclusive Education (SIE)
  3. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  4. Information Communication & Technology (ICT)
  5. Science Education (SE)
  6. Educational Psychology (Ed.Psych)
  7. Learning and Teaching (L&T)

For the Doctorate in Education BUiD’s Faculty of Education welcomes applications from those who are interested in pursuing a Professional Doctorate through research in TESOL, Special and Inclusive Education or International Management & Policy. Both the Masters and the Doctorate Degrees are awarded by The British University in Dubai.


The Faculty of Education offers postgraduate degree in Education. A Masters degree is fast becoming an essential qualification for those wishing to progress their careers. For example, within TEFL/TESOL a Masters degree is needed for teaching at the tertiary level in most countries in the world.  A Masters qualification also allows teachers to become subject specialists either as heads of departments or inspectors.

The BUiD MEd has accreditation eligibility from the Ministry of Education in the UAE and is thus recognised in all GCC countries as well as internationally.


As of 2013/14 academic calendar the following MEd and EdD course will be offered as a General Course (20 credits) in Term 1. It is therefore important that students are made aware of this by enlisting this under the General Course list. These new courses are EDU 517 Sociolinguistics for TESOL and DED 619 Current Issues in Sociolinguistics.

Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education

Apply now for the academic year 2025-2026. * No available seats for the academic year 2024-2025. Why study Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Described by an external evaluator as “one of the best 200 doctoral programmes worldwide”, BUiD’s Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education […]

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Masters and PG Diplomas in Education

Why study Masters and PG Diplomas in Education The aim of the programme is to develop talented, well-rounded, professionals who possess the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to assume roles of responsibility, in the field of Education. The student’s work on the Dissertation/ Research Project is designed to equip the student with the ability to […]

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Faculty of Education

    Professor Eman Gaad Dean of Faculty of Education and Professor of Special and Inclusive Education     Professor Abdulai Abukari Professor      Professor Christopher James Hill Professor, Programme Coordinator – PhD/EdD     Professor Sufian Forawi Professor     Dr Emad Abu-Ayyash Associate Professor , Programme coordinator – MEd     Dr Solomon Arulraj David […]

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The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

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