AFG College with the University of Aberdeen, part of Al Faleh Educational Holding, plans to introduce five new degree programmes which are now in the final stage of the approval of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE).
The programmes are MA (Hons) Politics and International Relations, BSc (Hons) Computing Systems, MSc Global Business Communications, Master of Public Health (MPH), and MSc Global Energy Transition Systems and Technologies.
They are designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled professionals, and to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing job market, a statement said.
Of particular significance are the Masters of Public Health and MSc in Global Energy Transition Systems and Technologies, marking their debut in Qatar.
The energy transition programme will cover a range of subjects, including energy policy, renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency.
With an increasing global emphasis on sustainability, this programme has been designed to provide students with the technical skills and critical thinking that’s needed to adapt to new environmental changes that are impacting business and our day-to-day lives.
The new Masters of Public Health will address pertinent issues including epidemiology, public health and global health.
This comprehensive programme has been designed to offer students a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of public health theory by offering a holistic approach drawing on experts from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.
Acting head of school Dr Steve Pearce said: “Qatar is a rapidly developing country that is investing heavily in its infrastructure and human capital.”
“These new programmes are part of our commitment to support the country’s development by providing world-class education and training to its workforce,” he said.
AFG College chairperson and founder Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh al-Thani said: “We are planning to introduce a diverse range of programmes this September 2023, allowing students to enhance their expertise across various fields.”
“These programmes will equip them with valuable skills, preparing them for a wide range of careers and enabling them to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030,” she added. “Students will receive a solid foundation in their respective subjects as we bridge theory and practice. The AFG team looks forward to working with and inspiring the next generation of leaders who will contribute to Qatar’s future growth”.
A number of workshops and open days will be held in the coming period to introduce the new programmes and disciplines to interested applicants, the statement added.
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