Credit Hours

 

​​Study at the College of Administrative Sciences is based on a semester system in which the academic year comprises two academic semesters.
The courses in each program are spread over the study period according to the following system:

  • Doctoral Programs: These programs run for 6 semesters. 4 semesters are allocated to the study of specialist courses, academic research courses, and courses that are common to all doctoral programs at the University. During these 4 semesters, there are a total of 48 credit hours. The remaining 12 credit hours in the program are taken in the final year over 2 academic semesters as part of the final thesis project needed to gain the degree.

  • Master’s Degree Programs: These programs run for 6 semesters. 4 semesters are allocated to the study of specialist courses, academic research courses, and courses that are common to all Master’s degree programs at the University. During these 4 semesters, there are a total of 40 credit hours. The remaining 8 credit hours of the program are taken in the final year over 2 academic semesters as part of the final thesis project needed to gain the degree.

  • Higher Diploma Programs: These programs are studied over a period of 2 semesters. Specialist courses, academic research courses, and courses that are common to all diploma programs at the University cover the 2 semesters and there are a total of 24 credit hours during the program.