Like HARVARD and MIT, AUI is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

The first non-US NECHE accredited University in Africa, one of the most prestigious accrediting institutions throughout the world.

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Gain unparalleled expertise on a unique region

Benefit from a specialized international faculty and the rich original research opportunities AUI provides.

  • Small seminars: study with expert faculty in multiple disciplines

  • Unique opportunities for original research: conduct fieldwork, explore archives and libraries

  • Regionally focused curriculum: take advantage of the program’s location in Morocco

Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain regional expertise that will prepare you for a variety of careers or for a PhD.

  • Conduct original, publishable research

  • Develop a multi-disciplinary analytical skill set

  • Benefit from the expertise of faculty specializing in North Africa

About the Master

The Master in a few words

AUI graduate programs combine enhanced subject knowledge and research opportunities

NECHE* Accreditation in detail

NECHE (The New England Commission of Higher Education) is the same agency that accredits Harvard and MIT.

AUI Campus Tour

Kawtar and Ali walk you through the beautiful Al Akhawayn University 75-hectare campus

Why choose AUI ?

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) educates the future citizen-leaders of Morocco and the world through a globally oriented, English-language liberal arts curriculum.

Look what our grads say

"Master of HRD has allowed me to deepen my knowledge and uplift my skills in HR Development as well as Strategic HR topics. The diversity of experiences of the faculty members made the journey rich on a global perspective. In addition, the program helped me to get ready for my next managerial role with Unilever."

Aouab Belkhyat

BSHRD class of 2013
MSHRD class of 2019
Talent Lead Maghreb at Unilever