Bachelor On Campus

Communication and Information Studies

American University in Dubai

48 months
22324 EUR/year
22324 EUR/year
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The Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies (B.C.I.S) from American University in Dubai offers you extraordinary opportunities to be creative, tell stories that empower and inspire, and impact the media industry in memorable ways


Key facts

The Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies (B.C.I.S.) from American University in Dubai is unique to the American University in Dubai. 

Not only do we focus on the regional media industry in the large majority of our courses, we also expose our students to all aspects of the regional and international media, and its relationships with politics, globalization and popular culture.

We have attracted some of the best minds to teach at the School, many of whom remain established in the industry to this day. Our strong external relationships within the media allow us to equip students with the most up to date, globally-recognized skills and knowledge on the rise of new media, the arts, the nature of audiences and communications management.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and administer various media platforms to communicate with diverse audiences about a wide range of topics;
  • Analyze the complexities of information gathering, evaluate the credibility of sources and ensure the highest possible reliability of information provided to the public;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in production aesthetics, particularly in using digital media platforms, to provide various forms of media content to the public;
  • Determine and analyze elements of communication theory, including the societal responsibilities and professional practices of news, entertainment, and other media industries;
  • Identify various facets of issues, think independently and critically, and make informed judgments;
  • Determine the importance of media independence while recognizing legal and ethical principles that govern media practices;
  • Appreciate the value of lifelong learning about the constantly changing practices and influence of the mass media, and the importance of being able to innovate within the evolving world of media;
  • Recognize the importance of being able to interact with fellow media professionals and the larger public in ways that reflect sensitivity to diverse interests.


accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

Programme Structure

Course inculded:

  • Creative Writing 
  • British Literature 
  • American Literature 
  • World Literature
  • Special Topics in Literature 
  • The Epic
  • World Mythology 
  • Bibliography/Autobiography 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


125 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11162 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    22324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11162 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • AED 46,200 per semester

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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