Prof. Dr. Taqi Bin Abdulredha Al Abduwani
I welcome you on behalf of the academic faculties, students support service centres, administrative and technical staff of Gulf College.
The college started providing human resources development programmes in 1991 and obtained the approval of the Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman in 1996 for offering the Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). We are the first Omani private sector institution to provide a Master’s degree programme in the Arabian Gulf region. Thereafter in December 2003, Gulf College got the approval from the Ministry of Higher Education to start undergraduate programmes through academic affiliation with universities in the United Kingdom.
Gulf College is an academic institution specialising in higher education. It is located in the Muscat Governorate and works under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education. The medium of instruction at the College is English. The College provides higher education programmes through internationally reputed universities in the United Kingdom (UK). The programmes are offered both on a full-time and part-time basis. Currently, the College has academic affiliations with two UK universities, which are:
- Staffordshire University and
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
Gulf College offers Bachelor's degrees with honours in various streams of Management and IT. These programmes are offered at Gulf College in Muscat through franchise arrangements with Staffordshire University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. The students at Gulf College follow the same academic approach for their studies as is being done by the students at the respective Universities in the UK. The modules for study, teaching methodologies applied, and the assessment methods are the same at Gulf College as those of the Universities in the UK except that the academic staff members are appointed by Gulf College after getting the approval from the University and the Ministry of Higher Education.
The Bachelor's degree certificate is awarded to the students by Staffordshire University and Cardiff Metropolitan University upon successful completion of their studies and achieving the academic requirements as set by the respective Universities. In addition to the facilities at Gulf College, students will have access to the expansive collection of Staffordshire University and Cardiff Metropolitan University's online resources including a range of digital libraries and databases.
In order to attain a Bachelor's degree, students at Gulf College have to achieve the same academic standards as those gained by students pursuing a Bachelor's degree at the Partner universities in the UK.
The appointment of examiners by the UK Universities to moderate assessments at Gulf College is one of several initiatives in place to ascertain maintenance of high academic standards. The academic quality at Gulf College assures availability of effective and appropriate teaching as well as support, assessment and effective learning opportunities.
Gulf College is also subject to periodical reviews by the Directorate General of Private Universities and Colleges in the Ministry of Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman, which assures that the College is fulfilling all the criteria and quality regulations applied in Oman.
You are welcome to contact me or any other member of our team at Gulf College for any clarifications. I am sure you will get the support and service you deserve.