International Foundation Programme
24-week Foundation degree preparing you for university.
The International Foundation Programme is a 30 week programme designed for students who wish to study at Middlesex University Dubai but who may not meet the necessary entry requirements for direct entry onto one of our undergraduate programmes. The IFP prepares students for enrolment onto one of our many Bachelor’s Degrees and allows them to settle into life on campus and bridge the gap between high school and university education. Students can choose to specialise in Business, Law and Politics, Psychology, Arts and Media, or Engineering and Computer Informatics.
Careers-focused degrees at a leading UK Business School in Dubai.
The Business School has been a major provider of business, management and professional accredited programmes for more than a decade, with a sound record of working in partnership with public and private sector organisations within the UAE. Designed to meet the needs of employers and organisations, students develop into professionals who are able to manage ethically, sensitively and holistically across a range of sectors.
Accounting and Finance
Specialist Accounting education recognised by industry
Our Accounting and Finance programmes are recognised globally as offering excellent preparation for professionals in the field. Our team consists of a diverse group of internationally qualified and renowned scholars and practitioners who specialise in key discipline areas including management accounting, banking regulations, corporate finance, econometrics, data analytics and many more. The department puts a strong emphasis on employability and we have developed strong industry links. Our expert academic staff consult for leaders in business and government. Our learning facilities are state-of-the-art and we have received recognition of our programmes from some of the world’s leading professional bodies including the ACCA, UAECA, CIMA, CFA, CIPFA, GARP and ICAEW. We aim to produce leading research that impacts policy and practice.
Health and Education
Discover how education defines the world around us.
Middlesex University Dubai’s School of Health and Education covers many areas of study including sociology, leadership, management, curriculum studies, best practice and child developments. Students are encourage to self-reflect and be able to identify and articulate their personal competencies through the many varied opportunities provided, along with the benefit of studying in a rich, diverse and culturally stimulating setting. Graduates of these programmes hold a well-developed selection of skills including communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
Gain an applied knowledge of human behaviour and modern psychology.
The Department of Psychology offers a solid grounding in modern psychology through a mixture of theoretical and professional practice, offering the opportunity to specialise in a range of pathways. Our students are encouraged to consider how psychology interacts with other academic disciplines such as Human Resource Management, Marketing, Education and Criminology, equipping them to pursue global careers in a range of industries where an applied knowledge of human behaviour and experiences will ensure they stand out to potential employers. Students also gain exposure to the world of clinical , counseling, health, and industrial psychology and develop the counselling and interpersonal skills needed to undertake further postgraduate training to practice as clinical, counselling, health, and industrial psychologists.
Computer Engineering and Informatics
Drive how new technologies are changing our society.
Drive how new technologies are changing our society.The Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics at Middlesex University Dubai encompasses modern engineering, technology and computing taught by award-winning faculty with decades of collective industry and academic experience. Our students are given an edge through partnerships with leading STEM organisations in the Middle East and around the world and are able to pursue coveted industry qualifications as part of their curriculum. Through leading research conducted by our Centre for Innovation in Human Experience, students are also exposed to cutting-edge technologies and concepts such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science during their studies, equipping them to pursue global, impactful careers in this in-demand field. We invite you to read our annual newsletter, MDX.STREAM, which highlights the our department’s activities.
Redefine how the world communicates & consumes media
Recognised as the ‘Best Media Centre’ in the region by Forbes Middle East (2019), Middlesex University Dubai’s School of Media directly responds to the ever-changing ways in which we communicate. These vibrant programmes are taught by expert faculty with an array of industry experience, bring a diverse range of skillsets and knowledge to the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in internships, field trips and competitions, and have won various awards at events such as the Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity and the Dubai Film Festival.
Art and Design
Innovative Graphic Design and Fashion Design education
The School of Art and Design at Middlesex University Dubai comprises of Graphic Design and Fashion Design. The programmes are taught in state-of-the-art design labs and our newly built Fashion Studio featuring its very own runway. Students are exposed to a variety of design mediums and encourage to build their technical skills and discover their design identity.
Cutting-edge British Law degrees in the heart of Dubai.
The School of Law at Middlesex University Dubai is underpinned by cutting-edge research and delivered by scholars and academics with world-class reputations, who bring a wealth of knowledge and international experience to the classroom. Students are challenged to think beyond the textbook by analysing legal principles and applying them to practical situations, assessing competing arguments and choosing between alternative approaches. Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English law, graduates gain the legal skills and academic qualifications to embark on the next stage of training or enter related professions.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Responsible Sourcing Hackathon a Resounding Success
Middlesex University Dubai Sign MoU with eSafe, Tachyon IT Consultancy, and TECHxMedia
On 1 February 2024, Middlesex University Dubai were proud to formalise a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between eSafe, Tachyon IT Consultancy, TECHx Media and Middlesex University Dubai. The MoU acknowledges that the eSafe Child Online Protection Award 2023 and STOGO FEST events will be hosted at the Middlesex University Dubai in a collaborative move between all parties towards advancing online safety for children while nurturing their online creativity.Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence for the UAE, the MoU marks an important step for the University and for the region to build upon the efforts to protect our young minds in their creative endeavours.STOGO FEST is an international platform celebrating innovation in young students around the world. The festival aims to bring together a diverse demographic of participants from different backgrounds and cultures, to encourage students to push themselves out of their comfort zone and come up with truly innovative ideas. The eSafe Child Online Protection Award 2023 acknowledges outstanding contributions by educational institutions in fostering digital wellbeing among children. Both events will be held at the Middlesex University Dubai Knowledge Park campus on 22 and 23 March 2024 respectively.Professor Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director at Middlesex University Dubai said: “Ensuring the safety of young people and students remains a top priority in every decision we make as a university. Our commitment to student well-being extends to both the physical and virtual realms, exemplified by this partnership with the eSafe Child Online Protection Award 2023 and STOGO FEST. By signing this MoU, and as the chosen host venue for these significant upcoming events, Middlesex University Dubai is proving our dedication to providing a nurturing and safe space for student innovation and creation.”Jayesh Sebastian, Founder of STOGO FEST and CMD at Tachyon IT Consultancy said: “In our role as the primary conceptualiser of STOGO FEST, Tachyon aims to revolutionize the way children engage with the digital realm. We believe in not only shielding them from potential online risks but also harnessing the power of technology to foster their creativity. STOGO FEST is a testament to our commitment to shaping a digital landscape where children can thrive, innovate, and contribute positively.”Middlesex University Dubai is proud to be part of this established partnership between eSafe, Tachyon IT Consultancy and TECHx Media, and looks forward to the upcoming events on campus.
MDX Students Take First Place at Dubai Lynx Creative Student Hackathon
On 31 January and 1 February 2024, six Middlesex University Dubai students had the opportunity to participate in the 2024 Dubai Lynx Creative Student Hackathon, with two MDX students finishing in the winning team.The participating students were chosen from across the BA Hons Digital Media Communications, BA Hons Marketing, and BA Hons Advertising, PR and Branding programmes, and competed at the Dubai Knowledge Park Conference Centre.The young advertisers were assigned into four teams, along with students from other participating universities within the Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City community.Each team was given just 24 hours to develop an integrated Ramadan campaign for The Good Store, a project from the TECOM Group and the Emirates Red Crescent, before presenting to a panel of industry judges. The winning ‘Blue Team’ included Himanshi Saini from the Middlesex University Dubai BA Hons Marketing programme, and Ninoscha Mendoza from the BA Hons Advertising PR and Branding programme.Dubai Lynx is an annual creative advertising festival that brings together 1000+ marketers, agencies, speakers, artists, and strategists from across the world, to network, showcase ground-breaking work and share ideas.Stephen King, Senior Lecturer in Media at Middlesex University Dubai said: “Opportunities like the Dubai Lynx Creative Student Hackathon help our students ground their classroom learning within the context of the industry they hope to join. We are therefore grateful for the efforts of the Dubai Lynx and Dubai Knowledge Park in organising this valuable competition. We offer our thanks to all the judges and presenters who gave their time to be here today and to offer their valuable insights.”
Insights Lab and CEI Industry Research Showcase 2024
Monday 22nd January 2024 saw the launch event of the Insights Lab and CEI Industry Research Showcase for 2024, after it was formally launched last year. During last year’s showcase, 33 MSc Data Science and Cyber Security students collaborated with prestigious organisations such as Dubai Police, Emirates, DEWA, Landmark Group, Porsche Middle East and others, to tackle industry challenges using their research expertise. This initiative headed by Dr. Krishnadas Nanath (Deputy Head, CEI and CPC- PG CEI Programs) represents a significant step in enhancing the quality of thesis projects, providing a platform for MSc students in the Computer Engineering and Informatics department to engage in applied projects from reputed organisations. In collaboration with Careers & Employability Services (CES), this year’s event provided MDX students with the opportunity to learn about research opportunities from various organisations, apply for these positions, and potentially integrate them into their thesis journey. The event commenced with a keynote address from Dr. Sameh Ben Fredj, Head Data Scientist at Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East. Dr Sameh’s session set a dynamic tone for the event, highlighted Emirates' use cases and emphasised the importance of problem-solving skills in real-world scenarios. Dr Sameh’s address also identified key research areas beneficial for Emirates.Following Dr Sameh’s presentation, the spotlight shifted to the Forensics department at Dubai Police. The guest of honour for this event was Major Dr. Rashid Almansoori, Director at Dubai Police Forensics Department, and his team who also joined the session – Fatima Alawar, Shaima Almazrouei, and Mira Alansari. They recognised and celebrated the contributions of Middlesex University Dubai students during the previous showcase, emphasizing their role in enhancing the safety of individuals in the UAE through their technological skills. Concluding the session, Navin Suresh, Senior Project Manager at Al Futtaim, shared compelling data from IKEA, sparking discussions and igniting student interest in research projects focused on warehouse efficiency and optimisation. During his session he delved into the data, encouraging students to come up with meaningful and relevant solutions. We were honoured to host representatives from Emirates, Dubai Police and Al Futtaim, who engaged with MDX Students at the launch event. Other organisations also involved in the initiative this year were Landmark Group, SAS, FAB, and many more. The event, organised by the Insights Lab at MDX, highlights the commitment to providing students with opportunities to improve the quality of their thesis work and enhance their career prospects. Following the success of the showcase, we look forward to what this year will bring!
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World-class UK education in the heart of Dubai
At MDX Dubai, you’ll experience a world-class British university education with a difference. You’ll join our global student community, study in state-of-the-art facilities, and benefit from a immersive, careers-focused and welcoming student experience in the heart of Dubai, the world's most dynamic city! We'll support you to thrive professionally and personally, and we'll be there with you every step of the way on your journey to university. Discover our excellent scholarships and grants, and join us at an Open Day to learn more about studying with us. It's time to become the person you were always meant to be!