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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.

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Business

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

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

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.

Psychology

Psychology

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

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.

Media

Media

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

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.

Law

Law

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.

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Fast-Track Your Uni Journey with MDX’s International Foundation Programme

Fast-Track Your Uni Journey with MDX’s International Foundation Programme

As a truly cosmopolitan city, Dubai attracts students from all around the world. Dubai has a strong economy and has become an international hub for business, finance and entrepreneurship. People who choose to work in Dubai and the UAE benefit from exciting job opportunities across various industries, tax-free salaries and a thriving expat community.Middlesex University (MDX) Dubai is a well-respected institution with strong business ties in the UAE. We have a current community of over 5,600 students encompassing 120+ different nationalities, creating a diverse global experience. MDX Dubai offers over 70 UK degree programmes and professional qualifications and as the largest UK 5-Star KHDA rated university, it stands out as a leader in British education.Some high school students are ready to begin their journey to university at an earlier stage: This is where the Middlesex University Dubai International Foundation Programme (IFP) comes into play. As a 120-credit programme, it provides you with the required skills for entry into one of our undergraduate programmes. In addition, it helps you to transition from high school to university by teaching the use of academic conventions, fostering a learner-centred environment and encouraging independent learning. You will also develop transferable skills in your chosen subject area along with communication and problem-solving skills.You are given the opportunity to try out a range of different subjects offered at Bachelor’s level at MDX Dubai, developing foundational knowledge so that you can easily continue to undergraduate study in your chosen subject. International Foundation Programme (IFP)The IFP Programme is aimed at students with intermediate to advanced levels of English, who have completed high school with good grades but would like to improve their study skills to meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate programme at MDX Dubai. The programme is divided into a number of fulfilling and diverse core units, during which you will gain the academic writing and research skills necessary for study at undergraduate level. You will gain transferable linguistic skills that will support you to successfully complete the other IFP modules. You will also be introduced to higher level thinking skills through critical and lateral thinking exercises, along with time management and independent learning skills. Incorporating one-to-one Academic Advising and support, which aims to build your confidence in readiness for undergraduate studies. The maths module covers introductory areas of mathematics including numbers, algebra, data collection and statistics in a structured and supportive environment. Software will be used to demonstrate real world situations.Following these core modules, you will be introduced to your chosen pathway, which will be selected from the following options; Business, Law and Politics, Psychology, Media and Film, Art and design,  Computer Science, Technology and Engineering. Each module successfully provides a taster introduction to each programme, equipping you with excellent foundations for further study.  The benefits of studying our IFP are numerous: You will develop academic language skills, and essential independent learning skills. You will gain comprehensive in-person and online support and can connect with both faculty and students on potential future degree programmes. Graduates of the IFP have gone on to become some of our most successful students.Careers linked to all 6 specialisations are numerous, and the pathways are offered based on global market employment need, ensuring a successful career launch.Dr Louise Edensor, Head of the International Foundation Programme said: “Having the opportunity to experience life at university before beginning an undergraduate degree is a brilliant opportunity for any school student, in the UAE or beyond. This is a chance to step onto campus, learn academic skills, trial a specific subject you are interested in and meet new friends, all before you commit to your undergraduate degree. With an IFP under your belt, you’re guaranteed entry to one of Middlesex University Dubai’s amazing undergraduate programmes.”Launchpad for a Successful FutureMost of the MDX Dubai IFP alumni’s have gone on to study an MDX Dubai undergraduate programme in order to prepare for a career in their chosen industry, or even further their studies at postgraduate level. Former MDX Dubai IFP student Hadia Iman chose the Psychology pathway, and said of her experience: “IFP has sharpened my skills in so many ways and has laid the perfect groundwork for my upcoming years of study. The course not only focuses on classes for a specific major but also on essay writing, referencing, critical thinking, etc, which has helped me polish myself in a way other fields of study could perhaps not. Middlesex has become a safe haven for me and I look forward to spending the rest of my years here. My grades speak for themselves I think, I have never excelled in my studies as much as I did studying this course!”More Than Academics: Celebrating the Student ExperienceAs an IFP student, life at the University also offers engaging and enriching extracurricular opportunities. Our sports and social clubs empower you to build confidence and develop leadership and organisational skills, ensuring friendships are formed outside of the classroom. Get involved in events hosted by MDX Dubai, such as International Day, YouthFest talent contest, international trips to destinations such as Japan, Georgia and Italy, student galas and more. With over 30 sports teams and social clubs to choose from there is something for everyone! Team Middlesex is the focal point for the development and delivery of competitive and recreational sport and social activities at MDX Dubai, ensuring you have the best student experience. At MDX Dubai, student welfare is our top priority, and we are dedicated to promoting the well-being of all students under the age of 18. While most students transition into university life smoothly, you may find you need some extra support. Our Student Support Services are available throughout your studies to help whenever you need a shoulder to lean on. Whether you need advice about life in Dubai, feeling homesick, having health issues, or finance concerns our friendly Centre for Academic Success (CAS) team is here to help. The services offered by CAS are available throughout your studies. Our designated team of experienced counsellors and advisors are available for face-to-face meetings, and you have the option of setting up an appointment or to even drop in at the CAS offices for urgent matters. CAS provides customised support and guidance for those with learning and physical disabilities, and our Inclusion Counsellor ensures that your journey at university is as smooth as possible.International students have the option to stay at our student accommodation The Myriad throughout the year, so our support services extend beyond term-time. The library and other university facilities are open year-round, with faculty and support staff available to chat or assist with anything you need. At MDX Dubai, we provide you with the opportunity to transfer your studies to one of our overseas campuses in London or Mauritius within your second year of undergraduate study. This allows you to explore a new culture and make overseas contacts while benefiting from the same high quality of teaching that you receive here at our Dubai campus at Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP).Our DKP campus features state-of-the-art classrooms equipped for hybrid learning; labs for Graphic Design, Robotics, Engineering, VR, Cybersecurity, and Fashion Design; and an exciting student recreation centre called the MDX Social Hub, which is home to our dance studio, gaming room and much more. We are also the first UK university in the UAE to have a campus in each of Dubai’s higher education hubs. Our second campus is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and is home to study areas, and our brand new MBA Study Hub.Career-Led Education with Industry ExposureMDX Dubai is committed to bridging the gap between academia and industry through solid partnerships and industry collaborations. At MDX Dubai, you will benefit from long-standing connections through bespoke learning programmes, mentorship programmes and work placements. Companies such as IBM, ORACLE, Microsoft and CIM are just a few of the organisations that engage with you, providing insights and career opportunities.You will not only gain industry-specific knowledge but also will be equipped for successful future careers. The dedicated Careers and Employability Services (CES) department ensures that you are guided towards a rewarding and dynamic professional path. CES provides a range of services including career guidance, expert career counselling, industry insights, internships, and employment prospects, among many others. With a focus on personalised support, skill development, and industry connections, we empower you to thrive in an ever-evolving job landscape. The aim of CES is to make every student at the University 100% employable by understanding their individual career goals and aspirations and supporting them in achieving future success.Ensuring Accessible EducationMDX Dubai remains committed to delivering high-quality British education that meets market demands. You can qualify for various scholarships based on eligibility criteria, and study grants are available to all students from the UAE and globally, across all study levels. Flexible payment plans are offered to make a quality British education accessible to everyone.We offer two intakes for the IFP programme in September and January. Apply for the next intake at MDX Dubai and take the first step towards achieving your career aspirations. Join MDX Dubai and become part of an inclusive and diverse community that nurtures growth, innovation, and success. Find out more: https://mdx.ac.ae/courses/course-list/course-detail/ifp

TRANSFORM 2024: Excitement and Discovery at MDX University Dubai

TRANSFORM 2024: Excitement and Discovery at MDX University Dubai

On Saturday 22 June 2024, Dubai Knowledge Park came alive with excitement, as Middlesex University (MDX) Dubai hosted TRANSFORM 2024, the biggest open day event of the year. Designed for all potential students across the UAE including high school students and those interested in postgraduate opportunities, the event provided dedicated guidance on securing university placements for September. The day was packed with exhilarating activities, activations, informative sessions and programme specific workshops, plus exciting giveaways. One thing that makes TRANSFORM stand out amongst the other open days in Dubai is the ability to get hands-on, with interactive taster sessions hosted by faculty. Workshops were run throughout the day, including fashion, film, psychology, business, design, law and MBA. Students were able to immerse themselves in these subjects, attending classes just as if they were current students. For example, students in the MBA taster session ‘Strategic Thinking or Communicating a Strategic Choice’ were able to take part in a participant-led discussion on different techniques that companies have used to compete in today's complex business environment. They learned about the importance of anticipating future trends, analysing competitive landscapes, and making informed decisions to achieve long-term goals. They then got their minds working through an activity called ‘Reverse Brainstorming’, where instead of finding solutions, they first explored all the ways to make a problem worse before then turning those ideas around to find the best actual solutions!The workshop emphasised the role of tools and frameworks that can support creative thinking in problem-solving, and attendees gained some high-level practical insights into how to develop an effective strategy to achieve a given goal, as well as how to then communicate that strategy effectively to a business audience.This is just a snippet of what students can expect on either the new MDX Daytime or Executive MBAs. The MBA (Daytime Delivery) is brand new for the September 2024 intake, and is designed for recent graduates pursuing managerial and leadership roles, equipping you with the tools and insights needed to navigate today's modern business landscapes and achieve your career aspirations.Meanwhile, MDX Dubai's Executive MBA caters to business professionals aiming for leadership and transformative roles in global business. With specialised pathways that offer you the opportunity to tailor the programme according to your expertise, this is an excellent opportunity to thrive in the next stage of your career. Students in the fashion workshop, ‘Sketch to Style: Create Your Design’ were able to demonstrate the fundamentals of fashion drawing and discuss creative trends and inspirations. MDX Dubai recently announced their renowned BA Honours Fashion Design programme would become BA Honours Fashion for the September 2024 intake, with a higher focus on the technology involved within the modern design process.Throughout the day, guests had the opportunity to speak with current students, who were able to learn about their journey at MDX and gain insights into campus life, academic experiences, and extracurricular activities. They were also able to sit down with key faculty and learn about various academic programmes, research opportunities, and career prospects.During a campus tour, students explored various labs, study spaces, and social areas, giving them a taste of student life at MDX Dubai.  This included the MDX Studios, Robotics Lab, Social Hub with computer gaming, indoor games like snooker and table tennis, as well as the dance studio, music room, fashion studio, and more. In Block 15 and 16 lobby in the heart of the action, guests could take part in a VR experience, wearing the specialist headsets and exploring the world in virtual reality. They also had the opportunity to engage with Pepper, the resident robot from the MDX Robotics Lab! Adding a thrilling edge to the day, Red Bull was in attendance, welcoming potential students to jump into their immersive race-car simulator. TRANSFORM 2024 successfully provided prospective students with a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to university life at MDX University Dubai, leaving them confident and excited about their academic futures.We also host on-campus Open Days throughout the year, providing students with an opportunity to explore what it’s like to study at Middlesex University Dubai. Students can tour the campus, experience our state-of-the-art facilities firsthand, interact with our faculty, connect with current students to hear about their experiences, and receive admissions advice from our dedicated team.As the new academic year approaches, seize the opportunity to advance your education with over 70 UK-accredited programmes starting in September 2024. Discover what our vibrant university has to offer and join us for an enriching academic journey. Learn more about the September 2024 intake at https://www.mdx.ac.ae/september

ScreenWise Child Summit Raises Online Awareness for Parents

ScreenWise Child Summit Raises Online Awareness for Parents

The ScreenWise Child Summit was held on 13 June at Middlesex University Dubai, welcoming over 60 parents and educators from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The event offered valuable insights into managing children's screen time and presenting research on technology-assisted learning in UAE schools.The event follows the success of The ScreenWise Child group, which originated from a conversation between Middlesex University Dubai’s Dr Alison Burrows and three other concerned working mothers. Their WhatsApp chat, initiated in March 2024, aimed to discuss the impact of the digital age on children. The group rapidly grew to over 1,800 members, with representation in 50+ schools across Abu Dhabi and Dubai, spanning various curricula and year groups.The conference furthered the support that ScreenWise Child offers to parents who believe in meaningful tech use during childhood, opposing the notion that smartphone adoption is an inevitable rite of passage. With global attention on the effects of smartphones and social media on teenagers and excessive screen time in younger children, Dr Alison and the ScreenWise Child group aspire to leverage this shared knowledge, collaborating with schools and parents to reshape the role of technology in childhood.The summit commenced with a panel discussion on the impact of technology on children. Panellists included Dr Diksha Laungani, Child Psychologist at The Free Spirit Collective and Adjunct Lecturer at Middlesex University Dubai; Adam Griffin, Head of Occupational Therapy at the Camali Clinic; Aalia Thobani, Founder of The Brain Accelerator and Senior Speech and Language Pathologist; and Christopher Seeley, Principal of Dovegreen School and Middlesex University Dubai MA Education graduate.Following the panel, attendees participated in sessions led by Dr Lynda Hyland, Aalia Thobani, Adam Griffin, Dr Alison Burrows, and Christopher Seeley. These sessions covered topics such as healthy psychological development and child technology engagement, the developing brain of a child, physical development in a digital world, and meaningful learning with technology.The ScreenWise Child Summit not only addressed parental concerns but also fostered a collaborative environment to promote healthy tech use among children.

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