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BSc Honours Psychology with Education

BSc Honours Psychology with Education

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Start
September
Duration
3 years full time
Attendance
Full time
Fees

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the human mind. At Middlesex University Dubai, we offer a solid grounding in modern psychology - a body of theoretical and practical knowledge concerning human behaviour and experiences. This program is designed to give students an advanced level of understanding of the way that psychological theories and research have influenced our understanding of child and adult learning and teaching in educational settings. The aim is to direct students to develop an appreciation of traditional and contemporary research, knowledge and applications in the domain.

Psychology in Education provides a rich learning opportunity for students wanting to study educational psychology at Masters level and for those planning a career in teaching. The programmes provide a combination of core psychology courses along with modules pertaining to policy and practice in a range of classroom settings. This programme combines a broad education in Psychology with a specific attention to a specialisation in Education. Graduates of the programme will be eligible and well-prepared to either getting higher qualification in applied fields of psychology or studying a PGCE to pursue a career in Education.

Combining Psychology with another Discipline

This Honours degree programme offers students a solid grounding in Psychology but also allows specialisation in complementary areas through the various pathways available. The programme is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career where an understanding and knowledge of human resource management is essential. The psychology programme has a strong focus on the practical investigation of human behaviour, culminating in the opportunity to undertake an independent piece of research in the final year.

Why Study BSc Honours Psychology with Education

Psychology with Education programme provides a combination of core psychology courses along with specific attention to a specialisation in education. The courses are designed for those who are interested to pursue either getting higher qualification in applied fields of psychology or in education. The emphasis of this programme besides equipping the students with academic reading, writing, critical thinking, researching, numeracy and use of IT is developing skills required to understand human behaviour in various cultural and social context and to appreciate individual difference in perceiving themselves and others. Learning psychology in general is exciting and when combined with a strand of pedagogy skills it adds up the enthusiasm, provides wider horizon to work with different educational set ups i.e. special need education.



Course Fees : AED 150,000

BSc Honours Psychology with Education programme will prepare you to enhance your knowledge and skills in two different yet complimentary subject areas. The degree provides sound understanding of basic core courses that start at foundation level in year 1 and develops in depth and detail in year 2 and 3. The modules are designed in a way that you learn basic psychology courses along with education specific subjects. The main focus of various modules is to enhance critical thinking and evaluation of taught concepts and theories, the development of numerical and analytic skills which culminate into developing capacity to carry out independent research project i.e. dissertation in third year. For dissertation, the focus is on independent, self- managed, self-directed study within a framework of supervision.



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  • Year 1

    • Research Methods and Design in Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module aims to introduce students to the principles and practice of quantitative and qualitative psychological research. Students will develop skills in searching literature and generating hypotheses with a sound rationale, understand the principles of sound research design and data collection and be able to interpret findings and critically assess research output in psychology. They will also be provided with opportunities to develop skills in the dissemination of research results with the conventions, styles and critical approach of academic work
    • Psychological Data Analysis (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: to introduce students to statistical and qualitative analysis as they are employed in psychological research. Students will gain experience in a range of analytic techniques and learn to use relevant software. Students will also be required to engage in extensive hands-on computer use in order to develop skills in data collection, input and analysis, using SPSS.
    • Foundation Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to introduce students to the five core areas of Psychology as set down by the BPS, Cognitive, Social, Biological Basis, Developmental and Individual Differences. In addition we will also explore ideas concerned with definitions of Psychology and how Psychology developed as a separate discipline by considering its historical and philosophical beginnings and current issues.
    • Education Policy:Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      To achieve an acceptable level of competency appropriate to first year undergraduate studies in the following key skill areas: personal and career development, effective learning, communication, teamwork. Additionally the module will establish a transferable skill base to enable students to succeed in Education Studies. To introduce students to the main educational ideologies prevalent in the last 150 years. To examine a number of contemporary controversial issues in the field of education. To enable students to demonstrate awareness of the underlying principles relevant to Education Studies and to start developing a personal stance drawing on their own experiences. To develop an awareness of the societal and organisational structures of the educational system and possible implications for learners To identify and use relevant sources of information.
  • Year 2

    • Research Methods and Ethics in Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module enables students to understand and evaluate psychological research and to understand how research design relates to research questions. It provides students with skills in a variety of statistical analyses and enables them to conduct ethical psychological research utilising quantitative and qualitative methods. It provides the foundation for interpretation and critical discussion of published psychological research.
    • Education and Equality (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      To provide students with an overview of the extent of race, class, sex and SEN inequalities in educational attainment To provide students with an understanding of the main theories that have been advanced such differential outcomes To enable students to come to a balanced evaluation of the efficacy of government policies on equality of opportunity in education.
    • Developmental Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module aims to give students an overview of the current research and core theoretical aspects of developmental psychology. In addition to the main topics, student will have opportunities to learn about extended topics of atypical developments, developments throughout the lifespan and applications to educational issues, as well as contemporary topics in applied developmental psychology. Understanding of these topics is enhanced through a series of interactive seminars.
    • Biological Cognitive Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: to give students an overview of the biological bases of behaviour and the cognitive approach to psychology. After initial study of the anatomy physiology of the nervous system, attention is focused on aspects of behaviour that have a clear biological component. Through a series of practical laboratory sessions students will investigate specific central and peripheral nervous system variables and their relation to behaviour. In the second half of the module, the nature of the cognitivist approach to psychology will be outlined and key theories relating to major cognitive faculties explored. Understanding of these is enhanced through a series of interactive seminars.
  • Year 3

    • Optional Module in Education (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Optional Module in Education (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Social Psychology and Individual Differences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to develop the depth and breadth of students understanding of theory and research in social psychology and personality psychology. In term 1, students are introduced to the social dimension of human psychology, through topic-focused lectures combined with small-group collaborative research projects. In term 2, students will cover mainstream concepts and theories of personality and the application of personality dispositional theory in assessment including employability . There will be a strong emphasis on critical consideration of the strengths and limitations of comparative models along with the conceptual links. The application of psychometrics and underlying principles of factor analysis will be explained in context and statistical analysis conducted by hand to facilitate understanding.
    • Dissertation in Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      Students pursue independent study with a designated supervisor on a topic not offered in-depth among the normal range of modules. The student will be expected to carry out an original investigation using a recognised psychology or cognitive science research method, and produce a dissertation based on that research. The title and methodology of this dissertation must be agreed with the supervisor in advance. Undertaking this module will enable participants to develop their methodological and statistical knowledge acquired through previous research methods training; it will develop their competence in the production of coherent written reports which are clearly presented and which have an analytic and critical orientation, and it will provide the opportunity for final year students to become competent and self-sufficient researchers.

Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16, 17, 04 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions might be scheduled over weekends or holiday periods and you can expect to receive plenty of notice for these. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.

Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which could allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.

Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods you may take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying. By engaging with e- learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following international qualifications are normally considered for admission:

  • Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
  • Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All State Boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
  • British A-Levels: minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,C (three subjects) or with A*, A* (two subjects)
  • International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with good grades
  • UAE’s General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Grade 12 (Tawjihiya) plus successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)***  or equivalent programmes
  • Pakistani National Curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university / college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the Middlesex University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • BTEC Level 3 qualifications***** (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme

Note: *** International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes.

***** BTEC qualifications (QCF) (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).

This list shows only a selection of qualifications. If your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office admissions@mdx.ac.ae and we will be able to advise you further.

English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test

Entry Requirement

IELTS Academic

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based

72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

PearsonPTE Academic

51

PearsonPTE General

Level 3


Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language

Entry Requirement

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English

(as a first or second language)

Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards

Minimum grade of 70% in English

International Baccalaureate

Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE 

Minimum grade “C6“


For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on 0097143678100 / 0097143751212 alternatively you can email onadmissions@mdx.ac.ae

Equipped with a wide range of academic, practical and research skills the Psychology with Education graduates have significant career options working with children (or adults) in supportive learning contexts. They are hired by various Educational and psychology based organisations. Some graduates from this subject undertake further academic study often developing specific areas of interest within Psychology or Social Sciences. Student with Psychology majors who seek British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation are eligible to take a conversion diploma in the United Kingdom after graduation. Postgraduate study and training is essential for those wishing to pursue the chartered psychology careers, which include counselling, clinical, organisational, educational and forensic psychology. Further study in another subject area would enable graduates to qualify for a range of careers in early childhood areas. Our Careers and Employability Service will offer you a range of support both while you are studying with us - and after you have graduated

What our students say

Evelina Saulyte
BSc Psychology

"The entire course has been challenging and very interesting at the same time. My lecturers were always engaged in what they were teaching and I had an opportunity to improve my knowledge in so many aspects of psychology. I recently joined my partner as co-founder of our company 'Invoiceberry Limited' (http://www.invoiceberry.com), which is an online invoicing software facility for small businesses and freelancers. The research I undertook for my dissertation will definitely help me in this venture."

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