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BSc Honours Psychology with Human Resource Management

BSc Honours Psychology with Human Resource Management

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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 programme combines a broad education in Psychology with a specialist strand to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of Human Resource Management (including organisational behaviour). Graduates of the programme will be eligible and wellprepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training to become qualified to practice as occupational or organisational psychologists.

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 HR Management

Psychology with HRM programme provides a combination of core psychology courses along with specific attention to a specialisation in human resource management. The courses are designed for those who are interested to pursue either getting higher qualification in applied fields of psychology or in specific areas such as MA in HRM . 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 managerial skills it adds up the enthusiasm, provides wider horizon to work with different organisational set up.


Course Fees : AED 150,000

The degree provides sound understanding of basic core courses that start at foundation level in year one and develops in depth and details in year 2 and 3. The main focus of various modules is to enhance critical thinking and evaluation of taught concepts and theories, the development of numerical and analytical skills which culminate into developing capacity to carry out independent research project. In addition to all other basic core modules students must complete a dissertation which is intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to carry out a research oriented piece of work and to relate the theoretical knowledge gained through the programme to empirical data. For the dissertation, the focus is on independent, self-managed, self-directed study within a framework of supervision.

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  • Year 1

    • Understanding People in Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module will provide you with the basis for the further study of Human Resource Management HRM . This will be achieved through introducing you to key concepts and theories in Organizational Behaviour OB . The module explores a variety of factors influencing behaviour in organizations. The range of factors explored will firstly relate to individuals and groups within organisations and the wider society and secondly to those which relate to organisations as a whole structure, processes and management . Through this exploration, the module goes on to describe, illustrate, and analyse the concepts, strategies and theories developed and utilised by business organisations to maximise the potential and resolve problems associated with OB and invites you to critically analyse and evaluate them.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Human Resources Management in Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim is to introduce students to the key areas of HRM and to build on relevant knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 modules. By the end of the year students will be familiar with a wide range of generalist HR policies and practices within the four key areas of the discipline: employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations, and employee training and development.
    • 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 HRM (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.

    • Business Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to build upon the knowledge and skills gained from the successful completion of one or more core level two psychology modules to study advanced areas in psychology. Business psychology focuses upon the analytical and managerial skills required in the area of human organisational behaviour whilst also providing students with knowledge and insight into personnel psychology.

Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park 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 qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:

  • Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)* (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
  • British A-Levels: minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,C (three subjects) or with A*, A* (two subjects)
  • British National Curriculum (GCSE): English, Maths and Science with a minimum of Grade C are required
  • Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
  • International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with 24 points overall
  • 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 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 qualification 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

This list shows only a selection of qualifications and if your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office admissions@mdx.ac 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 HRM graduates have significant career options such as joining any HRM department/ consultancy or industrial organisational institutes etc. They are hired by various HRM 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, for example, Human Resources, IT or careers in Business. 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:

Helene Sorlie,
Psychology (HRM)

Helene Sorlie 

"The Psychology with HRM course at Middlesex was just what I was looking for; an opportunity to combine psychology with business studies. The two subjects are interrelated in many ways and the psychology and HRM aspects really complement each other. The course has provided me with a solid basis in psychology, as well as providing an introduction to the varied dynamics within organisations and the human resources that drive them."

"I have developed as a person whilst at Middlesex University and gained experience of working in an international environment which is increasingly important in today's society."

Natasha Kahan,
Psychology (HRM)

Natasha Kahan 

"I have genuinely really enjoyed my time at Middlesex; the workload is never unmanageable and lecturers are always available to provide you with feedback or extra help. Lectures are enjoyable and fun; for example carrying out our own experiments in lab classes, sticking electrode stickers on our heads and testing out a lie detector."

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