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.
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
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.
Computer Engineering and Informatics
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.
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 Crimonology, 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.
Art and Design
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.
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.
Health and Education
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.
International Foundation Programme
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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A new semester, a new opportunity: January 2023 intake kicks off in style
A new year and a new term at university bring with them so many new possibilities – a chance to start again, reflect on last year’s achievements, and plan for everything you want to accomplish over the next 12 months.For our new members of Team Middlesex, Monday 16 January is not only the start of term, but also the beginning of an exciting new journey as university students. To all our new community members: we are so proud to be part of this important part of your life, and we are delighted to welcome you to our community! We’re also excited to welcome back all our returning students! Whether you’re entering your second semester as first years or looking forward to graduating at the end of the academic year, this is a really special time for you. We encourage you to seize all the resources and opportunities available to you on campus and really make 2023 and this semester yours! We’re here to support you every step of the way. Here’s what you can look forward to this week and in the coming weeks as you settle into campus life.Week of WelcomeWhether you’re new to university, new to Dubai or you’re returning to campus to start another semester with Middlesex University Dubai, your Week of Welcome for January 2023 will be something to remember. This legendary event kick starts your first week on campus, where you can meet new friends for life, discover new interests and hobbies, sign up to sports and social clubs, and have an enriching experience both inside and outside of the classroom.Learn more about this week’s upcoming festivities.Student Support HubThe Student Support Hub is back in January 2023 to help all students with enquiries related to starting university. Visit the Student Support Hub locations in Block 15, Block 16 and Block 17, Dubai Knowledge Park, from 8AM-7.30PM from 16-27 January 2023 (between Monday to Friday) to receive guidance and help with:Your academic timetableYour application and enrolmentAccessing all the digital resources you needStudent Transportation ServiceYour student visaStudent ID cardsAnd everything else related to starting university at MDX DubaiStudent CouncilAre you wanting to make a change to your student experience at Middlesex University Dubai? Do you want to represent your fellow students on campus? Nominate yourself today to be part of the 2022-2023 Student Council!This opportunity is open to all students – and we want to hear from students from all years and programmes. As a Student Council member, you will represent all MDX Dubai students in matters affecting their educational experience. The Council aims to establish a recognised means of communication between the student body and the University authorities, as well as with other organisations.Register now by 27 January 2023 to tell us why you should become a Student Council member. We will contact successful candidates between 30 January and 3 February 2023.Student Activities Events CalendarYour sports teams and social hubs hold regular events every week – meaning there’s plenty of choice when it comes to trying out new hobbies and making new friends from around the world! Sign up to the clubs and teams you’re interested in during Week of Welcome, and follow @WeAreMDX to stay updated about the events happening on campus and around Dubai throughout the term.Make sure you also keep an eye out for the What’s On @ MDX newsletter, which is sent every Friday to your Student Inbox containing news, events and tips and tricks for making the most of your student experience.
Guest editing for research topic published in Frontiers in Virtual Reality
The Immersive VR lab, in collaboration with Dr. Nishtha Lamba, head and founder of the Social Psychology Research Lab at Middlesex University Dubai, recently had a research topic for guest editing accepted in the journal, Fronters in Virtual Reality. This research topic is in collaboration with Dr. Domna Banakou from NYU Abu Dhabi and Dr. Sofia Seinfeld from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. The title of this topic is “Understanding and Improving the ‘Self’ Using Immersive Virtual Reality”Guest Editors: Dr. Sameer Kishore, Dr. Nishtha Lamba, Dr. Domna Banakou, Dr. Sofia SeinfeldThis topic aims to develop research related to generating new knowledge and developing interventions where virtual reality can be used to somehow improve the ‘self’. These can include treatment of phobias and mental health disorders, studies related to positive psychology, improving wellbeing, or learning new skills. More information and submission guidelines can be found here: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/50472/understanding-and-improving-the-self-using-immersive-virtual-reality
Media students make a splash in industry at Dubai Lynx, ICCO World Cup, PR Arena and MEPRA Awards
Our Media students have made their impact felt in several industry competitions recently, where they had the opportunity to work on briefs set by media and PR practitioners, putting their knowledge into practice and networking with professionals from across the globe. Congratulations to you all on your incredible successes!Dubai Lynx Creative Student HackathonIn November 2022, third year student Vriddhi Kumthekar, together with her team of students from other UAE-based universities, came in first place at the Dubai Lynx Student Hackathon, a competition for the MENA region's future creative stars.Vriddhi and her team presented their answer to the brief in front of industry judges after having 24 hours to put together their presentation. Third year student Aliya Selman Muhammad and second year student Marion Colaco also competed in Dubai Lynx.ICCO World CupSamyuktha Shankar Narayanan and Aliya Selman Muhammad, both third year students, won the Silver Award at the global ICCO World Cup in November 2022. The ICCO World Cup is a public relations pitching competition that provides young practitioners around the world with the opportunity to showcase their talents in the field.Samyuktha and Aliya competed against international teams to develop an integrated PR campaign that addressed an environmental challenge, all within 48 hours.PR Arena Student CompetitionIn November 2022, third year student Mariam Eldaly came in third place with her team in PR Arena, a competition for students hosted by the European PR Education and Research Association and the University of Bucharest. Mariam and her team worked on a brief set by the European Broadcast Union focused on public service media and the Eurovision Song Contest. Second year student Dellaney Botelho also made it through to the final round of the competition.2022 Arabic Communications MEPRA AwardsMariam Eldaly also won the MEPRA Outstanding Student Campaign at the 2022 Arabic Communications MEPRA Awards in June 2022.Mariam was awarded for her solution to a brief set by MEPRA to help improve PR and communications standards and grow the association's regional membership.
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