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 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.
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.
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Middlesex University Dubai celebrates 10,000 alumni
We are honoured to be celebrating the incredible milestone of reaching over 10,000 members of our thriving Alumni community. It is a privilege to count so many talented innovators, industry leaders and visionaries amongst our Middlesex University Dubai graduates. We are so proud of all you have accomplished during your studies and in your professional and personal journeys.This achievement is especially significant as we move into the second week of our largest and most successful intake to date, where over 2,000 new students have chosen to pursue their UK degree with us. We look forward to adding many more thousands of alumni to our proud legacy as the international university of choice in the region.As we enter into our 20th year establishing a world-class British university education in the Middle East, we are committed to empowering students from across the globe to achieve their dreams in one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities to study, learn and live.Here are some of our alumni’s favourite memories of their time at Middlesex:Mihika Arun, Class of 2016: “It was so much more than just a classroom experience. I left with some great mentors and friends who I am still in touch with to this day.”Mehzabeen Z Tinwala, Class of 2018: “I have so many fond memories of my time at Middlesex, but one that stands out was being part of the debate team.”Esha Bhatia, Class of 2022: “None of my success would have been possible if it weren’t for the knowledge I gained, and the experiences I had, at Middlesex University Dubai.”To learn more about the MDX Alumni Association, visit our website: https://www.mdx.ac.ae/alumni
New year, new start, new students, new facilities: Week of Welcome kicks off in style at MDX Dubai
New year, new start, new students, new facilities: Week of Welcome kicks off in style at MDX DubaiWelcome back Team MDX to the start of a brand new academic year! We’re really proud to be welcoming our largest ever intake of over 5,000 new and returning students from more than 120 nationalities to our campus for the start of our incredible Week of Welcome celebration.You may have spotted plenty of events happening and a few changes as you walk around campus – here’s what you can expect throughout this week and beyond!Week of Welcome entertainmentEvery day this week in Block 15 and Block 16, Team Middlesex have activities prepared for you between 10AM and 2PM! Head over to sign up for our clubs and sports teams and learn about all the amazing opportunities you have to make friends, develop your leadership skills, and discover new interests through our extracurricular activities.Did you also witness the incredible live performances from our sports teams and social clubs today in Block 15? We had an exciting medley of live singing, dancing and boxing, all performed by our talented student community.Watch out for even more live music, dance and sport throughout the week! Follow @wearemdx on Instagram to stay updated on the entertainment schedule for Week of Welcome. Student Support Hub remains openThe Student Support Hub will remain open for the first two weeks of term, from 8.30AM-6.30PM from Monday to Friday across Block 16 and Block 17. If you have questions related to starting university and settling into the new academic year, the Hub can help you with things like:Online enrolmentAdmissions and financeVisaAccommodationTimetables and MDX CentralStudent ID CardTransportationNew spaces and places to exploreHave you checked out the new Study District yet? How about the Social Square and URBAN19 in Block 19? We’ve opened a range of new and expanded spaces across campus for you to learn, socialise, relax and innovate, and we encourage all of you to start exploring and taking advantage of the new facilities. You’re the first to use them!Our new facilities include:Study District & Innovation Hub – Where your studies meet your social life! Includes a theatre for community-wide events, dedicated spaces for individual and group study, and a central hub focused on innovation and entrepreneurshipSocial Square and URBAN19 – Another expansive location on campus where you can unwind and meet with friends and classmates between lectures. URBAN19 is a dedicated space for wellbeing, where you can reset your mind between classesAdmissions Office – The start of every student’s journey! Receive personal admissions guidance and consider your study options in a bright, welcoming and friendly space that supports all prospective and new students and their familiesCongratulations to all new and returning students on the start of another academic year! We’re so happy you’ve chosen us as your university, and we can’t wait to see all you achieve.Have an amazing Week of Welcome, Team MDX!
Middlesex University Dubai Explores the Challenges, Evolving Trends and New Technologies That Are Driving Digital Privacy
Offering degrees in relevant and future-focused topics such as Cybersecurity and Data Science, as well as an extensive LLB British Qualifying Law Degree for budding legal professionals, the renowned institution provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape of digital privacy.Always ahead of future technologies and industry changes, Middlesex University Dubai is honoured to play a leading role in educating the next generation of law and technology experts in the complexities of digital privacy.Indeed, digital privacy is an issue that is becoming increasingly important and impactful with each passing year. Findings from technology company Cisco indicate that 98% of companies are actively reporting digital privacy findings to their directors, and that 92% of businesses believe that they should be doing more to reassure customers that their data is safe. Middlesex University Dubai therefore remains committed to providing students with the skills and up-to-date legal and technical knowledge that they need to excel in this crucial and relevant area.Professor Fehmida Hussain, Head of Computing Engineering and Informatics at Middlesex University Dubai, highlights the many challenges that are involved with digital privacy. While the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - considered the toughest privacy and security law in the world – and other equally robust new data protection laws are making many companies more aware of cyber threats, the experienced IT professional is seeing other important issues and considerations that subsequently come into play.“The world of digital privacy faces multiple challenges. Digital data, cross-border operations, infrastructure and legacy systems all differ greatly across the world, and they are all highly complex, too. Lack of expertise in these areas can add further difficulties, as can the way that digital privacy interplays with other regulations,” she says.“For example, the "right to be forgotten", or the right for people to have their data totally erased, poses challenges for industries that rely on long-term data storage for regulatory compliance, historical records, or business analytics.”Professor Fehmida details how the extraordinary technological advancements of the last few years have made digital privacy an essential consideration for every business and individual.“Technology is transforming our lives like never before, and the amount of data that humans and machines generate is growing exponentially. This makes data privacy and security more important than ever. The million-dollar question remains: ‘how much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of security?’”.Professor Fehmida continues by explaining that many new trends are appearing in data privacy regulatory frameworks. This includes responsible AI policies and increasing use of privacy-enhancing, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.Digital privacy therefore remains a key focus of the university’s law and technology degrees, including dedicated programmes in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Business Computing, Data Analytics, LLM Legal Practice (SQE Pathway) and more.Graduates of Middlesex’s MSc Data Science postgraduate degree are sure to be highly sought after by any company looking to maximise data findings, while the university’s MSc Cybersecurity programme covers the full technicalities of network security. Exploring how to critically evaluate security policies and regulations and propose new measures to improve security, it offers intensive practical training and a profound theoretical education in digital privacy.“The ethical, legal, professional and social implications of technology are embedded in the curriculum of all our Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Cybersecurity programmes,” adds Professor Fehmida.“Our graduates are the world’s future law and technology professionals. It is our responsibility to provide them with all the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the turbulent landscape of digital privacy.”Professionals specialising in the legal aspects of digital privacy are required to stay abreast of all the many technological advancements happening in the industry. For instance, the recent popularity of AI technologies has posed many new challenges, with a survey by information technology company Gartner reporting that 40% of organisations have suffered some form of AI privacy breach. These recent developments have initiated the creation of a number of new data privacy legislations, including The UAE Data Protection Law. Striking the perfect balance between personal privacy and technological innovation, this progressive legal framework allows companies to continue to embrace evolving technologies, whilst simultaneously protecting consumer data and each individual's right to privacy. Introduced in January 2022, it has so far proved tremendously successful.Daphne Demetriou, Campus Programme Coordinator of Postgraduate Law and Politics, explains how the legal side to digital privacy is just as complex and interesting as the technological side.top of the laws and legislations surrounding digital privacy is essential for success in the legal sector, both here in the UAE and across the globe. Our LLB Law and LLM Legal Practice (SQE Pathway) degree programmes thoroughly prepare our students for any cases that involve data protection breaches or security disagreements. Our courses cover relevant subjects to ensure students are equipped to meet these challenges in their professional practice, especially with how digital privacy laws relate to cybersecurity responses in relation to financial, personal or political cybercrime,” she says.“Digital privacy is a fascinating concept, and it is becoming more crucial with each passing year. We are still accepting applications for our September 2023 intake, and I encourage anyone who is interested in finding out more to visit our website or get in touch to speak to us directly.”Each Law and Technology programme at Middlesex University Dubai is delivered by a faculty who bring a wealth of global industry experience. The programmes are taught through a mix of practical workshops, private study and project-based learning, while students are granted access to the university’s state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive e-learning tools. Providing hands-on experience and practical modules that have been carefully curated to prepare students for real-life challenges in the workplace, graduates are left feeling well equipped to cope with the ever-changing nature of digital privacy. To apply to study at Middlesex University Dubai, please visit www.mdx.ac.ae/september2023.
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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!