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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
161,400

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.

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.

Please refer to our Academic Calendar for further information: http://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/academic-calendar

Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Note: Both core and optional modules are constantly updated and under review. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that a module may not be offered in any particular year, for instance because too few students opt for it. Middlesex University reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.

  • Year 1

    • Personal Coaching for Academic Success (15 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module aims to equip you with tools to be able to better engage in your learning it will teach you an array of independent and reflective skills from writing to dealing with exam anxiety.
    • Psychological Statistics (15 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to introduce you to quantitative statistical analysis as they are employed in psychological research.
    • Historical, Social & Political Perspectives on Education (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Mind & Behaviour in Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module introduces the five core areas of psychology (cognitive, social, biological, developmental, individual differences).
    • 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
  • Year 2

    • Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Brain, Body and Mind (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • 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.
    • Curriculum Studies: Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 Credits) - Optional
      The aim of this module is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the importance of diversity issues from both a national and international perspective. This module also provides insight to the implications of diversity from a societal, organisational, and employee standpoint. A range of diversity debates, concepts and practices regarding equality, fairness and inclusion are also explored. This is used as a means for endorsing the significance of diversity management to careers and business sustainability and success. A variety of topics are covered including cross-cultural management, gender disparity, age perception, disability awareness, effective multicultural team-working, and diversity legislation.
  • Year 3

    • Psychology Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Children’s Rights: Law, Policy & Practice (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 Credits) - Optional

      This module looks at special educational needs, disability and inclusion in education and concentrates on the definitions of learning difficulty and disability and the extent to which parents, pupils and students with Special Needs and Disabilities have access to the same educational opportunities as others.

    • Lifespan Issues: Impact of Life Experience (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Lifespan Stages: Adult Stages of Development (15 Credits) - Optional
    • The Psychology of Stress, Motivation and Work-Life Balance (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Coaching Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Key Issues and Controversies in the Psychology of Elite Sport Performance (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Death, Separation & Loss (15 Credits) - Optional
    • New Directions in Cognitive Science (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Creativity & Imagination (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Critical Forensic Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Applying Health Psychology to Behaviour Change (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Neuropsychology: The Healthy Brain & What Can Go Wrong With It (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Psychology in Education (15 Credits) - Optional

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus Sunday to Thursday between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions may be scheduled over the weekend or holiday periods and you should expect to receive notice of these in advance.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. These approaches ensure that you are involved and engaged by placing you at the centre of your own learning. You will be required to actively participate in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students, both individually and collaboratively. Faculty increasingly use existing and emerging technologies and your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which will allow you access to a diverse range of online resources and learning materials. By engaging in e-learning you will also be developing skills of which are essential for your learning and highly valued by employers. Such skills including flexibility, communication, IT skills and team work.

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 70% overall
Minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,B (three subjects)
You must have passed the full IB Diploma. In some cases applicants will also need to have studied certain subjects at Standard or Higher Level. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.
GCSE (or equivalent for other education systems) English, Maths and Science with a minimum of Grade C are required
UAE’s General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Grade 12 (Tawjihiya) plus successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** or equivalent programmes
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)***
Minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
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)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Students with American High School Diploma are eligible to join our Foundation programme. However, if you have passed the American High School Diploma with the university required GPA and SAT or ACT or AP Scores you may be eligible for direct entry into Year 1 of the undergraduate programme. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.
BTEC Level 3 qualifications***** (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme

***** 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).

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. 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 on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

Equipped with a wide range of academic, practical, counselling and research skills, graduates may take up roles working with children or adults in supporting learning contexts, or continue their studies to specialise in specific areas of interest within Psychology or the Social Sciences. Students who have studied Psychology can seek British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation and are then 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 including: 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 students a range of support throughout their studies and this continues after graduation.  

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