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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
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 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.

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.

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.
    • Mind & Body in Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module introduces the five core areas of psychology (cognitive, social, biological, developmental, individual differences).
    • Management and Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Year 3

    • Leadership and Management Development (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling students to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building. This module is aligned to CIPD intermediate unit narratives.
    • Psychology Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • The Psychology of Stress, Motivation and Work-Life Balance (15 Credits) - Compulsory
    • Lifespan Issues: Impact of Life Experience (15 Credits) - Optional
    • Lifespan Stages: Adult Stages of Development (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
    • Psychology in Education (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

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 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).
Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All State Boards may be considered: minimum grade of 60% overall
Minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,C (three subjects), or with A*, A* (two 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 and 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 within HR departments, consultancy or industrial organisational institutes and psychology based organisations. Graduates may also choose to 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 studying in another subject area would enable graduates to qualify for a range of careers within Human Resources or other business related roles. Our Careers and Employability Service will offer students a range of support throughout their studies and this continues after graduation.  

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