Introduction to the Programme
Welcome to the MSc Applied Psychology, a unique programme in Dubai offering students a range of modules that give a taste of various applied psychological fields. As a campus of Middlesex University, we bring you an internationally recognised degree developed by the expertise of applied and academic psychologists.
In particular, the MSc Applied Psychology programme has been designed with the international student in mind introducing a wide variety of applications for psychology in the real world. This allows students to gain diverse academic skills and psychological knowledge which can be applied to their individual situations and careers. It may also be used as a stepping- stone for personal development and potentially future studies in psychology.
The degree focuses on the application of psychological science to work and daily life and showcases the many fields covered by the psychology profession. These include counselling, trauma and neglect, wellness, and illness behaviour. In each case the understanding of human behaviour students gain can be generalised beyond the specific field of psychology. For example, counselling skills such as listening and re-formulating a problem are at the core of managerial skills. Also understanding how people manage their health and wellbeing is important in families dealing with illness or for individuals trying to kick bad habits such as smoking. Additionally, students will be getting an insight into the role environmental factors, such as trauma and neglect, play in psychological well-being. The program has a strong emphasis on research and analysis, which is inculcated through teaching these as modules and including in all taught modules.
Psychology is one of those subjects where a genuine interest, motivation, being proactive, readiness and willingness to learn, and understanding goes a long way. We encourage students to read widely and to consider how theories and research both quantitative and qualitative expand their knowledge.
Why Study MSc Applied Psychology?
The MSc Applied Psychology degree at Middlesex University Dubai has been designed with an emphasis on research but also equips you with knowledge of theoretical and practical issues in areas of Applied Psychology. We supply you with course content designed to impart the knowledge required to serve your interests and career aspirations.
The programme is ideally suited to those with careers in Human Resources, Marketing, Education, and Helping Professions who want to further their knowledge of psychology in these contexts, or, for those with an interest in personal development through gaining an advanced level, research focused degree in this field.
The general aim of the programme is to provide an intellectual setting within which students can both develop a fuller appreciation of substantive areas of applied psychology and improve their analytical skills. The programme aims to provide a learning environment within which the successful student will:
a) Gain knowledge and understanding of key areas of Applied Psychology in the workplace.
b) Gain knowledge and critical understanding of the research methods and statistical analysis that may be viewed as appropriate to a postgraduate level training in psychology.
d) Gain experience developing practical research, analytical and reporting skills therefore making an appropriate contribution to research within an area of Applied Psychology.
Mode of Study Options
Due to the current global situation, your mode of study options could change for the upcoming September 2022 intake. We are monitoring any possible changes closely and will keep all applicants and students informed in case of any updates. Please keep checking this page on our website here to stay up to date on the current regulations for studying online and in-person. If you have any questions about studying at Middlesex University Dubai, please reach out to our Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.