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
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.
University Opening Hours during the Winter Break
It’s been a fantastic Autumn Term on campus, and we hope you’ve made lots of new friends and memories for life. There’s even more exciting, action-packed activities and events to come in January – but first, it’s time for your well-deserved winter break. Your Student Support Services will be operating different opening hours during the winter break, which starts on Saturday 17 December.Winter Term Start DatesThere are different starting dates for the Winter Term depending on whether you study at Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate level.Teaching for the Winter Term starts on these dates:Returning International Foundation Programme (IFP) students – Monday 2 January 2023New International Foundation Programme students – Monday 16 January 2023New and Returning Undergraduate and Postgraduate students – Monday 16 January 2023You can access the Academic Calendar for your study level here for more information.When the University is Closed during the BreakAll university services and facilities will be closed during the winter break on the following dates:Festive Holiday – Friday 23 December 2022 to Sunday 25 December 2022New Year Holiday – Friday 30 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023Student Support Services Opening Hours during the Winter BreakThese opening hours apply apart from the festive and New Year dates mentioned above when the university is closed. The below opening hours apply to the Dubai Knowledge Park campus. The Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) campus will be closed from Saturday 17 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023. DIAC will reopen on Monday 2 January for returning IFP students only and reopen on Monday 16 January for all other students.Admissions OfficeMonday-Friday: 9AM – 6PMSaturday-Sunday: ClosedLibraryMonday-Saturday: 9AM – 6PMSunday: ClosedCampus CentralMonday-Friday: 8AM – 5PMSaturday-Sunday: ClosedCentre for Academic SuccessThe CAS office will be closed from Monday 19 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023. Students can book appointments from Monday 2 January 2023 onwards.You can find our full opening hours and contact information for each department here.Study Spaces during the BreakCurrent students are able to access certain classrooms and labs as silent study areas in Dubai Knowledge Park during the break (Saturday 17 December 2022 to Sunday 15 January 2023), apart from those dates mentioned above when the university is closed.Opening Times of Classrooms and LabsMonday-Friday (Closed on Weekends)8AM to 8PMThe available labs and classrooms are:Classroom 15-111Classroom 15-113 Classroom 15-115 Classroom 15-122Lab 16-109 Lab 16-112 Please note that you must show your student ID card to enter the classroom or lab and adhere to the campus rules and regulations whilst on campus.We hope you have a fantastic winter break! See you in January.
Dr Vijay Pujari awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Vijay Pujari has been named a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SHFEA). Senior Fellowship is awarded to professionals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high-quality student learning. Already a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Vijay has over two decades of experience in industry and academia. He brings his extensive insights into the classroom to benefit his students’ learning as Programme Leader for our MSc Strategic Marketing and MSc Marketing Communication and Brand Management courses. Congratulations to Vijay on this incredible success, and thank you for your invaluable contributions to our student community.
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Whether you are studying at our Dubai Knowledge Park or Dubai International Academic City campus, you will have access to excellent facilities. Our DKP Campus is home to our fantastic new MDX Social Hub, housing a state-of-the-art gym, dance studio and gaming room. The huge library space, and extensive spacious study areas, can be found across both campuses. The specialist labs and advanced learning spaces really make learning in the classroom, a thing of the past. There’s also plenty of places to eat and socialise both on an off campus, including Starbucks, Costa, Subway and much more.