Middlesex University Dubai

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About The Institute

 

Middlesex University’s quality credentials are outstanding. Middlesex University is audited by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education and the Dubai campus is an integral part of this audit process. Our Dubai campus is subject to the same rigorous quality assurance procedures that have earned Middlesex University the highest possible endorsement from the QAA.Middlesex University Dubai is also licensed by the Dubai government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Furthermore, the University Quality Assurance International Board at KHDA reviews all programmes on offer in Dubai to ensure that the quality of programmes taught in Dubai are equivalent to those at the home campus in London.

 

Academic programmes in Dubai have the same validation and monitoring system as in London, with the same examinations taken simultaneously in both cities. The Honours undergraduate and Masters degrees awarded to Dubai campus students are therefore identical to those achieved by students at the London campuses, and students can usually transfer between campuses if they wish to do so.Whether in London or Dubai, Middlesex University students are prepared for a significant role in the global economy.

 

Institutional Audit by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education

 

The UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) which audits universities to provide public information about the maintenance of academic standards, has given its top-most rating to Middlesex University following a review in 2009. The QAA’s audit process, respected globally for its robustness, found that confidence can be placed in the soundness of the University’s management of its academic standards and on the quality of the learning opportunities available to students.

 

As part of the Higher Education Review (HER) cycle, a team of auditors from QAA visited Middlesex University in November 2015 to carry out an institutional audit. A report on the findings will be published on the QAA’s website shortly. QAA audits provide the wider public an independent assessment of how higher education institutions in the UK maintain their academic standards and are regarded as among the key indicators of quality for British universities. The previous review report published in 2009  identified as ‘good practice’ the meticulous attention given to the establishment, development and integration of the University’s Dubai campus. The panel praised Middlesex Dubai for the meticulous methods and detailed attention to quality matters, and perhaps more importantly for assuring learning opportunities in Dubai are comparable to those available to students in London.

 

In 2014, QAA conducted a Review of Transnational Education (TNE) in the UAE which resulted in a positive report for Middlesex University Dubai. The pastoral and academic support provided to students was a particular strength noted in the review. The review found that “students have a range of opportunities for engaging with employers during their studies with employability embedded within the curriculum and extracurricular activities provided”. The report also offered an acknowledgement of ‘a growing research culture’ on campus. A range of students from across the university participated in this review and their contribution was instrumental in offering the QAA an insight into the strengths of our campus.  The full report is provided at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/ReviewsAndReports/Pages/TNE-Review-UAE-2014.aspx.    The Times Higher Education quoted that according to the Review of UK Transnational Education in United Arab Emirates, published on 4 June, “Only two providers, [including] … Middlesex, are readily recognisable as branch campuses [offering] the range of facilities a student would expect of a campus in the UK”. (Times Higher Education, 12 June 2014)

 

The QAA is an independent body that provides an integrated quality assurance service for UK higher education institutions. The Agency promotes public confidence that quality of provision and standards of awards in higher education are being safeguarded and enhanced. The Agency’s reviews cover public and private higher education in universities and colleges, including arrangements for collaboration with overseas partners; and by assessing the quality and standards of teaching and learning at subject level. 

 

Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority

 

Middlesex University Dubai is licensed by the Government of Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Established in 2006 by royal decree, the KHDA is responsible for licensure and quality assurance across the entire education and human development continuum covering schools and higher education institutions in the Emirate of Dubai.

 

In addition to annual licensure, all programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are reviewed by the KHDA’s University Quality Assurance International Board or UQAIB, which is a Board of influential academics and quality assurance experts from all over the world that has been assigned the responsibility for setting standards across international higher education on offer in the Emirate. Reviews conducted by UQAIB essentially require that the University demonstrates that the quality of programmes taught in Dubai are equivalent to those at the home campus in London. For more information see: http://www.khda.gov.ae/en/directory/universities-search-results/university?id=774  

 

Middlesex MBA Tops Forbes Middle East MBA Programme Ranking in Dubai

 

Forbes Middle East Magazine in their March 2012 issue has ranked the Middlesex MBA as the number one MBA in Dubai. The top ranking is an affirmation of the unique attributes of the Middlesex MBA which are :

 

  • UK Degree with a comprehensive business management syllabus.
  • A multi-cultural cohort that work in a range of industries and businesses
  • Outstanding full time faculty with industry experience based in Dubai
  • A range of specializations : Business Excellence, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Operations & Logistics
  • Invited faculty from the top international businesses
  • Four Applied Learning Experiences and Four Executive Skills Development activities – away from the classroom.
  • International experience with a well-established international field trip to Paris or Milan or Shanghai.
  • A range of practical assessments for each module spread out over the term
  • A project-based MBA that can be taken further in setting up a business or has consultancy applications.

 

 

 

Courses You Can Do

 

  • Business School
  • International Management and innovation
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Leadership, Work and Organizations
  • Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Media and Communications
  • Computer Engineering and Informatics
  • Psychology
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Education

 

Foundation Programme

  • IFP

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

 

International Foundation Program

 

Pakistani Intermediate Level National curriculum (Part 1 & 2): completion of FSC/HSC with minimum grade of 60% or equivalent

 

Undergraduate

 

Pakistani national curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognized post-secondary institution (university/college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the “International Foundation Programme”

 

Postgraduate

 

 

Name of Programme

Academic and Work Experience Requirements

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Normally a second class UK honours degree or above, or an equivalent qualification and a minimum of 3 years professional full-time work experience. Candidates may be eligible without an honours degree if they can demonstrate a significantly successful managerial experience**.

MA Human Resource Management

Normally a second class UK honours degree or above, or an overseas equivalent qualification. Applicants without a degree who have practical experience in personnel work will also be considered, but you will need to demonstrate your ability on the basis on courses already attended, references supplied, a 2,000-word essay and an interview.

MA Marketing Communications

Normally a second class UK honours degree or above, or overseas equivalent qualification. Applicants without a degree who have minimum 3 years managerial experience in sales or marketing will also be considered.

MSc Applied Psychology

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years’ work experience.

MSc Computer Network Management

A second class honours degree (UK) or an equivalent overseas qualification in computer science or networks, or in a field that provided significant exposure to IT, for example, management, business, mathematics, science or engineering. We also accept applicants with degrees in other fields who can demonstrate relevant industrial experience combined with extensive IT background.

MSc Project Management

Applicants will be expected to have a good honours degree (2nd class Honours or above) or equivalent in an engineering based discipline. Graduates from other related disciplines may also be admitted to the programme after interview. Preference will be given to graduates with industrial experience. In addition candidates will have such qualities as being creative, proactive and having a desire to engage with the curriculum, and be able to think as an individual but able to work in a team. Candidates should be able to show a keen interest in engineering in all its aspects.

 

MA International Relations

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years’ work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

MSc Media Management

Normally a second class UK Honours degree or above, or overseas equivalent qualification is required. Applicants without a degree who have minimum three (3) years of significant managerial experience in sales or marketing will also be considered.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

 

  • Minimum requirement of IELTS in our IFP program : Overall 5.5 with at-least 5.5 in each component

 

  • Minimum requirement of IELTS in our UG program : Overall 6.0 with at-least 5.5 in each component.

 

  • Minimum requirement of IELTS in our PG program : Overall 6.5 with at-least 6.0 in each component.