Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019 - Middlesex University Dubai

Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019 - Middlesex University Dubai

Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019 - Middlesex University Dubai

Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019

Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019 - Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai

Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019 - Middlesex University Dubai

Postgraduate Study Who We Are Global Impact Life in Dubai Your Professional Future Ahead Industry Links Professional Recognition Research Our Programmes Business Science and Technology Law and Politics Media Health and Education How to Apply Financing your Degree Tuition Fees English Language Student Visa Where to Live Experience Middlesex Dubai Directions to Dubai Campus 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 70 98 132 138 152 154 155 156 158 160 162 164 Contents 3 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Contents

Postgraduate Guide 2018 / 2019 - Middlesex University Dubai

The learning environment at Middlesex University Dubai connects students directly to the real world. Our specialist postgraduate courses provide extensive subject knowledge combined with professional skills to ensure you have the competitive edge to be successful in the global job market. Our programmes are taught by industry professionals and academic experts with international profiles who will provide the support to enable you to become a specialist in your chosen field. @ Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Study 5 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Study

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Studying with Middlesex University Dubai enables you to study towards a quality UK Degree in one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing cities in the world. Located in Dubai Knowledge Park, the University lies in the centre of the emirate’s purpose built educational district – a unique development designed to support the UAE’s ambition to create and nurture a knowledge based economy in the 21st century. Dubai Knowledge Park is home to a number of other international universities and educational centres and is well connected by a strong road infrastructure and public transport links, with Dubai Internet City (DIC) Metro Station and Dubai Tram both in walking distance.

More than 100 different nationalities are studying on Campus today. Who We Are 7 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Who We Are

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Global Impact We are a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students by providing challenging programmes underpinned by innovative research, scholarships and professional practice. Our academic credentials are outstanding and our faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing our students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted for the modern world.

We partnership with top corporate organisations and institutions from around the world, who – like us, believe in excellence, innovation and ambition.

Reputation and Impact Middlesex University Dubai is 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 here are equivalent to those at our home campus in London. Middlesex University is reviewed by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as part of its mandate to ensure higher education providers in the UK maintain academic standards and quality. The Dubai campus is an integral part of this review process.

High Quality UK Education The academic programmes at Middlesex University Dubai have the exact same validation and monitoring system as those offered in London, with the same examinations taken simultaneously in both cities. Our students have the opportunity to study towards a top quality UK degree while studying in the heart of one of the most exciting, vibrant and rapidly developing cities in the world. Across Middlesex University, programmes are taught to more than 40,000 students worldwide. Global Impact 9 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Global Impact

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A vibrant and modern city, Dubai’s culturally inclusive society is recognised around the world for both the opportunity and safety it provides, with Middlesex University Dubai being a true representation of this.

The strive for excellence and adventure is echoed across Dubai life, and as a result many residents and businesses enjoy prosperous lives in the emirate. What really sets Dubai apart from other cities is its ability to attract the world’s top companies, providing plenty of opportunities for career progression, company start up and development.

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At Middlesex University Dubai, we go beyond academic excellence to provide you with the skills and knowledge to make you successful in the real world. From professional placements and personalised employability support to international job vacancies and entrepreneurial ventures, we have the expertise and facilities to help you transform your ambitions into a lifelong career. Through our impressive network of relationships with large corporate organisations, there are so many opportunities available to you, enabling you to boost your career prospects even further.

Centre of Innovation and Excellence The Centre of Innovation and Excellence links industry and academia to advance education, research, corporate training and outreach in key areas. This is an essential part of the University’s drive to take innovation and research to the next level. It provides a unified platform where university education in various domains can be exchanged between the academic and corporate world. The centre deals with specialised discipline areas which are mentored by faculty from several departments along with industry experts. Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Excellence The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Excellence (IEBE) is where new ventures take flight.

With entrepreneurial knowledge, practical education, passionate high-impact learning, research and experience, we help students and business partners to develop their ideas into new businesses. We accelerate innovation and create networking opportunities by acting as the link between inventor and information. Powered by experienced staff, the Institute is positioned to make vital impact with its combined knowledge and business network through: •  Education & Mentorship (idea development, best practice sharing and guidance). •  Industry Consultancy for Business Excellence (consulting and research services).

•  Interaction & Networking with Business Partners (best practice sharing and establishing of partnerships e.g. with investors and venture capitalists). Your Professional Future Ahead Middlesex University Dubai provides the skills, training and employer contacts to make 100% of our graduates employable.

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We have extensive connections with local and international organisations, allowing our students to gain insights from, engage in field-trips and site visits at and undertake internships and full-time placements with leading organisations in a range of industries and sectors, including: • Adidas Group • Al Tayer Group • Bloomberg ME • Canon Middle East • Clyde & Co • DAMAC Hotels & Resorts • Deloitte & Touche (ME) • Dubai Airports • Emirates Airlines • Ernest & Young • FEDEX • Grant Thornton • Gucci Middle East & India • Mastercard UAE • Virgin Megastore Middle East • Visa International • UN DP and more… Industry Links 15 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Industry Links

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Many of our courses and programmes are accredited or recognised by leading professional bodies internationally. This means that our graduates may also be able to gain exemptions from examinations or specific units of certain professional qualifications. Professional accreditation or recognition is a ‘formal endorsement’ of our academic quality and the employability focus of our courses, adding real value to our graduates’ careers. Studying an accredited or professionally recognised course will demonstrate to prospective employers that you have studied a contemporary, industry-relevant curriculum that can be applied in the workplace.

A sample of the professional accreditation and recognition of some of our courses are as follows: • Association of Chartered Certified Accounting (ACCA) • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) • Bar Standards Board • Solicitors Regulation Authority • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Professional Recognition 17 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Professional Recognition

Middlesex University Dubai has developed a strong research culture and many of our academic faculty have been recognised internationally as leaders in their field appointments to editorial boards, executive boards of international organisations, invitations to give keynote talks and recognition through prestigious research awards.

Our faculty regularly publish in leading journals, engage in applied projects and collaborations with industry, and share their research internationally at leading conferences.

The Middlesex University Dubai Research Committee is responsible for the development and support of both faculty and student research initiatives. From our Weekly Research Seminar series which started in 2008, the committee also publishes a bi-annual newsletter titled ‘Research Matters’, sharing all of the faculty and student research achievements. Our faculty regularly chair and organise major national and international conferences at our campus during the year. Recent conferences this past year have included the Travel and Tourism Research Association Asia Pacific Conference, the 5th National Conference of Applied Psychological Research in the Middle East and the EU and UAE Conference on the Rule of Law and Arbitration.

Additionally, Middlesex University Dubai is host to our own prestigious International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, which attracts researchers from all around the world. The fourth conference was hosted in January 2018.

A key focus of research at Middlesex University Dubai is ensuring that students are exposed to and able to engage in cutting edge research throughout their studies. Students benefit from faculty that utilise their own research, industry experience and case studies to support their in class lectures and seminars. Students also benefit from opportunities to attend and engage at high profile research conferences, events and panels organised at the University. Research Student Research Student research is one of the foundations of the University and we are immensely proud of our student’s research accomplishments.

The Student Research Sub-Committee (SRC) was established with the goal of encouraging, supporting and promoting student research. The SRC works to develop a strong, positive research culture within the student body. Many of our students have excelled at research including winning numerous national and international research awards, co-authoring academic journal articles and presenting at academic conferences. The research experience at postgraduate level also helps prepare students for even further academic study, as well as building analytical and communication skills.

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Our Programmes Business MA People Management and Development (Accredited by CIPD) MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications MSc Digital Marketing MSc Banking and Finance MSc International Tourism Management MA International Business Management MSc Strategic Marketing | NEW | MSc Investment Management | NEW | MSc International Hospitality and Events Management | NEW | MBA (Please see MBA brochure) Science and Technology MSc Engineering Management MSc Project Management MSc Network Management & Cloud Computing MSc Robotics | NEW | MSc Business Information Systems Management (BISM) | NEW | MSc Applied Psychology Law MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development LLM International Business Law LLM International Law LLM Law | NEW | LLM Employment Law | NEW | MA International Relations Media MSc Media Management Health and Education MA Education Leadership Management Teaching and Learning Coaching and Mentoring MA Higher Education | NEW | Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) 24 30 36 42 46 50 54 60 66 72 76 80 86 90 94 100 106 110 114 120 126 134 140 144 150 21 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Our Programmes

MA People Management and Development (Accredited by CIPD) MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications MSc Digital Marketing MSc Banking and Finance MSc International Tourism Management MA International Business Management MSc Strategic Marketing | NEW | MSc Investment Management | NEW | MSc International Hospitality and Events Management | NEW | 24 30 36 42 46 50 54 60 66 Business mdx.ac.ae/courses/school-of-business 23 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Business

Introduction to the Programme The MA People Management and Development degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School.

Focusing on areas such as strategy, people resourcing, reward management, employment relations and leadership, this MA is designed to develop recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career who want delve deeper into the field and enhance career progression. Not only does the course address highly relevant topics of people management and development but it is also grounded in the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), ensuring you meet internationally recognised HR benchmarks. Core to the course is the development of capabilities in utilising people related data, metrics, and analytics for insight-driven and informed practice to further the priorities of the organisation.

The course also has a number of activities such as case studies, student-led appraisals and residential which all embed an understanding of the application of theory in practice. In an ever-changing business environment, organisations are looking to HR professionals to respond to and shape future performance and success, facilitate management and development within a global context, and embrace innovative approaches that will meet the demands placed on modern organisations.

The core modules of the course provide a platform for students to develop the knowledge, critical thinking and ability to applying theory to practice. This part of the course will enable the acquisition of threshold concepts and models, develop people management and development skills, enhance students’ understanding of the principles of professional and ethical practice, and allow them to explore tools and techniques for influencing others. Why Study MA People Management and Development? The MA People Management and Development programme aims to provide students with a sound platform for those seeking to pursue, or further develop a career in a people management and development role.

This will be achieved by developing students’ professional practice skill set which is pivotal to successful people management and development practice and to effective leadership. Developing the knowledge to enable students to design, deliver and evidence people management and development activities that strengthen business performance. Students will be required to challenge traditional views of the role and purpose of human resource management and development practitioners and consider how the changing employment landscape is influencing the focus and the desired impact that people management and development activities have on a business.

The programme will enable students to critically analyse the concept of insight driven people management and development and its connection to the meaningful analysis of organisational data. It will provide them with a critical view of contemporary theory and practice in their chosen areas and develop their abilities to apply this knowledge to their own practice in a current or future role. Programme Content The MA People Management and Development programme will be offered in part-time (2 years) study mode. Yearlong modules will provide students with more time to assimilate the subject matter in each module.

A range of 15 credit modules will be available as optional modules. These will typically last for one term. In addition to these modules, candidates will complete a 60 credit contextual applied dissertation module that will result in the submission a research report on an approved topic. A variety of learning, teaching and assessment strategies are employed in order to enhance the student experience and ensure that as wide a range as possible of appropriate skills and learning outcomes are met. Class Timings and Attendance The MA People Management and Development is a part-time programme scheduled over a period of two years.

The University Academic Calendar consists of two (2) terms per academic year. New students are admitted to the academic year starting in Autumn (September) or in Winter (January) of each year.

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm to 9:30pm. You will be expected to attend one session per week per module. In addition to the classes, you will have a dedicated supervisor to assist you with your action research project and the writing of your Dissertation. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. MA People Management and Development (Accredited by CIPD) Intake: September / January This programme is specifically designed to (1) allow the graduating student to begin a career in the field of human resource management or (2) for a student already in an early stage career position in human resource management to develop their knowledge to progress their career further or (3) for the more experienced HR practitioner to further advance their career and enable them to apply to the CIPD for Chartered Member status.

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Module Breakdown Principles of People Management and Development (0 Credits) - Compulsory The module aims to encourage students to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and of their strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues. It seeks to develop students’ professional practice and its application in ways which ensure successful people management, development practice and effective leadership. Metrics, Analytics and Data (30 Credits) - Compulsory The module explores the role of HR analytics in providing an organisation with insights for effectively managing and leading employees, so that business goals can be reached quickly and efficiently.

Students will critically evaluate the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data relating to people management and development. They will explore how metric and analytics are used to maximise return on the skills and abilities of employees. People Management and Development in Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory The module will enable students to promote and deliver people management and development activities to strengthen business performance. Students will develop the confidence to build leadership and management skills, create a good place to work, encourage collaboration and promote organisational authenticity.

The module will consider how the changing employment landscape is influencing the impact which people management and development activities have on a business. Applied Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory The module will enable students to demonstrate a critical awareness of people management and development strategies. They will understand how research can add value to business, by critically reviewing current people management and development practice. Students will identify and undertake empirical research into complex business issue from a people management and development perspective.

Students will provide a 15,000 word report.

Reward Management (15 Credits) - Optional The module provides students with knowledge and critical understanding of reward management. Students will critically evaluate current reward theories and practices. It will develop the skills required to research and analyse reward within an organisational context, and to present findings and recommendations to senior management. It aims to give students credibility in the subject of reward, so that they can join, or progress further, in the HR profession. Performance Management (15 Credits) – Optional The module will develop students’ ability to analyse an organisation’s objectives and its human resources to determine what performance management (PM) strategy would be appropriate and what processes would best suit the environment in which they operate.

Students will be able to explain and evaluate the different techniques used in PM and their connection to learning and development and performance related pay. They will be able to conduct a successful performance interview both from a manager and employee point of view.

Employee Engagement in Practice (15 Credits) - Optional The module will develop students’ ability to critically analyse the concept of employee engagement and its relationship to organisational effectiveness. Students will review what engagement means to organisations and evaluate a range of definitions and tools used to measure and enhance engagement and organisational performance. Students will be able to create plans to improve performance that are intended to fit the organisation and be sustainable.

Employment Law (15 Credits) – Optional The module aims to provide students with a critical knowledge of employment law, an understanding of its development and how it applies in the workplace.

It will focus on UK and EU employment law. Students will understand how organisations must comply with employment law, anticipate legal problems associated with proposed employment- related decisions or plans and defend their organisation against legal actions brought against them by employees. Employment Relations (15 Credits) - Optional The module aims to consider the motives, cases and underlying dynamics of contemporary employment relations. It considers the processes and outcomes of the interactions between the main actors within the employment relationship, with a particular focus on the institutions that govern employment relations in the UK.

Resourcing and Talent Management Practice (15 Credits) - Optional The module aims to explore the practical and aspects of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal, and equip students with the knowledge and skills required for resourcing and talent management within a global context. It will also discuss diversity management, employer branding, work–life balance initiatives and innovative approaches to job design, in the context of resourcing and talent management. Students will reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint.

Organisation Development (15 Credits) - Optional The module aims to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the theories and historical development of the practice of organisation development.

Students will identify organisational and individual capability •  Principles of People Management and Development (0 Credits) - Compulsory •  Metrics, Analytics and Data (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  People Management and Development in Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Applied Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory •  Reward Management (15 Credits) - Optional •  Performance Management (15 Credits) – Optional •  Employee Engagement in Practice (15 Credits) - Optional •  Employment Law (15 Credits) – Optional •  Employment Relations (15 Credits) - Optional •  Resourcing and Talent Management Practice (15 Credits) - Optional •  Organisation Development (15 Credits)- Optional •  Effective Coaching and Mentoring (15 Credits) - Optional •  Leadership and Management Development (15 Credits) - Optional •  Effective Individual Learning and Development (15 Credits) - Optional Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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requirements and align strategy, people and processes to optimise effectiveness and achieve organisation goals. They will also design interventions that drive the appropriate culture, behaviours, skills, and performance and provide insight and leadership on change management strategy, planning and implementation. Leadership and Management Development (15 Credits) - Optional The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the complexities and contested nature of leadership and management, as well as opportunities for development.

It seeks to develop leadership and management in facilitating organisational, team and individual change and growth. Students will draw on knowledge and theory in leadership and management and learning and development. Effective Coaching and Mentoring (15 Credits) - Optional The module aims to develop knowledge necessary to design, deliver and evaluate coaching and mentoring programmes and services in organisations and their application in supporting personal and performance development through an evidence-based approach.

Effective Individual Learning and Development (15 Credits) - Optional The module aims to develop the skills necessary to design and implement effective and fit for purpose learning and development interventions to support personal and performance development of individuals in organisations. It will provide students with strategies and tools required to assess the impact of learning and development. Programme Coordinator Dr. (Ms) Lien Els e. l.els@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 369 3963 28 29 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

Introduction to the Programme The MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Marketing, Branding and Tourism Department in the Business School.

This is an exciting programme that will give the opportunity to explore contemporary themes in the theory and practice of corporate marketing communication, within an established and intellectually rigorous context and framework. Research continues to show that organisations are looking for marketing communication professionals who have not only theoretical understanding but also the skills and competences to apply this knowledge in real life. In response to this need, the MSc programme combines conceptual and theoretical thinking with the opportunity to develop practical insight and application.

The course allows students to choose from a range of optional modules which build upon the content of the core modules and explore more specialised and niche aspects of communications. Students will have options to choose from different aspects of communication, for instance, (a) focus on marketing communications; (b) consumers and stakeholders; (c) strategic communications approach. The course features a number of different modes of learning that range from traditional lectures and seminar sessions where students will engage with concepts and theories, explore key questions and carry out tasks such as devising and analysing marketing activity.

Why Study MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications? Across multiple sectors the utilisation of multi- channel communication strategies is growing and with this so is demand for professionals with expertise in this exciting field. Reflecting this need for a more corporate perspective and strategic approach to communications this course, developed with industry experts, is designed for practitioners seeking career development, and recent graduates with a background in marketing, media, management or social sciences. The course also has a strong emphasis on the application of theory to practice, and employs a range of interactive and problem based learning approaches including real-life case studies, problem- solving exercises and a residential with industry professionals.

The course focuses on three strands key to the field; ‘Strategic Analysis and Thinking’ MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications Intake: September / January enhances understanding of markets, and the application of critical and analytic methods in solving communications problems; ‘Execution’ develops practical skills around writing and presenting communications plans and advertising briefs; and ‘Tools, Media and Settings’ contextualizes the use of both traditional and innovative modes of communication in different settings, whether social, national or global.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend five (5) evenings per week and part-time students two (2) evenings per week for the first year and three (3) evenings per week for the second year. The programme is divided into study units called modules. Part- time students complete 60 modules credits per year in the Autumn and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Spring term of the second year. Full-time students complete all 180 modules credits in one academic year.

Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

Programme Content The MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications programme will be offered in full-time (lasting 1 year) and part-time (2 years) study modes. The programme will consist of two compulsory modules that students will complete over an academic year, each worth 30 credits. Year long modules will provide students with more time to assimilate the subject matter in each module. A range of 15 credit modules will be available as Optional modules. These will typically last for one term. In addition to these modules, candidates will complete a 60 credit contextual research methods and dissertation module that will result in the submission a research report on an approved topic.

A variety of learning, teaching and assessment strategies are employed in order to enhance the student experience and ensure that as wide a range as possible of appropriate skills and learning outcomes are met.

The MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers in marketing communication roles across a wide range of different industry sectors and types of organisation. This MSc is for those who wish to develop their skills and acquire knowledge to build or further their career in private, public or charitable organisations. Graduates will be equipped to pursue a career in a range of marketing communication positions such as that of Marketing Consultant, Brand Executive and Advertising Executive. For those students intending to further their education, the MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications will equip them with a range of skills required for doctoral level study.

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Module Breakdown Communication, Persuasion and Media Strategy (30 Credits) - Compulsory This module is designed provide a theoretical and practical understanding of persuasion theory and its broad application in the context of integrated marketing communications in both commercial and social marketing domains.

Students will examine a range of models used in persuasion in traditional media as well as the challenges and opportunities presented with the growth of new media channels. As a core module on the programme, there will be clear links to other modules of study, allowing students to develop a deeper appreciation of the importance of brand message structure and content as it reaches diverse audiences.

Given the competitive nature of the marketplace, it is incumbent on marketers to design message strategies that can be heard above the ‘noise’ of competing organisations and brands. To that end, students will develop strategies for the creative use of media channels to devise persuasive message campaigns and thereby gain relevant employment skills for a range of industry sectors. Strategic Brand Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory Brands play a key role in the creation of value for businesses of all kinds. The techniques of brand management can be applied to products, services, companies, not-for-profit organisations, places, and people.

Strategic brand management enables brands to connect with consumers and other stakeholder audiences on both emotional and functional levels. Managing brands strategically involves developing a clear and compelling positioning for the brand and then implementing persuasive brand-building campaigns to enhance brand value both for the brand owner and for the brand audience.

The aim of the module is to equip students with the key skills required for the strategic management of brands. Beginning with definitions of what a brand is, the module introduces students to the core concepts of branding and provides a wide range of analytical tools and frameworks for the analysis of brands. Consumer Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional Consumer psychology is interested in understanding how and why individuals and groups engage in consumption activities. Understanding consumers is essential for business and marketing professionals. Identifying consumers’ personality attributes, motives and lifestyles, their attitudes and behaviours as well as other external influences like culture and reference groups, helps organisations to segment markets and create marketing strategies relevant to the needs of the target markets.

The aim of the module is to explain the psychological foundations that direct consumers to choose products, services, experiences or ideas in order to satisfy their needs and wants. Students will be equipped with advanced knowledge of consumer psychology and learn how to influence consumer behaviour in order to market products successfully.

Creative Strategy in Advertising (15 Credits) – Optional Given the very dynamic nature of the advertising and communications industry, the module will closely mirror innovations and approaches used in practice. The experiential focus of the module will adopt a ‘hands on’ approach to advertising, where students will be required to engage in the process of analysing, critiquing as well as creating advertising communication across a range of traditional and digital media channels. The module content will give students both a theoretical and practical exposure to creative strategies in advertising, allowing the development of skills relevant to current and future employment opportunities in the creative industry sector.

Brand Analytics: Methods and Strategies (15 Credits) - Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to measure, predict, and critically evaluate key performance indicators of brands. Students will collect and analyse data, and then prepare reports and communicate the results of the data analysis in order to assist decision-making and strategy development. Cross-Cultural Communication for Global Brands (15 Credits) – Optional The ability to communicate in culturally diverse settings has become a key prerequisite of successful global brands. Although there is a worldwide convergence of technology, media and financial systems, globalisation has not consistently produced globally uniform consumers; global brands often encounter unfamiliar challenges in specific regions or parts of the world.

This module examines the discipline of cross-cultural communications in relation to global marketing. It is concerned with the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing communication activities across a diverse range of cultural settings. Students in this module will consider how cultural values influence, and can be reflected in, global communication programs. Message creation, execution and the available vehicles of message distribution will be evaluated across different cultural contexts. Through exposure to a wide range of real-life examples, students will be able to design comprehensive communication solutions to boost brand shares globally.

Communication for Social Change (15 Credits) - Optional Never before have social issues been more at the forefront of public and private discourse than at present. This module examines the application of marketing communication principles, frameworks and techniques to the solution of social problems. It is oriented towards changing the world to a ‘better place’ rather than improving a brand’s positioning and enhancing market shares. From efforts to fight childhood obesity to programmes designed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and eradicate poverty, students will delve into both the theoretical context and •  Communication, Persuasion and Media Strategy (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Strategic Brand Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Consumer Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional •  Creative Strategy in Advertising (15 Credits) – Optional •  Brand Analytics: Methods and Strategies (15 Credits) - Optional •  Cross-Cultural Communication for Global Brands (15 Credits) – Optional •  Communication for Social Change (15 Credits) - Optional •  Public Relations and Crisis Communication (15 Credits) - Optional •  Experiential Marketing and Events (15 Credits) - Optional •  Guerrilla Marketing, Celebrity Endorsement and Promotion (15 Credits) - Optional •  Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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practical applications related to the use of communications in effecting social change. Fundamental to the module’s approach is an understanding that successful social change programmes require communication interventions at multiple levels. With this in mind, students will learn to design comprehensive communication solutions to influence downstream, upstream and midstream target audiences. They will further produce communication material such as news releases, tweets and/or videos to support their campaign strategy.

Public Relations and Crisis Communication (15 Credits) - Optional Students will gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of Public Relations and develop intellectual abilities, skills and knowledge needed to strategically manage the reputation of brands and organisations, add value to their commercial success and support their goals. Students will explore the most effective use of PR tools such as media relations when looking at managing public perceptions during moments of organisational or individual crisis; as well as develop specific skills of storytelling and writing for media across traditional and digital media channels.

The module will explore the wider cultural and societal landscape in which PR operates, touching on areas such as celebrity, power and the impact of globalisation. The content will build upon the knowledge and skills from core modules and will appeal to students seeking to explore opportunities of employment within PR and communications related organisations. Experiential Marketing and Events (15 Credits) - Optional The module presents a contemporary exploration of experiential and event marketing strategies and tactics. Whilst traditional advertising verbally and visually communicates the brand and product benefits, experiential marketing immerses consumers within the product by engaging as many other human senses as possible.

To that end students will develop insights into how experiential marketing activities create a mutually beneficial and authentic interaction between customers and brands. Further, given the competitive nature of the marketplace there is increasing pressure for marketers to develop highly effective campaigns and techniques, consequently the module content will develop and enhance student knowledge and skills appropriate for the workplace and employer demands in a range of industries. Guerrilla Marketing, Celebrity Endorsement and Promotion (15 Credits) - Optional Modern technology has been significantly shaping the ways businesses do marketing, especially in terms of promotional activities.

The issues of increased promotional ‘clutter’ have affected consumer attention to advertising messages and in some cases negatively influenced attitudes towards brand messages. In such circumstances, traditional marketing finds itself ineffective and requires unconventional and more creative approaches to enable organisations to reach and influence target audiences.

This module will explore the theoretical and practical applications of guerrilla marketing and present them in conjunction with more conventional approaches to promotion that use celebrities as brand ambassadors and spokespersons to act as ‘lures’ for target audiences. Students will examine the process by which guerrilla marketing tactics use unconventional approaches, employing a combination of tools as an offensive strategy to reach target customers rather than reliance on large marketing budgets.

Further, students will develop understanding of different promotional approaches used within traditional media, as well as an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities presented with the growth of new media channels.

Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory This module aims to assist students to develop an understanding of the research process and to conduct research leading to successful completion of their dissertation. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issue(s)/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data, and developing specific recommendations or conclusions in relation to the research project.

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Introduction to the Programme The MSc Digital Marketing degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Marketing, Branding and Tourism Department in the Business School. This is an exciting programme that will give students the opportunity to explore Digital Marketing theory and tools within an established and intellectually rigorous context and framework. It will provide a diverse range of knowledge, competences and skills required to become Professional Digital Marketers.

In response to the need of Digital Marketing professionals in contemporary world, the MSc programme combines conceptual and theoretical thinking with the opportunity to develop practical insight and application.

This course offers a comprehensive take on digital marketing with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to practice, in subject areas such as e-marketing, social media, analytics, consumer psychology and digital advertising. It has been designed for graduates who have studies in fields such as marketing, media, management and social sciences, as well as professionals working in marketing across public, private and voluntary sectors seeking specialist knowledge and career development. Embedding an understanding of digital marketing strategies, dynamics and platforms, you will take the knowledge and skills developed on the course and apply them to a variety of practice based activities, including the use of real-life case studies, and a residential week with industry professionals.

There is also the opportunity to incorporate a 6 month industry placement into your learning, enhancing the opportunity to integrate theory and practice.

Why Study MSc Digital Marketing? The MSc Digital Marketing aims to prepare students for successful employment by encouraging the development of a range of skills that will enable them to work effectively, both collaboratively and individually. It is designed to develop students’ understanding of Digital Marketing and its integration into an organisation’s overall marketing strategy. The MSc Digital Marketing will help students with no or a limited knowledge of Digital Marketing to develop an advanced level of understanding and critical reflection of the key marketing and digital marketing theories, frameworks and tools across a diverse range of industry sectors.

Students will learn to apply this knowledge to complex strategic issues based on leading edge research and practice in the field.

On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to critically evaluate particular situations, to problem solve, to write clearly and analytically, to work together and independently and to communicate. They will be able to retrieve and synthesise information from a diverse range of sources to develop well- informed and justified solutions to marketing and digital marketing challenges. The achievement of these aims will provide our MSc Digital Marketing graduates with the knowledge and skills required to build a career in Digital Marketing. Whether our graduates wish to work as Digital Marketing Managers or Digital Campaign Managers or Social Media Analysts or Digital Entrepreneurs, the programme will allow them to acquire both general and specialised knowledge required to start building their chosen careers.

The choice of dissertation will provide students with an opportunity to further develop specialist skills and knowledge in a field they are particularly interested in.

Class Timings and Attendance The University Academic Calendar consists of two (2) terms per academic year. New students are admitted to the academic year starting in Autumn (September) or in Winter (January) of each year. Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) MSc Digital Marketing Intake: September The programme is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers in digital marketing roles across a wide range of different industry sectors and types of organisation. This MSc is for those who wish to develop their skills and acquire knowledge to build or further their career in private, public or charitable organisations.

Graduates will be equipped with general and specialised knowledge to become Digital Entrepreneurs or pursue a career in a range of digital marketing positions such as that of Digital Marketing Consultant, Digital Campaign Manager and Social Media Analyst. For those students intending to further their education, the MSc in Digital Marketing will equip them with a range of skills required for Doctoral level study.

The University Careers and Employability Service offers postgraduate students support in planning their career. The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Direct Marketing, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and many other professional bodies offer career support to members and highlight job opportunities for all graduates. Careers and Employability 36 37 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

between 6:30pm to 9:30pm. You will be expected to attend one session per week per module. In addition to the classes you will have a dedicated supervisor to assist you with your action research project and the writing of your Dissertation.

Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. Programme Content The MSc Digital Marketing programme will be offered in full-time (lasting 1 year) and part- time (2 years) study modes. The programme will consist of four compulsory modules that students will complete over an academic year. Yearlong modules will provide students with more time to assimilate the subject matter in each module. A range of 15 credit modules will be available as Optional modules. These will typically last for one term. In addition to these modules, candidates will complete a 60 credit contextual research methods and dissertation module that will result in the submission a research report on an approved topic.

A variety of learning, teaching and assessment strategies are employed in order to enhance the student experience and ensure that as wide a range as possible of appropriate skills and learning outcomes are met.

Module Breakdown Marketing Strategy, Leadership and Planning (30 Credits) - Compulsory Firms operate in an increasingly challenging business environment, with greater uncertainty, intense competition, more informed customers and rapidly changing market trends. In this environment, a well-planned marketing strategy can be a crucial determinant of success. The •  Marketing Strategy, Leadership and Planning (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  E-Marketing and Social Media Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Digital and Social Media Analytics (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Digital Advertising (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Consumer Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional •  Entrepreneurship in the Digital sector (15 Credits) – Optional •  Multichannel Marketing Management (15 Credits) - Optional •  Innovation-Driven Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional •  Internship in the Digital Sector (15 Credits) - Optional •  Professional Practice (15 Credits) - Optional •  Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

Modules aim of this module is to provide a systematic process and an analytical tool-kit that can deliver this success to a range of industries and organisations. Students will learn how to minimise the uncertainties surrounding marketing decisions through an analysis of market trends, competitive intelligence and informed judgement. They will assess an organisation’s capability to design and deliver marketing strategies to meet expansion targets. They will develop and monitor strategies that can make a difference between high and low performance in the market, including competitive positioning, growth and digitally orientated strategies.

They will learn how to improve and maximise their leadership style to aid decision-thinking, inspire people and achieve business goals.

E-Marketing and Social Media Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory With the continuous growth of digital technologies, we are now living in a fast- moving digital age. This complex scenario leads marketers to face new challenges and opportunities. The aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and skills for deeply understanding the emerging digital landscape and developing the roadmap to successfully compete in it. The module provides a critical overview of digital theories, tools, technologies and digital platforms that can be adopted by organisations to improve their approach in reaching, acquiring and retaining customers.

Though this module, students will be able to understand the key aspects of digital, mobile and social media theories and frameworks to incorporate digital strategies, tactics and tools.

Digital and Social Media Analytics (15 Credits) - Compulsory Digital marketing and social media interaction generate a large volume of data (visits, shares, hits, likes, ratings, friend relationships, comments, posts, links, web log files etc.) that are increasingly important for all types of organisations. The analysis of such data provides insights that are useful in marketing, social analysis, outreach, product development, web site optimization, web design and ROI analysis. The module equips students with knowledge, tools and methods to maximize the business value of social media data.

It covers the process of identifying the right unstructured data, analysing it and acting on the gained knowledge. This module further provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with contemporary research techniques for data analytics such as web traffic analysis tools, social network analysis, social media harvesting and search engine optimisation.

Digital Advertising (15 Credits) - Compulsory Given that digital media is the fastest growing marketing channel, the aim of this module is to equip students with the skills and knowledge required for a potential career in digital advertising and related fields. The module will provide students with an understanding of the role of digital advertising in the marketing of products and services. Specifically, students will gain detailed knowledge on how to create successful digital advertising campaigns using a range of digital advertising tools and learn several metrics that are undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of digital advertising.

Consumer Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional Consumer psychology is interested in understanding how and why individuals and groups engage in consumption activities. Understanding consumers is essential for business and marketing professionals. Identifying consumers’ personality attributes, motives and lifestyles, their attitudes and behaviours as well as other external influences like culture and reference groups, helps organisations to segment markets and create marketing strategies relevant to the needs of the target markets. The aim of the module is 38 39 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

to explain the psychological foundations that direct consumers to choose products, services, experiences or ideas in order to satisfy their needs and wants. Students will be equipped with advanced knowledge of consumer psychology and learn how to influence consumer behaviour in order to market products successfully. Entrepreneurship in the Digital sector (15 Credits) – Optional This module is underpinned by the ethos that ‘Entrepreneurship’ is now a career choice for many students in these challenging, dynamic and uncertain times. The recent developments in digital technologies has facilitated a new breed of Entrepreneur for the 21st century- the ‘E-entrepreneur’ This module is designed to foster entrepreneurial talent and to encourage entrepreneurial skills underpinned by online digital technologies as a platform for students to shape their future careers, income streams and destinies.

Multichannel Marketing Management (15 Credits) - Optional The impact of technology has been immense on how products, services, experiences and ideas are being distributed to consumers. The internet, the mobile and the social media represent new platforms that businesses can use as potential channels to distribute their products and services. In this context, determining the appropriate channel combination is crucial for organisational success. The module aims to equip students with an in depth understanding and knowledge of a range of theories and tools for creating an effective multichannel strategy.

Students will learn how to reduce the risk of selecting inappropriate channels through a systematic analysis of market trends, organisational capability and the shopping experience across different channels. They will address the factors underpinning the successful integration of an organisation’s multichannel proposition for achieving competitive advantage. They will further learn to think strategically about offline and online retailing and apply a range of marketing principles in choosing and managing physical and virtual channels.

Innovation-Driven Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional This module focuses on the challenges marketers face innovating and how to succeed. In particular, the aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and skills in building and fostering innovation throughout the organisation and within the marketing function. It will outline the importance of brands taking a visionary approach, and embedding innovation - through a range of innovation tools and theories - to respond to increasingly dynamic marketplaces. Internship in the Digital Sector (15 Credits) - Optional The primary aim of this module is to build on students’ academic learning of digital marketing by providing them with the opportunity to undertake a period of either paid or unpaid work experience in the digital sector during which they will apply and further develop work-related knowledge, skills and capabilities, together with the aptitude to learn from experience.

Professional Practice (15 Credits) - Optional The aim of this module is to build on students’ academic learning by providing them with the opportunity to undertake a six month period of work experience. The placement will provide students with the opportunity to develop work-related knowledge, skills and capabilities and embed the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout their course. The module will integrate work experience into the students’ learning with the aim to maximise its impact on the development of skills, knowledge and professional practice. The module will therefore support students in the process of reflecting on their development, integrating theory and practice, developing their commercial awareness and thus enhance their personal and professional development.

Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory This module aims to assist students to develop an understanding of the research process and to conduct research leading to successful completion of their dissertation. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issue(s)/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data, and developing specific recommendations or conclusions in relation to the research project.

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Introduction to the Programme The MSc Banking and Finance degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School where we deliver high-quality teaching and research, and provide a supportive learning environment, helping students to achieve excellent academic results. This programme features the advanced learning which is needed to embark on a stimulating career in the financial sector, with an emphasis on international systems, banking institutions and securities markets to provide a relevant and contemporary edge in today’s competitive job market.

Students can expect to not only learn the advanced concepts behind banking and finance but the practical ways in which they can use their knowledge within their profession. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend four (4) evenings per week and part-time students two (2) evenings per week.

The programme is divided into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 modules credits per year in the Autumn and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Spring term of the second year. Full-time students complete all 180 modules credits in one academic year.

Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. Programme Content The MSc Banking and Finance programme will offer both full-time and part-time modes, with the latter being run over 2 years. The programme will consist of six core modules and a dissertation. Two taught modules will be worth 30 credits and be taught over the full academic year while the other four will be 15 credits and taught on a term only basis. The dissertation will carry 60 credits. Year long modules will provide students with more time to assimilate the subject matter in each module.

This will help students, particularly, in those modules with a large quantitative content.

In order to motivate students and facilitate retention and progression, taught modules will contain a mix of assessment components, both summative and formative. These might include in-class tests, computer based assignments, essays, case studies, group presentations/ assignments and final unseen examinations. The use of summative assessment at various stages of the programme will encourage students to consolidate their understanding. There will be dissertation workshops on a range of research related topics, such as, the structure of a Masters dissertation, identifying a topic, research tools available on the internet (sites where data and academic papers can be downloaded), developing and writing a research proposal, doing an applied econometrics project, and how to write a literature review.

With guidance from their supervisor students will be required to prepare a detailed review of the literature, proposed methodology and sourcing of data. This will be submitted to supervisors after the year- end examinations. MSc Banking and Finance Intake: September The career options are broad with the MSc Banking and Finance programme and students can expect to gain meaningful employment in a number of exciting career paths, both in the UAE and internationally, and career progression. The course produces managers and executives whose theoretical and practical expertise will prepare them for the modern challenges of business.

The staff promotion policies in banks and other financial institutions require the employees to acquire higher qualification in the concerned field. Careers and Employability 42 43 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

Module Breakdown Banking and Financial Institutions (30 Credits) - Compulsory This module aims to advance students understanding of modern financial systems and institutions, utilising economic theory and empirical evidence. The programme initially explores the complexity and the integrated nature of international banking systems and regulation. The module emphasises the relationship between financial systems and economic performance, particularly the mechanisms by which the former may help to improve resource allocation and economic growth and stabilise banking systems. It also examines the causes of weaknesses in financial systems, including the roots of financial crises.

Information-related problems and the way these are addressed by different types of financial institutions and systems will be central to the analysis. The investigation of emerging issues and contemporary trends in domestic and international banking will also be an important part of the programme. It aims at developing students’ ability to apply economic/ finance tools and techniques in a variety of decision-making contexts for banking. Financial Econometrics (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to equip students with theoretical concepts and applications of modern applied econometrics.

Students will acquire an understanding of the empirical techniques commonly used in economic research; the problems of data collection and analysis and the importance of empirical work in different fields of economic practice and policy. Expertise will be developed in the use of appropriate computational software packages such as Stata. The skills needed to communicate the results of empirical work in finance and economics, and to critically evaluate results, projections and forecasts in academic work and public policy will be developed.

International Financial Markets (15 Credits) – Compulsory The general aim of this module is to develop in students an advanced understanding of financial derivative products. More specifically, the module aims to provide students with an understanding of the pricing mechanics of financial derivative instruments and an understanding of the applications of financial derivative instruments in hedging, arbitrage and speculation. International Financial Regulation (15 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to allow students to develop an understanding of the process of financial risk regulation in domestic and international banking.

This module provides students the opportunity to develop skills in banking risk management practice, including knowledge of financial instruments used by financial institutions to manage credit, operational, and market risk. The module will place an strong emphasis on the knowledge of existing international regulatory frameworks, such as the Basel Capital Accords, the European Capital Directives, along with the impacts of international financial regulation on emerging markets will be analysed and the effect of accounting standards.

International Risk Management (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to develop in students an advanced understanding of the theory and practice of financial risk management, and provide students the opportunity to develop risk modeling skills, analytical and numerical skills in banking risk management practice. Based on recent theoretical and empirical developments, the module rigorously examines the framework in which financial and non-financial firms make their financial risk management decisions with an emphasis on firms operating in an international environment.

Applied Corporate Finance (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the major issues in corporate finance.

In particular it develops the students ability to analyse corporate finance issues; apply finance theories to deal with practical issues in corporate finance; and investigate emerging issues and contemporary trends in the field. Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to bring together the knowledge and skills developed during the programme and apply them to the problems of formulation, design, execution and analysis of an original research project on a substantive financial issue. It also aims to provide an opportunity for the students to extend their knowledge of a selected topic and to apply it to the formulation and design of a substantive investigation.

•  Banking & Financial Institutions (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Financial Econometrics (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  International Financial Markets (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  International Financial Regulation (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  International Risk Management (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Applied Corporate Finance (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Introduction to the Programme With an ever increasing number of destinations worldwide opening up to and investing in tourism, our International Tourism master’s degree is ideally scoped to elevate your career in this diverse and dynamic sector. During this course, students develop their management knowledge and skills while strengthening their critical awareness of the current socio-economic, marketing and political challenges currently affecting the profession.

Core to the MSc is the active programme of field visits – including an overnight trip where students have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers, attend seminar programmes and gain valuable networking opportunities. Why Study MSc International Tourism Management? The course is designed for current professionals and those seeking careers in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Most graduates will likely hold an undergraduate degree in the area of tourism, hospitality, business and other social sciences and are looking to acquire specialist knowledge and skills in tourism management.

It is particularly relevant for international students who wish to further their career in tourism management within their home countries. It is also suitable for graduates who are interested in a research or an academic career. Programme Highlights •  Students can uniquely blend options that are largely industry and practice focused with modules that are more orientated towards the social sciences. •  Benefit from our strong-industry links, industry-experienced lecturers that are hands-on and supportive.

•  Integrated experiential learning and co-curricular activities including expert speakers, networking opportunities, seminar programmes, research events, and an overnight field-trip.

•  Middlesex University Dubai is a leading center for cutting edge tourism research in the region, home to an active research culture and host to internationally renowned research conferences and academic faculty. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus (Block 16) during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend four (4) evenings per week and part-time students two (2) evenings per week.

The programme is divided into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 modules credits per year in the Autumn and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Spring term of the second year. Full-time students complete all 180 credits in one year. Programme Content Located in the Department of Marketing, Branding and Tourism, you will have a unique opportunity to study all three subject areas together and apply this in the context of contemporary tourism management. The study of digital marketing, place branding, sustainable development, consumer behavior and entrepreneurship are at the core of the Department’s work, with several academics who are leading researchers and practitioners in these areas.

Core modules will help you develop your management knowledge and skills while strengthening your critical awareness of the current socio-economic, marketing and political challenges that will affect your profession. Optional modules provide more specific knowledge and skills alongside deeper insights into management issues facing tourism in specialised contexts. Students will have the opportunity tailor the programme to their own interests and career aspirations through the selection of the four optional modules. MSc International Tourism Management Intake: September You will gain industry insights and networking opportunities that will enhance your career - expanding your knowledge around management issues facing tourism in specialised international contexts.

This programme will enable you to develop the professional and communication skills and subject expertise necessary to take your career to the next level. Often graduates embark on careers in: • The hotel sector • The airline industry •  Tourism marketing and promotion boards • Tourism policy making bodies • Work in NGOs focused on tourism • Tour guiding • Tourism enterprises Careers and Employability 46 47 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

Module Breakdown International tourism in the 21st Century (30 credits) – Compulsory This module identifies a range of environmental, social, cultural and economic issues that arise out of mass tourism development in different parts of the world. In order to identify the causes as well as to examine possible solutions, the module critically examines the socio- political environment in which mass tourism is situated, namely neo-liberal globalisation. International Tourism Business (30 credits) – Compulsory This module aims to establish the groundwork for understanding the theoretical concepts of tourism as a business whilst preparing students to critique and develop management skills to run tourism businesses.

Students will gain an insight into the business of international tourism, through exploring and analysing international tourism demand and supply. They will also develop a critical understanding of the strategic process of business management and human resource development across the different sectors. Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits) – Compulsory This module aims to assist students to develop an understanding of the research process and to conduct research leading to successful completion of their dissertation. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issue(s)/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data, and developing specific recommendations or conclusions in relation to the research project.

Event Management (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding of the events management field and to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to a) effectively assess events’ impacts and legacy, b) analyse the role of business, conference, cultural/heritage, sporting, religious and other festivals and events in the development and revitalisation of destinations at local, regional and national levels, c) compare and contrast the motivations and roles of the various stakeholders of events along with the motivations of participants drawing on theoretical frameworks.

Digital Marketing (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ systematic knowledge and skills for understanding the complexity of the new digital landscape. In particular, the module will facilitate students’ learning of e-marketing models, social media and e-tailing in order to produce a coherent digital marketing strategy. Visitor Attractions and Management (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is for students to gain a depth of understanding of visitor attractions to equip them with knowledge and skills they can transfer into the workplace. The module will introduce students to the range and diversity of natural and man-made attractions across the globe and provide a deep understanding of the governance, marketing, legal and operational issues of opening attractions to the public whilst providing a quality visitor experience.

Entrepreneurship in Tourism (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge and skills that support the development and critical evaluation of entrepreneurship in tourism. Various theoretical frameworks will be introduced to enable students to appreciate the value of tourism enterprise and the complexities of exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities offered by the tourism industry. The module will develop students’ understanding of the resource needs for tourism venture start-ups, underlying processes of entrepreneurial activity and the outcomes of tourism enterprise.

Destination Management (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills in order that they can apply appropriate operational and strategic destination management and marketing solutions. The first part of the module draws on destination management theory to introduce students to the destination concept; they will critically evaluate the macro and micro forces impacting on destinations. Utilising case studies students will also evaluate the range of stakeholders involved in destination management and the nature and role of destination management organisations DMOs in different contexts.

The second part of the module focuses on destination competitiveness, how destination managers create value to differentiate themselves and gain superior position in a competitive market particularly focusing on destination branding. City, Region and Nation Branding (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to equip students with the key skills for understanding the complex nature of city, region and nation brands. The module introduces students to the key concepts of place branding and familiarises them with place brand management at city, region and country levels.

Tourism and Development (15 credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to equip students with a critical understanding of the complex, contested, multi-dimensional nature of the opportunities provided by the tourism industry to drive positive change in developing countries. The module will adopt a strong focus on the evolving nature of stakeholder relations, policy narratives and conceptual understanding of key issues with respect to the tourism – development nexus. Open Module (15 credits) – Optional Students can choose another 15 credit module from post-graduate programmes in the Business School.

•  International Tourism in the 21st Century (30 credits) – Compulsory •  International Tourism Business (30 credits) – Compulsory •  Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits) – Compulsory •  Event Management (15 credits) – Optional •  Digital Marketing (15 credits) – Optional •  Visitor Attractions and Management (15 credits) – Optional •  Entrepreneurship in Tourism (15 credits) – Optional •  Destination Management (15 credits) – Optional •  City, Region and Nation Branding (15 credits) – Optional •  Tourism and Development (15 credits) – Optional •  Open Module (from any PG programme within the Business School, subject to approval [15 credits] – Optional) Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Introduction to the Programme In the 21st century, businesses are more globally integrated than ever before meaning international business expertise is highly sought after to understand the dynamic conditions and opportunities within a global market. Organisations need managers with skills in this field if they are to achieve their international aspirations. The MA International Business Management Degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School where we deliver high-quality teaching and research, and provide a supportive learning environment, helping students to achieve excellent academic results.

Why Study the MA International Business Management?

This challenging programme will suit those who have aspirations to manage in an international context and would like to enhance their career opportunities in this field or progress in their existing career for the purposes of progression. Core to the course is an understanding of managing company operations and dealing with issues such as financial performance, all within a diverse and multicultural arena to enhance your international perspective. Students will gain in-depth knowledge about the dynamic nature of global business environments and an understanding of international entrepreneurial activity, as well as experiencing industry based speakers that will enhance your practice awareness.

The aim of this programme is to equip you with effective management and operational processes that will enable you to pursue a career path to managerial positions.

Programme Highlights •  Offers a holistic perspective on international business taking in strategic and logistical issues such as decision making, business strategy, multinational enterprise, financial analysis and supply chain management •  This course is taught by academics who have research and industry expertise in MNE innovation strategy, emerging market strategies, SME internationalisation, strategic marketing and international HRM •  You will be able to enhance your understanding of practice through attending talks by industry guest speakers. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus (Block 16) during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies full-time over one year or over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend four (4) evenings per week and part- time students two (2) evenings per week. The programme is divided into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 modules credits per year in the Autumn and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Spring term of the second year. Full-time students complete all 180 credits in one year. Programme Content Expanding your knowledge and understanding of the theories that inform contemporary international business practice, this programme begins with learning the fundamental areas of strategy and management in a globalised business environment.

Students will also explore areas around decision making, trade and enterprise, while selecting from a number of modules that allow you to pursue knowledge in areas you feel are most appropriate to your interests and career aspirations. The aim of the learning is for you to gain the necessary skills to enable you to manage people and organisational activities in dynamic environments and manage products and services within international markets. You will end the course by utilising the knowledge and skills you have learnt to shape and complete your own international management project.

You will attend workshops, seminars, lectures and talks by guest speakers, and further your understanding through class discussions and work on case studies.

In your own time you will use online learning resources and do your own research, directed reading and independent study – there will be some sessions on research methods. Some coursework and research will be done in groups. You will be assessed through exams and your International Business Management Project, as well as other pieces of individual and group coursework and presentations. You will receive regular feedback on your work throughout the course, including your assessed coursework.

MA International Business Management Intake: September / January The course provides both the international perspective and management understanding that will enhance career progression for those already working in a business environment and the career path of those setting out to work in an international business management role. As the UAE continues to develop as a centre for international business, there will be a continued demand for skilled and knowledgeable managers across multiple sectors. Some of the specific roles within this area are • Management Analyst • Trade Manager • International Management Consultant • Import/Export Agent • Sales Representative Careers and Employability 50 51 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

Module Breakdown International Business Strategy (30 Credits) – Compulsory The aims of the module are to introduce students to the theoretical frameworks for analysing international business and developing international business strategies, and to equip students with the knowledge, skills and tools for developing and implementing international business strategy for international competitiveness. It improves students’ cultural awareness and understanding of critical issues relating to the complexity of managing international operations, and develops students’ abilities of critical and independent thinking, decision making and problem solving.

Management in a Globalised World (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to illustrate and explore the role of HRM in the international context and develop students’ awareness of cross cultural and Corporate Social Responsibility issues in an international organisational setting and to equip students with knowledge and skills needed to manage these issues effectively, thus enhancing their employability in a global work context. The module examines the influence of culture at the macro national and micro individual level to equip students with the tools to engage with scientific debate and to evaluate management practice in terms of the possible beneficial and harmful outcomes of management-authored interventions.

It also provides students with critical awareness of conceptual frameworks, mechanisms and tools designed to identify, analyse and respond to issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and ethics. Trade and the Multinational Enterprise (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aims of the module are to provide an appreciation of the economic theory relevant to both trade, multinational enterprises MNEs, foreign direct investment FDI and globalisation; to introduce the students to all major strands of the debate about new trade theories, MNEs, and FDI; to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge to evaluate and analyse policy issues relating to MNEs business, trade and globalisation; and to develop the ability to undertake research in this area.

Decision Making for International Managers (15 Credits)- Compulsory This module equips future managers with the quantitative tools to help them make rational decisions under uncertain conditions. The module develops students’ ability to apply statistical techniques to a wide range of business and management problems in a structured way. Students will gain an appreciation of the appropriateness of different •  International Business Strategy (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Management in a Globalised World (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Trade and the Multinational Enterprise (15 credits) - Compulsory •  Decision Making for International Managers (15 credits) - Compulsory •  Global Supply Chain Management (15 credits) - Optional •  International Entrepreneurship (15 credits) - Optional •  Entrepreneurship in the Digital Sector (15 credits) - Optional •  Cross-Cultural Communication and Global Brands (15 credits) - Optional •  MA International Business Management Project (60 credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

Modules techniques in a given situation. The module develops the students understanding of the tools and their application with use of software packages such as Microsoft Excel and Minitab. Global Supply Chain Management (15 Credits) – Optional This module aims to present the international nature of business supply chains and how companies work in a global marketplace. Students develop a critical understanding of the theories and practices of how companies grow and manage their global supply chains. The module enhances students understanding of business competitiveness in global marketplaces.

Students will be taught the underlying theories that will enable them to evaluate the choices given by organisations and how these are linked to the management of these international networks. International Entrepreneurship (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of international entrepreneurship and its contributions to the global economy. This will allow the student to confidently discover and develop business opportunities on a global scale. The module uses a combination of workshops and self- directed learning to develop their skills.

Entrepreneurship in the Digital sector (15 Credits) – Optional This module is underpinned by the ethos that ‘Entrepreneurship’ is now a career choice for many students in these challenging, dynamic and uncertain times. The recent developments in digital technologies has facilitated a new breed of Entrepreneur for the 21st century- the ‘E-entrepreneur’ This module is designed to foster entrepreneurial talent and to encourage entrepreneurial skills underpinned by online digital technologies as a platform for students to shape their future careers ,income streams and destinies.

Cross-Cultural Communication for Global Brands (15 Credits) – Optional The ability to communicate in culturally diverse settings has become a key prerequisite of successful global brands. Although there is a worldwide convergence of technology, media and financial systems, globalisation has not consistently produced globally uniform consumers; global brands often encounter unfamiliar challenges in specific regions or parts of the world. This module examines the discipline of cross-cultural communications in relation to global marketing. It is concerned with the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing communication activities across a diverse range of cultural settings.

Students in this module will consider how cultural values influence, and can be reflected in, global communication programs. Message creation, execution and the available vehicles of message distribution will be evaluated across different cultural contexts. Through exposure to a wide range of real-life examples, students will be able to design comprehensive communication solutions to boost brand shares globally. International Business Management Project (60 Credits) – Compulsory This module provides students with a means of developing further the skills and knowledge gained on MA International Business Management, by application to a specific organisational issue or problem.

It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in the design of a business enhancement project, application of appropriate methods of investigation, management of the change process, and maintenance of vision in the face of the vicissitudes of business realities. Programme Coordinator (Mr) Rory McConnon e. R.McConnon@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 361 2889 52 53 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

Introduction to the Programme Today’s customers are more knowledgeable than ever before, demanding wider variety and better quality in products and services. Organisations are looking to marketing strategists to ensure they understand the needs of their customers, how to evolve and grow their customer base and provide the drive towards innovation that will secure them a new place in emerging markets. The MSc Strategic Marketing degree aims to prepare you for successful employment or entrepreneurship by encouraging the development of a range of knowledge and skills that will enable you to work effectively, both collaboratively and individually.

It is designed to develop your understanding of strategic marketing and its integration into an organisation’s overall corporate strategy.

Why Study MSc Strategic Marketing? •  Brings to life the global focus on marketing as a strategic managerial function that drives organisation wide initiatives in delivering customer value. Developed through consultations with industry experts, scholars and students, the programme is built around they key areas of strategic marketing: analysis, marketing and leadership and implementation. •  Students can tailor the programme to their own interests and career aspirations through the selection of optional moduules. •  A range of co-curricular activities, guest lectures from industry professionals and a residential programme all enhance learning.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend four evenings per week and part time students two evenings per week. The programme is divised into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 module credits per year in the Autum and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Spring term of the second year.

Full-time students complete all 180 credits in one year. Programme Content This programme will consist of two core, four optional modules and a dissertation. Two core taught modules will be worth 30 credits each and be taught over the full academic year while the other optional modules will be worth 15 credits and taught over a term, with the final dissertation carrying 60 credits. Taught modules will contain a mix of assessment components, both summative and formative. These might include in-class tests, computer based assignments, essays, case studies, group presentations and assignments and final examinations.

The course starts by embedding the fundamentals of the subject through core modules covering key areas such as brand management, leadership from a marketing perspective and planning for a global market place and from here students will then select four optional modules to study. MSc Strategic Marketing NEW Intake: September The programme is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers in marketing roles across a wide range of different industry sectors. This MSc is for those who wish to develop their skills and acquire knowledge to build or further their career in private, public or charitable organisations.

Graduates will be equipped to pursue a career in a range of marketing positions such as that of Marketing Consultant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Analyst, Research and Brand Executive. For those students intending to further their education, the MSc in Strategic Marketing will equip them with a range of skills required for Doctoral level study. Careers and Employability 54 55 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Business

Module Breakdown Marketing Strategy, Leadership and Planning (30 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to provide a systematic process and an analytical tool-kit that can deliver success to a range of business to business and business to consumer markets and organisations.

Students will learn how to minimise the uncertainties surrounding marketing decisions through analysis of market trends, competitive intelligence and informed judgement. They will assess the capability of a diverse range of organisations, including services, to design and deliver sustainable marketing strategies to meet expansion targets. They will develop and monitor strategies that can make a difference between high and low performance in the market, including competitive positioning, growth and digitally orientated strategies. They will finally learn how to improve and maximise their leadership style to aid decision making, inspire others and achieve business goals.

Strategic Brand Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory Brands play a key role in the creation of value for businesses of all kinds. The techniques of brand management can be applied to products, services, companies, not-for-profit organisations, places and people. Strategic brand management enables brands to connect with consumers and other stakeholder audiences on both emotional and functional levels. Managing brands strategically involves developing a clear and compelling positioning for the brand and then implementing persuasive brand-building campaigns to enhance brand value both for the owner and audience.

The aim of this module is to equip students with the key skills required for the strategic management of brands. Beginning with definitions of what a brand is, the module introduces students to the core concepts of branding and provides a wide range of analytical tools and frameworks for the analysis of brands.

Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to assist students to develop an understanding of the research process and to conduct research leading to successful completion of their dissertation. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issues/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data and developing specific recommendations or conclusions in relation to the research project. Innovation-Driven Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional This module focuses on the challenges marketers face innovating and how to succeed.

In particular, the aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and skills in building and fostering innovation throughout the organisation and within the marketing function. It will outline the importance of brands taking a visionary approach, and embedding innovation through a range of tools and theories to respond to increasingly dynamic marketplaces.

Digital Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and skills for understanding the complexity of the new digital landscape. The module provides a critical context in which to analyse the current digital developments. In particular, the module will facilitate students’ learning of e-marketing models, social media and e-tailing in order to produce a coherent digital marketing strategy. Brand Analytics: Methods and Strategies (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to measure, predict and critically evaluate key performance indicators of brands.

Students will collect and analyse data and then prepare reports and communicate the results of the data analysis in order to assist decision making and strategy development.

Product Management Strategies (15 Credits) – Optional Effective product management is a vital component of business success. Product management is about making strategic choices regarding which products and technologies to invest in. The module provides students with a core understanding of how successful strategic product management contributes to the success of a firm. It aims to enable students to critically evaluate what is required to develop and deliver successful marketing strategies for the management of product portfolios, the creation of new products and services and their launch into the market and the management of the product life-cycle.

Consumer Psychology (15 Credits) – Optional Consumer psychology is interested in understanding how and why individuals and groups engage in consumption activities. Understanding consumers is essential for business and marketing professionals. Identifying consumers’ personality attributes, motives and lifestyles, their attitudes and behaviours as well as other external influences like culture and reference groups, helps organisations to segment markets and create marketing strategies relevant to the needs of the target market. The aim of this module is to explain the psychological foundations that direct consumers to choose products, services, experiences or ideas in order to satisfy their needs and wants.

Students will be equipped with advanced knowledge of consumer psychology and learn how to influence consumer behaviour in order to market products successfully.

Strategic Marketing Communications (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ systematic understanding of strategic marketing communications theory and practice. More specifically, the module will facilitate students’ learning of the importance of understanding target audience, brand positioning, maintaining a consistent brand narrative, and implementing the appropriate methods and techniques of integrating the various marketing communication tools, such •  Marketing Strategy, Leadership and Planning (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Strategic Brand Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory •  Customer Analysis and Relationship Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional •  Product Management Strategies (15 Credits) – Optional •  Brand Analytics: Methods and Strategies (15 Credits) – Optional •  Multichannel Marketing Management (15 Credits) – Optional •  Digital Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional •  Innovation-Driven Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional •  Consumer Psychology (15 Credits) – Optional •  Strategic Marketing Communications (15 Credits) – Optional •  Experiential Marketing and Events (15 Credits) – Optional Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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as public relations, advertising and sales promotion. Students will also learn the various methods of engaging target audience on the offline and online platforms as well as on digital social media, to produce a coherent brand communications strategy and achieve a consistent brand narrative. Customer Analysis and Relationship Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional Building long-term relationships with customers is a key factor in business success. This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of the theory and practice of customer relationship marketing in Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) markets.

Particularly, this module will focus on the development and implementation of relationship marketing strategies that enhance organisational profitability and success. Students will learn to use a range of marketing strategies, tools and approaches aimed at developing high-quality relationships with customers and creating customer loyalty. They will be looking at several concepts and strategies that are very important to modern marketing. This includes customer profitability analysis, customer value, relationship marketing, customer relationship management, customer life time value and more.

Multichannel Marketing Management (15 Credits) – Optional The impact of technology has been immense on how products, services, experiences and ideas are being distributed to consumers. The internet, the mobile and the social media represent new platforms that businesses can use as potential channels to distribute their products and services. In this context, determining the appropriate channel combination is crucial for organisational success. The module aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of a range of theories and tools for creating an effective multichannel strategy.

Students will learn how to reduce the risk of selecting inappropriate channels through a systematic analysis of market trends, organisational capability and the shopping experience across different channels.

Experiential Marketing and Events (15 Credits) – Optional The module presents a contemporary exploration of experiential and event marketing strategies and tactics. Whilst traditionally advertising verbally and visually communicates the brand and product benefits, experiential marketing immerses consumers within the product by engaging as many other human senses as possible. To that end students will develop insights into how experiential marketing activities create a mutually beneficial and authentic interaction between customers and brands. Further, given the competitive nature of the marketplace, there is increasing pressure for marketers to develop highly effective campaigns and techniques, consequently the module content will develop and enhance student knowledge and skills appropriate for the workplace and the employer demands in a range of industries.

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Introduction to the Programme Even before the 2008 Financial Crisis, investment finance was becoming increasingly globalized, complex and reliant on information technology to create and manage financial asset portfolios, private equity and hedge funds. Our programme covers all aspects of the finance and wealth management industry, such as corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, financial and managerial accounting, portfolio theory and investment analysis and management. It also incorporates quantitative and computational methods applied to portfolio analysis and management, the theory and use of securities and derivatives, and to the accounting and financial management of wealth funds.

Entrepreneurial finance is an important aspect of our programme, since many traders are now either self-employed or work in small trading companies. Why Study MSc Investment Management?

•  Covers all aspects of the finance and wealth management industry from corporate finance to financial and managerial accounting to investment analysis and management. •  Produces graduates who will be able to use technology to create and manage their own or clients’ investment portfolios or to effectively manage wealth funds in the financial services industry that has become a major end-user and even a major driver of technological innovation, such as machine learning, big data analysis and algorithm trading. •  Provides students with computational, statistical and numerical foundations that will enable you to pursue a career in computational finance or financial technology.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend four evenings per week and part time students two evenings per week. The programme is divided into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 module credits per year in the Autum and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Spring term of the second year.

Full-time students complete all 180 credits in one year. Programme Content The MSc Investment Management programme will offered full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years). The programme will consist of four core, three optional modules and a dissertation. The core Investment Analysis and Management module will be worth 30 credits and will be taught over the full academic year while the other six modules are worth 15 credits and taught throughout the programme. The dissertation carries 60 credits. Taught modules will contain a mix of assessment components, both summative and formative. These might include in-class tests, computer based assignments, essays, case studies, group presentations and assignments and examinations.

You will be able to tailor your learning to your career goals. Core modules are offered on investment analysis and the main financial instruments, trading strategies and risk management of investment funds. Optional modules are offered in accounting and corporate finance, structured derivative products, quantitative methods and computational tools. MSc Investment Management NEW Intake: September This degree is designed to allow students whose career choices lie in the financial services sector to develop their analytical skills, acquire a body of knowledge, and be exposed to the frontiers of the subject.

Potential careers span a wide range, including investment banking, corporate banking, financial regulation, investment management, hedge fund management, the equity, bond and foreign currency markets, corporate treasury management, derivatives and risk management.

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Module Breakdown Investment Analysis and Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module provides participants with a sound grounding in the theory and practice of investment analysis and management. Specific aims include: equity analysis, generating investment ideas, estimating investment risk & returns and the use of derivative instruments. Students are exposed to the key concepts and tools involved and further asked to apply them to analyse real life financial assets.

Entrepreneurial Finance (15 Credits) – Compulsory The module aims to provide students with an awareness and understanding of the mechanics, challenges and issues related to the different ways of financing an enterprise. Corporate Finance and Valuation (15 Credits) – Compulsory Develops understanding of the major issues in corporate finance and the acquisition of valuation skills. In particular it develops the students’ ability to critically analyse risk, return and growth expectation of earnings and cash flows to the companies and financial assets while applying the various valuation tools and techniques to live cases.

Fixed-Income Securities (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to deepen students’ knowledge of fixed income products. The module will also incorporate new developments in fixed-income derivatives such as mortgage- backed securities, collateralised debt obligations and other structured fixed-income financial products. Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory Provides students with the opportunity to select their own specialised research topic in the area of financial management. Students will be expected to apply relevant theoretical frameworks, the existing seminal and the most up-to-date scholarly literature together with the relevant research methodologies while conducting their research.

The module requires students to independently plan, organise and coherently produce a limited but well researched work.

Corporate Governance and Accountability (15 Credits) – Optional Examines the evolution of corporate governance and accountability mechanisms from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Topical issues in corporate governance and social reporting, such as high profile cases of corporate failure, are critically discussed to elevate students’ understanding of how such mechanisms can be applied to enhance corporate accountability. Financial Reporting (15 Credits) – Optional This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the financial accounting techniques and practices and their relevance to contemporary business.

The impact of international regulatory frameworks on these practices will be evaluated.

Applied Econometrics (15 Credits) – Optional Deals with basic statistical methods and explores the application of these methods to analytical models in finance. The aim is to provide students with the analytical and programming skills necessary to pursue empirical studies in finance. The students are encouraged to use previous knowledge in statistics and computer programming. Financial Data and Computing (15 Credits) – Optional Deals with information and communication technology to carry out financial analysis in detail. Students will be able to learn skills and ideas to implement computational approaches towards financial problems.

Students will be able to handle, manage and analyse financial data using Visual Basic and Excel. Risk Measurement (15 Credits) – Optional Aims to introduce students to concepts of risk measurement and analysis of financial data. The module provides knowledge and basic skills required for risk measurement, technical analysis of financial data, investment decision- making, portfolio selection and optimisation. The students are expected to have basic knowledge of probability theory and statistics at undergraduate level.

Managerial Accounting (15 Credits) – Optional Aims to provide a critical understanding of management accounting techniques and practices and their relevance to contemporary business. The relevant concepts and theories, together with a range of emerging issues will be presented and critically evaluated. Behavioural Finance (15 Credits) – Optional The purpose of this module is to introduce non-classical financial decision theory to acquire theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of behavioural finance, to be able to apply this knowledge when analysing and assessing investment decisions, risk and uncertainty conditions in financial markets, identify factors that form irrational behavior, recognise the main anomalies of financial markets and assumptions for their formation, to understand causes and outcomes of irrationality in financial markets.

Derivatives and Structured Products (15 Credits) – Optional The module will focus on the rationale, mechanics and risk/rewards for investors in options, future and forwards, exchange rate swaps, commodities and energy derivatives. A practical understanding of the pricing mechanics of derivative instruments will be •  Investment Analysis and Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Entrepreneurial Finance (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Corporate Finance and Valuation (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Fixed-Income Securities (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory •  Corporate Governance and Accountability (15 Credits) – Optional •  Financial Reporting (15 Credits) – Optional •  Applied Econometrics (15 Credits) – Optional •  Financial Data and Computing (15 Credits) – Optional •  Risk Measurement (15 Credits) – Optional •  Managerial Accounting (15 Credits) – Optional •  Derivatives and Structured Products (15 Credits) – Optional •  Data Mining (15 Credits) – Optional •  Behavourial Finance (15 Credits) – Optional •  Advanced Econometrics (15 Credits) – Optional Module and programme information may be subject to change.

Not all modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module.

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developed. The module will also cover the applications of derivative instruments in hedging and investment. In addition to the modules listed above, students can study one of the following modules if available: Advanced Econometrics (15 Credits) – Optional This module introduces advanced econometric methods for the analysis of cross section, time series and panel datasets. Students are required to have knowledge of econometrics at the level of Applied Econometrics or similar before attending this module.

A considerable advanced technical knowledge in econometrics and computer programming will be developed to address specific issues in financial econometrics, e.g., dynamic panel data analysis and ARCH/GARCH models. The aim is to deepen students’ analytical and programming skills necessary for empirical research in finance at advanced levels. Data Mining (15 Credits) – Optional The quantity of data available to analysts is growing at an ever-increasing rate. This data has become a vital tool for decision making in a competitive world. However the size which makes the data so valuable also makes it difficult to anaylse using traditional statistical methods.

This module introduces the student to a variety of methodologies now employed to explore, analyse, categorise and visualise data from large data sets and multiple related data sets. It also explores the issues with data sets that are too large even for established data mining methods (big data).

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Introduction to the Programme The MSc International Hospitality and Events programme will provide students an opportunity to develop their management knowledge and skills while strengthening their critical awareness of the current socio- economic, marketing and political challenges currently affecting the profession. Students will gain industry insights and networking opportunities that will enhance their career – expanding their knowledge around management issues facing hospitality and events in specialised international contexts.

Why Study MSc International Hospitality & Events Management? •  Course is designed for current professionals and those seeking careers in the hospitality and events sectors. Most graduates will likely hold an undergraduate degree in the area of hospitality, tourism, business and other social sciences and are looking to acquire specialist knowledge and skills in hospitality and events management.

•  Students can uniquely blend options that are largely industry and practice focused with modules that are more orientated towards the social sciences. •  Benefit from our strong industry links and industry experienced lecturers with a hands- on and supportive approach. •  Integrated experiential learning and co- curricular activities including a practicum module, expert speakers, networking opportunities, seminar programmes, research events and field trips. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend four to five evenings per week and part time students two to three evenings per week. The programme is divised into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 module credits per year in the Autum and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation in the Summer term of the second year. Full-time students complete all 180 credits in one year.

Programme Content A wide range of teaching and learning approaches are used to build skills and knowledge – mainly through lectures, seminars and practical activities. Teaching and learning will also be informed by lecturers’ current research and industry engagement. Students will take part in case study based discussions, field trips and in-class activities. Students will MSc International Hospitality & Events Management NEW An MSc in International Hospitality and Events Management will enable you to develop the professional and communication skills and subject expertise necessary to take your career to the next level.

Graduates can embark on roles within: hotels and resorts, event management companies, conference management, exhibition organisers, performing arts companies, public relations and entertainment venues and attractions. For those who have taken a career break to study, this programme will enhance opportunities for career progression. The Careers and Employability Service offer postgraduate students support in planning their career.

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supplement this with their own guided and independent reading and research. The mix of delivery modes will be varied and suitable to the content being delivered. Module Breakdown International Tourism in the 21st Century (30 Credits) – Compulsory This core module provides a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of tourism. This module identifies a range of environmental, social, cultural and economic issues that arise out of mass tourism development in different parts of the world.

In order to identify the causes as well as to examine possible solutions, the module critically examines the socio- political environment in which mass tourism is situated namely neo-liberal globalisation. Managing Contemporary Hospitality (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to develop a critical understanding of contemporary trends within the international hospitality environment whilst providing students with the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the impacts of these trends on hospitality businesses and operations.

Events Management (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding of the events management field and to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to a) effectively assess events’ impacts and legacy, b) analyse the role of business, conference, cultural/heritage, sporting, religious and other festivals and events in the development and revitalisation of destinations at local, regional and national levels, c) compare and contrast the motivations and roles of the various stakeholders of events along with the motivations of participants drawing on theoretical frameworks.

Hospitality and Events Practicum (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to provide students with practical experience in the contemporary hospitality and events industry. This will normally take the form of a work placement at an agreed location, however it can also take the form of practical work related activities such as researching an agreed work location. Students will normally be engaged on one or more specific practical projects agreed between the organisation and the University and drawing upon the skills and resources of the student. Research Methods & Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to assist students to develop an understanding of the research process and to conduct research leading to successful completion of their dissertation.

It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issue/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data and developing specific recommendations or conclusions in relation to the research project.

Destination Management (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills in order to apply appropriate operational and strategic destination management and marketing solutions. The first part of the module draws on destination management theory; students will critically evaluate the challenges and opportunities destinations face. Utilising case studies students will also evaluate the range of stakeholders involved in destination management in various destinations. The second part of the module focuses on the nature and role of destination management organisations (DMOs) in different contexts, destination competitiveness, how destination managers create value to differentiate themselves and gain a superior position in a competitive market.

Tourism and Development (15 Credits) – Optional This module aims to equip students with a critical understanding of the complex, contested, multi-dimensional nature of the opportunities provided by the tourism industry to drive positive change in developing countries. The module adopts a strong focus on the evolving nature of stakeholder relations, policy narratives and conceptual understanding of key issues with respect to the tourism – development nexus. In addition, it draws on practice-based insight in order to deliver a balanced, holistic understanding of the role and impact of tourism across key areas of the developing world.

Entrepreneurship in Tourism (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge and skills that support the development and critical evaluation of entrepreneurship in tourism. Various theoretical frameworks will be introduced to enable students to appreciate the value of tourism enterprise and the complexities of exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities offered by the tourism industry. The module will develop students’ understanding of the resource needs for tourism venture start-ups, underlying processes of entrepreneurial activity and the outcomes of tourism enterprise.

Students will also be able to identify key issues affecting tourism entrepreneurship and tools for effective management of tourism businesses.

Digital Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and skills for understanding the complexity of the new digital landscape. The module provides a critical context in which to analyse the current digital developments. In particular, the module will facilitate students’ learning of e-marketing models, social media and e-tailing in order to produce a coherent digital marketing strategy. Open Module (15 credits) – Optional Students can choose another 15 credit module from post-graduate programmes in the Business School.

•  International Tourism in the 21st Century (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Managing Contemporary Hospitality (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Events Management (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Hospitality and Events Practicum (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory •  Digital Marketing (15 Credits) – Optional •  Destination Management (15 Credits) – Optional •  Tourism and Development (15 Credits) – Optional •  Entrepreneurship in Tourism (15 Credits) – Optional •  Open Module (from any PG programme within the Business School, subject to approval [15 Credits] – Optional) Module and programme information may be subject to change.

Not all modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module.

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Introduction to the Programme The MSc Engineering Management meets a specific skills gap in industry for Engineers with project management competences who can lead on Engineering projects in any sector focusing on both technical excellence and management ability in equal measure.

Our Engineering Management course has been designed in response to the worldwide shortage of engineers with the all-round capability needed to oversee complex projects. It is a dynamic and demanding programme, combining in-depth technical knowledge with a multitude of personal attributes and business expertise. This programme is for professionals with some industrial understanding that wish to move into management roles within the engineering industry.

Why Study MSc Engineering Management? We are one of the very few universities in the region to offer a programme in Engineering Management and attract graduates from various Engineering disciplines, bringing rich and diverse backgrounds into the classroom. The person with this role will create the ‘map’ to successfully achieve the goals of an engineering project. In addition to generic project management modules, students will study a specialised module on supply chain and logistics which will equip them to understand the operation of supply chains in an engineering enterprise and to be able to control the logistical operation.

Students have an edge as the University works with companies such as Microsoft, Dell EMC, IBM, Oracle and SAP in addition to being Cisco Net Academy – meaning the student will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops. Programme content is enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. You will be expected to attend one session per week per module, except for the Dissertation module in which you will be working in a group on your thesis with some supervised elements.

MSc Engineering Management Intake: September Graduates from the programme are expected to enter into middle and senior management with highly specialised operational skills that are much sought after qualities worldwide. The programme content will be enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. Links with the employment market is established through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. The industry partners offer internships, deliver visiting lectures, assist with field visits and recruit at our Career Days each year.

Links with the employment market through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. Our industry partners offer internships, deliver guest lectures, assist with field trips and recruit at our Career Days each year Our Careers and Employability Service offers students a range of support both while they are studying with us and after they have graduated. Careers and Employability 72 73 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Science and Technology

Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this.

Programme Content The MSc Engineering Management programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment. Module Breakdown Engineering Project Management (30 credits) - Compulsory The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to apply project management techniques to achieve quality engineering solutions using human and financial resources in a given time frame.

On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: understand the principles of project management and their limitations; plan a project process including recruitment and managing a project team; be able to make decisions on the use of resources in an engineering project; and evaluate project costs and schedules.

Financial Management in Engineering (15 credits) - Compulsory This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills in accounting & finance. The accounting and finance element aims to enable students to analyse, understand, and interpret the financial performance of companies. It also aims to enable the students understand the limitations/problems inherent in the preparation of financial statements and the effect on financial analysis. Human Resource Management in Engineering (15 credits) - Compulsory The aim is to introduce students to the key areas of HRM and to build on relevant knowledge and skills.

By the end of the module students will be familiar with a wide range of generalist HR policies and practices within the key areas of the discipline: employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations, performance management ; talent management in organisations and the role of HR in mergers and acquisitions. Logistics and Supply Chains (30 credits) - Compulsory The aim of the module is to understand the operation of supply chains in an engineering enterprise and to be able to control the logistical operation. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: understand the impact of the supply chain on an engineering enterprise, understand how to •  Engineering Project Management (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Human Resource Management in Engineering (15 credits) - Compulsory •  Financial Management in Engineering (15 credits) – Compulsory •  Engineering Simulation (30 credits) – Compulsory •  Logistics and Supply Chains (30 Credit) - Compulsory •  Engineering Group Project (60 credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

Modules Head of Department Dr. (Ms) Fehmida Hussain e. f.hussain@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 446 1248 model a supply chain, make decisions on the use of resources by evaluating costs and schedules to achieve a logistics strategy and critically evaluate the performance of the logistics network on the business. Engineering Simulation (30 credits) - Compulsory This module will enable students to understand the scientific methods underlying the modelling of real systems. It will further expand their understanding of a range of sophisticated mathematical techniques and simulation methods using the examples facilitated by engineering systems.

Case studies will be used to illustrate how models can be validated against real measurements. Assessment procedures are designed to enable students to deliver academically significant modelling performances.

Engineering Management Group Project (60 credits) - Compulsory Module aims to develop a student’s team working skills in planning and execution of a group product development exercise, drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules appropriate to their programme. In addition, the module aims to develop a student’s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in a written and group presentation. 74 75 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Science and Technology

Introduction to the Programme The MSc Project Management meets a specific skills gap in industry for graduates with project management skills who can lead on projects in any sector focusing on both technical excellence and management ability.

Our Project Management course has been designed in response to the worldwide shortage of professionals with the all-round capability needed to oversee complex projects. This is a dynamic and demanding programme, combining in-depth technical knowledge with a multitude of personal attributes and business expertise. The programme is for graduates with some industrial understanding who wish to move into project management within any industry. Project Management is the application of knowledge, skill, tools and techniques to the management of an enterprise project.

Why Study MSc Project Management? The aim of this programme is to equip graduates of an engineering or a numerate discipline with specialist knowledge and skills in Project Management to allow them to effectively control various projects for global markets. The person with this role will create the ‘map’ to successfully achieve the goals of any project. A project manager not only helps to reduce costs, but gives a project flexibility, and can assist with access to new technologies and developments.

Students have an edge as the University works with companies such as Microsoft, Dell EMC, IBM, Oracle and SAP in addition to being Cisco Net Academy – meaning the student will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops.

 Programme content is enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

You will be expected to attend one session per week per module, except for the Dissertation module in which you will be working on your thesis with some supervised elements. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. MSc Project Management Intake: September Graduates from the programme are expected to enter into middle and senior management with highly specialised operational skills that are much sought after qualities worldwide. The programme content will be enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips.

This will also help inform students about the current opportunities and future trends in their relevant employment sector. Links with the employment market through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. Our industry partners offer internships, deliver guest lectures, assist with field trips and recruit at our Career Days each year.

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Programme Content The MSc Project Management programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Students on the MSc Project Management take 180 credits.

Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment. Module Breakdown Engineering Project Management (30 credits) - Compulsory The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to apply project management techniques to achieve quality engineering solutions using human and financial resources in a given time frame. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: understand the principles of project management and their limitations; plan a project process including recruitment and managing a project team; be able to make decisions on the use of resources in an engineering project; and evaluate project costs and schedules.

Human and Financial Management in Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills in accounting and finance and human resource management. The accounting and finance element aims to enable students to analyse, understand, and interpret the financial performance of companies. It also aims to enable the students to understand the limitations/problems inherent in the preparation of financial statements and the effect on financial analysis. The human resource management element aims to explain, explore, and critically discuss some of the key concepts and theories that underlie human resource management.

In the final analysis, the module aims to explore the important interactions and interconnections between financial management and human resource management in any company’s attempt to operate an efficient, successful, and accountable business.

Engineering Innovation (30 credits) - Compulsory The aim of this module is to understand the process of innovation in an engineering context and be able to appreciate the way it impacts the management of an engineering enterprise. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: research and understand different types & origin of innovations; evaluate different innovations for success factors; and develop a business strategy for bringing innovations to commercial success. Engineering Simulation (30 credits) - Compulsory This module will enable students to understand the scientific methods underlying the modelling of real systems.

It will further expand their understanding of a range of sophisticated mathematical techniques and simulation methods using the examples facilitated by engineering systems. Case studies will be used to illustrate how models can be validated against real measurements. Assessment procedures are designed to enable students to deliver academically significant modelling performances.

Engineering Management Group Project (60 credits) - Compulsory Module aims to develop a student’s team working skills in planning and execution of a group product development exercise, drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules appropriate to their programme. In addition, the module aims to develop a student’s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in a written report and give a group presentation. Head of Department Dr. (Ms) Fehmida Hussain e. f.hussain@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 446 1248 •  Engineering Project Management (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Human and Financial Management in Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Engineering Innovation (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Engineering Simulation (30 credits) - Compulsory •  Engineering Management Group Project (60 credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Introduction to the Programme This applied course will give you an in-depth understanding of network management, providing you with a systematic understanding of the concepts and standards for network management, network management protocols and network management tools. The course looks at virtualisation and cloud computing, exploring and understanding modern data centres, virtualisation, distributed storage, MapReduce, NoSQL, platform services, web services and caching.

Students will study online security risks, the steps needed to ensure that data is transmitted and stored securely, and measures that can be taken not only to prevent breaches but to minimise damage if they do occur.

Why Study MSc Network Management & Cloud Computing? The MSc programme will provide you with: •  An awareness and understanding of the increasing value that information management provides to the business objectives of all organisations. •  The ability to involve both the management and the user in the process of awareness, decision and implementation of a computer network. •  The ability to prepare a project budget and implementation strategy appropriate for the management of a major IT project. •  The ability to evaluate the technical organisational and economic aspects of developments as new opportunities for business process redesign and/or expansion.

•  The ability to make a functional and technical design of an information system based on project goals and company’s standards and quality systems.

•  The ability to evaluate the performance of a communication system using analytical and/or simulation tools and manage the implementation of a complete communication design project. •  Students have an edge as the University works with companies such as Microsoft, Dell EMC, IBM, Oracle and SAP in addition MSc Network Management & Cloud Computing Intake: September / January The large sums invested in computer networks and services have created a global market for graduates with computer network skills and on completion of this course you will have excellent career prospects within this field.

Opportunities range from the design and management of local area networks (LANs) to global wide area networks (WANs).

This course will leave you rightly placed for a role as a network or information systems manager, engineer or administrator, either working for a company in-house or for a firm specialising in network management, dealing with several clients. But a wide range of other roles will also be open to you in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors; or you could work freelance or move into project management, consultancy, academia or further research. You could even start your own business. Links with the employment market through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals.

Our industry partners offer internships, deliver guest lectures, assist with field trips and recruit at our Career Days each year.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers students a range of support both while they are studying with us and after they have graduated. Careers and Employability 80 81 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Science and Technology

to being Cisco Net Academy – meaning the student will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops. •  Programme content is enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

You will be expected to attend one session per week per module, except for the dissertation module in which you will be working individually on your project with some supervised elements. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

Programme Content The MSc Network Management & Cloud Computing programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Students take 180 credits. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment. Module Breakdown Computer Networks and Internetworking (15 credits) - Compulsory This module covers the concepts, protocols and standards for computer networks and internetworking, used in current and future communication infrastructures.

It is vital in today’s networking market that network managers, administrators and engineers have a critical insight and practical experience of the essential tools used for monitoring, managing and evaluating computer networks. This module, which includes at least 12 hours spent working in labs, is designed to equip you with these problem solving and practical skills. Operating Systems And Application Environments (15 credits) - Compulsory This module focuses on the design and implementation of the modern operating systems and application environments used to build commercial, online applications.

The module involves at least 12 hours of lab work and examines key operating concepts including processes and threads, memory management, scheduling, inter-process communication (IPC), device drivers, storage systems, multiprocessor systems, micro-kernels and networking interfaces. You will work on Linux, Windows, Apple iOS and Android operating systems before focusing on a detailed study of key application environments including the Eclipse IDE, XCode, and Android SDK. Finally, we look at the concept of virtual machines and building applications for the cloud using the Google GAE SDK. Network Management (30 credits) - Compulsory This module is designed to help you develop into a network manager or engineer with advanced problem solving and practical skills, and includes at least 24 hours of lab work.

It will provide you with a systematic understanding of the concepts and standards for network management, network management protocols and network management tools which are used in current and future communication infrastructures. You will complete the module with critical insight and practical experience of the essential computer network management tools, as well as their development, operation, monitoring and assessment.

Network Security and Services (15 credits) - Compulsory Network services and security mechanisms are the primary focus of this module, which involves a minimum 12 hours of lab work. You will study the security of services deployed using the internet and the mechanisms which make them secure. During the module you will also investigate various networking technologies, including wired and wireless Ethernet, server hardware such as Blade Server Technology, networking architectures including IP networking and the Y-Comm Architecture, commercial Web servers using LAMP and the .NET Framework, Grid Computing and Cloud Computing.

After this you will examine security mechanisms including Firewalls, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Network Address Translation (NAT), IPSec Framework and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). The course then explores new security mechanisms such as the Security Layers of the Y-Comm framework, Proxy Certificates and Certificate Authorities used in Grid and Cloud Computing.

Virtualisation and Cloud Computing (30 credits) - Compulsory This module covers various issues relating to virtualisation and could computing, with at least 24 hours spent working in labs over the duration of the module. You will focus on exploring and understanding modern data centres, virtualisation, distributed storage, MapReduce, NoSQL, platform services, web services and caching. At the end of the module you will be able to critically assess a variety of cloud platforms, use quantitative and qualitative techniques to professionally design and implement scalable applications and services that execute in a distrusted computing environment, and evaluate the trade-offs and challenges when developing a cloud.

Enterprise Network Troubleshooting (15 credits) - Compulsory This in-depth module provides a theoretical and practical overview of troubleshooting complex enterprise networks. It will enable you to communicate advanced network concepts to both networking experts and non-experts and apply the techniques you have learned to carry out projects. With at least 36 hours spent developing your skills in our industry-standard labs, the module focuses on turning you in to •  Computer Networks and Internetworking (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Operating Systems and Application Environments (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Network Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Network Security and Services (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Virtualisation and Cloud Computing (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Enterprise Network Troubleshooting (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Project Research and Communication Skills (0 Credit) - Compulsory •  Postgraduate Project in Computer and Communications Engineering (60 Credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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a qualified network manager, administrator and engineer with both problem solving and practical skills, such as selecting and configuring appropriate protocols. Project Research and Communication Skills (0 credit) - Compulsory This zero-credit module is designed to develop your understanding of the process behind designing, planning and conducting applied research – which is essential before embarking upon your final 60-credit project. The research methods module covers research techniques, data collection and analysis, academic writing, referencing and citation, and how to develop a research proposal before you present your project through a written thesis and an oral exam.

The module encourages you to apply and test theory and contribute to applications. It will also enhance your ability to handle data for problem solving and evaluation, and to test theory using analysis and simulations – integrating the learning from other modules. The module will also give you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the legal, social, ethical and professional issues in the context of computer communications.

Postgraduate Project in Computer and Communications Engineering (60 credits) - Compulsory Your final module is a large project on a topic you are a passionate about which is worth one third credit of the total masters degree. The project gives you the chance to combine your general and specialist computer and communications knowledge and understanding, applying an existing or emerging technology to the solution of a practical problem. You could also choose to carry out research to contribute and extend the theoretical understanding of new and advancing technology and its application. Through the project you will also be able to demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment, while becoming a specialist in a particular area of computer and communications.

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Introduction to the Programme The aim of this programme is to prepare professionals to take a leading role in the research and development of future generations of robotics and artificial intelligence systems. In the near future robotic and other autonomous systems will be present in virtually every industry, with their global impact estimated to reach $6.5 trillion per year by 2025.

As new markets turn to robotics for the next step in their evolution, the need for qualified robotic engineers has never been greater. Advances in robotics technology continue to push the boundaries of what we previously thought possible. Our degrees equip students with the technical knowledge and project experience for a career as a robotics expert.

Why Study MSc Robotics? Key features of the Programme: •  Blends practice with theory to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need for a career as a robotics research and development expert. •  Produces competent multi-disciplinary professionals who are specialists in the design and production of robotics products. Students will focus on developing systems that control physical motion such as those found in robotic applications and industrial automation, using the latest industry hardware and software equipped in our labs and workshops.

•  Focuses on autonomous systems whose applications go beyond industrial automation, that require a higher degree of flexibility and adaptability that is achieved using artificial intelligence and interfacing with other interdisciplinary fields.

•  Students have an edge as the University works with companies such as Microsoft, Dell EMC, IBM, Oracle and SAP in addition to being Cisco Net Academy – meaning the student will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops. •  Programme content is enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. You will be expected to attend one session MSc Robotics NEW Intake: September Robotics plays a large and increasing role in manufacturing, space exploration, the office and the home, with products including: driverless cars, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), 3D printers, cash dispenser machines, robot floor cleaners, pharmaceuticals, toys etc. Graduates of the programme will be well equipped for careers as robotics professionals in a range of industries and SMEs, from advanced manufacturing to oil and gas exploration, nuclear energy to railways and automotive, healthcare to defence.

Links with the employment market through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. Our industry partners offer internships, deliver guest lectures, assist with field trips and recruit at our Career Days each year. Our Careers and Employability Service offers students a range of support both while they are studying with us and after they have graduated. Careers and Employability 86 87 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Science and Technology

per week per module, except for the dissertation module in which you will be working individually on your project with some supervised elements.

Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. Programme Content The MSc Robotics programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Students take 180 credits. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment. Module Breakdown Software Engineering and Simulation of Robotic Systems (30 Credits) – Compulsory Utilising the appropriate software packages for specific robot system designs and applications and subsequent simulation works constitute an important part in robotics engineering, which is usually conducted before prototyping and production of a robotic system.

This module equips students with the necessary knowledge of software tools to help them tailor make the general software engineering theory with the robotic design practice. It develops students’ ability of modelling, simulating, designing, selecting and programming a mobile robot system. Robotic Systems and Control (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module is design to provide necessary knowledge of various types of robotic systems and their key features to enable you to design your own systems later in the course. Controlling robotic systems requires a knowledge of control methods and techniques which can be implemented in software.

For this reason this module is run in parallel with the module Software Engineering and Simulation of Robotic Systems.

Group Project (15 Credits) – Compulsory Designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills gained in the preceding modules. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their competence in undertaking projects through a systematic research and development process using a formal project management approach. It aims to enable students to develop skills and experience in problem solving and team work, along with the necessary preparation for the major individual project in phase 3. Robot Systems Integration (15 Credits) – Compulsory This module develops students’ knowledge and skill in integrating components that make up a robot into a functioning unit that is able to carry out higher level tasks.

Individual Major Project (60 Credits) – Compulsory Designed to consolidate the knowledge and advanced skills gained in preceding modules, and to provide students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery in undertaking advanced robotics projects in their future employment. It aims to develop advanced skills and practical experience in planning, problem solving, implementing robotics solutions and in making effective written and oral project presentations. Industrial Manipulators (15 Credits) – Optional The module will develop a mastery of the modelling, simulation, design, selection and programming of robotic manipulators.

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of kinematics, dynamics and control of industrial manipulators as well as practical experience of programming a manipulator. The theories and technologies presented in this course have influences beyond the scope of industrial robotics. At the end of the course, in order to broaden the students views, they will be introduced to various new robotics areas where the technologies of industrial robotics have been applied, and will see the challenges and how these are solved.

Robotics in Medicine (15 Credits) – Optional The field of medical robotics has grown rapidly. Medical robots may be thought of as smart surgical tools that bring together the best qualities of robots with the best qualities of human experts. The synergy results in better outcomes than would otherwise be possible. This module will look at the development of medical robotics from early experiments to the present. It will examine the key features of typical medical robotic systems such as pre-operative imaging, registration to the patient, robot design and evaluation of the outcomes. Ethical and safety considerations will be key topics and both current and future research areas will be explored.

Mobile Robotics (15 Credits) – Optional The module aims to develop students’ deep understanding and the theoretical practical skills necessary to enable them to design, construct, develop, implement and evaluate advanced sensor guided and controlled mobile robots.

Artificial Intelligence in Robotics (15 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to familiarise students with Artificial Intelligence techniques that are widely used in robotics. The students will make extensive use of their own development of AI systems in robots and will explore theoretical issues in AI and robotics. •  Software Engineering and Simulation of Robotic Systems (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Robotic Systems and Control (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Robot Systems Integration (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Group Project (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Individual Major Project (60 Credits) – Compulsory •  Industrial Manipulators (15 Credits) – Optional •  Robotics in Medicine (15 Credits) – Optional •  Mobile Robotics (15 Credits) – Optional •  Artificial Intelligence in Robotics (15 Credits) – Optional Module and programme information may be subject to change.

Not all modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module.

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Introduction to the Programme Business information, and using it to increase profitability, is becoming an ever more essential part of running any organisation. This course will train you on how to design and develop information management systems and make the best use of them in the workplace – a highly sought-after skill in today’s competitive market. Why Study MSc Business Information Systems Management? Since the MSc BISM degree encompasses the management of technologies and includes data analytics amongst other things, the expertise that students gather will be applicable across multiple sectors and not just restricted to the IT sector.

Students have an edge as the University works with companies such as Microsoft, Dell EMC, IBM, Oracle and SAP in addition to being Cisco Net Academy – meaning the student will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops. Programme content is enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.You will be expected to attend one session per week per module, except for the dissertation module in which you will be working individually on your project with some supervised elements.

Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. Programme Content The MSc Business Information Systems Management programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Students take 180 credits. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment.

MSc Business Information Systems Management (BISM) NEW Possible employment opportunities for our graduates include working in business and projects focusing on management of systems and on various technologies. In the UAE, due to high level of technology adoption, ERP platforms and mobile solutions are driving a strong demand for talented technology professionals to the region on both a local and international basis. With IT enhancements required to ensure UAE firms remain competitive, BIS managers continue to be in a position of high-demand. Roles can include IT manger or project manager, business analyst, quality assurance engineer, information systems auditor or web developer.

This programme also enables graduates to start their own business and to undertake further studies at MPhil or Doctoral levels. Links with the employment market through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. Our industry partners offer internships, deliver guest lectures, assist with field trips and recruit at our Career Days each year.

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Module Breakdown Information Systems Quality Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module is at the heart of Software Engineering Quality Management and aims to impart the knowledge and skills for the engineering, monitoring and improving of information systems. Engineering good quality software products benefits from a controlled and managed development process.

Managing the complexity of organisations and the complexity and proliferation of information systems demand specialised knowledge and skills. In particular, quality assurance engineers, project and systems managers and auditors need the knowledge and skills to monitor and assess both the software process and software artefacts in order to provide guidance and leadership for their improvement. Regulation of Electronic Commerce and Information Technology (30 Credits) – Compulsory Focuses on the regulation of electronic commerce activities and associated technologies. It gives students an understanding of regulatory frameworks for electronic technologies and the underlying legal principles which govern electronic commerce.

The module critically examines the role of regulation in the commercial context of electronic transactions and how such regulation applies to these transactions. Legal and regulatory issues related to intellectual property, conducting business online, privacy, jurisdiction are among topics covered. In addition, the module covers regulation in the broader context of professional and ethical issues relevant to the use of information technology. Information Systems Strategy and Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory The business strategy of an organisation should be supported by Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) strategy.

In order to achieve this, developing IS should be part of an organisation’s strategic planning. The module will explore major concepts, methods and technologies needed to develop business strategies for an organisation focusing on the internet as the medium.

Data management systems are now the central software of enterprise systems and the driving force behind E-Commerce. The module will cover the fundamentals of managing industrial data. This module aims to integrate theory and practice in a holistic manner and to give students the knowledge of how to use and manage information systems to bring value to an organisation. Postgraduate Computing Project (60 Credits) – Compulsory The Postgraduate Computing Project gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to undertake work that is independent (shaped largely by one’s own decisions and preferences), technically competent through employing techniques and exploiting the knowledge gained during earlier stages of the programme, professionally and ethically compliant, complete, supervised and academically sound by taking critical account of current knowledge and methods in their chosen specialist area.

Knowledge Management Strategy (30 Credits) – Optional In order to maintain competitive advantage in the knowledge economy, organisations need a knowledge management strategy. The aim of this module is to enable students to draw upon the latest theory and practice in knowledge management to be able to assist organisations in developing knowledge management systems that nurture and exploit business, social and technological aspects of the organisation. Data Management for Decision Support (30 Credits) – Optional This module covers the concepts and theories of managing industrial data such as implementation of large volume data storage, preserving data quality and data preparation for dimensional modelling.

The module also explores technologies and algorithms for handling a large amount of data, i.e, data cleansing, data segmentation and data transformation, to discover knowledge from data warehouse. This module presents state of the art technologies that support decision-making and provide problem solving capabilities to managers in industry. In particular, the module explores theories in the domain of management decision making, for example, linear models, utility and decision- making under uncertainty. •  Information Systems Strategy and Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Information Systems Quality Management (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Regulations of E-Commerce and Information Technology (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Postgraduate Computing Project (60 Credits) •  Data Management for Decision Support (30 Credits) – Optional •  Knowledge Management Strategy (30 Credits) – Optional Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Introduction to the Programme Welcome to the MSc Applied Psychology, an unique program 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 internationally recognised degree developed by the expertise of applied and academic psychologists. In particular, the MSc Applied Psychology has been designed with the international student in mind providing an introduction to 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, organisational, counselling and neuropsychology of education. 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 well-being is important in families dealing with illness or for individuals trying to kick bad habits such as smoking.

Psychology is one of those subjects where a little bit of genuine interest and understanding goes a long way. We encourage students to read widely and to consider how the theories and research expand their knowledge. Therefore this degree is not only academic but enhances personal and professional growth. Why Study MSc Applied Psychology? The MSc Applied Psychology masters degree at Middlesex University 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 advanced knowledge required to serve your interests and career aspirations.

The MSc Applied Psychology postgraduate degree is ideally suited to those with careers in Human Resources or Education 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.

Aims of the programme 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 (e.g. Education, Counselling, and Business Psychology). b)  Gain knowledge and critical understanding of the various research techniques and statistical methods that may be viewed as appropriate to a postgraduate level training in psychology.

c)  Gain experience developing practical research, analytical and reporting skills therefore making an appropriate contribution to research within an area of Applied Psychology. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. You will be MSc Applied Psychology Intake: September The several areas of psychology covered provide an in depth understanding of how psychology is applied in everyday life settings thus furnishing students with tools required for a successful career. In addition there is an emphasis on research skills development culminating in the thesis project.

Applied psychology graduates are concerned with the relations between people and work, and in the underlying causes of behaviour that impact on managerial or social policy. Therefore their expertise is relevant to both private and public sectors.

Opportunities for those with master’s degrees tend to be concentrated in business, industry, and government settings; or students may work as ABA therapist. The degree will enable successful students to further their career in areas such as business, education, helping professions. In addition to this the successful graduates might join running research projects within various organisation facilitating data collection, entry and analysis, and reporting research findings. Our Careers and Employability Service (CES) offer you a range of support both while you’re studying with us -and after you’ve graduated.

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expected to attend one session per week per module. For the Dissertation module you will be working individually on your project with some supervised elements along with taught sessions. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme. Programme Content The MSc Applied Psychology programme is studied over two years on part-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules.

It includes a range of taught modules together with a dissertation, (normally based on empirical research), carried out by the student.

There are three 30 credit modules providing the opportunity to study topics within areas of Research Methods in Applied Psychology, Counselling Psychotherapies, and Business Psychology. In particular the Research Methods module provides the opportunity to develop research and practical skills relevant across all areas of Applied Psychology. These include: qualitative methods, questionnaire and survey methods; methods for the statistical analysis of quantitative data. In addition, practical elements such as developing research proposals and identifying ethical and professional considerations are also covered.

Two further 15 credit modules give this programme its wider appeal by offering two further popular areas of study within psychology namely; Applied Neuropsychology in Education, and Contemporary Research and Issues in Applied Psychology.

The Dissertation module (60 credits) encourages students to demonstrate learned knowledge in a particular area of Applied Psychology. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of study commitment with typically 2-3 hours per week contact time. The MSc Applied Psychology is awarded for successful completion of 180 credits, including the dissertation. Module Breakdown Counseling and Psychotherapy in Applied Psychology (30 Credits) – Compulsory The overall aims of this course are to introduce students to the main schools of psychological therapy, their theoretical origins and how theory is applied in practice.

The module will raise some of the ethical and philosophical dilemmas that occur in the therapeutic relationships. Issues of cultural diversity, gender, class and power will be discussed and considered throughout the module. The module aims to provide students with an introduction to the main schools of counselling and therapy with emphases on case examples and student interaction. Applied Business Psychology (30 Credits) – Compulsory This module introduces students to the ways in which different psychological theories and methods contribute to our understanding of the world of work, management and organisations.

The module provides students with an understanding of psychologists different roles in the world of work and organisations and the different ways in which they can apply their skills. The module takes an applied and critical approach to the study of work, management and organisations and professional psychological practices therein. Research Methods in Applied Psychology (30 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to provide postgraduate students with research skills and expertise from theory to implementation required by areas in Applied Psychology. The module is designed to fulfil training requirements identified in the National Occupational Standards for Applied Psychologists Key roles 2, 3 by offering a comprehensive in-depth and systematic account of a range of skills in quantitative and qualitative research strategies, and the use of SPSS software in statistical analysis as applicable to the course syllabus.

A variety of teaching methods and assessment will be employed with the aim of inspiring and challenging each student, whilst promoting independent learning and a critical appreciation of the research process. Students will engage in laboratory classes, workshops, lectures/seminars, tutorials, group work, and practical sessions on SPSS and qualitative data analysis. Ultimately the aim is to train students to develop, implement and maintain personal and professional standards and ethical research practice in Applied Psychology.

Contemporary Research and Issues in Applied Psychology (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of the module is to provide an intellectual setting within which students can both develop a fuller appreciation of substantive areas of applied psychology and improve their practical and analytical skills. The main aim is to direct students to develop an appreciation of the controversies and issues related to traditional and contemporary research, ethical issues, and up-to-date knowledge in the domain of applied psychology such as neuropsychology, health, sports and exercise, and literacy acquisition.

Applied Neuropsychology in Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to provide postgraduate students with training in up to date research and advances in neurobiological basis of education, in Applied Psychology as relevant to the course syllabus. Advanced Psychology Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory The module aims are: to provide students with an opportunity for an in-depth, advanced study in a specific area of applied psychology, pertinent to the degree for which they are registered, guided by, but largely independent of, tutor support; to enable students to apply appropriate principles of empirical research to an issue of their choice within the subject area of their degree registration; and, to enable students to present their research study in the form of a written thesis, using appropriate styles and conventions.

•  Counseling and Psychotherapy in Applied psychology (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Applied Business Psychology (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Research Methods in Applied Psychology (30 Credits) – Compulsory •  Contemporary Research and Issues in Applied Psychology (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Applied Neuropsychology in Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory •  Advanced Psychology Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Introduction to the Programme The MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development degree is taught within Middlesex University’s department of Law and Politics where we deliver high-quality teaching and research, and provide a supportive learning environment, helping students to achieve excellent academic results.

A topic of global importance since the late 1980’s, ‘sustainable development’ refers to “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Report, 1987). It encompasses responsible utilisation of environmental resources and the establishment of social and economic contexts which enable that. Sustainable development is at the heart of global policies such as Agenda 21, which emerged from the UN Earth Summit in 1992 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals enshrined in a UN resolution as recently as 2015.

Quality of governance is increasingly recognised as central to sustainable development, which requires achieving just and legitimate outcomes in major global socio- economic and environmental issues such as poverty, climate change, food security and biodiversity loss. Why Study MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development? With the rise of sustainable development as a major element of the international policy agenda it is essential that global intergovernmental and governmental agencies, international organisations, international businesses, and other groups/organisations have access to professionals that hold the necessary analytical skills and knowledge to address these challenging governance issues in varying contexts.

This master’s degree aims to provide students with skills to become such a professional, enhancing their knowledge and skills with respect to global governance approaches and instruments focused on environmental sustainability and social justice. Students will explore various approaches to how intergovernmental and national strategies, policies and projects pertaining to these global governance issues are formulated, implemented and evaluated. The critical case study approach used in teaching will enable students to develop the skills required for working in the private sector or with global and national public or third sector agencies leading and managing change in a global environment.

Middlesex University Dubai is reputed in the region for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the fields of social sciences. Since the early days of the campus in Dubai, we have offered a range of undergraduate degree programmes in international development studies and global social science. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park Campus during the working week in the evenings between 6.30 and 9.30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part- time study or one year of full-time study. Programme Content The MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development offers both full-time and part- time modes, with the latter running over 2 years.

Four core plus two optional modules are completed over the Autumn and Spring terms followed by a Dissertation period during the summer.

You will attend lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, where you’ll deepen your theoretical knowledge, work on activities and case studies, and develop your analytical and problem-solving skills. You will do research, produce written reports, give presentations and take part in group discussions and group work, supplementing all this with your own independent study. The use of summative assessment at various stages of the programme will encourage students to consolidate their understanding. Some assessment components will involve group work.

Each module is worth 20 credits, with the exception of the Dissertation and Work Integrated Learning modules, which are worth 60 credits each.

The Work Integrated Learning module may be selected as an alternative to the Dissertation, with prior approval. MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development Intake: September / January The MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development programme provides students with specialised knowledge and practical skills relevant for a range of new career opportunities or career progression in their current workplaces.

Career prospects for candidates with postgraduate qualifications in Global Governance and Sustainable Development are quite promising in the region and internationally due to the strong emphasis being placed on sustainability. Due to increasing global interconnectedness and awareness by decision-makers of the complex and compounding threats to sustainability currently facing the world, individuals with this qualification will be able to transition easily between the public, private, and third sector (ie. government, business, and non-profit) in their career. Graduates may consider rewarding careers with international organisations such as the United Nations and its sub-agencies or the World Bank and similar institutions.

Private business organisations that operate in multi- national markets in every area ranging from health and education to environmental protection and cultural affairs to banking employ professionals with the knowledge and skills developed in this programme.

The programme would equip graduates well for positions in Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations, Research, Policy, PR and outreach, and a variety of ‘analyst’ positions (risk analyst, political analyst, and market analyst). Careers and Employability 100 101 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Module Breakdown Global Governance for Sustainable Development (20 Credits) – Compulsory This core module aims to provide you with skills and knowledge to understand and critique the notion of sustainable development and the many manifestations it takes in policy and governance starting with the global blueprint of Agenda 21.

An increasingly popular term, global governance refers to the collaborations of state and non-state actors in advocating, making laws and policies for and undertaking practical actions to address issues that have global scope in terms of impact and/or causality. This module will help you to understand and learn to contextualise new and emerging theorisations of governance, power and evidence as well as the normative and institutional premises of governance for sustainable development. You will gain a critical understanding of a range of global governance issues such as food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation and healthy cities.

Research and Practice Skills (20 Credits) – Compulsory This module prepares students for the completion of either a dissertation or an assessed work placement or a work based learning project. A series of lectures and workshops and online exercises address research methodologies, skills and employability. Students will undertake a series of formative and summative assessments developing their critical and practical skills and leading towards either; i) the production of a research proposal or ii) a critical review of the work of the organization they are to be placed with or work with. The satisfactory completion of the module will then allow the student to proceed to writing a dissertation of 10-12,000 words or to embark on a work placement assessed by production of a project report / paper and exercises reflecting on this experience.

Politics of Globalisation (20 Credits) – Compulsory This module considers the implications in International Relations of the forces of globalisation, looking at international political processes and institutions at the level of politics, economics and cultural. In this module students analyse the relevance of international organisations, and look at transnational politics and issues of global importance. Students explore theoretical debates surrounding these issues and in this way, critically evaluate the effectiveness of international policy. The module aims to provide a platform for students to work constructively in groups, gain leadership skills and formulate arguments and coherent debates in a diverse international environment.

Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to provide a critical exploration of the key institutions and frameworks that govern human rights at the international level and of the international policy context that promotes sustainable development, to examine how the two do, or do not, interact. It problematizes the notion of rights as competing, contested and co-opted and questions their ability to function in crisis situations. It focusses on issues of inclusion/ exclusion and to this end reflects on how the rights and ‘development’ of three ‘marginalised groups’ have been promoted focussing on indigenous peoples, the caste system and gender inequality.

It aims, overall, to question if the current legal approaches to human rights are sufficient to bring sustainable development to currently marginalised groups. Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 Credits) – Optional The aim of this module is to analyse foreign policy practices as crucial sites of political agency and choice in contemporary geopolitics of international relations. This course will draw on the advanced classical and critical theories of international relations and geopolitical perspectives applied to the study of the foreign policy traditions, strategies and practices of the key actors and cases in global politics.

The module is designed to encourage and qualify an international group of postgraduate students who may wish to further their specialised study of foreign policy analysis and or employment in fields related to governance, business, politics, and diplomacy. The overall aim of this module is to create a multidisciplinary, multicultural learning environment that is reflected on the teaching practice and research of the module leader and receptive to the diverse needs and views of students.

Global Security (20 Credits) – Optional This module analyses changes in the global security agenda since the end of the Cold War, both empirically and theoretically. The meaning of security is explored and competing theoretical perspectives in the discipline are compared. The transformation of military security threats is then analysed with particular emphasis on the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the significance of global terrorism. The module then explores the rise of non-military issues of state and human security including human rights abuses, environmental change, crime, disease, poverty, and disasters.

Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) – Optional This module aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of the core general rules and principles of international law. Knowledge of this conceptual and legal framework is particularly recommended for those enrolling on other specialised LLM courses with an international dimension. The course seeks to enable students to analyse, critically evaluate, and provide authoritative commentary on how international law impacts international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, terrorism, poverty, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory.

Course materials will comprise literature on critical approaches to international •  Global Governance for Sustainable Development (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Research and Practice Skills (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Politics of Globalisation (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 Credits) – Optional •  Global Security (20 Credits) – Optional •  Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  Integrated Work and Learning (20 Credits) – Optional •  Migration Politics and Policies (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Human Right Law (20 Credits) – Optional • Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory •  Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits) – Alternative to Dissertation, upon CPC approval Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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law and literature from different disciplines to further enhance the understanding of multiple geopolitical, ideological and factual contexts underpinning contemporary global issues. Integrated Work and Learning (20 Credits) – Optional This practical experience module provides the means for students to link academic work with ‘real world’ work experience related to their specific programme. The aim is to enable the student to conceptualise the relation of theory to policy decisions within the wider world context.

This module also aims to develop and embed specific key skills which will facilitate career paths and employment in their chosen speciality. It is envisaged that the student will reflect and analyse areas of knowledge relevant to the placement learning experience and develop personal knowledge through review of learning. This learning experience provides students with the opportunity to enhance their skills of self-expression, communication, self- reliance, cooperation and team working within an area of work related to their chosen pathway. Migration Politics and Policies (20 Credits) – Optional This module will look at the relationship between migration, politics and policies from a comparative and European perspective.

This relationship is both ‘top down’, with migration becoming an object of contention amongst political parties and migration policies being largely shaped by political divisions, and ‘bottom up’, with the growing presence of NGOs campaigning for migrant rights and migrant activism. First, the module will comparatively examine migration policies, their regulatory role in the attempt to manage and control migratory flows, and how they have been affected by political debates over migration. Secondly, it will look at the growth of anti-immigration politics and how anti- migrant mobilisations have become a constant feature at European level, not only for marginal groups but also for mainstream government parties.

This part of the module will also investigate the growing conflicts between migrants and natives over the uses of space and the distribution of welfare resources. Thirdly, it will look at different forms of migrant participation in the public sphere, from self- organised migrant protest around issues such as freedom of circulation, citizenship rights and labour rights to more institutionalised forms of participation through unions and NGOs. International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) - Optional Provides an in-depth understanding of the international human rights law framework under the United Nation organisations and ability to assess its efficacy engaging the complementary American, African and Asian regional systems of promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory The module aims to enable the student to undertake a substantial academic research project focussed on a key issue within their programme. It requires the application of methodology, research design and method to the practical processes of undertaking a chosen research topic and presenting the findings. The dissertation draws upon the prerequisite module Research and Practice Skills but encourages the independence and self-discipline in researching a topic of interest and relevance to the student and managing an extended project from conception to completion.

Eligible students can replace this module with the Work Integrated Learning with approval from the Programme Leader. Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits) – Alternative to Dissertation The module aims to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience. The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role. It also aims to foster sustainable long term learning by requiring students to take responsibility for their own learning, design and negotiate learning goals and make informed judgments about their performance across the programme of study.

The module asks students to engage as active subjects in the assessment process, thus enhancing the capacity for transformative learning. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in the workplace experience the student will demonstrate reflexivity, self- regulation and self-assessment in their journey towards personal and professional development.

Open Optional Module (20 Credits) Students may select any available 20 credit module offered by the School of Law in order to tailor their programme towards their own personal interest. For some modules, programme coordinator approval is needed. Head of Law & Politics, Campus Programme Coordinator - Law and Politics Dr. (Ms) Tenia Kyriazi e. t.kyriazi@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 374 8981 104 105 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Introduction to the Programme This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international business law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the legal processes governing international business, through the systematic and critical understanding of topics relevant to international business transactions such as trade law, international sale of goods and commercial arbitration.

Why Study LLM International Business Law? You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject; acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.

Ultimately, by maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethical and political issues informing international trade relations and transnational business you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park Campus during the working week in the evenings between 6.30 and 9.30pm.

This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part- time study or one year of full-time study. Programme Content Students will gain knowledge and understanding through a stimulating combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, professional internships and self-directed studies and use a variety of resources, including audio-visual media, library books and e-learning materials.

Lectures, seminars and presentations are used to communicate core information, develop themes and ideas, and seek to encourage student participation through interactive exercises and opportunities for peer and self-assessment. You will also be required to engage in intensive programmes of structured reading and research, and to present your findings orally and in writing. Skills training, particularly through our Legal Research Skills module, will equip you with the intellectual tools necessary for postgraduate work, including the identification and location of appropriate materials, critical and analytical reading, writing skills and conventions.

Several sessions within each module and a substantial part of the Dissertation are designed to provide guidance on identifying a suitable research question, carrying out research, writing a literature review and planning and writing a dissertation. Learning and teaching on all modules is informed by a critical approach that encompasses relevant aspects of the ethical, social, professional, historical and cultural contexts within which the law operates. Ethics are specifically embedded in some modules and students are provided with the opportunity to understand the ethical dimensions of their own research and within which the law operates at each level.

Students’ practical skills are assessed by oral presentations, coursework, peer- marking, exams, literature reviews and, where appropriate, dissertation, diary and report writing. LLM International Business Law Intake: September This programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in public and private sector organisations, multinational companies and inter- governmental bodies requiring specialist knowledge in private and public international law frameworks regulating commercial and trade transactions, as well as mechanisms involved in the resolution of commercial disputes. Previous graduates have also continued their higher education studies via a PhD.

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Module Breakdown Legal Research Skills (20 credits) - Compulsory This module equips you with essential research skills necessary to complete a master’s of law successfully, including the technical and conventional systems governing academic writing and the principles and practice followed in legal reasoning. Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 credits) - Compulsory This module presumes familiarity with the principles of contract law and extends these into the international arena in the field of international sale of goods. It deals with the English law governing trade in wet and dry commodities and international law, principally the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

It aims to enhance your ability to tackle the practical, policy and economic implications of legal regimes enabling trade and transactions between parties divided by or purposely straddling legal and geographic boundaries.

Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits) - Compulsory This module is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of global trade regimes through an overview of globalisation and contemporary international economic relations; the regulation of international trade by the WTO; and the relationship between international trade, harmonisation of the law and trade-related issues. International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 credits) - Compulsory You will gain the knowledge necessary to deal with contemporary and emerging challenges in the practice and management of transnational commercial disputes with a focus on the increasing use of arbitration for expediency and cost savings by medium and large-scale enterprises operating in multiple jurisdictions.

Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 credits) - Optional Enable you to analyse, critically evaluate and provide authoritative commentary on how international law impacts international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, terrorism, poverty, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory.

International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) - Optional The module provides an in-depth understanding of the international human rights law framework under the United Nation organisations and ability to assess its efficacy engaging the complementary American, African and Asian regional systems of promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. International Maritime Law (20 Credits) - Optional Equips students with detailed knowledge and understanding of English and international normative frameworks regulating the carriage of goods by sea and the laws governing maritime causalities and their aftermath, such as collision, oil pollution, salvage and general average.

International Organisations and the International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) - Optional Get advanced conceptual insights into the legal, political and structural issues that underpin dispute resolution within international organisations through a thematic focus on issues such as labour, trade, title to territory and international peace and security. You will learn to think strategically about different means of settlement of disputes and their applicability to existing or potential conflicts. Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory The Dissertation module is taught in term two, and assessed by a 15,000-18,000 dissertation.

Students demonstrate expert-level knowledge and advanced-level legal research skills by writing a dissertation paper, supported by a supervisor, on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the module leader. Eligible LLM students can replace this module with the Work Integrated Learning or Practicum in International Organisations module with prior approval.

Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits) - Alternative to Dissertation The module aims to enable you to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience. You can undertake this workplace experience as an internship that you negotiate yourself or in your current workplace or an existing voluntary role. It also aims to help you foster sustainable long term learning by requiring that you take responsibility for your own learning, design and negotiate learning goals and make informed judgments about your performance across the programme of study.

The module will ask you to engage as active subjects in the assessment process, thus enhancing your capacity for transformative learning. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in your workplace experience, you’ll be expected to demonstrate reflexivity, self-regulation and self-assessment in your journey towards personal and professional development. In addition to the Law modules listed above, students can study one of the following modules if available. Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 credit) - Optional Politics of Globalisation (20 credit) - Optional Migration Politics and Policies (20 credit) - Optional •  Legal Research Skills (20 credits) - Compulsory •  Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits) - Compulsory •  International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 credits) - Compulsory •  Law of the International Sale of goods (20 credits) - Compulsory •  Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 credits) - Optional •  International Human Rights Law (20 credits) - Optional •  International Maritime Law (20 Credits) - Optional •  International Organisations and the International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) - Optional • UAE and DIFC Employment Law •  UK and European Anti Discrimination Law • Individual Employment Law •  Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory •  Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits) - Alternative to Dissertation, upon CPC approval Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Introduction to the Programme This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the foundational principles of public international law and advanced conceptual insights into theories underpinning the legal status of international organisations and their role in the settlement of international disputes.

Why Study LLM International Law? You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject, acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.

Ultimately, by maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park Campus during the working week in the evenings between 6.30 and 9.30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part- time study or one year of full-time study.

Programme Content Students will gain knowledge and understanding through a stimulating combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, professional internships and self-directed studies and use a variety of resources, including audio-visual media, library books and e-learning materials.

Lectures, seminars and presentations are used to communicate core information, develop themes and ideas, and seek to encourage student participation through interactive exercises and opportunities for peer and self-assessment. You will also be required to engage in intensive programmes of structured reading and research, and to present your findings orally and in writing. Skills training, particularly through our Legal Research Skills module, will equip you with the intellectual tools necessary for postgraduate work, including the identification and location of appropriate materials, critical and analytical reading, writing skills and conventions.

Several sessions within each module and a substantial part of the Dissertation are designed to provide guidance on identifying a suitable research question, carrying out research, writing a literature review and planning and writing a dissertation. Learning and teaching on all modules is informed by a critical approach that encompasses relevant aspects of the ethical, social, professional, historical and cultural contexts within which the law operates. Ethics are specifically embedded in some modules and students are provided with the opportunity to understand the ethical dimensions of their own research and within which the law operates at each level.

Students’ practical skills are assessed by oral presentations, coursework, peer- marking, exams, literature reviews and, where appropriate, dissertation, diary and report writing.

LLM International Law Intake: September This programme is attractive to students seeking to work as academics, practicing solicitors/barristers, policy advisors or other supporting roles in the professional sectors working in relevant areas concerning international law in multiple jurisdictions. This includes national governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, private firms, armed service or academia in a wide range of areas such as territorial disputes, armed conflict, human rights or maritime and commercial law. Careers and Employability 110 111 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Module Breakdown Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) - Compulsory Enable students to analyse, critically evaluate and provide authoritative commentary on how international law impacts international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, terrorism, poverty, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory. International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) - Compulsory Get advanced conceptual insights into the legal, political and structural issues that underpin dispute resolution within international organisations through a thematic focus on issues such as labour, trade, title to territory and international peace and security.

You will learn to think strategically about different means of settlement of disputes and their applicability to existing or potential conflicts. Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation (20 Credits) - Compulsory This module is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of global trade regimes through an overview of globalisation and contemporary international economic relations; the regulation of international trade by the WTO; and the relationship between international trade, harmonisation of the law and trade-related issues.

Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) - Compulsory This module equips students with essential research skills necessary to complete a master’s of law successfully, including the technical and conventional systems governing academic writing and the principles and practice followed in legal reasoning. Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) - Optional This module presumes familiarity with the principles of contract law and extends these into the international arena in the field of international sale of goods. It deals with the English law governing trade in wet and dry commodities and international law, principally the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

It aims to enhance the student’s ability to tackle the practical, policy and economic implications of legal regimes enabling trade and transactions between parties divided by or purposely straddling legal and geographic boundaries. International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) - Optional Gain the knowledge necessary to deal with contemporary and emerging challenges in the practice and management of transnational commercial disputes with a focus on the increasing use of arbitration for expediency and cost savings by medium and large-scale enterprises operating in multiple jurisdictions.

International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) - Optional Provides an in-depth understanding of the international human rights law framework under the United Nation organisations and ability to assess its efficacy engaging the complementary American, African and Asian regional systems of promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

International Maritime Law (20 Credits) - Optional Equips students with detailed knowledge and understanding of English and international normative frameworks regulating the carriage of goods by sea and the laws governing maritime causalities and their aftermath, such as collision, oil pollution, salvage and general average. Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory The Dissertation module is taught in term two, and assessed by a 15,000-18,000 dissertation. Students demonstrate expert-level knowledge and advanced-level legal research skills by writing a dissertation paper, supported by a supervisor, on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the module leader.

Eligible LLM students can replace this module with the Work Integrated Learning module with prior approval.

Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits) - Alternative to Dissertation The module aims to enable you to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience. You can undertake this workplace experience as an internship that you negotiate yourself or in your current workplace or an existing voluntary role. It also aims to help you foster sustainable long term learning by requiring that you take responsibility for your own learning, design and negotiate learning goals and make informed judgments about your performance across the programme of study.

The module will ask you to engage as active subjects in the assessment process, thus enhancing your capacity for transformative learning. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in your workplace experience you’ll be expected to demonstrate reflexivity, self-regulation and self-assessment in your journey towards personal and professional development.

In addition to the Law modules listed above, students can study one of the following modules if available. Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 credit) - Optional Politics of Globalisation (20 credit) - Optional Migration Politics and Policies (20 credit) - Optional •  Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) - Compulsory •  Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) - Compulsory •  International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) - Compulsory •  Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation (20 Credits) - Compulsory •  Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) - Optional •  International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) - Optional •  International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) - Optional •  International Maritime Law (20 Credits) - Optional •  Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory •  Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits) - Alternative to Dissertation, upon CPC approval Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

Modules Head of Law & Politics, Campus Programme Coordinator - Law and Politics Dr. (Ms) Tenia Kyriazi e. t.kyriazi@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 374 8981 112 113 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Introduction to the Programme This degree is designed to deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject by providing students with a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts; of the social and political context in which legal processes take place; and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.

Why Study LLM Law? •  By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context, the programme will help enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policy-making, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. •  Our School of Law is comprised of scholars from across the world specialising in areas such as human rights, commercial law, international and European law, who are experts in communicating the latest thinking about complex legal questions, combining instruction in core topics with the fruits of their current research.

•  Students will also benefit from their extensive networks of contacts, which enable the School to offer placement opportunities to eligible students with major local and international organisations. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend three to four evenings per week and part time students two evenings per week.

The programme is divided into study units called modules.

Programme Content The LLM Law programme consists of 180 credits including a compulsory writing project. The writing project can either be a supervised dissertation or work placement. The remaining 120 credits will be gained through six 20 credit modules. You will gain knowledge and understanding through a stimulating combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, professional internships and self-directed studies and use a variety of resources, including audio-visual media, library books and e-learning materials.

Lectures, seminars and presentations are used to communicate core information, develop themes and ideas and seek to encourage student participation through interactive exercises and opportunities for peer and self-assessment.

You will also be required to engage in intensive programmes of structured reading and research and to present your findings orally and in writing. Learning and teaching on all modules is informed by a critical approach that encompasses relevant aspects of the ethical, social, professional, historical and cultural contexts within which the law operates. Ethics are specifically embedded in some modules and students are provided with the opportunity to understand the ethical dimensions of their own research and within which the law operates at each level.

LLM Law NEW Intake: September This programme is designed for students pursuing careers in legal practice or working with professional service providers who regularly engage with commercial bodies. It prepares them for a wide range of careers in public and private sector organisations, multinational companies and intergovernmental bodies requiring specialist knowledge in the body of domestic and private international body of rules governing commercial transactions and disputes. Students have access to our Careers and Employability Service and are offered guidance by the Programme Leader and other contributors to the programme on how to enhance their employability skills and prospects.

The LLM is a marketable qualification and previous graduates of the programme have gone on to work for legal departments of public and private sector organisations, multinational companies, international organisations, governmental departments and within the judiciary. Many have continued their higher education studies via a PhD. Careers and Employability 114 115 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Module Breakdown Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to ensure that students are equipped with essential skills for participating successfully in their LLM degree programme, by offering instruction at an appropriately advanced level in legal research skills coupled with practical tasks in analysing legal sources and in making presentations in suitable academic formats in English.

The module adopts learner-centred instructional style, combining exposition with exercises, discussion and self-directed learning in a series of workshops supported by online resources.

Individual Employment Law (20 Credits) – Optional In this module you will gain an understanding of the way in which the law of contract is applied to the employment relationship and assesses the practical impact of statutory rights on the operation of the contract of employment in the UK. It also provides an understanding of the manner in which the employment relationship can be formed and varied and creates awareness of how the law affects workplace rules and procedures relating to employment protection. The module encourages a critical approach to the legal regulation by examining the social and political context in which individual employment relationships operate in the UK.

UK and European Anti-Discrimination Law (20 Credits) – Optional Equips students with a broad knowledge of anti-discrimination law in the UK and in the EU and how these two bodies of law have influenced and are influencing each other. The different forms of discriminatory conduct, the aims of equality law and a number of grounds of discrimination will be examined, as well as positive action, multiple discrimination, equality mainstreaming duties and precarious work and vulnerable workers.

Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) – Optional Students will gain a systematic understanding of the core general rules and principles of international law. Knowledge of this conceptual and legal framework is particularly recommended for those enroling on other specialised LLM courses with an international dimension. The course seeks to enable students to analyse, critically evaluate and provide authoritative commentary on how international law impacts international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, terrorism, poverty, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory.

Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) – Optional This module focuses on the most central channel through which international trade takes place: the sale of goods. It deals with two consequential legal regimes, English law and international law, principally the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Of particular value to those students interested in commercial practice this module presumes familiarity with the principles of contract law and extends these into the international arena with sustained attention given to express and implied terms, the rights and obligations of buyer and seller respectively, remedies, description and quality, carriage of goods, insurance and re-insurance and the impossibility of performance.

Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (20 Credits) – Optional This module will examine the international legal framework for international trade provided by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The importance of the WTO has dramatically increased in the last two decades, shaping the global trade regimes and regulatory governance. This module is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding and knowledge of global trade regimes: an overview of globalisation and contemporary international economic relations; the regulation of international trade through the WTO; and the relationship among international trade, harmonization of the law and trade-related issues.

Dismissal Law (20 Credits) – Optional This module aims to provide an understanding of the way in which the law of contract applies to the termination of the employment relationship in the UK and assesses the practical impact of statutory rights. It also provides an understanding of how the law affects workplace rules and procedures relating to the termination of employment. The module encourages a critical approach to legal regulation by examining the social and political context in which contracts of employment are terminated in the UK.

International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) – Optional This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the rules and principles of International Law and International Relations to the extent that these are relevant towards explaining the legal personality and activities of International Organisations.

Special emphasis will be placed on defining the role of International Organisations in the settlement of international disputes including in relation to their involvement in armed conflicts. The course will provide advanced conceptual insights into the legal, political and structural issues that underpin dispute resolution at international level within International Organisations through a thematic focus on issues such as labour, trade, title to territory and international peace and security. •  Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Individual Employment Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  UK and European Anti-Discrimination Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) – Optional •  Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation (20 Credits) – Optional •  Dismissal Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) – Optional •  UAE & DIFC Employment Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  Migration Theories and Approaches* (20 Credits) – Optional •  Migration Politics and Policies* (20 Credits) – Optional •  Integrated Work and Learning* (20 Credits) – Optional •  Sustainable Development and Human Rights* (20 Credits) – Optional Either: •  Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory or •  Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits – eligible students only) upon CPC approval.

*Only one non-LEX module can be taken either in term 1 or term 2. Module and programme information may be subject to change. Not all modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module. Modules 116 117 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) – Optional The module analyses the international human rights law framework under the United Nations and assesses its monitoring procedures and efficacy, engaging the complementary America, African and Asian regional systems.

Students will be required to reflect on challenges to the implementation of international human rights law globally, as well as engage strategies that advance thematic and country-specific elements of the human rights bodies under the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The module will involve critical research on international human rights mechanisms, including treaty-based and Charter-based bodies, as well as regional commissions and courts.

International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) – Optional This module will bring the student up to date with contemporary issues, legal problems and emergent changes in the practice and management of commercial cases that cross jurisdictional lines and may raise conflict of laws questions. It will extend from the jurisdiction of England into European and international jurisdictions. In particular it considers the use of arbitration for expediency and cost savings by medium and large scale enterprises operating within multiple jurisdictions.

UAE & DIFC Employment Law (20 Credits) – Optional The module provides an understanding of the way in which employment relationships are regulated in the UAE, through an analysis of the basic elements of the UAE Labour Law and the DIFC Employment Law, which respectively govern employment relationships in the UAE and the DIFC freezone that operates in Dubai.

The module assesses the practical application of the employment contract on the employment relationship and the practical impact of statutory rights. It also provides an understanding of the manner in which the employment relationship is formed and varied and creates awareness of how the law affects workplace rules and procedures relating to employment protection. The module encourages a critical approach to legal regulation and focuses on the unique double-jurisdictional context of Dubai allowing students to evaluate and undertake a comparison of two employment law structures that co-exist in Dubai.

Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory The module provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate advanced-level legal research skills and understanding in writing a dissertation on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the module leader, drawing as appropriate on knowledge and skills acquired in earlier LLM modules. Work Integrated Learning (eligible students only) (60 Credits) – May be taken instead of the Dissertation, upon CPC approval The module aims to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience.

The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role. It also aims to foster sustainable long term learning by requiring students to take responsibility for their own learning, design and negotiate learning goals and make informed judgements about their performance across the programme of study. The module asks students to engage as active subjects in the assessment process, thus enhancing the capacity for transofmrative learning. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in the workplace experience the student will demonstrate reflexivity, self- regulation and self-assessment in their journey towards personal and professional development.

In addition to the Law modules listed above, students can study one of the following modules if available: Migration Theories and Approaches (20 Credits) – Optional Migration Politics and Policies (20 Credits) – Optional Integrated Work and Learning (20 Credits) – Optional Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 Credits) – Optional Head of Law & Politics, Campus Programme Coordinator - Law and Politics Dr. (Ms) Tenia Kyriazi e. t.kyriazi@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 374 8981 118 119 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Introduction to the Programme A glance at any newspaper or online news feed soon reflects the significance of employment law in a wide range of sectors.

Pay equality, minimum wage, unfair dismissal and workers’ rights are key issues in the economic, social and political life. Government entities and private businesses need skilled individuals who show a deep understanding of employment law and the complex issues it raises. Why Study LLM Employment Law? •  Enables students to specialise in subjects related to employment law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the legal processes governing employment relationships and statutory rights in the UK and an innovative module covering the UAE and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Employment Law.

•  Deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject; acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. •  Maximise academic potential and refine problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethical and political issues informing employment relationships and anti-discrimination regulations you will enhance your professional development and horizons.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Full-time students normally attend three to four evenings per week and part time students two evenings per week. The programme is divided into study units called modules. Programme Content The LLM Employment Law degree consists of 180 credits including a compulsory writing project worth 60 Credits.

The writing project can be either a supervised dissertation or work placement. The remaining 120 credits will be gained through six 20 credit modules, four of which are compulsory and two optional. You will gain knowledge and understanding through a stimulating combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, professional internships and self-directed studies and use a variety of resources, including audio-visual media, library books and e-learning materials.

Lectures, seminars and presentations are used to communicate core information, develop themes and ideas and seek to encourage student participation through interactive exercises and opportunities for peer and self-assessment. You will also be required to engage in intensive programmes of structured reading and research and to present your findings orally and in writing. Learning and teaching on all modules is informed by a critical approach that encompasses relevant aspects of the ethical, social, professional, historical and cultural contexts within which the law operates. Ethics are specifically embedded in some modules and students are provided with the opportunity to understand the ethical dimensions of their own research and within which the law operates at each level.

LLM Employment Law NEW Intake: September This programme is designed to enable lawyers and corporate professionals seeking to enter or advance their career in human resources management, the public sector, law firms, union and private organisations requiring specialist knowledge on the governing recruitment, termination or employment and discrimination. The LLM is a marketable qualification and previous graduates of the programme have gone on to work for legal departments of public and private sector organisations, multinational companies, international organisations, governmental departments and within the judiciary.

Many have continued their higher education studies via a PhD. Careers and Employability 120 121 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Module Breakdown Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to ensure that students are equipped with essential skills for participating successfully in their LLM degree programme, by offering instruction at an appropriately advanced level in legal research skills coupled with practical tasks in analysing legal sources and in making presentations in suitable academic formats in English. The module adopts learner-centred instructional style, combining exposition with exercises, discussion and self-directed learning in a series of workshops supported by online resources.

Dismissal Law (20 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to provide an understanding of the way in which the law of contract applies to the termination of the employment relationship in the UK and assesses the practical impact of statutory rights.

It also provides an understanding of how the law affects workplace rules and procedures relating to the termination of employment. The module encourages a critical approach to legal regulation by examining the social and political context in which contracts of employment are terminated in the UK.

Individual Employment Law (20 Credits) – Compulsory In this module you will gain an understanding of the way in which the law of contract is applied to the employment relationship and assesses the practical impact of statutory rights on the operation of the contract of employment in the UK. It also provides an understanding of the manner in which the employment relationship can be formed and varied and creates awareness of how the law affects workplace rules and procedures relating to employment protection. The module encourages a critical approach to the legal •  Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Dismissal Law (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  UK and European Anti-Discrimination Law (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  Individual Employment Law (20 Credits) – Compulsory •  UAE & DIFC Employment Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) – Optional •  Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) – Optional •  International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) – Optional •  Migration Theories and Approaches* (20 Credits) – Optional •  Migration Politics and Policies* (20 Credits) – Optional •  Integrated Work and Learning* (20 Credits) – Optional •  Sustainable Development and Human Rights* (20 Credits) – Optional Either: •  Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory or •  Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits – eligible students only) upon CPC approval *Only one non-LEX module can be taken either in term 1 or term 2.

Module and programme information may be subject to change. Not all modules listed will be available in any one year. Module availability is dependent on staffing and the number of students wishing to take each module. Modules regulation by examining the social and political context in which individual employment relationships operate in the UK. UK and European Anti-Discrimination Law (20 Credits) – Compulsory Equips students with a broad knowledge of anti-discrimination law in the UK and in the EU and how these two bodies of law have influenced and are influencing each other. The different forms of discriminatory conduct, the aims of equality law and a number of grounds of discrimination will be examined, as well as positive action, multiple discrimination, equality mainstreaming duties and precarious work and vulnerable workers.

Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) – Optional Students will gain a systematic understanding of the core general rules and principles of international law. Knowledge of this conceptual and legal framework is particularly recommended for those enroling on other specialised LLM courses with an international dimension. The course seeks to enable students to analyse, critically evaluate and provide authoritative commentary on how international law impacts international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, terrorism, poverty, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory.

Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) – Optional This module focuses on the most central channel through which international trade takes place: the sale of goods. It deals with two consequential legal regimes, English law and international law, principally the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Of particular value to those students interested in commercial practice this module presumes familiarity with the principles of contract law and extends these into the international arena with sustained attention given to express and implied terms, the rights and obligations of buyer and seller respectively, remedies, description and quality, carriage of goods, insurance and re-insurance and the impossibility of performance.

Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (20 Credits) – Optional This module will examine the international legal framework for international trade provided by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The importance of the WTO has dramatically increased in the last two decades, shaping the global trade regimes and regulatory governance. This module is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding and knowledge of global trade regimes: an overview of globalisation and contemporary international economic relations; the regulation of international trade through the WTO; and the relationship among international trade, harmonization of the law and trade-related issues.

International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) – Optional This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the rules and principles of International Law and International Relations to the extent that these are relevant towards explaining the legal personality and activities of International Organisations. Special emphasis will be placed on defining the role of International Organisations in the settlement of international disputes including in relation to their involvement in armed conflicts. The course will provide advanced conceptual insights into the legal, political and structural issues that underpin dispute resolution at international level within International Organisations through a thematic focus on issues such as labour, trade, title to territory and international peace and security.

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International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) – Optional The module analyses the international human rights law framework under the United Nations and assesses its monitoring procedures and efficacy, engaging the complementary America, African and Asian regional systems. Students will be required to reflect on challenges to the implementation of international human rights law globally, as well as engage strategies that advance thematic and country-specific elements of the human rights bodies under the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The module will involve critical research on international human rights mechanisms, including treaty-based and Charter-based bodies, as well as regional commissions and courts.

International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) – Optional This module will bring the student up to date with contemporary issues, legal problems and emergent changes in the practice and management of commercial cases that cross jurisdictional lines and may raise conflict of laws questions. It will extend from the jurisdiction of England into European and international jurisdictions. In particular it considers the use of arbitration for expediency and cost savings by medium and large scale enterprises operating within multiple jurisdictions.

UAE & DIFC Employment Law (20 Credits) – Optional The module provides an understanding of the way in which employment relationships are regulated in the UAE, through an analysis of the basic elements of the UAE Labour Law and the DIFC Employment Law, which respectively govern employment relationships in the UAE and the DIFC freezone that operates in Dubai.

The module assesses the practical application of the employment contract on the employment relationship and the practical impact of statutory rights. It also provides an understanding of the manner in which the employment relationship is formed and varied and creates awareness of how the law affects workplace rules and procedures relating to employment protection. The module encourages a critical approach to legal regulation and focuses on the unique double-jurisdictional context of Dubai allowing students to evaluate and undertake a comparison of two employment law structures that co-exist in Dubai.

Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory The module provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate advanced-level legal research skills and understanding in writing a dissertation on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the module leader, drawing as appropriate on knowledge and skills acquired in earlier LLM modules. Work Integrated Learning (eligible students only) (60 Credits) – May be taken instead of the Dissertation, upon CPC approval The module aims to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience.

The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role. It also aims to foster sustainable long term learning by requiring students to take responsibility for their own learning, design and negotiate learning goals and make informed judgements about their performance across the programme of study. The module asks students to engage as active subjects in the assessment process, thus enhancing the capacity for transofmrative learning. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in the workplace experience the student will demonstrate reflexivity, self- regulation and self-assessment in their journey towards personal and professional development.

In addition to the Law modules listed above, students can study one of the following modules if available: Migration Theories and Approaches (20 Credits) – Optional Migration Politics and Policies (20 Credits) – Optional Integrated Work and Learning (20 Credits) – Optional Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 Credits) – Optional Head of Law & Politics, Campus Programme Coordinator - Law and Politics Dr. (Ms) Tenia Kyriazi e. t.kyriazi@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 374 8981 124 125 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Introduction to the Programme Studying the MA International Relations postgraduate degree at Middlesex University Dubai provides a valuable introduction to the complexities of a rapidly changing world.

As our personal lives, education and professional careers extend beyond our countries of birth, understanding other nations and the political and economic relations between nations is becoming more important. The MA International Relations will enable students to identify and assess national interests and analyse the foreign and defence policy needs of sovereign powers and the policy choices of national and international leaders. This programme is designed for those who want to explore the complex dynamics of the international political system, and the wider implications for globalisation and security.

This degree is ideal for students who work in Dubai and across the UAE and want to broaden their skill set. It attracts students from all over the world, which provides a rich multinational and cross-cultural learning environment. Most candidates studying on the programme hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political/Social Science or allied fields. However, graduates from other disciplines with a keen interest in International Relations will also be considered.

Students who are already working, especially in a related area will greatly benefit from this programme, and the programme structure. For forward-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, media, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University is an important stepping-stone. This programme is the right starting point for those who want to do research on this subject and may be considering pursuing a PhD.

Middlesex University Dubai is reputed in the region for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the fields of Politics, International Relations, International Development, and Law.

Why Study MA International Relations? •  You will gain a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the concepts, practices and theories of International Relations. –  The essential concepts of International Relations –  International political processes and institutions –  The foreign policies of different political systems –  Theories of International Relations. •  You will be able to demonstrate advanced critical appreciation and original thinking in conducting in-depth research on topics of your own interest. Furthermore, you will: –  Critically evaluate the effectiveness of international policy, international institutions and foreign policy processes.

–  Understand current research and advanced scholarship in International Relations. – Evaluate and critique IR methodologies. –  Develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to developing your own research and/or further postgraduate study.

–  Develop an independent learning ability required for continuing your intellectual and professional development. –  Enhance the ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and communicate conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences. –  Demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems through personal initiative and original thinking. •  You will have access to a broad intellectual environment through the provision of innovative teaching, assessment, extra- curricular events, distinguished guest speakers and career clinics. Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park Campus during the working week in the evenings between 6.30 and 9.30pm.

This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part- time study or one year of full-time study. MA International Relations Intake: September / January Many career opportunities exist for International Relations graduates. Working for the diplomatic service is a common destination, as is the non-profit sector, where international organisations and NGOs often seek to hire professionals with campaigning, research, policy and influencing skills. Other common fields for graduates include media, finance, higher education, and public policy. Furthermore, businesses throughout the world seek to employ people with knowledge of the global market place.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in data collection and analysis, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. All of these are highly transferable and valued by employers across all sectors. Students also benefit from access to Middlesex University Dubai’s Careers and Employability Service.

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Programme Content The MA International Relations programme offers both full-time and part-time modes, with the latter being run over 2 years. Four core plus two optional modules are completed over the Autumn and Spring terms followed by a Dissertation period during the summer. You will attend lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, where you will deepen your theoretical knowledge, work on activities and case studies, and develop your analytical and problem-solving skills.

You will do research, produce written reports, give presentations and take part in group discussions and group work, supplementing all this with your own independent study. The use of summative assessment at various stages of the programme will encourage students to consolidate their understanding. Some assessment components will involve group work.

Each module is worth 20 credits, with the exception of the Dissertation and Work Integrated Learning modules, which are worth 60 credits each. The Work Integrated Learning module may be chosen as an alternative to the Dissertation with prior approval. Module Breakdown Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to analyse foreign policy practices as crucial sites of political agency and choice in the contemporary geopolitics of international relations. This course will draw on the advanced classical and critical theories of international relations and geopolitical perspectives applied to the study of the foreign policy traditions, strategies and practices of the key actors and cases in global politics.

The module is designed to encourage and qualify an international group of postgraduate students who may wish to further their specialised study of foreign policy analysis and or employment in fields related to governance, business, politics and diplomacy. The overall aim of this module is to create a multidisciplinary, multicultural learning environment that is reflected on the teaching practice and research of the module leader and receptive to the diverse needs and views of students.

Global Security (20 credits) – Compulsory This module analyses changes in the global security agenda since the end of the Cold War, both empirically and theoretically. The meaning of security is explored and competing theoretical perspectives in the discipline are compared. The transformation of military security threats is then analysed with particular emphasis on the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the significance of global terrorism. The module then explores the rise of non-military issues of human security including environmental change, crime, disease, poverty, and disasters.

Politics of Globalisation (20 credits) – Compulsory This module considers the implications in International Relations of the forces of globalisation, looking at international political processes and institutions at the level of politics, economics and cultural. In this module students analyse the relevance of international organisations, and look at transnational politics and issues of global importance. Students explore theoretical debates surrounding these issues and in this way, critically evaluate the effectiveness of international policy. The module aims to provide a platform for students to work constructively in groups, gain leadership skills and formulate arguments and coherent debates in a diverse international environment.

Research and Practice Skills (20 credits) - Compulsory This module prepares students for the completion of either a dissertation or an assessed work placement or a work based learning project. A series of lectures and workshops and online exercises address research methodologies, skills and employability. Students will undertake a series of formative and summative assessments developing their critical and practical skills and leading towards either; i) the production of a research proposal or ii) a critical review of the work of the organisation they are to be placed with or work with. The satisfactory completion of the module will then allow the student to proceed to writing a dissertation of 10-12,000 words or to embark on a work placement assessed by production of a project report / paper and exercises reflecting on this experience.

Global Governance for Sustainable Development (20 credits) – Optional This module provides you with skills and knowledge to understand and critique the notion of sustainable development and the many manifestations it takes in policy and governance starting with the global blueprint of Agenda 21. An increasingly popular term, global governance refers to the collaborations of state and non-state actors in advocating, making laws and policies for and undertaking practical actions to address issues that have global scope in terms of impact and/or causality.

This module will help you to understand and learn to contextualise new and emerging theorisations of governance, power and evidence as well as the normative and institutional premises of governance for sustainable development.

You will gain a critical understanding of a range of global governance issues such as food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation and healthy cities. Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 credits) – Optional This module aims to provide a critical exploration of the key institutions and frameworks that govern human rights at the international level and of the international policy context that promotes sustainable development, to examine how the two do, or do not, interact. It problematises the notion of rights as competing, contested and co-opted •  Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 credits) – Compulsory •  Global Security (20 credits) – Compulsory •  Politics of Globalisation (20 credits) – Compulsory •  Research and Practice Skills (20 credits) - Compulsory •  Global Governance for Sustainable Development (20 credits) – Optional •  Sustainable Development and Human Rights(20 credits) – Optional •  Migration Politics and Policies (20 credits) - Optional •  Integrated Work Learning (20 credits) - Optional •  Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 credits) – Optional •  International Human Rights Law (20 credits) – Optional •  Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory •  Work Integrated Learning (60 credits) - Alternative to Dissertation, upon CPC approval Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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and questions their ability to function in crisis situations. Migration Politics and Policies (20 credits) - Optional This module will look at the relationship between migration, politics and policies from a comparative and European perspective. This module will comparatively examine migration policies, their regulatory role in the attempt to manage and control migratory flows, and how they have been affected by political debates over migration. Integrated Work Learning (20 credits) - Optional This practical experience module provides the means for students to link academic work with ‘real world’ work experience.

The aim is to enable the student to conceptualise the relation of theory to policy decisions within the wider world context. This module also aims to develop and embed specific key skills which will facilitate career paths and employment in their chosen speciality. It is envisaged that the student will reflect and analyse areas of knowledge relevant to the placement learning experience and develop personal knowledge through review of learning. This learning experience provides students with the opportunity to enhance their skills of self-expression, communication, self-reliance, cooperation and team working within an area of work related to their chosen pathway.

Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 credits) – Optional This module aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of the core general rules and principles of international law. Knowledge of this conceptual and legal framework is particularly recommended for those enrolling on other specialised LLM courses with an international dimension. The course seeks to enable students to analyse, critically evaluate, and provide authoritative commentary on how international law impacts international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, terrorism, poverty, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory.

Course materials will comprise literature on critical approaches to international law and literature from different disciplines to further enhance the understanding of multiple geopolitical, ideological and factual contexts underpinning contemporary global issues. International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) - Optional Provides an in-depth understanding of the international human rights law framework under the United Nation organisations and ability to assess its efficacy engaging the complementary American, African and Asian regional systems of promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.

Open Optional Module (20 Credits) Students may select any available 20 credit module offered by the School of Law in order to tailor their programme towards their own personal interest. For some modules, programme coordinator approval is needed. Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory The module aims to enable the student to undertake a substantial academic research project focussed on a key issue within their programme. It requires the application of methodology, research design and method to the practical processes of undertaking a chosen research topic and presenting the findings. The dissertation draws upon the prerequisite module Research and Practice Skills.

Eligible students can replace this module with the Work Integrated Learning with approval from the Programme Coordinator. Work Integrated Learning (60 credits) - Alternative to Dissertation The module aims to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge and research to anticipate and respond to challenges in a selected workplace experience. The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role. It also aims to foster sustainable long term learning by requiring students to take responsibility for their own learning, design and negotiate learning goals and make informed judgments about their performance across the programme of study.

The module asks students to engage as active subjects in the assessment process, thus enhancing the capacity for transformative learning.

By selecting a topic of interest grounded in the workplace experience the student will demonstrate reflexivity, self-regulation and self- assessment in their journey towards personal and professional development. Head of Law & Politics, Campus Programme Coordinator - Law and Politics Dr. (Ms) Tenia Kyriazi e. t.kyriazi@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 374 8981 130 131 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Law and politics

Media mdx.ac.ae/media MSc Media Management 134 133 Middlesex University Dubai www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Media

Introduction to the Programme The MSc Media Management is an innovative and dynamic course that focuses on developing your understanding of media businesses and the global environment in which they operate. Combining theoretical and applied components, the programme will offer you a sound critical understanding of management operations of the contemporary media industries as well as of different areas of media production and work. This course is particularly aimed at people interested in, or working in, management careers in media industries, journalism and news production, as well as public and media relations and advertising.

In a highly competitive job market, learning from highly experienced professionals is a competitive asset. Staff at Middlesex University Dubai have strong links with major media organisations and regularly invite senior executives to lecture students. Furthermore, Middlesex University Dubai has appointed a number of senior media professionals directly offering students their wealth of experience. Why Study MSc Media Management? •  Our tutors include academic researchers, journalists, editors and PR and advertising experts who will support your development and help you to build industry-specific, transferable skills •  Academic staff who are actively engaged in research and current debates •  Lecturers with senior media industry experience •  Strong links with major media organisations •  State-of-the-art computer laboratories and digital media facilities.

Class Timings and Attendance Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the working week in the evenings between 6.30pm and 9.30 pm. This programme offers students the flexibility to complete their studies over two years of part-time study which is suitable for executives and working professionals. Part-time students usually attend two evenings per week. The programme is divided into study units called modules. Part-time students complete 60 module credits per year in the Autumn and Winter terms, plus completing a dissertation or industry project in the Spring term of the second year.

Programme Content The course covers key subjects related to the management and structure of the media and promotional industries and the relationships between creative skills and management strategy. You will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of contemporary social, cultural and economic processes and to relate these to the rapid and ongoing transformation in the media and promotional sectors. Module Breakdown Media and Creative Industries (30 Credits) - Compulsory Develop the ability to critically analyse the changing economic forces and regulations which direct and constrain the choices of managers in various sub-sectors of the media.

Through a series of lectures, seminars and written assignments you will explore the key social, political and cultural factors that influence media management strategies across the public and commercial sectors. MSc Media Management Intake: September Students of the MSc Media Management typically proceed to careers in media management and/ or the cultural industries. Dubai is an international centre for media and cultural management opportunities and the programme has been designed to provide an academic framework that places students in an excellent position for employment as well as self-managed portfolio careers.

Careers and Employability •  Media and Creative Industries (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Key Skills in Media Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Research Methods (30 Credits) - Compulsory •  Working with the Creative Industries (30 Credits) - Optional •  Dissertation Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory •  Digital Marketing (15 credits) - Optional •  Brand Analytics: Methods & Strategies (15 credits) - Optional •  City, Region and Nation Branding (15 credits) - Optional •  Cross Cultural Communications and Global Brands (15 credits) - Optional Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Key Skills in Media Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory This module features advanced learning in three key Media Management skills: managing technological change within media industries; leadership for creative teams; and researching for creative development. Research Methods (30 Credits) - Compulsory Explore key research methods in media, culture and communication, and the practical issues that affect how they are carried out. Through in-depth discussion and experimentation with both qualitative and quantitative approaches to researching people, texts, institutions and media industries, you will develop advanced knowledge and skills that will not only enhance your learning but your future career and any further study you embark on.

Working with the Creative Industries (30 Credits) - Compulsory Through exploration of a range of industry practices, organisational structures and business processes, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to understand, work and negotiate productively with the different needs and constraints of creative technical work and industry/business practice. Dissertation Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory Your final dissertation is an opportunity for you to take all the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the preceding modules and apply them to a substantial project and/or written dissertation.

You can choose one of two options: either a 12,000 word written piece on a chosen area of Media Management or an industry report (4,000 words) and a smaller dissertation (8,000 words).

Open Optional Module (20 Credits) Students may select any available 20 credit module offered by the School of Law in order to tailor their programme towards their own personal interest. For some modules, programme coordinator approval is needed. Digital Marketing (15 Credits) - Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and skills for understanding the complexity of the new digital landscape. The module provides a critical context in which to analyse the current digital developments. In particular, the module will facilitate students’ learning of e-marketing models, social media and e-tailing in order to produce a coherent digital marketing strategy.

Brand Analytics: Methods and Strategies (15 Credits) - Optional The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to measure, predict, and critically evaluate key performance indicators of brands. Students will collect and analyse data, and then prepare reports and communicate the results of the data analysis in order to assist decision-making and strategy development. City, Region and Nation Branding (15 Credits) - Optional The aim of this module is to equip you with the key skills for understanding the complex nature of city, region and nation brands. Beginning with an overview of the nature of places, the module introduces the key concepts of place branding and familiarises them with place brand management at city, region and country levels.

Cross-Cultural Communications and Global Brands (15 Credits) - Optional The ability to communicate in culturally diverse settings has become a key prerequisite of successful global brands. This module examines the discipline of cross-cultural communications in relation to global marketing. It is concerned with the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing communication activities across a diverse range of cultural settings. You will consider how cultural values influence, and can be reflected in, global communication programs for both ‘goods’ and ‘services’ markets. Message creation, execution and the available vehicles of message distribution will be evaluated across different cultural contexts.

Through exposure to a wide range of real-life examples, you will be able to design comprehensive communication solutions to boost brand shares globally. Programme Coordinator Dr. (Mr) David Tully e. D.Tully@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 (0)4 4335618 136 137 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Media

Health and Education MA Education Leadership Management Teaching and Learning Coaching and Mentoring MA Higher Education | NEW | Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) mdx.ac.ae/courses/school-of-health-and-education 140 144 150 139 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Health and Education

Introduction to the Programme Middlesex University Dubai offers you the opportunity to undertake a part-time, postgraduate degree directly related to your work in the educational field. The programme’s individual design is aimed at helping you achieve change in an educational field of your choosing, whether you are a teacher, an administrator, or indeed anyone with a professional interest in education.

Therefore it is relevant to all levels of the education spectrum: including primary, secondary and tertiary education. The courses cover a wide range of educational theory and practice, and introduce you to educational research methods.

The MA Education offers you the unique ability to choose your area of specialisation in year 2 through opting for the MA Education (Leadership and Management), the MA Education (Coaching & Mentoring) or MA Education (Teaching and Learning). The initial areas of study are the same in each case so you can choose your area of specialisation in your dissertation. The MA Education research process prioritises problem-solving, with a strong emphasis on design as the medium of change. The application of theory is channelled through models relevant to education, leadership and management. Strategies relevant to action theory and discourse will greatly assist you in structuring your project/dissertation, which owes much of its success to collaborative sessions with tutors and other students.

You will also have ample opportunity to relate your studies to your own professional practice as you complete the assignments in the programme.

Why choose MA Education •  Flexible and collaborative learning environment and choice of pathway •  Opportunity to study in a rich, diverse and cultural stimulating setting •  Academic staff who are actively engaged in research and current debates •  Strong links with schools, research centres and other educational institutions •  Opportunities for continued professional development through conference presentations and educational forums •  Educational expertise brought into the classroom by the inclusion of eminent guest speakers Class Timings and Attendance Modules 1 and 2 are taught modules with classes each week over a 24-week academic year.

These classes are held in the evenings (6.30-9.30pm). Generally there is 1 evening of lecture/seminar for each week for modules 1 and 2, with additional workshops and tutorials as required. Module 3 is mainly conducted through individual supervision, although there will be some scheduled research methods workshops. All modules are assessed by coursework, which is a portfolio for Modules 1 and 2 and the dissertation for Module 3. Programme Content The MA Education (Leadership and Management), the MA Education (Teaching and Learning), and MA Education (Coaching and Mentoring) have 3 compulsory modules of 60 credit points each.

MA Education Intake: September The knowledge and skill set acquired with a MA in Education make you marketable to other job markets including, but not limited to, non- profit organisations, social work, educational specialists, education policy development, private school consultation and corporate training. Employers are looking for leaders with MA in Education who can communicate effectively, accommodate for diversity, modify with change, and motivate others to achieve greater gains. The types of jobs you can obtain with MA Education are really limitless. Dubai itself has been growing in the field of Higher Education and this continued growth can offer unique opportunities for those with a MA Education.

Careers and Employability •  Developing Teaching and Learning - Compulsory (60 Credits) •  Developing Effective Coaching and Mentoring - Pathway Option (60 Credits) •  Developing Leadership and Management in Education - Pathway Option (60 Credits) •  Dissertation - Compulsory (60 Credits) Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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Module Breakdown Year 1 Module 1: Developing Teaching and Learning - Compulsory This module aims to look at the structure of learning within our education systems. It also aims to challenge thinking about how learning takes place in schools and colleges. It is designed for those who are interested in exploring ways of developing high quality teaching and learning where students are empowered to take responsibility for their learning. These issues will be examined and critically assessed from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Each participant will carry out a small-scale research project on one area of your own educational practice, the outcomes of which will be disseminated and have an impact on your whole institutional approach to learning.

This module is a blended course which involves workshops, independent study and active involvement in on-line discussions. Year 2 - Pathway option Module 2: Developing Leadership and Management in Education Developing Leadership and Management in Education is an exciting module which discusses and explores key aspects of educational leadership and management. These issues will be examined and critically assessed from a theoretical and practical perspective, drawing on aspects such as team work, organisational culture, managing change, emotional intelligence, policy implementation and evaluation.

This module is a blended course which involves workshops, independent study and active involvement in on-line discussions. Or Year 2 - Pathway option Module 2: Developing Effective Coaching and Mentoring This module aims to develop the students’ knowledge, skills and understanding in the rapidly developing field of coaching. It will equip participants with the necessary tools to utilise a coaching approach in a line management or teaching role and to build a coaching culture within an organisation. The module is based on current research in coaching and will draw on the fields of positive psychology.

This training will be offered in conjunction with a UK Coaching organisation, which can lead to an ILM - level 3 Coaching Award. This training will be offered at an additional cost to the student. Module 3: Dissertation - Compulsory In this module you will choose a topic for your dissertation which is a substantial piece of research you will conduct with the aid of a supervisor. Your dissertation will be expected to display mastery of a complex and specialised areas of knowledge and the ability to bring research ideas, enquiry and analysis into synthesis in a written form. You will also be expected to demonstrate critical and analytical reference to your own field of criticism and enquiry.

The choice of your dissertation topic will determine the title of your degree: either MA Education (Leadership and Management) or MA Education (Teaching and Learning) or MA Education (Framework for TESOL Practice) or MA Education (Developing Effective Coaching and Mentoring). Programme Structure Start Finish Module 1 Sep May Module 2 Sep May Module 3 May Oct Programme Coordinator Dr. (Mr) Cody Morris Paris e. c.paris@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 4 367 8100 142 143 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 Health and Education

Introduction to the Programme This new MA Higher Education programme is intended to attract those interested in the study of Higher Education as its own field of study. The programme is designed to include an innovative range of modules which offer a wide exposure to the studies of higher education and reflect the changing landscape of Higher Education. It is based upon four onto-epistemological pillars of; philosophy, psychology, policy and pedagogical practice and their impact on institutional, national and global arenas.

This flexible and accessible course is aimed at academics and those supporting learning in higher education.

The course explores the literature and best practice in teaching, learning and assessment together, to help students critique and apply generic and subject specific pedagogies and carry out related research across a broad range of disciplines and roles. The programme offers an opportunity to continue studies beyond the PGCertHE level. If you have just completed your PGCert in Higher Education then you can progress onto the diploma level of this programme to continue your studies and professional development. The programme has been designed within the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) Professional Standards Framework.

Students will be prepared to apply for the HEA Fellowship (after completing the PG Cert in Higher Education) or Senior Fellowship (after completing the PG Dip in Higher Education). Why Study MA Higher Education?

•  This multi-disciplinary programme will offer opportunities for practitioners and others to study the essence of higher education through a range of modules which reflect the changing landscape of higher education, enhance scholarship practice and research. •  This flexible and accessible course is designed to work around the needs of our students. It is aimed at academics and those supporting learning in higher education and beyond including local vocational colleges, other higher education institutions, training providers and those with an interest in the sector. The course explores the literature in teaching, learning and assessment together, to help students critique and apply generic and subject specific pedagogies and carry out related research across a braod range of disciplines and roles.

Class Timings and Attendance Taught sessions are held in an intensive block format with a number of full day teaching sessions (usually 9:30am to 4pm) for each module during the term time. The taught sessions are usually held on a Saturday, and attendance is compulsory at all sessions. The timetables will be issued with specific dates before the start of each term. Programme Content The MA Higher Education is a part-time programme scheduled over a period of two years (including the Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in year 1). The programme consists of 180 credits including two years of coursework and completion of a dissertation.

Students who have not completed a Post- Graduate Certificate in Higher Education must complete four compulsory modules each worth 15 credits.

Students entering into year two will complete a compulsory Research Methods module and select three optional modules. Students can exit at this point with a PG Diploma in Higher Education, or progress to the dissertation to complete the MA Higher Education. MA Higher Education NEW Intake: September The MA Higher Education programme is designed to provide professionals dedicated to the field of higher education with the ability to make an enhanced impact. Students who are practicing may pursue promotion to a position of responsibility within their chosen field or institution. Graduates of the programme may move to Doctoral studies in education.

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Module Breakdown Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory This module aims to ground the study of higher education policy in a philosophical perspective. In doing so, the student will consider the importance of philosophical thought to contemporary higher education policy. This will offer an understanding of core issues in higher education policy and their development so as to explore key debates in national and international higher education policy.

Students will examine contemporary policy frameworks in higher education, critically engaging with the different concepts that underlie policy creation. Finally, the student will be able to critically assess policy and appreciate its philosophical roots in teaching and learning.

Pedagogy in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to introduce students to theories that underpin learning and teaching in higher education. Students will be able to reflect on how to effectively facilitate learning in the context of modern higher education and within various subject disciplines. This will be done through the critical exploration, reflection on and evaluation of a wide range of key contemporary learning theories, practices and methodologies that support the development of effective learning environments and enhance the student experience.

Psychology of Learning in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory This module is designed to explore various psychological theories and practical applications relevant to enhancing the experience of higher education.

Different psychological perspectives and research on thinking, learning (including collaborative learning) cognitive and learning styles, motivation, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, resilience and development of self-identity and self-efficacy and the role of social support and connectedness will be critically appraised in relation to applicability and impact on student retention, engagement and achievement.

The module will also discuss organisational change management and evaluation approaches for implementing and evaluating developments in higher education. Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is for students to apply their knowledge of pedagogic theory to the study and practice off innovative curriculum and assessment design that will provide dynamic learning, assessment and feedback experiences that are appropriate to participants’ subject discipline. Students will be able to reflect on how to effectively facilitate learning in the context of modern higher education and within various subject disciplines.

This will be done through a practice-based project where participants will be able to explore the unique concerns and drivers of their practice within the contact of their subject discipline and wider higher education.

Research Methods and Methodologies for Education (15 Credits) – Compulsory The aim of this module is to provide a critical overview of research methods and approaches used for researching various aspects of modern higher education. Students will be able to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various methodologies in a range of higher education contexts. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore philosophical, ethical and methodological differences, which underpin various approaches of knowledge generation that can inform educational research. Students will find this module good preparation for their independent dissertation research project.

Learning Technologies in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Optional The focus of this module is to explore ways of integrating various learning technologies into the curriculum in order to promote student engagement and enhance the learning experience. A collaborative learning environment will be created to allow participants to successfully design the implementation and evaluation of a technology enhanced learning solution/project within their own professional context. Relevant pedagogic models that underpin the implementation of various learning technologies will be considered at both a programme and personalised level with the aim to create the best learning and teaching environment for the individual student.

Globalisation Issues in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Optional The module is designed to critically investigate and broadly explore issues relating to the concept of globalisation and internationalisation. It provides opportunities to consider the impact of developments that are changing the perspectives and realities of globalisation in higher education. Consideration will be given to how universities are responding according to their strategic position. Perspectives on broad issues of inclusion and national identity will be explored. Policy and practice relating to quality, recruitment and employment with international case studies and comparative research will be undertaken.

Language and Literacy in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Optional This module aims to identify key themes relating to language and literacy in English- dominant and English Medium of Instruction (EMI) universities, which impact on both staff and students, including multilingualism, widening participation and global English, and will be relevant for staff with a particular Year 1: •  Philosophy and policy of Higher Education (15 credits each)- Compulsory •  Pedagogy in Higher Education (15 credits each)- Compulsory •  Psychology of Learning in Higher Education (15 credits each)- Compulsory •  Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education (15 credits each)-Compulsory Year 2: •  Research Methods & Methodologies for Education (15 credits)-Compulsory •  Learning Technologies in Higher Education (15 credits)-Optional* •  Globalisation Issues in Higher Education (15 credits)-Optional* •  Academic Literacy, Language, and Writing in Higher Education (15 credits)-Optional* •  Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (15 credits)-Optional* •  Peer and Team Coaching in Higher Education (15 credits)-Optional* •  Advanced Research Methods for Education (15 credits)-Optional* After completion of 120 credits of coursework students can progress to the Dissertation: Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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interest in, or responsibility for, language and literacy. The module will critically assess relevant current research in these areas, and will enable students to appraise a range of approaches by different stakeholders within higher education to addressing the challenges relating to these.

Students will work in groups on structured discussion tasks which will enable them to explore current research and apply this to challenges in their own setting. The module will enable students to make informed decisions relating to their own context which enhances the literacy and communication needs of both staff and students and to apply their learning to the design and implementation of relevant policies and appropriate curriculum design and pedagogic interventions.

Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Optional This module aims to identify critical issues that driver higher education policy and practice, and to develop an understanding of contemporary higher education practice. Students will critically evaluate how societal and economic factors shape the core issues facing higher education. Peer and Team Coaching in Higher Education (15 Credits) – Optional This module offers advanced level study of topics in peer and team coaching. It offers students a blend of academic study, practical experience and personal development in addition to an introduction to the language, purpose and process of peer and team coaching.

The module is designed to measure a variety of learning outcomes and to facilitate students’ development of critical thinking, reflective learning and specialised listening and communication skills in support of personal, professional and collective development of HE tutor learning on the MA Higher Education (as a form of CPD).

Advanced Research Methods (15 Credits) – Optional This module is designed to provide a critical overview of the advanced main methods and approaches used for research into educational research topics. For those students who want to research a particular topic in education in a more advanced way the module affords students opportunities to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of different methodological approaches including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, which underpin various approaches to knowledge generation which can inform research. Advanced data analysis techniques will be explored for qualitative and quantitative methods, to enable them to add depth to their research proposal to prepare for their final project.

Dissertation (60 Credits) – Compulsory Supported by their tutors, this module aims to enable students to display their ability to plan and conduct an ethical research project, displaying mastery of complex and specialised area of knowledge. It also gives students the opportunity to demonstrate critical and analytical reference to their own field of criticism and enquiry and provide evidence of expertise in conducting specialised and advanced skills in research, presentation, interpretation and analysis.

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Introduction to the Programme Middlesex University Dubai is pleased to offer higher education professionals the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised teaching qualification via its Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). Increasingly universities are requiring their teaching staff to have formal teaching qualifications in addition to their academic qualifications. The Middlesex PGCHE is a UK teaching qualification specifically designed for those working in higher education. The UK Higher Education Authority (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (PSF) has been embedded into the programme design, and those who complete the programme are able to become Fellows of the HEA.

Throughout the programme, you will be provided with opportunities to consider, along with your peers, the efficacy of different approaches to supporting students’ learning, assessment practices, course design and the links between teaching and research. Additionally, the programme will enable you to engage in debates about current and relevant issues in higher education practice while critically reflecting upon your own practices. Why Study the Middlesex University Dubai PGCert HE? The central aim of this programme is to promote the professional development of teaching and learning in a predominantly higher education environment.

Participants will be assisted to reflect and think critically and constructively about their practice as facilitators of learning in order to develop as confident, effective, professional higher education practitioners who can employ a wide range of contemporary educational practices to promote and enhance the learning of their students.

The programme will encourage and assist participants by: •  Enhancing their ability to understand how people learn in order to create effective learning environments. •  Supporting their development of critical enquiry into the professional and ethical practices of teaching and learning. •  Promoting the development of effective, student centred communities of learning and practice. •  Fostering an inclusive approach to working with diversity within the student body. •  Engaging them in the practice of continuing reflection on and evaluation of their own professional practice.

•  Guiding participants in the development of an informed scholarly approach to the continuing professional development of their practice.

Course Highlights •  The course is designed to enhance your existing teaching through reflective pedagogy •  Following the completion of the PGCert HE, students will earn 60 credits at Masters level and eligible to progress onto the MA Higher Education Programme. •  The UK Higher Education Authority (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (PSF) has been embedded into the programme design, and those who complete the programme are able to become Fellows of the HEA. Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Intake: January Class Timings and Attendance Attendance is compulsory at all sessions and teaching sessions will be held on Saturdays during term times.

These Saturday sessions will be full days, running from 09:30 am – 4:00pm. For each module there will be a required number of these full teaching days, and timetables will be issued with specific dates before the January start. Programme Content This is a 60-credit postgraduate programme which is run part-time over 1 year. There are 4 modules which involve a mix of compulsory face to-face and online teaching sessions. Completion of the 60 credits will allow entry to year 2 of the MA Higher Education (or PG Dip in HE).

Module breakdown The programme consists of four 15 credit modules and the list of modules that make up our programme will be found in the appendices within the programme specification. Pedagogy in Higher Education (15 Credits) - Compulsory This module focuses on you and your development as a teacher. It offers a range of practical techniques and methods, underpinned by scholarship, which support you work with students and allow you to grow in confidence. Psychology of Learning in Higher Education (15 Credits) - Compulsory This module focuses on the development of your ability to promote student engagement and learning through the study of various psychological theories and practical applications relevant to enhancing the experience of higher education.

Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education (15 credits) - Compulsory This module focuses on the key aspects of module and programme design, including the importance of classroom methodologies and assessment systems in promoting and supporting learning. Throughout this module you will build on themes from the previous modules in order to undertake an action research project that will enable you to develop particular important areas of your practice. Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education (15 credits) - Compulsory This module focuses on the study of higher education from different philosophical perspectives and explores key debates in national and international higher education policy.

Programme Coordinator Dr. (Mr) Cody Morris Paris e. c.paris@mdx.ac.ae t. +971 4 367 8100 •  Pedagogy in Higher Education (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Psychology of Learning in Higher Education (15 Credits) - Compulsory •  Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education (15 credits) - Compulsory •  Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education (15 credits) - Compulsory Note: Modules both core and optional, 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.

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How to apply Research the course you wish to study and check the entry requirements. Attend an Open Day to meet our faculty, students and visit the campus for tour. You may also visit the Admissions Department from Saturday – Thursday should you wish to. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 3 If you have any further queries you can contact our dedicated Admissions Team at: admissions@mdx.ac.ae +971 (0)4 3678100 Visit our website www.mdx.ac.ae and click ‘Apply Now’. You’ll be prompted to create an account.

•  Complete the online application form •  Ensure that you have your documents available, although if you need to upload your documents at a later stage you can save your application form and continue the application through ‘the ‘sign in’ tab. •  You will need: -  Official copy of academic credentials/transcripts -  English Language Test Results (if applicable) -  In addition, all applicants must submit the following before enrolment: -  2 academic reference letters on official letterhead -  Copy of Emirates ID (if UAE resident) -  Clear copy of a valid international passport -  Visa page confirming a valid UAE residence visa (if UAE resident) -  Personal statement (minimum 200 words) Your application will then be assessed by our Admissions Department.

You can view the status of your application by logging back into the system through the ‘sign in’ tab at www.mdx.ac.ae.

If you meet the entry requirements you will be sent an offer letter to your registered email account within 48 hours from the time of submission. If there are a number of conditions still to meet i.e. final exam results, English Language Test Results etc. you will be issued with a Conditional Offer Letter. If you have met all of the conditions you will be issued with an Unconditional Offer Letter. Once you have received your Offer Letter, you should follow the next steps and confirm your offer by signing and returning the Offer Acceptance Letter. In order to secure your place you should make an initial payment of AED 7,000 (this deposit is refundable should you not meet the entry requirements if you are holding a Conditional Offer Letter).

You can now apply for accommodation and transportation – more information is available at www.mdx.ac.ae/ prospective-students. Congratulations! You are now officially a student of Middlesex University Dubai! Make sure that you attend an Induction Day and Enrol – you will be notified of the date and times in advance.

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Financing your Degree Tuition fees cover the normal cost of tuition at the University including application, enrolment, curriculum delivery, examinations (first attempt only) and access to common learning facilities and student online systems, plus attendance to your Graduation Ceremony. Please be aware that separate fees, charges, payment methods and refund procedures apply to additional services that a student may opt for including (but not limited to), transportation, student visa, accommodation at The Residences, core textbooks and stationary items, supplementary field trips and conferences.

Students undertaking certain programmes may be required to pay additional fees to cover part or all the cost of special equipment, consumables or facilities – this information will be provided to students in advance. To find out more about our flexible payment plans visit: www.mdx.ac.ae/prospective-students/fees-and-finance/installment-plans Please note that tuition fees are determined by the study level and programme. Tuition fees are inclusive of VAT at a standard rate of 5% as set by the UAE’s Federal Tax Authority and this may change in the future.

* USD fees are dependent on exchange rate at the time of payment.

Name of Programme Total Tuition Fees in AED Total Tuition Fees in USD MA People Management and Development 94,500 25,890 MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications 78,750 21,575 MSc Digital Marketing 78,750 21,575 MSc Banking and Finance 68,250 18,698 MSc International Tourism Management 68,250 18,698 MA International Business Management 68,250 18,698 MSc Strategic Marketing 78,750 21,575 MSc Investment Management 68,250 18,698 MSc International Hospitality and Events Management 68,250 18,698 Name of Programme Total Tuition Fees in AED Total Tuition Fees in USD MSc Engineering Management 63,000 17,260 MSc Project Management 63,000 17,260 MSc Network Management and Cloud Computing 63,000 17,260 MSc Applied Psychology 84,000 23,013 MSc Robotics 63,000 17,260 MSc Business Information Systems Management (BISM) 63,000 17,260 Name of Programme Total Tuition Fees in AED Total Tuition Fees in USD MA International Relations 63,000 17,260 MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development 63,000 17,260 LLM International Business Law 68,250 18,698 LLM International Law 68,250 18,698 LLM Law 68,250 18,698 LLM Employment Law 68,250 18,698 Name of Programme Total Tuition Fees in AED Total Tuition Fees in USD MSc Media Management 68,250 18,698 Name of Programme Total Tuition Fees in AED Total Tuition Fees in USD MA Education 52,500 14,383 MA Higher Education 52,500 14,383 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education 26,250 7,191 Funding your university tuition fees is important for all students.

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English Language English Language Requirements All postgraduate programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency. TOEFL (IBT) IELTS (Academic) PTE (Computer-based) PTE (Paper-based) 87 Overall: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band) 58 Level 4 157 www.mdx.ac.ae Middlesex University Dubai Postgraduate Guide 2018 English Language

Student Visa Laws in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) require all non-national students to obtain a Student Visa for the duration of their studies.

Middlesex University Dubai provides Students Visas for applicants studying on any of our academic programmes. Student Visas are issued for duration of 12 months at a time; hence a postgraduate student studying part-time may require 2 renewals during their course of study at Middlesex University Dubai. The procedure for applying for a Student Visa cannot commence until you have accepted your Offer of Admission, cleared all academic conditions (if any) and paid your tuition fees along with the Student Visa Charges outlined below.

How to Apply: Once you have accepted your Offer of Admission and have cleared all academic conditions (if any), you should proceed to make a payment for your tuition fees along with the Student Visa annual fee and Visa deposit. For information visit: www.mdx.ac.ae/student-visa Note: To avoid delay with your Student Visa application, please ensure that all documents are fully completed. Student Visa Fee: AED 5,590 Visa Deposit: AED 2,500 (refundable after Visa cancellation [minus cancellation charges]). Inclusive of: Visa processing fees Emirates ID Medical Insurance Visa charges are set by Dubai Knowledge Park authorities, and may be subject to change.

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Where to Live The Residences Arguably Dubai’s most stylish student living, The Residences are located just 10 minutes away from the University Campus. The exceptional compound is built up of 20 luxury villas located in the centre of Dubai in Al Barsha. There are a thriving network of amenities within walking distance, including the Sharaf DG Metro station, Mall of the Emirates, convenience stores and so much more. Each villa offers varied room types to meet the demands of a wide range of students. Rooms are fully furnished to a high standard with internet connection available in each room and Wi-Fi in the common areas.

There are also washing and cooking facilities available in each villa.

The accommodation boasts excellent facilities including a gym, pool, games room and a basketball/badminton court – there’s always something happening! The Residences offers segregated living, with males and females each having their own common areas within the villa. Complimentary transportation between the Residences and the University Campus is offered to students residing at the Residences. * All prices are inclusive of VAT Type Occupancy No. of Beds Price Per Year A Single 1 60,637.50 B Shared 2 35,280 C Premium Shared 2 41,895 D Shared 3 27,562.50 E Premium Shared 3 29,767.50 F Premium Shared 3 31,972.50 G Shared 4 24,255 H Shared 3 25,908.75 I Shared 3 24,806.25 161 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai The Residences

Experience Middlesex Dubai The best way to discover what the University can do for you and your future is to visit us and experience Middlesex University Dubai for yourself. You can choose from a range of Open Days and campus tours throughout the year here: www.mdx.ac.ae/opendays If you are an international student, you could meet us in your country. We attend a number of international fairs of which you can find here: http://www.mdx.ac.ae/contact-us/events- in-your-country Apply now www.mdx.ac.ae admissions@mdx.ac.ae 00971 (0)43678100 163 www.mdx.ac.ae Postgraduate Guide 2018 Middlesex University Dubai Experience Middlesex University Dubai

Directions to Dubai Campus Campus Location Middlesex University Dubai is located in Dubai Knowledge Park – Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19. It is easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Sufouh Road, as well as from Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road via Hessa Street. Metro •  Take the Red Line towards Dubai Internet City (DIC) Metro Station. •  Alight at DIC Station; take the bridge to cross over Sheikh Zayed Road towards Dubai Internet City. •  15 minute walk to Middlesex University Dubai or take: Dubai Bus Nos: 85, 88 & X28 which stop in front of Block 2B Tram Stop 10 at Dubai Knowledge Park Parking Paid parking is available at Dubai Knowledge Park from 8am – 6pm, Saturday to Thursday.

Parking is free of charge after 6pm and on Fridays.

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KHDA Permitted by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority. The academic qualifications granted by this institution and certified by KHDA shall be recognised in the Emirate of Dubai by all public and private entities for all purposes. Disclaimer The University has attempted to ensure that the information contained in this booklet is accurate and up to date at the time of publishing, but cannot be liable for any errors, changes since compilation or omission and for any loss, direct or consequential arising in connection with the information in this publication.

The University reserves the right to change the information included herein at any point and without notice in response to changing circumstances.

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