Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai follows the same academic structure as its mother campus in London. Most African students joining Middlesex University Dubai immediately after completing high school in their home country will therefore need to start with an International Foundation Programme. This program lasts 30-weeks (1 academic year) and is designed to bring international students up to the same level of learning as a UK school leaver. The Middlesex Foundation programme has 2 start dates a year (September and January) and there are 6 different streams that will lead into all of the different Bachelor degrees offered at the university.
For students who have successfully completed the Foundation (or in a few cases may not even need it, Middlesex offers 33 Bachelor degree programs across 6 main areas of study – Business, Art & Design, Science & Technology, Health & Education, Law and Media. All Bachelor degree programs last 3 years, meaning that most high school graduates from Africa will need a total of 4 years to gain their bachelor degree.
Students have a lot of flexibility at Bachelor degree level – it is possible to transfer to the main London campus at the end of any academic year to continue their program of study. So, some students transfer after the Foundation programme, some may switch after the end of year 1 of the Bachelor while some students may prefer to stay in Dubai for the duration of their programme. Remember that the Dubai campus offers lower tuition fees and a lower cost of living that the main campus in London so, if you are looking to gain a British bachelor degree at a more affordable price, completing the full programme at Middlesex University Dubai is an excellent choice.
At Master’s degree level, Middlesex offers 34 different programs, all of which can be completed in one-year if studying full-time. Middlesex has a particularly strong portfolio of Master’s and MBA programmes in business – the MBA programme offers a General track or 10 different specialisations according to your personal interest.
However, there are also a growing number of Master’s programs in Science & Technology, including Engineering Management, Cybersecurity and Robotics, and in Law.
For non-native speakers of English who need to first improve their language skills to be admitted to the Foundation, Bachelor or Master’s degree programme of their choice, Middlesex University Dubai has recently opened an English language programme. These intensive English courses are run with small classes in blocks of 6-weeks.
There are lots of merit scholarships available ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 in value. These are a one-time award spread across the four years of study (1 year Foundation and 3 years of Bachelor).
At Master’s level, there are currently guaranteed scholarships worth 30% off tuition for admitted students from Africa! In addition, there is also an Early Enrolment Grant worth an additional $1,000 that can also be added.
The Dubai Knowledge Park sits adjacent to the Dubai Media City as well as the Dubai Internet City and boasts excellent transport links such as the Dubai Metro and Tramway. The neighbourhood is home to more than 500 businesses and has established itself as a centre of excellence for higher education and professional development.
Dubai Knowledge Park is close to Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina, and Palm Jumeirah, all of which are home to many leading businesses and creative agencies – both locally and internationally – providing plenty of job opportunities for students.