University profile

Middlesex University Dubai

2023/24 edition

About Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,800 students from more than 114 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas; it is the first and only university to offer a face to face LLB (British Qualifying Law) Degree.

Middlesex University is a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students, by providing challenging academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, grants and professional practice. Middlesex University Dubai prepares its students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted for the modern world, committed to lifelong learning and able to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.

As well as having all the advantages associated with being a British university, Dubai campus students can benefit from all the opportunities afforded by a rapidly developing modern city in the heart of the Middle East, while experiencing the diverse nationalities and cultures that make up the population of Dubai. The Campus is located in Dubai Knowledge Park, occupying spacious classrooms and study areas within four buildings. Dubai Knowledge Park itself was set up in 2003 for international institutions that promote learning. Middlesex University Dubai students, therefore, have the opportunity to participate in a much wider student community.

Earlier this year, the university was awarded a 5-star rating in Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Higher Education Classification, developed in partnership with QS™. The University scored five stars across Employability, Internationalisation, Research, Facilities, Happiness and Wellbeing, and Inclusiveness.

Students can join either in January 2023 or September 2023 intake, and study across our two Campus’s in Dubai.
Programmes include:

  • International Foundation Programme
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • MBA (with 11 pathways)
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Law
  • International Relations
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Computer Engineering
  • IT
  • Data Science
  • Robotics
  • Film
  • Advertising, PR and Branding
  • Creative Writing and Journalism
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design

Above all, Middlesex University Dubai is a 5-star rated university that provides a student experience with a difference. Students can not only take advantage of studying for a Quality UK Degree in Dubai, but also benefit from excellent careers support throughout their studies, the opportunity to network and meet with industry professionals through the university’s extensive list of industry partners.

The University offers various scholarships and grants for both local and international students, including a 10% Postgraduate Study Grant, a 20% MBA Professional Grant, and a 20% HRM Professional Grant. Students are also able to stagger their tuition fee payments through a series of instalment plans – taking away the stress of payments.

Further information about the wide range of programmes, scholarships and grants, and the unique and exciting student experience on offer, can be found at:

Frequently asked questions

What programmes are on offer?

You can see a full list of programmes at:

Am I able to study 100% online?

Yes – students can opt to choose the ‘Distance Learning’ (100% online) mode of study.

Why Study in Dubai?

Dubai is known as one of the safest, most diverse and rapidly growing cities in the world. By studying in Dubai you will be part of a truly multicultural and forward-thinking city and you’ll still receive the same degree as you would in the UK.

Did we mention the year-round sunshine? Being able to spend the weekend at the beach is a highlight!

Is it more expensive to live in Dubai than in the UK?

The cost of living in Dubai and London is relatively similar. Residents of Dubai can benefit from lots of exclusive offers and deals that take place all through the week, which means it can be easy to enjoy yourself on a budget.

What is the climate like in Dubai?

Dubai is well known for its year-round sunshine and high temperatures. While you may experience rainfall – this is limited to only a few days per year. The summer months (June, July and August) can reach temperatures of 45⁰C, and the winter months (December, January and February) reach around 20⁰C.

Will I still receive my degree from the UK?

Absolutely – when you graduate, your degree will be awarded from ‘Middlesex University’ and will not mention that you have studied at a branch campus. It is the exact same degree you’d receive if you’d studied in the UK.

Would my degree be recognised across the globe?

The UK is widely acknowledged as one of the best places in the world to study – and its degree programmes as amongst the best in the world. UK degrees are recognised worldwide, however, if you are looking to study in civic/government work, it would be beneficial for you to check that the degree is recognised in the country in which you want to live and work.

Does postgraduate study offer career benefits?

With an increasing number of people across the globe opting to study at an undergraduate level, a postgraduate degree can certainly give you that competitive edge. Studies have shown that postgraduate degrees can lead to enhanced career prospects, pay rises and career development.

What measures has the university put in place to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors?

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our utmost priority. Strict measures will be implemented across the campus including:

  • Social distancing measures throughout campus.
  • Dividers and stickers placed around campus to ensure social distancing is maintained.
  • Temperature monitoring will take place through the use of thermal cameras.
  • Entry of the campus will be restricted to main entrance points only.
  • Hand sanitisers will be placed throughout the campus.
  • Masks to be worn at all times.
  • Continuous sanitisation of the campus and facilities.
  • Restricted number of students in classrooms.
  • Track and Trace system to be used when entering and leaving any building/block.
  • One-way traffic system across campus.
  • Learning space identifiers in the classroom to ensure social distancing.

Are there any scholarships available?

Yes we offer a variety of scholarships and grants, the details of which can be found here:

Am I still able to apply even though visa and travel restrictions are in place?

Absolutely! You can apply and study 100% online and then travel to campus when you are able to do so.

Is there student accommodation available?

Yes – the Residences has moved to a new location in Dubai Academic City – just 35 minutes away from the university campus.

What are the current measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Dubai?

Dubai has eased restrictions within the Emirate and many shopping malls and cafes are open to the public. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, all individuals who go out in public are required to wear a face mask and gloves in order to ensure the safety and health of themselves and others.

Social distancing is maintained throughout public spaces via security and floor stickers to guide on the relevant distance to be kept.

Restaurants and cafes are operating at 30% capacity to ensure that distancing is maintained.

How badly has Dubai been affected by COVID-19?

In comparison to many other major cities, the recovery rates are fortunately very high in the United Arab Emirates.

You can view the comparison here:

Can I attend a Virtual Open Day or taster sessions before I apply?

Yes! We encourage prospective students to sign up for one of our Virtual Open Days or Postgraduate Masterclasses so you can see what it would be like to study with us.

You can sign up at: or

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