Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have:

  • A second class honours degree 2:2 or above in an appropriate subject with an applied quantitative element;
  • Candidates with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of experience, or
  • Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

For more information please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA Human Resource Management and Development degree is taught within Middlesex University Dubai’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 to 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 of 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 apply 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.

Information for international students

We understand that moving to another country can be a very daunting prospect for many students, especially if it is their first time away from their family, which is why we make it our priority to ensure that international students feel welcome, settled and part of the community.

The University has over 4,500 students from more than 118 nationalities, and we encourage students to embrace the cultures of others as well as sharing their own. Events such as ‘World Food Day’ and our highly anticipated ‘International Day’ enable our students to celebrate and promote the culture and traditions of their home countries.

Dubai is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world, and there are so many things to do and see!

Fees and funding

International students
96,900 AED

Scholarships and Grants

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

For more information please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae

Course contact details

Middlesex University Dubai
+971 4 367 81 00