Middlesex University

2016 League Table Ranking 89
2016 Overall Score 565
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Entry Standards 271 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 18.6 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
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Research Quality 2.58 Help
Research Quality
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Academic Services Spend 2,277 Help
Academic Services Spend
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Student Satisfaction 4.07 Help
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Facilities Spend 527 Help
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Graduate Prospects 56.4 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 77.7 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 61.3 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 62.9 Help
Green Score
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  • At Middlesex University, we offer more than a world-class education. While your academic success is crucial, we challenge and empower you to grow as a person and a professional too. It is our ambition to equip you with the in-depth knowledge and transferable skills you need to drive positive change through your career, wherever it may take you.
  • We are a well-established, modern and forward-thinking university offering career focussed courses to prepare students for the world of work.
  • Middlesex University's origins go back to 1878, when St Katherine’s College first opened its doors. Seven additional colleges and training institutions across North London followed, coming together to form Middlesex Polytechnic in 1973. In 1992, Middlesex was awarded the title of university by Royal Assent.
  • At Middlesex, we celebrate diversity, with a global outlook that informs everything we do. In 2005, the university opened its first overseas campus in Dubai, followed by two more campuses located in Malta and Mauritius.

Location and Transport

  • As a forward-thinking, culturally diverse and globally-minded university, London is the perfect home for Middlesex.
  • Our London campus is located in the leafy north London area of Hendon, just six stops from Camden Town, one of the city’s most popular spots.
  • From central London (Leicester Square), our Hendon Campus is 24 minutes by underground train, 33 minutes by car and just a 46 minute cycle ride away.
  • You’ll find a wide variety of shops, beautiful parks and some of north-west London’s best food and entertainment, only a few minutes from our Hendon campus.

Entry Standards

  • Standard undergraduate offers range from 260 to 320 UCAS points.
  • Middlesex recognises a wide range of UK and overseas qualifications. We normally calculate UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 but a maximum of 3 A levels or equivalents such as BTEC qualifications.
  • Mature students with relevant work experience will be considered for entry to undergraduate programmes.
  • Students that have achieved a Foundation Degree, CertHE, DipHE, HNC, HND or a number of modules of an undergraduate degree courses at another university may be able to enter the second or third year of an undergraduate course.

Student Mix

The 19,880 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Course Flexibility

  • Over 280 undergraduate and 170 postgraduate courses are available and are continually evolving to meet the requirements of students, employers and industry needs. They combine theoretical studies with practical real-world experience, to achieve academic excellence.
  • Courses are specifically designed to be relevant to future careers, and are taught by industry focussed academics.
  • Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the Law Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing, British Psychological Institute, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Training and Development Agency (for teachers) and the Institute of Design Engineers.
  • Work placements or internships are available, with some programmes offering sandwich courses which contain a work placement year in addition to the usual three years of study. Students taking up to a yearlong placement don’t pay any tuition for that year.
  • Mid-year intake in January is available for some programmes.
  • Work Based Learning and Professional Practice programmes are also available as well student exchange programmes such as Erasmus+.
  • 84% of our students said that their courses enabled them to present themselves more confidently and tackle unfamiliar problems (NSS 2014).

Teaching Standards

  • Challenging and progressive, our teaching delivers subject-specific knowledge alongside transferable skills to prepare you fully for life after graduation.
  • Our flexible curriculum is influenced by our internationally recognised research, real world expertise and our global outlook.
  • We employ over 1,700 staff from around the world who are leaders in their professional areas and bring highly valuable expertise and specialist knowledge to our curriculum.
  • Our Institute for Work Based Learning is a recognised Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Our innovative teaching approach challenges students to put their academic knowledge into practice with opportunities such as competitions, field trips and events to take part in.
  • 86% of our students said our academic staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching (NSS 2014).

Research Standards

  • Our ambition is to drive positive change, making an impact on society, business and the world.
  • The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) found 90% of research to be 'internationally recognised', acknowledging the schools and research centres as being of an international standard across a number of areas.
  • We are the best modern university in London for research power (REF 2014).
  • More than 20 world class research centres with a body of internationally recognised research staff and scholars specialising in areas including Flood Hazard Research, Project Management, Enterprise and Biomedical Science.
  • Middlesex is ranked in the top 20 across all creative industries research disciplines and is 4th in the UK for Social Work and Social Policy research.
  • Around £15 million is now accounted for by research and knowledge transfer income, with a third of the research coming from Research Councils UK.

Student Facilities

  • The university has invested over £200 million since 2000, in developing its Hendon Campus, offering modern lecture theatres, specialist workshops and facilities, sports grounds, cafes and beautiful open areas.
  • Open 24/7 our Sheppard Library has over 1,000 study spaces, 600 student computers and 280 laptops for loan. We offer free Wi-FI, free printing, a face-to-face drop in service and a UniHelp service to support students with any challenges they may be facing.
  • 90% of students were satisfied with our library resources and services (NSS 2014).
  • Our £80-million Grove building has been described by the Greater London Authority as a "world class building" and features a range of studios, performance spaces and specialist workshops as well as a huge exhibitions and events space in which to showcase students work.
  • MDX House is the heart of social activity at Middlesex and is the perfect place to relax between lectures and enjoy a night out with friends. Comfortable Chesterfield sofas, a DJ booth, dance floor, fully-stocked bar and a café form a modern student space.
  • All students have access to a free e-book for each of the modules they are studying. Students can download these core texts to a variety of devices, including smart phones and tablets, allowing them to easily access material on the go and share notes digitally with others.
  • 90% of our students are satisfied with our library resources and services.

Disability Services

  • For information about the disability services at Middlesex, telephone +44 (0)20 8411 2502, email disability@mdx.ac.uk or visit our website at www.mdx.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • Championing the rights of 23,000 students, our students’ union, MDXSU, will inform and support you throughout your studies. MDXSU provides independent advice on any student matters and holds regular events on and off campus, including our Freshers’ Fair.
  • With more than 50 clubs and societies in which you can get involved, from ballroom dancing to gaming, community choir and debating, you’ll find a wide range of exciting activities to develop new skills and meet like-minded people.
  • A Member of the National Union of Students (NUS) and winner of the NUS Green Impact Bronze award for sustainability in Higher Education.
  • We offer volunteering opportunities to help students learn new skills, gain practical work experience and help make a difference to the local area. Whether it is helping at a soup kitchen or starting a new project you will find a number of ways to get involved.


  • Our Hendon campus is home to the Fitness Pod, a the state-of-the-art fitness facility, outdoor multi-activity courts, astro-turf pitches and one of the few real tennis courts in the country, Middlesex University Real Tennis Club (MURTC).
  • We have competitive teams for football, rugby, hockey, basketball, gymnastics, tennis and archery amongst many others.
  • Our popular Give it a Go sessions offer the chance to try something new, like Muay Thai, table tennis or fencing.
  • An Athlete Support Programme encourages athlete development.
  • The Sports Development Team at Middlesex is the largest provider of coaching courses in North London. The Middlesex University Sports arm also runs volunteer opportunities in the Gambia and China, where students and staff deliver sports coaching to local communities.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • A new centre for art, design and media at Hendon, the Grove building, opened in 2011. It features art and design studios, digital media labs, workshops, photographic studios and a TV production studio for 1,600 students.
  • The 24/7 Sheppard Library was refurbished to provide a more flexible learning environment, including new self-service facilities.
  • A new student space named MDX House, which includes the Students’ Union, catering and event clubs space, was renovated and opened in September 2014, creating more event space for societies and clubs and opportunities for students to work and socialise.
  • We recently converted 600 square metres of space at Saracens Rugby Stadium, at Allianz Park, into a specialist teaching and research sport science facility.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Part-time work is available on campus, in the surrounding areas close to campus, as well as central London.
  • Students have access to a jobs website called MDXJobs.com, which provides a wide range of part-time jobs during study time.
  • Most courses offer the opportunity to gain experience on a work placement, for the chance to undertake work directly related to study. Year-long placements require no tuition fees.
  • Middlesex runs a Student Ambassador and volunteering scheme, offering students paid part-time work whilst also enhancing their employability skills. 

Careers Guidance

  • Our aim is to ensure that every one of our graduates is employable and able to secure a job when they leave university.
  • 91% of all our graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, with 85% of students saying Middlesex had improved their personal development (NSS 2014).
  • Middlesex’s careers service works in partnership with academic tutors and other university staff to support the development of employability and career management skills for our students and recent graduates.
  • In October 2013, the new Employability Service was launched to enhance graduate employment and create a place for students to gain advice on a journey into employment and gaining skills.

The new innovative service includes:

  • MDX Employability Support – 24/7 support service for students who need advice on their job search and the recruitment process. Students can gain support through telephone, email and webcam technologies.
  • MDXJobs.com– a website providing full and part-time job vacancies to students, including placements and internships.
  • MDX Employability Self-Assessment – an online tool enabling students to access employability skills against the CBI definition of employability and support on their skills gap.
At Middlesex, you will gain valuable industry insights and professional contacts through regular events with employers.
  • Our Enterprise Development Hub is designed to give students and alumni a head start in setting up their own businesses. By pooling resources and expertise of Middlesex academics with extensive experience in launching start-ups, we ensure you have everything you need to turn your idea into reality.

Notable Alumni

  • We stay connected with our graduates through a network of 150,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom are leaders in their chosen profession.
  • A number of benefits are exclusively available to graduates to help build their professional networks and increase their employability.

Notable alumni from Middlesex University include:

  • Parliamentarian, Producer and Writer, Baroness Lola Young
  • Award-winning columnist at the Guardian, Suzanne Moore
  • European Taekwondo champion and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Lutalo Muhammad
  • Television and radio presenter, Dermot O’Leary
  • Comedian and television personality, Alan Carr
  • Actress, Dame Helen Mirren

For further information

  • www.mdx.ac.uk
  • enquiries@mdx.ac.uk
  • +44 (0) 208 411 5555
  • Middlesex University
    The Burroughs
    NW4 4BT
UCAS Code M80

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