• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.02 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.58 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

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    0.35 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    64.7 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours 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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    62.2 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

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

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    74.7 / 100.0


  • At Middlesex University, we empower you to become the person you want to be. While your academic success is key, we challenge you to grow as a person and a professional too. Enabling you to develop your passions, ideas and skills, Middlesex provides a truly global education that equips 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 focused courses to prepare students for the world of work.
  • For more than 130 years, we have been a place of learning with an unwavering determined ambition to improve our world through teaching, research and the exchange of knowledge. 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 embrace 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.
  • Students at our Hendon campus develop a global perspective while studying in one of the world’s greatest capital cities.
  • Our London campus is located in the leafy north London area of Hendon, less than half an hour up the Northern Line from central London’s Leicester Square, 33 minutes by car and 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 Requirements

  • 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 17,480 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 80%
  • Part Time 20%


  • UK 75%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 16%

Student gender

  • Male 39%
  • Female 61%

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.
  • Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professionals Council, National College for Teaching and Leadership, Law Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing, CAM, Chartered Management Institute, CiPD, British Psychological Institute, Institute of Biomedical Sciences 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.
  • Some courses will have the opportunity to study part of your degree at one of our international campuses in Dubai, Malta or Mauritius, or with one of our many academic partners around the world.
  • At Middlesex, students have the chance to expand their horizons by gaining work experience abroad through our Erasmus+ scheme; students can even become an Erasmus Student Ambassador in the UK.
  • 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).
  • From award-winning professionals to pioneering researchers and specialist practitioners, our teachers are some of the best in their fields. A number of academics have had their teaching excellence recognised, achieving Senior or Principal Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy.

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.

Undergraduate Courses

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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 340 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.
  • 91% of our students are satisfied with our library resources and services.
  • 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 on sections digitally with others. This is estimated to save students £400 on a three-year degree.
  • The modern Hatchcroft building is fitted with industry standard equipment and high-tech simulators, offering you a real-world environment in which to develop knowledge and apply new skills.

Disability Services

  • The university has a Mental Health Manager and a counselling service that provide drop-in sessions each day plus a weekly evening clinic.
  • The disability service provides a mentor for students with disabilities.
  • For information about the disability services at Middlesex, telephone +44 (0)20 8411 2502, email disability@mdx.ac.uk or visit our website.

Students' Union

  • Championing the rights of 18,500 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.

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.
  • To help students earn while they learn or to support students to gain experience in the work place, the university offers numerous opportunities to work for Middlesex. Roles are available through our Student Ambassador and Student Learning Assistant schemes as well as through our Graduate Academic Assistant scheme.
  • There are plenty of positions available through our Students’ Union and students can access 1:1 employability support to help them successfully secure any of the positions on offer.

Careers Guidance

  • A student’s journey towards becoming a job-ready graduate starts from day one of the Middlesex experience. There are numerous opportunities to take up paid work experience or a credit bearing placement module and the university offers a wide range of support, resources and opportunities to help students prepare for their futures.
  • 90% 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).
  • 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 on a one-to-one basis for students who need advice on their job search and selection process –f rom application to interview. Students can gain support through telephone, email and webcam technologies. The service is available to students for life.
  • MDXJobs.com – an online employability portal packed full of resources, templates and self-assessments to help students identify and develop skills that employers look for as well as thousands of vacancies including those sourced specifically for Middlesex students.
  • Employability Business Partner – dedicated one-to-one support from a partner from our Schools, to help students secure a placement, internship or volunteering opportunity.
  • 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.
  • Skills workshops and employability events are available, tailored to programmes through which students can network with employers, alumni and professional bodies at the same time as developing valuable employability skills.
  • Our Enterprise Development Hub, sponsored by the Business School, is dedicated to nurturing student ideas. We offer one-to-one mentoring and workshops to help students start or grow their own business and an annual Enterprise Week crammed full of events to put students in direct contact with successful Alumni and other entrepreneurs.
  • Part of the School of Science & Technology, redloop, is our centre for design and innovation that offers work experience and placements that enable students to take part in delivering projects for commercial clients and at the same time develop their employability skills.
  • At Middlesex, you will gain valuable industry insights and professional contacts through regular events with employers.

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.

Notable Alumni

  • From your very first day at Middlesex University students enter into a lifelong community. After you leave, our graduates stay connected through a network of over 150,000 alumni in 184 different countries, willing to help guide them through the next stage in their career.
  • We are dedicated to helping our alumni build their professional networks, and our alumni benefits scheme ensures they can continue learning long after leaving Middlesex.
  • Our graduates are thought-leading, inspiring individuals across a wide range of industries.

 Notable alumni from the 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.

Further Details

Address Middlesex University
The Burroughs
UCAS Code M80