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Middlesex University London

Location:
North London, Dubai, Mauritius

Main Campus:
North London

Student Population:
40000

Website details:
www.mdx.ac.uk

Faculties:
Art and Design, Business, Health and Education, Law, Media and Performing Arts, Science and Technology

 

Why Choose Middlesex University London?

Middlesex University London teaches 40,000 students, and has campuses across the world including in Mauritius and Dubai. The University has recently recruited 70 new academic experts to the institution, has invested more than £200 million in a new campus and 77% of its research is “internationally recognized”.

 

Teaching Quality

Middlesex University teaches 40,000 students at its campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius and has a reputation for the highest quality teaching and wide ranging expertise.

  • 830 core academic staff at Middlesex provide innovative, research-led and internationally focused curriculum. They are leaders in their fields.
  • The university's teaching is consistently rated as among the best in the country.
  • The Institute for Work Based Learning is a recognised Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) report in 2009 said auditors had confidence in the University’s current and likely future management of its academic standards and of the learning opportunities available to students.
  • There was also praise for the ‘meticulous attention’ given to the establishment, development and integration of the University’s Dubai campus.
  • Middlesex also received QAA praise for its initiatives to improve student progression and achievement and the ‘distinctive contribution’ of the University’s Work Based Learning programmes.
  • In 2007 Middlesex was awarded Skillset Media Academy status recognizing the excellence and forward-looking nature of the University’s media-related courses and education delivered to students.
  • It was the first British university to achieve the highest rating possible for its collaborative provision around the world.
  • A centre of excellence for teacher education – all teacher education is rated good or very good by OFSTED.
  • One of very few universities to have been awarded three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.

 

Research Quality

A leading international university committed to excellence in research: the uncovering of new knowledge is a key aim of the university.

  • The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) placed Middlesex at number 10 among post-1992 universities.
  • Over three quarters – 77 % – of all Middlesex’s research submitted for the RAE was rated as ‘internationally recognised’, with a substantial proportion rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or better.
  • The RAE 2008 showed that Middlesex is the best in the UK among new universities for Philosophy and History of Art, Architecture and Design and in the top 5 for Business and Management, Geography and Environmental Studies, Social Work and Social Policies, and Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
  • It has outstanding centres in Flood Hazard Research, Project Management, Enterprise and Biomedical Science.
  • A recent influx of new academic leaders follows an investment of more than £200 million to create one of London’s biggest and most impressive campuses at Hendon, which includes its recently opened world-class centre for creative courses.
  • Research and knowledge transfer at Middlesex generates almost £20 million per year.

 

International

Middlesex University provides high quality higher education to students across the globe and more than a third of Middlesex’s students in London are international, from more than 140 countries.

  • Middlesex University is a world leader in providing a British higher education from campuses around the world.
  • It has campuses in Dubai and Mauritius where students can gain a British degree from London’s leading modern University.
  • Students starting off in London may be able to transfer to its other campuses in Dubai and Mauritius.
  • Middlesex is an inclusive place to learn and has a diverse student population with over 140 nationalities represented as well as a fully multicultural teaching staff.
  • At the London campuses’ over 30% of Middlesex’s students come from outside the UK.
  • Middlesex also works in partnership with prestigious educational institutions around the world so that students can study internationally-recognised Middlesex qualifications in their own countries.
  • More than 10,000 students in various parts of the world are studying on Middlesex University programmes outside the UK.
  • In 2011, Middlesex were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its substantial contribution to international education.
  • Middlesex University is a market leader in the provision of transnational education. With programmes being taught in more than 100 institutions across the globe and a network of over 80,000 international alumni.
  • The University is currently looking to develop new overseas campuses and international partnerships to increase the opportunities for students around the world to gain a Middlesex degree.
  • Middlesex have an extensive network of 17 regional support offices across the globe dedicated to helping international students and developing local academic partnerships.

 

Student Satisfaction

Middlesex University offers excellent facilities for students and has achieved consistently high student satisfactions scores.

  • The University conducts regular surveys to gauge student satisfaction.
  • Middlesex has transformed its campuses as part of a drive to improve the learning environment for students. In 2011 it opened the latest of its new buildings, an £80m state-of-the-art art, design and media building at Hendon campus.
  • All students complete a diagnostic screening on joining Middlesex, to identify any areas in which they will need support, which is then provided by the dedicated Learner Development Unit.

 

Employable Graduates

Middlesex helps students to develop their abilities and broaden their experience so students leave their course ready for their chosen career.

  • The University helps hundreds of students find relevant work placements while at university and offer a dedicated service to support students in preparing for their career.
  • Middlesex has been ranked in the top ten for graduate salaries alongside Oxford and Cambridge in a research report by the Parthenon Group.
  • The report also shows that Middlesex is better than most UK universities on employment outcomes for its students.
  • Middlesex students joining from October 2012 onwards who decide to boost their career prospects with a year-long placement, will not pay tuition fees for the placement year.
  • Every Middlesex student has the chance to spend a year studying overseas as part of their degree course, broadening students experience and building their confidence.
  • Middlesex students contributed more than 1,000 hours to volunteering projects during 2010-11 which has helped them gain the edge over competitors for jobs.
  • Through a combination of workshops, one-to-one advice and employer events, the universities careers service helps students focus their ambitions on their career goals.

 

Variety of Courses

Middlesex University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, part time study towards a degree, short stay courses, continuing professional development and work based learning.

  • Middlesex’s academic provision is delivered by six Schools: Art and Design, Business, Health and Education, Law, Media and Performing Arts, Science and Technology.
  • Over 200 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. Middlesex is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for graduate salaries (Parthenon Group).
  • Many 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 on most courses, and students taking up a year long placement don’t pay any tuition for that year.
  • Teaching and support is focussed on developing students into enterprising and confident graduates, equipped to seize every opportunity and well placed to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market.
  • A wide ranging suite of full-time and part-time courses are offered, both in London and overseas campuses in Dubai and Mauritius.
  • Mid-year intake in January is available for some programmes.
  • Work Based Learning and Professional Practice programmes are also available.

 

Location

The University’s main Hendon campus in north London is located ten minutes from the Northern Line and Thameslink rail line, either of which takes you to central London in under 30 minutes. Close to the North Circular and A41, its location combines a spacious campus rare in London with excellent transport links.

Specialist healthcare courses are taught at Archway campus, located adjacent to the Whittington Hospital. Based in North London both campuses are a short tube ride to central London, the heart of a vibrant and diverse capital city. There are two overseas campuses, in Dubai and Mauritius, where students have the option to study part of their degree in another country if they wish to.

London is by far the largest city in the UK and it has universities located throughout the city. Whether you are interested in parks or pubs, theatres or cinemas, shopping or sightseeing, museums or art galleries, dancing non-stop throughout the weekend or eating every cuisine under the sun, London can meet your requirements. London is justly renowned as one of the most exciting cities in the world and, for those who can strike a balance between making the most of life and avoiding spending their way to bankruptcy, it is the ideal place to be a student.

People are attracted to the city of London for many different reasons, including interest in its historical, Royal and political heritage, the theatres of the West End, a thriving variety of nightlife, or even simply the variety of shopping opportunities in the Oxford Street area.

London is well served by an extensive bus, railway and underground network with special price deals available for students. The main airports serving London are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.

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