Middlesex was established as a University in 1992. It is now widely regarded as an excellent international provider of higher education with an outstanding academic credential and highly employable and successful graduates.

The history of Middlesex University began in the late 1880s, when two educational institutions opened their doors in north London - St Katherine's College and the Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts. Both would become part of Middlesex Polytechnic, which was founded in 1973. Middlesex was awarded the title 'University' - by Royal Assent - in 1992.


  • The 2003 institutional audit by the Quality Assurance Agency gave Middlesex the highest rating possible
  • In 2005 we were the first university to achieve the highest rating possible for our collaborative provision around the world
  • We are a major provider of nursing and midwifery education in London, with the highest ranking for quality (Quality Assurance Agency Review 2004)
  • We are a centre of excellence for teacher education - all our provision is rated good or very good by OFSTED
  • We have been awarded £6.3m for the creation of two national Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • In 2006 two of our academics became National Teaching Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (only 50 such awards were made nationally)
  • Middlesex is one of very few universities to have been awarded three Queen's Anniversary Prizes
  • We won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2003


Life on campus

A big part of your Middlesex experience will be the people you meet and the friendships you’ll make. We know you will be working hard, so it’s important that you also make time to relax and socialise. Our Students’ Union and fantastic student facilities make this easy. We have listed just some of things you can get involved in.

Freshers’ week

Freshers’ week at Middlesex is the week before teaching starts. There will be loads going on, so you can meet lots of new people and join clubs and societies. It’s a great kick start to the whole year - before the real work begins!

New Student Centre

Our new student centre, The Forum, opened at Hendon in September 2008. In addition to the Cube lounge bar, it features a number of cafés offering hot and cold food. Like the rest of the campus it has WiFi connectivity.

Your Students’ Union

Your first few weeks at Middlesex are a great time to get involved with MUSU, your Students’ Union, and experience some of the activities on offer. MUSU runs a programme packed with interesting things to do, so keep your eyes and ears open when term starts – you won’t want to miss a thing.


Whether you’re into music, film, clubbing, dance, martial arts, or literature, you should be able to find a student club or society to interest you. These societies are organised by students. What better way for like-minded people to get together, have fun, share experiences and meet new friends?

MUD Magazine

Ever fancied yourself as a journalist? Reviewing the latest films and music or writing articles can be rewarding and fun. MUD Magazine is the Union's very own monthly publication produced by students, for students from our Media Centre at Trent Park.

MUD Radio

Why not get involved in our new radio station? You could even have your own show!

Student Reps

If you want to help make positive changes to the University, help other students, or stand up for student causes, you could become a student rep. It’ll look great on your CV too.


In addition to the existing social facilities at Trent Park, The Forum will host a range of events and performances. Whether you are into comedy, pub quizzes, eager to learn salsa or street dance, or just chill out after a hard day, you will find it on-campus.


We are proud of our sporting achievements, and our history of sporting excellence. We provide opportunities for competition in University championships in over 40 sports, but also offer opportunities to participate at all levels. We’re sure you’ll find something that’s right for you.

Being involved in a sports team is a great way to make friends while at University. All the teams travel to away fixtures in their respective leagues, and for some this can mean travel to all areas of the UK. As well as the training and competitions, there are numerous social events to participate in. Teams generally go on an end of season tour – usually somewhere hot like Spain – and there is the annual celebration of sporting success, the Sports Ball, which takes place in May each year.


  • The Fitness Pod. A brand new fitness facility at Hendon campus
  • Fitness suite and Sports Hall at Trent Park
  • Astroturf pitches at Hendon and Trent Park
  • Outdoor pool at Trent Park
  • Fitness trail at Trent Park

Courses Offered

Postgraduate Courses

  • MSc BioMedical Sciences
  • MSc Business Administration
  • MSc Business Management
  • MSc Multimedia Computing
  • MSc Network Computing
  • MSc Business Management
  • MSc Financial Management
  • MSc International Finance and Investment
  • MSc Human Resource cManagement
  • MSc Forensic Computing
  • MSc Clinical Periodonotology
  • MSc Animation /Games/Digital Media
  • MSc International Business and Management
  • MSc Complementary Medicine
  • MSc Sports Management
  • MA Fashion Design
  • MSc Applied Public Health
  • MSc Waste Management

Undergraduate Courses

  • Biological Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Software Engineering