Middlesex University London (abbreviated MDX) is a public university in Hendon, north-west London, England. The name of the university is taken from its location within the historic county boundaries of Middlesex. The university’s history can be traced to 1878 when its founding institute, St Katharine’s College, was established in Tottenham as a teacher training college for women. Having merged with several other institutes, the university was consolidated in its current form in 1992. It is one of the post-1992 universities.
Middlesex has a student body of over 19,000 in London and over 37,000 globally. The university has student exchange links with over 100 universities in 22 countries across Europe, the United States, and the world. More than 140 nationalities are represented at Middlesex’s Hendon campus alone. Additionally, it has campuses in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius as well as a number of local offices across the globe. Courses are delivered by the Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of the Arts and Creative Industries.
Middlesex is ranked within the top 100, and highest ranked in the UK, universities in the world under 50 years old by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020. In 2017, it was awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize three times and has twice received Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its international work.
The Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries is a practice-led environment with teaching underpinned by creativity and interdisciplinary study. Student facilities are industry-standard, and staff are engaged in consultancy and collaborative research in the arts and creative industries. The Faculty is home to the Departments of Media, Performing Arts, Design and Visual Arts. In the 2019 National Students Survey, Middlesex University’s BA Dance Performance received 97% for student satisfaction.
The Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences groups subjects from the Business School, Institute for Work-Based Learning, School of Law, and School of Health and Education. With strong links with businesses and public sector bodies, the Faculty aims to provide real-world learning that prepares students to become change-makers, and to both create and share their knowledge between the professional and academic worlds. In the 2016 National Student Survey, Middlesex University’s Business School was rated as one of the top 5 business schools in London for overall student satisfaction.
The Faculty of Science and Technology brings together subjects including biomedical science, computer science, design engineering, telecommunications and computer engineering, mathematics and statistics, information systems and environmental science. Staffed by leading academics in their fields, the Faculty encourages students to challenge thinking and formulate approaches that are fit for purpose in our modern world. The Faculty is home to the Departments of Natural Sciences, Computer Science, Design Engineering and Mathematics, Psychology, and the London Sports Institute.