Middlesex University, UK: Ranking, Tuition Fees, Cost of Living and Admission Procedure

Middlesex University is a contemporary London-based public university (although it operations started in the post- 1992 university inauguration), renowned for its advanced approach with a foresight to innovative learning in higher education.

The University is situated in Hendon, north-west London, UK and has its historical line traced back to early 1878 when it started operating first as St. Katherine’s College. The institute started as an educational training college for women prior it’s merging with other institutes and then being consolidated a university in 1992. Currently, over 140 people- local and foreign are represented at the Hendon campus alone, it also has other extension campuses situated in Dubai, Malta, and Mauritius.


Presently, the university is ranked 601 in the QS global world university ranking. This is a tremendous achievement for the university as the institution previous year’s ranking happen to fall below what it is now. The institution is also one of the most sought-after university in London and some other top gulf countries equaling it with other top-notch universities in the UK. The University further boasts of three main faculties – Faculty of Science and Technology, the Faculty of the Arts and Creative Industries and Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences.

In addition, Middlesex has three (3) Queen’s Awards to its name in lieu of Higher and Further Education and a Queen’s Award for Inventiveness trade (International).

Admission Requirements

Middlesex University offers students a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, comprising of arts and design for vocational studies, health, business, law, education, science, and technology as well as media performing art. This further ascertains the university as a leader in the improvement of creative industries.

Undergraduate Requirements

Candidates who intend to study at Middlesex University for their undergraduate program must meet up with/ have the below credentials before being considered for admission to the university;

  • Two Advanced Levels certificate or equivalent.
  • Tawjihiya plus Foundation year.
  • Minimum of five O levels (GCSE grade C or any recognized examination body around the world) plus Foundation year.
  • International Baccalaureate with good grades or
  • Indian Education System CBSE & ISC of at least 70% overall

Postgraduate Requirements:

Just like it applies for other institutions, candidates vying to study for postgraduate programs must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, but it doesn’t stop here there are some others information that must be completed before being considered for admission in the university and it includes;

  • Candidates must have completed a good Bachelor degree, equivalent to a British second class (HONS.) degree from a standard university.
  • Candidates must at least have two years of post-graduation and work experience at management level
  • GMAT score of over 550


Language Requirement:

Any candidate intending to study in Middlesex University either the undergraduate or postgraduate program must meet the standard English Language Requirements. Should in case the applicants don’t meet the necessary requirements, the institution offers a one-year Pre-sessional English course.

However, it is important for students to take note of the following as the institution uses them to assess the academic suitability and potentials of intending (postgraduate) students before being considered for admission.

  • Prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  • Portfolio of work
  • Audition
  • Interview
  • Predicted achievement in qualifications currently being studied
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose, for evidence of motivation and commitment to the chosen subject area(s)
  • Set piece of work
  • Reference(s), for confirmation of academic potential and personal qualities
  • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution (in this case, candidates do not have to complete the program)
  • Work experience, evidenced by a CV and/or references

International Students

Middlesex University is one of the most popular UK universities for international students. More than 1 of the students are foreign, from over 140 countries.

It is advisable for foreign students to mingle with other students especially the natives by joining clubs and societies run by the school student union government.

During the period of studies, the university solicits for relevant work placement and offers which invariably prepares the soon-to-graduate students for the competitive labor market.


This often depends on the course applicants wish to study, the number of modules as well as the study level chosen along with the pertinent payment plan.

However, not meeting up with fees paid on time automatically prompts the university to withdraw access to learning facilities – for already admitted students while it would mean forfeiture of admission offered to newly admitted students.

Program(POUNDS) Undergraduate Postgraduate(POUNDS) Undergraduate(POUNDS) Postgraduate(POUNDS)
Science andTechnology 11,000 13,500- 16,349 14,000 17,600
Arts and law 9,000 14,568- 17,000 14,000 18,795
Professional and Social Sciences 15,000 16,000-18,000 17,000 21,000


Lunchtime menu 82 Pound
Eating in a restaurant 49 Pound
1 kilogram of potatoes 11 Pound
0.5 l beer in the supermarket 15 Pound
A bottle of a random red table wine with good quality 82 Pound
Bread for 3 people for a day 11 Pound
Monthly rent for 82m2 furnished apartment in costly area 8,644 Pound
Monthly rent for 85 m2 furnished apartment in normal area 6,100 Pound
Utilities per month (heating, electricity, gas ) 585Pound
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 in a costly area 5,385 Pound
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 in a normal area 3,829 Pound
Internet 8 Mbps monthly 279 Pound
Laundry 3 l. -100 oz 64 Pound
1 liter of gas 6 Pound
Monthly ticket public transport 437 Pound
Taxi trip on a working day, basic fare 160 Pound
Regular dinner out for two 285 Pound
Double tickets to the cinema movie 164 Pound
Double tickets to the theater 462 Pound
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expatriate area 410 Pound
A cocktail drink in club 40 Pound
Cappuccino in a downtown area of the city 26 Pound
1 beer in a locality bar 37 Pound
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB mobile phone 3,645 Pound

Middlesex University surely a citadel of learning to be considered both by foreign and Native students as the scope of its very main existence is aimed at making students have an excellent life not only on campus but in the outside world as well.

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