Middlesex University has a long and proud history as a provider of high quality education in north London. Its roots were formed in 1878 when St Katherine’s College opened in Tottenham, followed by the famous Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts in 1882 and the Ponders End Technical Institute in 1901. In 1992, the Polytechnic became Middlesex University by Royal Assent.

1996 was also the year that Middlesex was awarded the first of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, for its innovative provision of Work Based Learning, giving people the opportunity to gain a degree for the knowledge and expertise they acquire through their work. A further Queen’s Anniversary Prize, this time for Education Technology followed in 1998 and a third in 2000, for the University’s groundbreaking Flood Hazard Research Centre. 2000 was also the year that the Right Honourable Lord Sheppard of Didgemere KCVO Kt became Chancellor of the University.

Middlesex is a well established and thriving British university that is based in London and also has major campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Middlesex currently teaches more than 40,000 students worldwide, and about 30 per cent of these are international students. More than 9,000 students study overseas, at our Dubai and Mauritius campuses, as well as on Middlesex courses provided by prestigious academic partners. Our most recent development saw the opening of state-of-the-art facilities for art, design, media and performing arts – providing Middlesex students with an unrivalled environment in which to study.