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Middlesex in numbers

Middlesex is a thriving global university with an ambitious vision for the future. We teach 40,000 students on career-focused courses at our campuses in London, Dubai, Mauritius and Malta with prestigious academic partners and 2,000 staff across the world.

Our outstanding teaching, research and knowledge transfer make a real difference to people's lives worldwide, while our foresighted approach to industry collaboration provides key advantages to our students, staff and business partners alike.

Middlesex University in numbers (2015/16)

Finance overview

Income ‐ Where the University's money comes from

The University receives income from a variety of different sources, such as the Government (HEFCE/NHS), tuition fees and third parties to help pay for the different types of activity it is involved in.

The main sources of these funds are shown below with a brief explanation.

Income 2013/14

Sources of Income Explanation Income Received (in thousands)
Tuition Fees & Education

Tuition fees are received either directly from students or via student loans. Education contracts relate to specialist courses (e.g. nursing, paid by the NHS).

Funding Body Grants Money from the government (via HEFCE) for teaching, research and student support £16,681
Validation Fees Fees paid by partners for the right to use Middlesex courses and name £6,296
Rent, Residences and Catering Hall rent and catering outlets £6,710
Subsidiary Companies Income from companies owned by the University £5,566
Research Grants & Contracts Money from Research Councils to support research in particular areas. Also, contract research, for example when a company pays the University for a specific piece of research £4,934
Sports & Childcare Sports membership, activities and nursery £770
Other Income Other activities of the University not included above. £2,734

Expenditure ‐ What the University spends its money on

The University spends the money it receives on a wide range of activities; from paying its staff, to providing the equipment and environment for its students and staff to achieve their academic and professional goals.

This section provides a breakdown of the key areas where the University spends the money it receives.


Expenditure Categories Expenditure (in thousands)
Academic Departments £69,231
Academic Services £43,378
Administration & Central Services £21,486
Premises £26,777
Residences & Catering Operations £5,264
Research Grants & Contracts £4,934
Other Expenditure £4,172

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