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Study a degree apprenticeship

Earn a salary as an employee while you study for a degree that's related to your chosen profession

Why choose a degree apprenticeship

As a degree apprentice, you'll get work experience alongside industry professionals as well as regular learning support from a workplace mentor and a tutor from Middlesex University.

As a school leaver you'll have the opportunity to begin an exciting new career.

As an employee you'll develop skills and capabilities with your current employer.

A degree apprenticeship is an affordable way to study because the government and your employer pays your tuition fees.

Information for employers about degree apprenticeships.

Benefits of a degree apprenticeship

No student debt and a salary

  • No student debt as you won't pay tuition fees
  • Earn a salary while you learn to pay for expenses.

Progress your career

  • Achieve a degree that is relevant to your industry or chosen profession
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Increase your earning potential.

Get practical experience

  • Develop your capabilities at work as you study
  • Put what you learn into practice right away.

Mentoring and support

  • Get expert guidance from a workplace mentor
  • Access university support services including counselling and academic guidance.

Benefits of being a student

  • Be part of the student community at your university
  • Experience the benefits of a university learning environment.

Degree apprentice profile

Louis, BA Management Practice (Business to Business Sales) (Royal Mail)

“I started the degree apprenticeship because I wanted to earn money while I was learning valuable skills and working for a business that’s well established in their industry.

“It's allowed me to work with loads of different people in a professional environment as well as opening doors in other industries I might be interested in.

“I’d say if you’re considering doing a degree apprenticeship with Middlesex, just go for it. It’s a great way to kick-start your career in a fascinating environment.”

Degree apprenticeships at Middlesex

We have the following apprenticeships available that you will have to apply for through your employer.

Find a vacancy

You can also search for a vacancy to study a degree apprenticeship:

  • To work for a particular employer, take a look at their website – most have a page on careers, apprenticeships, or vacancies
  • Use the UCAS apprenticeship search tool for apprenticeships in England
  • Search the Find an apprenticeship website for apprenticeships in England.

Degree apprentice profile

Khadiza, BA Management Practice (Business to Business Sales) (British Telecommunications PLC)

“Having tried a traditional degree I was quite uncertain about the job prospects I would have after graduating, so this degree apprenticeship is a better fit for me as I’m already earning a good salary as well as gaining tons of experience.

“I’m not sure what I want to do next yet, but I’ve already got my foot in the door at a big corporate company and have gained experience in several different sectors so I’m excited about what the future holds.”

Experts in work-based learning

For business

We introduced the first business degree over 50 years ago. Since then we've worked with businesses to develop their staff including:

  • Worldpay
  • Consalia
  • Halifax Bank
  • Mitsubishi
  • Asda
  • Royal Mail
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Toshiba Tec
  • Sony Mobile

In the public sector


We've been associated with the Metropolitan Police over several decades and developed postgraduate programmes for senior officers.


We've partners with over 500 schools and colleges in most London boroughs, Hertfordshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Social work

We've built excellent relationships with local authorities, voluntary and independent organisations across London.


We've got a strong reputation among our partner Trusts in London and develop our courses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Your career journey

A degree apprenticeship is a great way to take the next step in your career - wherever you are in your journey. Get a boost at the beginning of your career or get ready to change your career if you're already working.

There was a time when I would never have considered being a project manager, but I'm not far behind that now.

Charlie Chandler, degree apprentice

Entry requirements

General requirements

To study an undergraduate course at Middlesex, you must have completed:

  • Two A Levels or equivalent

Course specific requirements

Courses also have specific entry requirements, such as previous study or submission of a portfolio.

Check details on your course page

English language requirements

Students must also meet our standard English Language Requirements. We accept grade C or above in O Level or GCSE English Language as evidence of your English language ability for most undergraduate programmes.

Employer requirements

As you apply directly to the employer, individual organisations may have additional selection criteria or things they look for in candidates as part of their recruitment process.

  • How to apply

    Do your research

    Draw up a list of the apprenticeship roles you're most interested in and research each role in-depth to make your decision.

    Find more useful advice on what to consider when you're looking for an apprenticeship.

    Apply direct to employers

    Remember that you apply to the organisation offering the apprenticeship.

    Make sure you apply to several vacancies related to your apprenticeship role to give you a better chance of success.

    When to apply

    • Apprenticeship vacancies appear throughout the year starting from September
    • Vacancies all have different application deadlines and start dates
    • Don't wait until the deadline to apply. Organisations will often close their vacancies when they have received enough applications.
  • Costs and salary

    There is no cost to do a higher or degree apprenticeship for you as a student.

    You’ll earn at least the minimum wage for apprentices but many companies pay more than this, particularly for higher level apprenticeships.

    You could potentially earn upwards of £300 per week plus your employer and the government will pay your tuition fees, meaning you won't need a tuition fee loan.

    Information and statistics from GOV.UK


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