Oxford Brookes University offers a world-class student experience in a beautiful city with a rich cultural and educational history that goes back for centuries. Join one of the UK's leading modern universities, with a global reputation for teaching excellence, exciting student life and strong links with business and industry.
The university can trace its history back as far as 1865 with the foundation of the Oxford School of Art. Over the years the school merged and grew until 1992, when it became Oxford Brookes University, naming itself after John Henry Brookes, first Principal of the Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce.
Oxford Brookes is the only UK university in the QS ranking of the top 50 institutions under 50 years old 2021 and is in the world's top universities in 13 subject areas according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. The institution has climbed 8 placed in the The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and an impressive 95 % of Oxford Brookes students are in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating as stated in the HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2018.
The university's teaching is underpinned by excellent research, which enjoys an international reputation attracting high-quality staff and students and helping to generate major funded projects. This reputation was confirmed by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 showing Oxford Brookes as 2nd in the UK for teaching.
Courses at Oxford Brookes are designed to develop the practical, transferable skills you will need in your career. Many programmes include work placements to develop the practical experience employers require. Oxford Brookes has well-established links with organisations and companies across a broad spectrum of relevant industries.
As well as an extensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, Oxford Brookes offers high-quality academic and English language courses to prepare you for successful university study. These foundation, pre-Master’s and pre-sessional English pathway programmes are developed and delivered by the university's own lecturers on campus.
Oxford Brookes is located in Oxford, a great place to be a student. It is a world-famous and historic city, renowned for its architecture, museums, rowing, punting and scenic riverside walks. The city is also bursting with restaurants, cafés, theatres, cinemas and shops, and has its own covered market that was established in 1774. With over 30,000 students from all over the world, the city has a vibrant, youthful and cosmopolitan atmosphere. All this only 60 miles from London, one hour away by train.
Oxford Brookes University has three main campuses in and around Oxford, each one with its own library, student accommodation, and sports facilities. There are also plenty of places for you to relax and take a break in cafés and food outlets, where you can meet up with friends, have fun and socialise. All campuses are linked by the university’s own BROOKESbus service connecting them with the city center and university halls of residence.
Oxford Brookes is currently investing £220 million over the next ten years in its campuses in order to provide excellent teaching and learning facilities that’ll meet the needs of a 21st century student.
Oxford Brookes is renowned for its sport and if you want to get involved there is plenty of choice and facilities to match:
- Health and fitness suites
- Climbing room and lead tower
- A boathouse on the Thames for our elite rowers
- Badminton, squash and tennis courts
- Floodlit all-weather pitch, suitable for hockey and football
- Outdoor pitches for netball, lacrosse and cricket
- 25-meter swimming pool
- 9-hole golf course
Run by students for students, the Students' Union is central to Oxford Brookes life. It is home to around 100 diverse clubs and societies, including various international ones, which are a great way for you to meet new people and discover new hobbies and interests.
The university caters to each student’s needs with support services ranging from study advice, careers and employment centre, IT support, students’ union advice center, disability service, mature students service, counselling and research training. There are specialist support services for international students including the International Student Advice Team to help students with issues such as visas, employment and finance before arrival and at any issues throughout their time at the university.
The medical centre on Headington campus is staffed by doctors and nurses who offer a confidential and comprehensive medical service. There is also a dental practice and osteopathy clinic.
The university provides excellent accommodation services for international students.
Accommodation options include single study bedrooms in halls of residence, many of which are ensuite. These provide students with a safe and secure living environment and are a great way to meet new friends. International students starting in September are guaranteed a place in halls in their first year provided they meet the application deadlines.
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