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Oxford Brookes University

4.5 out of 5 (63 ratings / 35 reviews) Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. We started out as a small School of Art in borrowed teaching rooms and have grown into one of the UK's top modern universities with a local, national and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (31)
Medicine & Health (16)
Social Sciences (14)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (10)
Arts, Design & Architecture (9)
Education & Training (9)
Engineering & Technology (9)
Computer Science & IT (7)
Humanities (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865. It occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city.Five years later the School of Science was incorporated. Classes in a range of scientific and technical subjects were available. As well as evening classes in the University Museum.

Education

We are committed to delivering an outstanding student experience. We do this by providing the highest standards of learning and teaching, and actively involving students in shaping their futures.

Our Programme to Enhance the Student Experience (PESE) includes the Creating and Sustaining Mentoring initiative bringing together all our different mentoring schemes and making it easier for students to take advantage of amazing mentoring opportunities.

Research

At Oxford Brookes University our research is impactful, world-leading and touches people’s lives in so many ways.We are making a tangible difference to communities locally, nationally and internationally, tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.

Researchers are busy influencing counter terrorism policy, aiding animal conservation and developing low carbon solutions to meet national and global energy challenges. We’re a world leader in robotics and artificial intelligence, we’ve developed resources to help combat human trafficking in the hospitality industry and we have a number of projects focussed on improving care for cancer patients.

Career

Our students and graduates are known for their employability.

Employers today want graduates with proven work-based skills so we go further than a degree; providing work placements, industry experts, opportunities to study and work abroad, volunteering and integrated career guidance.

Students benefit from the strong links we have with businesses and employers both locally and internationally, from local schools and hospitals to those such as Oxfam, BMW, KPMG, Ferrari and Microsoft.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
363 -2
2018
361 -2
2017
359
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
501 -100
2018
401
2017
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
967 -57
2017
910
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Academic Office manages the academic timetable, examination operations and graduation services. The office also manages pooled teaching and meeting space and accepts room bookings from staff and students.

Housing services

Oxford Brookes offers accommodation for new and existing full-time students who wish to live in our halls and shared houses.

Oxford Brookes University's Halls of Residence and Accommodation Services comply with the UUK Code of Practice. 

Library services

All Brookes students are welcome to use our 4 libraries Headington, Harcourt Hill, Swindon and Wheatley, with full access to both print and online resources. The Library staff are here to help you. For lending and library account queries please come to the Library Welcome Desk/Counters. 

ICT services

When you enroll as a student with Oxford Brookes University or join as a member of staff you will be entitled to free Microsoft Office 365 University software for the duration of your course.This provides the full Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote etc), for up to five different PCs, five tablets including iPad, Android or Windows, plus five phones.

Medical services

The Medical Centre is located in the 3rd floor of the Colonnade Building on Headington Campus. Students wishing to register with us must reside within our practice area (postcodes OX3 and OX4). Students living at Harcourt Hill Campus can register with the Botley Medical Centre.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Harcourt Hill Campus is three miles from Oxford city centre and a 30 minute bus ride from Headington Campus. It has excellent academic facilities, as well as venues to relax and socialise. The campus also offers first-class sports facilities accessible to students, staff and the local community.Headington Campus sits one mile east of Oxford city centre and is made up of three sites: Gipsy Lane, Headington Hill and Marston Road. The new Swindon Campus is located in West Swindon, in the Delta Business Park. It  features brand new facilities to enhance student learning, collaboration and research, including state-of-the-art clinical skills labs. 

Sports facilities

  • We provide our students with lots of fun and affordable ways to get involved with sport and exercise, from absolute beginners to elite athletes.
  • Brookes Sport offers excellent gyms, Oxfordshire’s premier climbing wall, a swimming pool, boathouse, courts, pitches and much more.
  • Class-goers and gym-users are well catered for at our Sports Centres, and through the Brookes Active initiative - a regular programme of fun and informal events, classes and activities giving you the means and motivation to keep fit.

Student clubs

The Union has trained advisers who can help with a wide range of problems about finances, housing, studies, health and wellbeing. Regular campaigns like Wellbeing Week and courses like Student Minds ensure that students can take a break from their studies and focus on their welfare.

Accreditation

  • The Business School is a member of EFMD, the recognised centre of excellence in Europe for management development. We hold their EPAS accreditation for our BA Business and Management and BA International Business Management courses.
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Oxford Brookes University is a member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) The Business School is an active member of CABS, which is the representative body and authoritative voice for all the leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I would strongly recommend Oxford and the university I am currently attending. There I have learned multiculturalist and diversity, which I value incredibly.

Amazing
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The overall experience was amazing

My time at Oxford Brookes
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i very much enjoyed my time there as a masters student it is mainly focussing on your studies and your social life does take a back seat but there were plenty of things tog et involved in

Oxford, England, United Kingdom