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Oxford Brookes University

Headington, Oxford View map
United Kingdom


Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK’s leading modern universities.

As the only UK university in the QS world rankings of top 50 institutions under 50 years old (QS, 2018) and amongst the world's top universities in 12 subjects (QS, 2019), Oxford Brookes enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation. 

Our teaching staff have 11 National Teaching Fellowships, an award recognising outstanding contributions to learning in higher education.

Oxford Brookes is located in the vibrant student city of Oxford. We welcome around 18,000 students each year, 17% of our students are international, from more than 140 countries (HESA 2017/18), giving the University a bustling, cosmopolitan feel.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 94% of our research was internationally recognised, with 59% of this output deemed ‘world leading’.

Oxford Brookes has strong links with business and industry providing exceptional hands-on learning opportunities and connections with employers, ensuring that 95% of our graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduating (HESA, 2018).

We work hard to provide top-quality support services to help every student achieve their best academically and personally. We continue to invest in our multi award-winning facilities and campuses, and with a 10 year, £220 million campus investment plan, Oxford Brookes is an exciting place to learn, study and live.

Our sports centre offers a wide range of high quality facilities including a gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, and regulation-size sports pitches for University fixtures. Oxford Brookes competes in the BUCS league in a range of sports, often challenging for titles. The University rowing team won the Ladies’ Challenge Plate for the second year running at the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta.  

With over one hundred clubs and societies active in the University, all run by students, whatever your passion, you can find people here who share it.

At Oxford Brookes you’ll be joining an innovative, diverse student community where you'll be supported to flourish and develop the skills you need to create your future.

  • The University’s buildings include the award-winning John Henry Brookes Building at Headington campus, with high-quality teaching and learning facilities including a brand new library.

  • Oxford Brookes currently offer over 4000 self-catered, single study-bedrooms and 130 studio apartments in our student halls. And if you make us your firm choice we will guarantee a room in one of your five hall choices. If you’d prefer to live in a shared house we have a number of university managed houses and can also give you advice on finding private accommodation.

  • Libraries are well-stocked with late opening at all libraries; the library at Headington is open 24/7 during semesters. There are thousands of books, e-books, e-journals, research databases and specialist collections including the Booker Prize Archive.
    • IT facilities comprise over 1,000 open-access PCs including more than 350 computers in the Headington library, plus free, self-service laptop loan in or near all Oxford Brookes’ libraries. There is also free eduroam Wi-Fi in halls of residence and across campus, and a virtual learning environment enabling students to study whenever and wherever suits them best.

    • Specialist facilities include purpose built, industry-level engineering workshops, and high-spec computing and digital media facilities. For healthcare students, there are specialist clinical simulation suites.

    • While your studies are a top priority, you will still want to make the most of everything else student life offers. With excellent accommodation, first-class sports facilities, support services and a city teeming with things to do, Oxford Brookes has everything you need to make the most of student life.

    • Brookes Union exists to improve the lives of all students enrolled at Oxford Brookes. The Union provides activity space, financial advice, advice to over 100 student societies and coordinates the Safety Bus with student volunteers to safely transport students around the city at night.

    • The union has an independent advice service, providing free, impartial guidance on concerns from academic issues and finance, to finding good accommodation and student's rights as a tenant.

    • The union has a buzzing bar on the Headington Campus and works with partners to put on club nights and events in venues around Oxford as well as arranging a series of events through the week.

    • A quick stroll from the Headington Campus takes students to the heart of Oxford’s student community: the Cowley Road. Filled with independent and unique restaurants, bars, music venues and shops, the neighbourhood has a fresh and energetic feel.

    • There are ancient pubs hidden down back alleys, student bars and clubs, big venues for international bands and DJs, and quirky spots for those fancying something less conventional.

    • Local restaurants provide great tasting food at low prices, from Mediterranean flavours and gastropub classics to a wealth of more exotic options, there are restaurants, cafés, and takeaways to suit all tastes and budgets.

    Applying to study at university can be a daunting process, particularly if you are doing it for the first time.

    At Oxford Brookes we try to make the process as straightforward as we can. If you are a prospective undergraduate student you may find our 'How to apply' pages useful. They take you through the timings for applying depending on your course start date, how to apply through UCAS, entry requirements, late applications and where you can go to ask questions.

    Likewise, if you are considering postgraduate study our postgraduate 'How to apply' information pages will give you the information you need to submit your application as the process for applying is different from undergraduate.

    We wish you all the best with your applications!

    Careers Service

    • Oxford Brookes has a dedicated careers centre offering a range of services including help with job searching, 1-to-1 consultations, interview advice and employability training.

    • The online portal allows students to search for jobs from part-time work during studies to graduate opportunities and internships. Additionally, the service offers online guidance and support for those unable to visit the centre in person.

    • Careers support advice is available to our graduates for up to three years after graduating so even in your important first few years after graduation you can take advantage of our guidance and support.


    • Our students benefit from the region's highly respected work placement opportunities. Many of our courses offer optional or compulsory work placements and our courses have links with world leading companies in each field.

    • A degree from Oxford Brookes offers you the perfect launch pad for your career. 95% of our graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduating (HESA, 2018).

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    University Highlights

    Total students - 14,931


    International students - 3,609


    Total faculty staff - 947


    Total students - 14,931


    International students - 3,609

    Total faculty staff - 947



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