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Oxford Brookes University

4.5 out of 5 (64 ratings / 37 reviews) Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Located in the beautiful, historic student city of Oxford, we are a top modern University in the UK, being the only UK university in the QS ranking of top 50 institutions under 50 years old (2019). Here at Oxford Brookes University, we bring together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (5)
Education & Training (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)



Oxford Brookes University was founded in 1865 as an art school (School of Art). It was taken over in 1891 by the Technical Instructional Committee and renamed Oxford City Technical School. John Henry Brookes became Vice-Principal of the Oxford City Technical School and Head of the School of Art in 1928. Over the years there were more merges and name changes.


  • Oxford Brookes University has built a reputation for our research excellence and offer widely recognised degrees in subjects such as RIBA Accredited Architecture, Sports Sciences, International Relations, Education and Nutrition to name a few. 
  • The Engineering degrees are fully accredited by the IET and IMechE. We provide industry-standard facilities and strong links with F1 teams, including work placements and recruitment opportunities.
  • The  Leisure and Tourism degrees often appear in the international Top 100 QS subject rankings.
  • Oxford Brookes University offers International Foundation, Pre-master’s and Pre-sessional English courses to help students meet degree entry requirements.


Oxford Brookes University is 1st in the UK for teaching and research (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018). 94% of our research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). It is committed to enhancing the impact of our research in its broadest terms, and widen dissemination of their research for the benefit of our communities, whether local, regional or global, including our staff and students.


  • 95% of the students are in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2018). The graduates follow a range of careers including working in Formula One racing, working for leading Architects globally, working for leading NGOs and setting up innovative, leading companies of their own. 
  • Sameer Rana from India, graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2011 after studying MSc Marketing and now works as an EU Marketing Manager at Amazon Fashion.
  • The career centre offers the option to undertake a mock interview to help you with future interviews. We provide career fairs throughout the year to help you get further work experience and jobs.


Student services

  • As a full member of Oxford Brookes Students’ Union (Brookes Union) you are able to access recreation facilities and opportunities as well as access advice. The Chaplaincy team offers friendship and spiritual care to all members of the University - and to people from any faith tradition, or no faith at all. 
  • The International Student Advice Team (ISAT) offers information and advice on issues such as immigration, employment, financial difficulties and general academic matters. The Upgrade study advice team welcome all Oxford Brookes students for advice on mathematics and statistics, or study skills.

Housing services

All international students are guaranteed accommodation and can continue to use university accommodation after completing their first year.

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. Our Headington and Wheatley libraries are open 24/7 during the semester. 

ICT services

TheIT Service Desk provide support for all staff and students across the University. Support is always available, should you need some help with anything IT-related, you can wander into an IT Service Desk Point (on any campus) or use our web portal.

Medical services

  • Oxford has world-leading medical facilities and at Oxford Brookes we offer wellbeing services which are confidential to staff and students. The team respond to enquiries from current and prospective students. 
  • The University is committed to equality of access and treatment regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, marital status, social class, age or sexual preference.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Oxford Brookes is based in and around the historic city of Oxford, where our three largest campuses are located - Harcourt Hill Campus, Wheatley Campus, Headington Campus. 
  • Headington comprises the most exciting spaces, with new buildings including the award-winning John Henry Brookes Building, Sinclair laboratories and a new Business School to help you pursue excellence in your studies.
  • The BROOKESbus service connects all our Oxford campuses to each other and the city centre. 
  • Each of the Oxford campuses have accommodation, sports facilities, a library, computer rooms and a shop. When you need a bite to eat, there are cafes, and restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Sports facilities

  • Brookes Sport offers a wide range of high quality facilities to support students, staff and the wider community to enjoy an active lifestyle. Whether you want to work out in the gym, take part in a group class, book a court, climb, swim or row, Brookes Sport have you covered.
  • On the competitive side #TEAMBrookes has a huge range of sports clubs you can join. Teams travel across the country and host fixtures across Oxford as part of BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) competition.
  • Brookes Rowing were #1 for rowing in 2017 and won a gold medal at FISU World University Championships 2018.
  • Oxford Brookes Racing finished as the best UK team and 2nd in the world in 2018 Formula Student competition.

Student clubs

  • The Oxford Brookes Union currently supports over 100 groups, sharing interests from Jazz to Japanese, from Law to First Aid and so much more. With events as diverse as film shows, debates, dinners, speakers, nights, seminars, trips away and balls, there is something for everyone.
  • Oxford Brookes University wants you to have the best time at university, so they offer extra support services, such as the Brookes Union safety bus which provides a service if you are stuck late at night.
  • They encourage everyone to get involved in and around the University. You can become a Brookes Union Academic Rep and act as the student voice on behalf of your course or department to improve your academic experience.


  • European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)
  • Association of Master of Business Administrations (AMBA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM - Malaysian board of Architects)
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Oxford, England, United Kingdom