University profile

Oxford Brookes University

2020/21 edition

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About Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities with a local, national and international reputation for teaching, research excellence and the quality of its courses. This has been recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The 2020 rankings found that Oxford Brookes is “ranked amongst the world’s top universities” in 13 individual subject areas, many of which are included among our postgraduate subjects.

Advance your studies

For the fourth year in a row, Oxford Brookes has also been hailed as the UK’s top university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking. By choosing Oxford Brookes you can advance your studies in a stimulating and supportive environment, whilst studying in a world-renowned city of academic excellence.

Our postgraduate study areas

  • Accounting, finance and economics
  • Architecture
  • Art, design, film and music
  • Biological, medical and environmental sciences
  • Business and management
  • Computing and digital media
  • Education, early years and teacher training
  • English, and history
  • Law
  • Marketing, events and hospitality management
  • Mechanical engineering, motorsports and mathematics
  • Nursing, healthcare and social work
  • Planning and urban design
  • Publishing and communication
  • Real estate and construction
  • Social sciences and psychology
  • Sport, exercise and nutrition.

Career prospects

95% of our students are employed and/or in further study within 6 months of graduating from Oxford Brookes (HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2018), and we work closely with professionals to design courses focused on a career in a specific sector from architecture and engineering to nursing and education.

Thirty-one of our degrees are accredited by the relevant professional body. In many cases our partners in industry contribute to your learning through work placements, mentoring schemes, guest lectures, and input into course design.

Support and Facilities

Areas of general support at Oxford Brookes include:

  • Counselling
  • Multifaith chaplaincy
  • Medical and dental services
  • Libraries and study support
  • Students’ union
  • Career Advice

Location and travel

The vibrant mix of culture, heritage and innovation makes Oxford and the surrounding area a special place to live. World-renowned architecture, from classic to futuristic, including our very own RIBA award-winning John Henry Brookes Building, is all part of the mix. If the peace and beauty of the countryside is what you crave, you are never too far away. You’ll see deer in the woodland on the Harcourt Campus and kites soaring over the playing fields of Wheatley.

With such a cultural richness it’s hard to be bored in Oxford. The many museums, theatres, parks, shops, restaurants and pubs make this vibrant and cosmopolitan city great for play and for work.

Oxford is located just over 50 miles from London and 60 miles from Birmingham, and has excellent transport links via road, rail and express coach.


Oxford Brookes offers diverse accommodation for new and existing full-time students who wish to live in our halls and shared houses. We set aside specific accommodation for existing students, so you won't be living in a flat with first-year students. You can book your room individually or block book a flat with a group of friends.

The Clive Booth Postgraduate Centre is a purpose-built development which allows you to live exclusively with other postgraduates and mature students. The Centre offers an environment suited to concentrated study, which is only 500 yards from Headington Campus.

Enjoying student life

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. Whether you’re looking for pubs, clubs, nature-filled walks, museums, galleries, or just some really good food, you’ll certainly find the Oxford that suits you.

How to Apply

For September entry, applications can either be made directly to the University or through UCAS. For January entry, you will need to make a direct application to the University. Most postgraduate courses recruit year-round, but some have application deadlines. Please check course pages to see which deadline applies to you.

Contact details

+44 (0) 1865 483040
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
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