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Oxford Brookes University

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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 our courses. For the fourth year in a row, we have been hailed as the UK’s best modern university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking.

Students choose us for our track record on employability, our excellent teaching, and our ethos of embracing diversity and seeking out new perspectives.

By joining them at Oxford Brookes, you can advance your studies in a stimulating and supportive environment, alongside students from around 140 different countries.

You can also choose to live in Oxford, a centre of learning for centuries, but also a young and vibrant student city. With its brilliant academic resources and unique atmosphere, Oxford is a great place to live and learn.

Career prospects

A postgraduate degree can significantly improve your career prospects – in 2020, full-time employed postgraduates of working age earned on average £7,000 more than other Graduates (UK Government Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2021).

Oxford Brookes’ postgraduate courses are designed with employability in mind, helping to enhance our students’ skills and connect them with the world of work. Many of our postgraduate degrees are accredited by the relevant professional body. Our partners in industry often contribute to our students’ learning through work placements, mentoring schemes, guest lectures, and input into course design.

Most of our postgraduate courses allow part-time study and many have distance learning options. This flexibility can help students study while working – contributing to their professional development, or allowing for career changes or progression.

Oxford Brookes’ Careers Service offers support tailored to postgraduate students’ needs. You can take advantage of one-to-one drop-in sessions with careers coaches, and workshops on popular issues, such as job searching, starting your own business and planning an academic career.

When it comes to finding a job, we have an online vacancy service that includes major graduate recruitment programmes, and we also host career fairs. We can give you practical advice on topics like CV writing, putting together job applications, and interview skills.

Support and facilities

Many students benefit from support to make the most of their time at university. Oxford Brookes provides a wide range of services dedicated to helping students stay physically and mentally healthy.

Areas of general support at Oxford Brookes include:

  • Counselling and wellbeing support
  • Multifaith chaplaincy
  • Medical and dental services
  • On-campus nursery
  • Study skills advice
  • English language support for students whose first language is not English
  • Careers Service
  • Students’ Union, which has a free, independent advice service


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.

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 about an hour away from London by train, and just over an hour from Birmingham. There are excellent transport links via road, rail and express coach.

Accommodation

Oxford Brookes University offers a range of accommodation, including accommodation specifically for postgraduates. You can book your room individually or block-book a flat with a group of friends.

The Clive Booth Postgraduate Centre at Oxford Brookes University is a purpose-built development, very close to the Headington Campus, that allows students to live exclusively with other postgraduates and mature students. This creates an environment ideally suited to concentrated study.

As well as Clive Booth, there are five other halls for postgraduate students. The accommodation offers:

  • en-suite rooms (except Crescent Hall)
  • different lengths of contract to suit students’ needs
  • a safe environment with 24/7 support available
  • course-specific accommodation for PGCE students.

How to Apply

You can find entry requirements for each course and information about how to apply on our postgraduate course pages. Most postgraduate courses recruit year-round, but some have application deadlines. Please check the course pages to see which deadline applies to you.

Contact details

Email
admissions@brookes.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 1865 483040
Address
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Oxford
OX3 0BP
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