Oxford Brookes University

Key Stats:

  • Oxford Brookes has its roots in the Oxford school of art founded in 1865

  • The University is number one in the UK for Journalism, Publishing and PR

  • The University educates almost 14,000 students

  • 55% of Oxford Brookes’ research is ranked world leading or internationally excellent

Set in the vibrant, historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry, and high graduate employability.

In 2019, Oxford Brookes was the UK’s number one university for research, and second in the UK for teaching, in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019. 

The University was also rated one of the world’s top 50 young universities by QS World University Rankings 2019 – the only UK institution in the top 50, for the third year running.

The University has been awarded 12 prestigious National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Authority.

Its growing research strength was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 94% found to be internationally recognised and almost 60% rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Oxford Brookes has significantly invested in its campuses in recent years, to ensure students benefit from high-quality learning and living spaces. This has already resulted in multi-award winning facilities. Recent major projects include the refurbishment of the Clerici building to create a new home for Oxford Brookes Business School, and of the Sinclair building providing new teaching and research laboratories for students and staff in health and life sciences.

The investment continues with £220m being spent on refurbishment across its campuses over the next ten years, including a brand new space for engineering, computing and subjects in the creative disciplines.

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP
01865 741111
Vice Chancellor
Professor Alistair Fitt