Why Oxford is a great place to study this course
Vibrant, cosmopolitan and surrounded by fantastic countryside, Oxford is a truly student city - one in five of the population is a student. It attracts students and staff from an exceptionally wide range of social and cultural backgrounds - you’ll be joining a diverse national and international community.
Oxford is recognised internationally as an educational, scientific and technological centre of excellence. The city has one of the highest concentrations of non-government organisations outside London, including People and Planet, Oxfam, and Platform 51 (formerly YWCA). There are more science parks in Oxfordshire than any other county in the UK.
Brookes has outstanding transport links, with buses leaving for central London and international airports every 20 minutes from just outside the Headington campus. We are also just a mile from the excellent resources for geographers offered in the city of Oxford including museums, libraries, cultural exhibitions and events.
Support for students studying International Relations and Politics
Our student support co-ordinators are there for you from the day you arrive to the day you leave, helping with anything from module advice to supporting you with any personal issues you may experience. They organise induction programmes and events throughout the year, and offer a friendly face when you need one.
When you arrive at Oxford Brookes you will be assigned an academic adviser who will provide you with academic support and supervision throughout your degree, helping you monitor your progress and performance. They will also keep you up to date with events around your studies, such as visiting speakers, seminars and career fairs.
The university library holds an impressive selection of books and journals, and you can also take advantage of the Library Electronic Information Network (LEIN), giving you access to a range of bibliographical searching tools, databases and electronic journals in international relations.
We have a dedicated International Relations and Politics librarian who is on hand to answer your enquiries, teach you information skills and guide you around the electronic resources on offer. Once you reach the stage of writing your dissertation, you will have access to the world-famous Bodleian Library.
From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.
We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.