Oxford Brookes ranked amongst “world’s top universities” for sixteen subjects

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

QS World Subject Ranking 2017

The global reputation of Oxford Brookes University continues to rise with improved recognition of the quality of its courses in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The 2017 QS rankings found that Oxford Brookes is now “ranked amongst the world’s top universities in 16 of the 46 subjects and four subject areas”.

The number of subjects recognised amongst the world’s best has increased from 12 to 16 this year which is due to the expertise and dedication of our students and staff. In the context of current world events, Oxford Brookes remains truly committed to its international outlook and these results are a clear signal of the University’s global excellence.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice Chancellor (International Student Recruitment)

This improves on last year’s QS rankings in which Oxford Brookes had twelve subject amongst the “world’s elite”.

Hospitality and Leisure Management was an area of particular strength for Oxford Brookes and was ranked as 34th in the world, while Architecture and Built Environment and Education both ranked in the top 100

QS considers Oxford Brookes to be amongst the world’s top universities for:

  • Architecture and Built Environment 
  • Art and Design 
  • English Language and Literature 
  • Modern Languages 
  • Philosophy 
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Psychology 
  • Geography 
  • Accounting and Finance 
  • Business and Management Systems
  • Education 
  • Economics and Econometrics 
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management 
  • Law 
  • Politics and International Studies 

The four subject areas for which Oxford Brookes is ranked amongst the world’s best are:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Social Sciences and Management

Paul Inman, Pro Vice Chancellor (International Student Recruitment) at Oxford Brookes, commented: “The international reputation of Oxford Brookes continues to grow, as demonstrated by these latest world subject rankings. The number of subjects recognised amongst the world’s best has increased from 12 to 16 this year which is due to the expertise and dedication of our students and staff. In the context of current world events, Oxford Brookes remains truly committed to its international outlook and these results are a clear signal of the University’s global excellence."

This year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated both more universities and more subjects than ever before. QS evaluated 4,438 universities, qualified 3,098 and ranked 1117 institutions in total. Over 127 million citations attributions were analysed and we verified the provision of over 18,900 programs.

Further information can be found online at www.topuniversities.com