Results and achievements

  • Oxford Brookes University is a premier learning and teaching institution with an outstanding research record

    We are widely acknowledged to be one of the UK's leading modern universities, surpassing many older institutions in newspaper league tables. While we are proud of these accolades, our vision is simply to offer our students one of the very best university experiences.

    A tradition of academic excellence

    Oxford Brookes is ranked in the top twenty in seven subjects in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015:

    • Physiotherapy (5th)
    • Town and Country Planning & Landscape (13th)
    • Subjects Allied to Medicine (14th)
    • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism (14th)
    • Art and Design (18th)
    • Anthropology (20th)

    We have a long standing reputation for employability, and are host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning.

    The University can trace its history back as far as 1865 with the foundation of the Oxford School of Art, which over the centuries merged and grew to become today's university. It was in 1992 that the then Oxford Polytechnic became Oxford Brookes University, naming itself after John Henry Brookes, first Principal of the Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce. In 2015, Oxford Brookes is celebrating its 150th anniversary.