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  • Employability

    The final year lectures they have to help you find employment after uni are fantastic - ultimately, if you put the effort in while at Oxford Brookes, they'll give you just as much back.

    Matthew Powell studied History, graduating in 2013. Matthew is now Junior Project Manager at Adestra

    Employers want graduates with proven work-based skills.

    So Brookes courses don’t just give you a degree – they give you work placements, professional knowledge, links into industry, integrated career guidance and so much more to build your employability.

  • Why Brookes?

    Oxford Brookes graduates are among the most employable in the UK.

    We have helped many graduates as they transition into employment and we will ensure you too are well equipped when you graduate from Brookes.

    91% of graduates go on to work or further study within 6 months*

    We will help you create connections in the career of your choice.

    £77k invested in social enterprise projects in 2013/14

    Learn to take innovative approaches, develop resilience and make a real difference locally and abroad.

    94% of our research is internationally recognised**

    Get involved hands-on in ground-breaking research and gain real world skills.

    *HESA 2013.

    **Research Excellence Framework (the government rating of UK university research).

  • Career-focused courses

    Many of our science and sector-specific courses are accredited by the relevant professional body.

    Careers guidance is built into your course. In many cases industry partners contribute to your learning through guest lectures, work placements and input into the course design - as well as providing contacts to expand your professional network. Some of our courses also run specialist 'meet the employers' events. And in areas like hospitality management and sports sciences you are teamed with your own industry mentor.

    Mentoring »

  • Oxford - a city of opportunities

    Brookes has strong links with major local employers including BMW, the NHS, many publishing houses - large and small, leading motorsports companies, Oxfam and local schools.

    This means that you will have great work placement opportunities and should be able to find your perfect graduate job in the city. 

    Oxford is also fertile ground for creative ambition - with many professional artists, authors and musicians based here.

  • Global employability

    Our graduates are employed worldwide by an impressive array of organisations:

    Deutsche Bank
    Ernst and Young
    J Walter Thompson
  • Wherever your ambitions lie, Brookes’ study and work abroad programme enables you to boost your global employability.

    Study and work abroad »