Harcourt Hill Campus is three miles from Oxford city centre and a 30 minute bus ride from Headington Campus. It has excellent academic facilities, as well as venues to relax and socialise. The campus also offers first-class sports facilities accessible to students, staff and the local community.
Harcourt Hill Campus
Just three miles from Oxford city centre and a 30 minute bus ride from Headington Campus, Harcourt Hill is home to excellent academic facilities, as well as venues to relax and socialise. The support services team ensures that Harcourt students have access to a full range of support and advice services on campus.
Harcourt Hill is also home to Brookes Sport Botley, one of our state-of-the-art sports centres.
The majority of our undergraduate and postgraduate Education, Early Years and Teacher Training courses are taught at Harcourt Hill.
These courses include:
- Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based)
- Early Childhood Studies
- Early Childhood Studies (BA top-up)
- Education Studies
- Education Studies - SEN, Disabilities and Inclusion
- English Language and Linguistics
- Communication, Media and Culture
- Sport, Exercise and Nutrition (split between Headington and Harcourt Hill).
Our courses and campuses are always developing - make sure you check the online course descriptions to find out all the details, including where each course is based.
Announcement It is our intention to move all teaching from Harcourt Hill to our Headington Campus for the start of the 2025/26 academic year. As with any large estate project timescales can shift, so we will keep people informed of any changes to our plans. We look forward to sharing further information once a detailed piece of work has taken place to look at the sequencing and space requirements required to facilitate the moves. This will also carefully consider future use of services currently provided at Harcourt Hill, such as Brookes Sport and accommodation facilities.
Opening hours for our Oxford campuses are:
- 7:00am - 9:00pm (Monday-Friday)
- 7.00am - 6.00pm weekends for the John Henry Brookes and Clerici Buildings only at Headington Campus.
Outside of these hours entry is by card access only (Salto access is 24/7).
For information on Library opening hours, please refer to the library webpages.
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Harcourt Hill Campus
Driving to the Harcourt Hill Campus
From the city centre drive out of Oxford on the Botley Road, continue past Harcourt Tower, under the A34 flyover. At the traffic lights, just beyond bridge turn left, into Westminster Way. Continue for half a mile, bearing right (up Harcourt Hill) just before the road rejoins the A34 northbound slip road.
Motorists coming from the A34 southbound should come off at the Botley Interchange; take first exit (to Botley and Oxford). Turn right at the first set of traffic lights, left at the next, into Westminster Way. Continue for half a mile, bearing right (up Harcourt Hill) just before the road rejoins the A34 northbound slip road.
Motorists travelling northbound on the A34 should leave at the junction signposted Harcourt Hill Campus (just after you enter the 50mph section at Oxford). This junction should be exited with care as the slip road is short. Immediately after leaving the A34 you will take a sharp turn left signposted Harcourt Hill, Westminster College. The campus is at the top of the hill on your right. (If you miss the exit off the A34 you should leave at the next junction, the Botley Interchange roundabout, and follow the signs for Oxford and then Westminster College.)
From Swindon, A420 drive towards Oxford until the Botley Interchange roundabout, take second exit (to Botley and Oxford). Turn right at the first set of traffic lights, left at the next, into Westminster Way. Continue for half a mile, bearing right (up Harcourt Hill) just before the road rejoins the A34 northbound slip road.
If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX2 9AT.
Access information on public transport travel routes to and from the campus, by selecting the coloured pin from the map below.
There are direct train services to Oxford from many UK towns and cities, many at least hourly and sometimes half-hourly. For other places, there is usually a simple change en route at Birmingham or Reading, or in London. For details of train services and timetable information, please visit the national rail enquiries website or telephone: 08457 484950
Trains for Oxford from London depart from Paddington Station, and are run by First Great Western Link. During the daytime the trains depart from Paddington approximately every 15 minutes, and depart approximately every 30 minutes during the late evening. The journey time is about one hour.
See also our Useful links for train travel page.
To aid with student travel around Oxford, the BROOKESbus public service includes stops tailored for Oxford Brookes students.
The BROOKESBus U1 Service offers travel to and from the Harcourt Campus with stops in Oxford, Headington, local park and rides and the Wheatley campus.
During Semester periods the frequency of the service will increase. Timetables and routes are available on the Oxford Bus Company BROOKESbus webpage.
The Oxford Tube is an inter-city, direct motorway coach service from London. The service runs as often as every 10-15 minutes most of the day, every 20-30 minutes late evenings and hourly right through the night. Travel time is 70-110 minutes depending on traffic. Pay the driver - you don't have to book ahead.
The Oxford Tube stops right outside Oxford Brookes Headington Campus as well as in Oxford city centre. For more information please visit the Stagecoach: Oxford Tube webpage.
Coaches from the airport and London stop near Oxford Brookes Headington campus (PDF) on Headington Road. You will have to walk about 300 metres from the stop to Oxford Brookes' main entrance, which is on Gipsy Lane. If you have lots of luggage with you and need a taxi to your accommodation, stay on the coach until the last stop, which is Gloucester Green coach station in the centre of Oxford. It is much easier to find a taxi from there.
Direct coach services to Oxford also run from:
For more information and timetable information, please visit the National Express website telephone: 01234 567890.
Oxford is a vibrant city, steeped in history and with plenty of places to visit and good quality accommodation for all budgets.
Visit England, the official tourist board for England, has a comprehensive guide to Oxford and the wider county. You can also find out about accommodation on the Visit England website.
For visitors who would like to stay closer to campus, we are able to offer self catered, en suite accommodation, subject to availability.