Oxford Brookes University ranked as world leading institution in 19 subjects

World Leading in 19 subjects

Oxford Brookes University is world leading in 19 subjects, according to the latest global rankings published today.

The 2023 QS World University Rankings place three subjects at Oxford Brookes among the top 100 globally, and one in the world’s top 25. 

The ranking table is published annually and assesses courses at 1,595 institutions in 161 locations around the world, covering 54 disciplines. Hospitality & Leisure Management is Oxford Brookes University’s highest performing subject, ranked 24th in the global table, and third in the UK. 

Business & Management Studies, and Architecture & Built Environment retain their top 100 rankings for the fifth and ninth years running, with the former moving up 17 places in the table.

The University has also improved its ranking for Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing), Nursing, and Education, compared with 2022

This year, Mathematics and Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) feature in the rankings for the first time.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, said: "I am delighted to see Oxford Brookes University perform so strongly in the QS World University rankings which is testament to the quality of our teaching, the employability of our graduates, and our international standing.

“I am particularly pleased to see that we have gained global recognition in three additional subjects, in comparison to the 2022 league table.”

The 19 subjects taught at Oxford Brookes to feature in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 are as follows:

  • Architecture & Built Environment

  • English Language & Literature

  • Modern Languages 

  • Computer Science & Information Systems

  • Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)

  • Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing)

  • Biological Sciences

  • Nursing

  • Geography

  • Mathematics

  • Accounting & Finance

  • Business and Management Studies

  • Economics & Econometrics

  • Education

  • Hospitality & Leisure Management

  • Law

  • Politics & International Studies

  • Sociology 

  • Sports related subjects