Oxford Brookes amongst “world’s top universities” for 12 subjects in latest global ranking

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

QS Ranking by Subject 2019

Oxford Brookes’ global reputation for the quality of its teaching has been recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The 2019 rankings found that Oxford Brookes is ranked amongst the “world’s top universities” in 12 subjects.

We are rightly proud that one in five of our students come from over 150 countries around the world and I have no doubt that the global profile of Oxford Brookes will ensure the University continues to be a popular place to study.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Recruitment

Hospitality and Leisure Management was a subject area which saw a particular improvement and moved into the world’s top ten (9th in 2019, compared to 18th last year).

Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Recruitment at Oxford Brookes University, commented: “Oxford Brookes has a very strong global reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and this latest international ranking is further evidence of this standing. Having 12 subjects ranked amongst the world’s top universities demonstrates Oxford Brookes’ strengths across a wide range of academic and vocational disciplines.

“We are rightly proud that one in five of our students come from over 150 countries around the world and I have no doubt that the global profile of Oxford Brookes will ensure the University continues to be a popular place to study."

QS has stated that Oxford Brookes is amongst the world’s top universities for the following subjects: 

• Accounting and Finance 
• Architecture and Built Environment 
• Business & Management Studies
• Computer Science & Information Systems
• Economics and Econometrics 
• Education
• English Language and Literature 
• Geography
• Hospitality & Leisure Management
• Law
• Modern Languages 
• Politics & International Studies
The University also ranked in three of the ranking’s broader subject areas. These are:
• Arts and Humanities
• Engineering and Technology
• Social Sciences and Management

This last ranking success is just the latest in a long list of achievements for Oxford Brookes in recent university guides.

For the second year in a row Oxford Brookes was hailed as the UK’s top university in the latest QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking. The University also moved up to 40th in the world within the rankings and is again the only UK institution to make the list.

Oxford Brookes was also recognised as the top UK university for both teaching and research in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018. 

Oxford Brookes climbed nine places in the latest Guardian University Guide in 2018. This was the second consecutive year the University had improved in the Guardian’s rankings with five subject areas considered amongst the UK’s top universities. The University also climbed 21 places in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. Oxford Brookes was also ranked in the top 20 institutions in the UK for ten subject areas in The Complete University Guide 2019.

This is in addition to Oxford Brookes Business School improving on its top ten position in the latest ranking of the world’s best online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). The latest QS World University Rankings: Distance Online MBA found that for the fifth straight year the Oxford Brookes’ Global MBA has been ranked amongst the world’s ten best institutions and now sits in seventh place.

This year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated 1,222 institutions. The full data can be found on the QS website.