Oxford Brookes rises by eight places in The Guardian University Guide 2020

Friday, 07 June 2019

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Oxford Brookes University has climbed 8 places in the latest Guardian University Guide. This is the third consecutive year Oxford Brookes has improved in the rankings and sees the University now ranked 33rd out of 121 UK institutions.

Achieving 10 courses in the upper quartile of the guide - including the best result in Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations in the country - is a clear indication of the University’s dedication to providing an excellent curriculum.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University

The University has been named amongst the UK’s top universities (top 25%) in 10 subject areas (up from 5 last year). These are: Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (1st), Health Professions (3rd), Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism (4th), Art (5th), Architecture (8th), Philosophy (8th), Education (14th), Nursing and Midwifery (15th) Accounting and Finance (20th), and Business, Management and Marketing (25th).

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University said:

“I am pleased to see the University’s continued rise in the latest Guardian University Guide. We are committed to equipping our students with vital skills and knowledge which allow them to make a strong impact on the 21st century workplace and in their communities.

“Achieving 10 courses in the upper quartile of the guide - including the best result in Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations in the country - is a clear indication of the University’s dedication to providing an excellent curriculum. This, alongside nurturing a supportive environment, allows us to help our students fulfil their potential.”

In total, eight subject areas have increased their ranking by ten places or more including Health Professions, Art, Education, Building and town and country planning, Accounting and finance, Sociology, English and Creative Writing and Psychology. Sociology was the highest climber, rising 42 places up to 26th.

Last month, Oxford Brookes rose by 15 places in The Complete University Guide 2020 with the University highlighted as being amongst the country’s “notable climbers”.

In February, Oxford Brookes’ global reputation for the quality of its teaching was 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.

More information on the Guardian University Guide 2020 is available online.