Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, when it occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city. Five years later the School of Science was incorporated, offering a wide range of scientific and technical subjects and evening classes in the University Museum. In 1891, the School was taken over by Oxford City Council’s Technical Instruction Committee and renamed Oxford City Technical School.
Oxford Brookes is consistently ranked as one of the best modern universities in the UK.. After a £132 million redevelopment of its Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes provides students with the very best spaces in which to learn, think, study and live. Your imagination will be sparked by ideas from fellow students, as well as people like mentors, members of the societies you join and also the wider Oxford community. It is home to some of the UK’s best university teaching, with lecturers who ignite a passion for their subject and go the extra mile to help you succeed. Courses are designed to help students build the skills employers want, and there are plenty of other ways to expand your work experience. On many courses you can spend up to a year in the workplace, honing your skills in a relevant setting – Oxford Brookes has strong links with a huge range of employers from top engineering firms and prestigious hotel groups to frontline healthcare services.