Over the last 25 years Oxford Brookes has developed a reputation for the outstanding quality of our teaching, which has been externally assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency as excellent in more subjects than any other modern university.
Our teaching is underpinned by excellent research, and we are building even stronger links between course content and research.
Brookes remains at the forefront of developments in teaching, so we are able to offer our students the best possible learning experience. Over 19,000 students and nearly 700 staff currently use Brookes Virtual, the University's existing integrated e-learning network, and we are delighted to have been chosen to pilot an e-learning project to use new technologies and course re-design to expand the reach of education and lifelong learning.
Brookes is committed to expanding the taught courses we offer postgraduates.
To expand access to study at Oxford Brookes, we are continually developing our distance learning for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. Nearly 10% of our students currently study wholly or partly through distance learning, and our online-supported MBA has attracted students from over 17 countries.
Oxford Brookes University is the only UK modern university to have achieved 24 subjects rated as excellent for teaching. We have a longstanding reputation for employability, and are host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning.
The University can trace its history back as far as 1865 with the foundation of the Oxford School of Art, which over the centuries merged and grew to become today's university. It was in 1992 that the then Oxford Polytechnic became Oxford Brookes University, naming itself after John Henry Brookes, first Principal of the Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce.