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     WHY OXFORD BROOKES?        06
                                     GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY

                                     STUDENT LIFE:                16

                                                                       PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH    27
                                     WHERE YOU WILL LIVE
     WHAT CAN I STUDY AT OXFORD 07                                     INTERNATIONAL            28
     BROOKES?                        OUR HALLS OF RESIDENCE       18   FOUNDATION COURSES

                                     SCHOLARSHIPS, FUNDING, AND   21   PRE-MASTER’S COURSES     32
                                                                       POSTGRADUATE COURSES     33
                                                                  22   RESEARCH DEGREES:        38
     STUDENT LIFE: MUCH MORE    12   AFTER APPLYING:                   GET IN TOUCH             39
     THAN STUDYING                   WHAT TO DO NEXT              24
                                                                                                                     Welcome to our International Student Guide.
                                                                                                                     We hope it will provide you with an overview
                                                                                                                     of student life at Oxford Brookes University,
                                                                                                                     and of the courses we offer.
                                                                                                                     Oxford Brookes is one of the leading modern universities
                                                                                                                     in the UK. We have a global reputation for outstanding
                                                                                                                     teaching across our departments: the QS 2017 World
                                                                                                                     University Rankings by subject found us to be ‘ranked
                                                                                                                     amongst the world’s top universities in 16 of 46 subjects’.
                                                                                                                     Our teaching is backed up by strong links with industries
                                                                                                                     and professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

                                                                                                                     We strive to ensure that your experience at Oxford
                                                                                                                     Brookes is of the highest possible standard. The latest
                                                                                                                     National Student Survey continues to place us among
                                                                                                                     the top institutions for overall satisfaction, and we offer
                                                                                                                     a wide range of specialist support to our students,
                                                                                                                     both academic and personal. We have invested in our
                                                                                                                     campuses to provide many high quality new learning
                                                                                                                     spaces, including the multi award-winning John Henry
                                                                                                                     Brookes Building, and we will continue to invest.

                                                                                                                     An international outlook has always been important to
                                                                                                                     us and the Times Higher Education 2016 praises Oxford
                                                                                                                     Brookes as ‘one of the world’s top universities for its
                                                                                                                     international outlook’. 94% of our research was judged to
                                                                                                                     be internationally recognised in the latest assessment of
                                                                                                                     research excellence. Read on to find out why more than
                                                                                                                     3,500 students from over 150 countries chose to make
                                                                                                                     Oxford Brookes their home. We hope you decide to join

                                                                                                                     Professor Alistair Fitt
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                                                                                                                                           “During summer, I like to read my book on
                                                                                                                                           the lawn of the Oxford University Botanic
                                                                                                                                           Garden and in the meadows. This summer,
                                                                                                                                           I would love to go outside Oxford, to the
                                                                                                                                           Cotswolds, cycling or hiking in the hills.”
                       “I just love everything in Oxford – the culture, the                                                                Song Pei Fen, Malaysia
                       scenery and sight-seeing, because Oxford defines
                       British culture to me. From a small heritage pub to a
                       massive cathedral, you just never get bored in Oxford.
                       You can go punting with your friends and everything is
                       so accessible.”
                       Bernard Chu, Hong Kong

                                                      “Oxford is a beautiful
                                                      city with exquisite
                                                      buildings. There are
                                                      many places to go
                                                      sightseeing and the
                                                      museum is packed with
                                                      interesting artefacts
                                                      and information about      “It’s beautiful. There are so many historic buildings
                                                      them.”                     and I’m a history nerd so I love walking down by the
                                                      Sasha Coutinho, Zimbabwe   city centre area and going to see Christ Church and the
                                                                                 Bodleian, of course.”
                                                                                 Taylor Okeson, USA
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                                             WHY                                                                                                                                                                WHAT CAN I
                                        OXFORD BROOKES?                                                                                                                                                          STUDY?
                                                                                                                  In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pre-sessional English language
                                                                                                                  top 150                                                                             see page 27
                                                                                                                  best young
                                                                                                                  universities in                                                                      Helping you meet our English language requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to progress onto your degree course as quickly as
                                                                                                                  the world                                                                             possible
                                                                                                                  Times Higher Education
                                                                                                                  2017                                                                                Foundation courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                      see page 28

     One of the UK’s top modern
                                                                             21%                of our students come from                                                                              Giving you the best preparation for your undergraduate
                                                                                                151 countries worldwide                                                                                 degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                      see pages 29 – 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                       First degrees, called bachelor’s degrees including BA
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Hons), BEng (Hons), Bsc (Hons), LLB (Hons), MEng
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and MMath
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Usually three years (or four years if including a year-long
                                                                                                                                                                                                        work placement, or if MEng or MMath)
                                                                             Oxford is the 6th safest university
     94%                    of research at Brookes is
                            internationally recognised
                            Research Excellence Framework 2014
                                                                             city in the UK
                                                                             The Complete University Guide 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pre-master’s courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                      see page 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Giving you the best preparation for your postgraduate

                                            91.9%                                                                                                                                                     Postgraduate study and master’s degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                      see pages 33 – 37
                                            of Brookes students are in
                                            work or further study within                                                                                                                               Study at a higher level than an undergraduate degree,
                                            6 months of graduating                              £220m                                                                                                   including MA, MSc, MArch, PGDip, PGCert, and LLM
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master’s degrees are usually one year (or two years if
                                                                                                over the next 10                                                                                        including year-long work placement) and include taught

                                            HESA Destination of Leavers 2016
                                                                                                years is being invested to                                                                              modules followed by a research dissertation
                                                                                                redevelop our campuses
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Research including PhDs
                                                                                                                                                                                                      see page 38
     Top 20                                   3  RD
                                                              4  TH
                                                                             4 TH
                                                                                            5 TH
                                                                                                                                           “I chose to come to Oxford Brookes because I wanted
                                                                                                                                           to study International Hospitality Management and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Study Abroad and Exchange
                                                                                                                                           Oxford Brookes is one of the top ten universities
                                                                                                                                           for this course. The best thing about my course is         see page 21
                                           Journalism,      Fine Art      Philosophy     Hospitality,
                                            Publishing                                     Event                                           the second year’s placement. It’s really helped me
     in 7 subject areas:                   and Public                                   Management                                         to combine the knowledge and practice. I did it at         Study in your own country
                                            Relations                                   and Tourism
                                                                                                                                           Oxford Holiday Inn for one year. Also the professors       – distance learning
                                                                                                                                           are professionals in their field. They give us a relaxed   see pages 34 – 37
     Guardian University Guide 2018           13  TH
                                                            13    TH       18    TH
                                                                                                          Awarded Silver in the UK         teaching style, to let us explore our own study styles
                                                                                                                                           and help us to finish our undergraduate course.”
     *Paramedic, Physiotherapy and
     Occupational Therapy                  Architecture      Health      Anthropology
                                                                                                          Teaching Excellence              Kunyi Jiang, China, BSc (Hons) International Hospitality
                                                          Professions*                                    Framework 2017                   Management
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                                     SUPPORTING YOUR                                                                                                                                            CAMPUS
                                     STUDENT JOURNEY                                                                                                                                             LIFE
                        At Oxford Brookes we offer a wide range of services to support you                                                                         Campus life is a key part of your university experience.
                            - from when you apply to after you’ve finished your degree.                                                                    Most students spend a major part of their time on campus, so we have
                                                                                      invested in our campuses to make sure they meet your day-to-day needs.

                                                                                       “Your tutors are like your parents. They
                                                                                       are always concerned. They ask ‘Are you
                                                                                       alright?’. They look at what modules
                                                                                       you’re going to take. They really want to
                                                                                       get to know you from a more in-depth
                                                                                       perspective, instead of just a number, a
                                                                                       student number.”
                                                                                       Nik Sigler, USA, BSc (Hons) International
                                                                                       Hospitality Management

     The International Student Advice Team      you need for your degree, as quickly as       assessment arrangements and liaison           Headington Campus
     Our specialist team for international      possible.                                     with teaching staff.                          Just over a mile east of the city centre (a     In summer 2017 Oxford Brookes
     students (ISAT) can advise you on                                                                                                      20 minute walk), Headington Campus is           Business School will be moving
                                                                                                                                                       to the Headington Campus. Two
     visas and immigration before you           Upgrade                                                                                     our busiest. Here you will find our award-
                                                                                              wellbeing                                                                                     adjoining buildings are undergoing
     arrive here and throughout your time at    Our confidential advice service for                                                         winning John Henry Brookes Building,
     Oxford Brookes. The team organises         guidance on study skills or maths and                                                       which offers high quality teaching and          a £30m redevelopment to provide
                                                                                              Student union advice                                                                          our Business School, including
     social events for international students   statistics.                                                                                 learning facilities, an excellent library,
                                                                                              Brookes Union offers advice on finance,                                                       the Oxford School of Hospitality
     including a welcome programme and                                                                                                      social learning spaces, Brookes Union
                                                                                              academic and housing issues. From                                                             Management, with a new home at the
     day trips to UK cities.                    Careers Service including                                                                   and student services.
                                                                                              helping secure additional funding to                                                          heart of the university. Those of you
                                                specialist Careers Consultant
     Our Global Buddies programme                                                             resolving tenancy disputes Brookes            Headington Campus is also home to a             starting in September 2018 will be
                                                (International Students)
     provides a friendly welcome for                                                          Union will offer help.                        sports centre, medical centre and has           among the first to benefit from these
                                                Helping you find the information and
     international students, putting you in                                                                                                 our nursery for children nearby.                first-class learning spaces close to
                                                advice you need to make decisions   
     touch with a current UK student to help                                                                                                Students of architecture, the arts,             university facilities and the city centre.
                                                about your career, whether working in
     you settle into Oxford life.                                                                                                           built environment, health and life                                                                             2
                                                the UK or in your own country, whilst         Medical facilities
                                                                                                                                            sciences, most humanities courses,            you are here and for three years after        Our University Medical Centre on
                                                                                                                                            law, publishing, social sciences and           you graduate.                                 Headington Campus offers a full,
                                                                                                                                            international pathways courses are
                                                                                              friendly, confidential medical service.
                                                                                                based on our Headington Campus –
     A personal academic advisor                                                              Studental, the on-campus dental clinic
                                                                                                                                            on one of our three sites: Headington
     A member of teaching staff providing                                                     has fully qualified dentists providing high
                                                Professionally trained counsellors                                                          Road, Headington Hill and Marston
     academic support for your current                                                        quality modern treatment.
                                                You can talk to a counsellor about                                                          Road.
     studies and advice on your future
                                                any personal or academic concerns   
     studies for the duration of your course.                                                                                               We are transforming Headington
                                                you have. The service is free and             brookes/living/support
                                                                                                                                            Campus with the next phase of
     Student support co-ordinators                                                                                                          improvements, set to complete in
                                                                                              Spiritual and Pastoral Care
     A dedicated team helping you solve                                                                                                     Summer 2017. It includes a new home
                                                Disability support officers                   The Multifaith Chaplaincy team offers
     personal or academic problems.                                                                                                         for Oxford Brookes Business School,
                                                Our specialist Disability and Dyslexia/       spiritual and pastoral care, as well
                                                                                                                                            further teaching and learning spaces                                                     3                     4
                                                SpLD Services offer help whenever you         as events, worship, and discussion
     Academic English development                                                                                                           and professional-standard science labs.
                                                need it, from before you apply through        groups for people of all faiths and none.
     and support                                                                                                                                                                          1. Our new John Henry Brookes Building
                                                to graduation. We offer specialist study      Whoever you are, and whatever you
     A range of options at undergraduate and                                                                                                                                              2. Marston Road - home to our healthcare courses
                                                support for dyslexia, physical disabilities   believe, you are welcome.
     postgraduate level helping you develop                                                                                                                                               3. Our new Business School and Hospitality Management premises
                                                or mental health needs and physical
     the specific academic language skills                                                                                                             (computer generated image)
                                                access, as well as funding, alternative
                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Headington Hill Hall - home to our law courses
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                           Harcourt Hill Campus                                                     Wheatley Campus
                           Just two miles west of the city centre,                                  Located six miles east of the city
                           this campus is home to students on                                       centre, Wheatley Campus’s leafy site is
                           courses in education, philosophy and                                     home to computing, engineering and
                           communication, forming a friendly,                                       mathematics
                           close-knit student community.
                                                                                                    Our purpose-built £9 million facilities
                           Renowned for its inspiring views across                                  include industry-standard engineering
                           the city, it provides a high standard of                                 workshops and state-of-the-art
                           learning facilities as well as recently                                  computing and digital media facilities.
                           upgraded student accommodation,                                          There are also cafes, student
                           social areas, cafes, and a sports centre                                 accommodation and a library on site.
                           including swimming pool, sports fields
                           and outdoor pitches.
                           As part of our major ongoing
                           investment in our campuses, exciting
                       1   and significant development work is
                           planned for Harcourt Hill Campus. The
                           redevelopment will provide brand new
                           teaching and learning facilities and an
                           extensive refurbishment programme of
                           existing buildings, including the sports
                           Once these facilities are available, which
                           is anticipated to be by 2020/2021, the
                           whole Faculty of Humanities and Social
                           Sciences will be located at Harcourt Hill,
                           enhancing opportunities for collaboration
                           across the faculty. Courses in Sports
                           and Exercise Sciences will also move
                           to Harcourt Hill to make use of the best
                           specialist sports facilities available.

                           Please visit
                           space-to-think for further details


                                                                                                    1. The Technology Buidling
                           1. The chapel                                                            2. The Simon Williams Undergraduate Centre
                       2   2. Refectory                                                         3   3. Automotive lab
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                        STUDENT LIFE:                                                                                    BROOKES STUDENTS’
                   MUCH MORE THAN STUDYING                                                                                    UNION
     Brookes Sport – Get Active!                   Make your kind of music                      Brookes Union is our students’ union. Membership is free and you are automatically enrolled
     Whether you are aiming to be an               We have a lively music scene at Brookes
     Olympic-standard rower, county-level          and whether you’re seeking to join a           in the union as soon as you get here. There are many ways you can benefit from Brookes
     cricketer, or just to enjoy social sports     classical ensemble, a chamber choir,                                      Union throughout your time here.
     and keep fit and active, Oxford Brookes       a jazz band or a rock or pop band –
     has so much to offer you.                     don’t forget to pack your instrument or
                                                   prepare your voice!
     Our top three competitive university level
     sport teams are: Rowing, Hockey, and          Our Music Department runs the
     Cricket. We are also in the top quarter       University Choir and Orchestra which
     of UK universities for performance level      perform classical works in two concerts
     sport. We have a great history of elite       every year, and an auditioning chamber
     sporting achievement – our rowers have        choir dedicated to a-capella repertoire.
     won a long list of gold, silver and bronze    Music societies include the Jazz Band,
     Olympic medals.                               the music theatre society The Fortune                                                                                                      Contact us...
     Our Brookes Active programme
                                                   Players, Folk Music Society, the Opera
                                                   Society and the Early Music Society.
                                                                                                                                                                                    we’re here to help you!
     offers social opportunities to be
                                                   Student bands regularly perform on
     active including fencing, capoeira and
                                                   campus and at venues across Oxford.                                                                                  
     badminton, alongside a range of over
                                                   Our societies and ensembles are open
     50 fitness classes per week across
     Headington and Harcourt campuses,
                                                   to all Brookes students. Please email for                                                                                            FB.COM/brookesunion
                                                   details: musicperformance@brookes.
     in-house personal training and other
     specialist services.
     Our Headington Campus sports                  Religion and belief
     facilities include a recently refurbished     Oxford Brookes is home to students           BROOKES UNION SOCIETIES
     climbing wall extension and performance       from many different cultures. The            Join a society to make friends and have amazing new
                                                                                                experiences. We have over 60 including:
                                                                                                                                                                                  We recruit over
                                                   Multifaith Chaplaincy provides facilities
     gym for our sports scholars and high
     performance squads.                           and events for a wide range of faiths
                                                                                                                                                                                  400 student reps
                                                   and belief systems, including prayer            African Caribbean        Latino                                              each year.
     Oxford itself has great opportunities for     and reflection rooms on all campuses.           Anthropology             Law
     keeping active. In fact, it was recently      Oxford itself is home to a number of faith      Botanical                Malaysian                                            Student reps gain invaluable
     named the UK’s fittest city and is ideal      communities who offer a warm welcome            Business                 Mature Student              training and experience so that they can improve
     for running, cycling and more.                to international students.                      Chinese                  Mixology                    things for themselves and others on their courses.
                                                                                                   Creative Writing         Music Industry                         Croquet                  Nepalese
                                                                                                   Dance                    Non-League Football
     Explore the UK and meet new friends           Mature students                                 Disability Action        Nordic
     Oxford is an ideal hopping-off spot to        We welcome mature students at Oxford            Early Music              Opera
     discover all that the UK has to offer. We     Brookes and can offer personalised              Electronic dance         Politics
     arrange a host of different social events     advice and support. This includes help          Fashion                  Pool
     including day trips to tourist destinations   with visa applications. If you are coming       Feminist                 Punjabi
     such as London, Bath, Cambridge,              to Oxford Brookes with your children you        Filipino                 Qatari
     Stratford-Upon-Avon and Cardiff. Back         can apply for places at our nursery for         First Aid                Quiz                                          Brookes Union hosts
     here in Oxford we have quiz evenings,
     parties, sports events and guided tours
                                                   children aged between four months and           Formula Brookes          Radio                                         a range of events
                                                   five years.                                     Gaming                   Real Ale
     of the city.
                                                                                                   Glee                     Rock
                                                                                                                                                                            through the year...                                                                 Hellenic                 Saudi
     brookes/life-in-oxford                                                                        Hong Kong                South African
                                                                                                   Horse Racing             Tea
                                                                                                                                                      From Freshers Week welcome events to a
                                                                                                   Ice                      Theatre Trip
                                                                                                                                                      Summer Ball at the end of each year with
                                                                                                   Italian                  Turkish
                                                                                                                                                      many more in between: One World Week,
                                                                                                   Japanese                 Vegan and Vegetarian
                                                                                                                                                      Discover Guide Dogs, Vintage Fairs, Rent
                                                                                                   Jazz                    …to name a few!
                                                                                                                                                      Smart Housing Fair, Teaching Awards –
                                                                                                   Korean
                                                                                                                                                      to name just a handful.

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       WORK PLACEMENTS AND GRADUATE                                                                                                  RECENT WORK PLACEMENT
                                                                                                                                     LOCATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
                                                                                                                                                                                   PROFESSIONAL BODIES WHO RECOGNISE OUR COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                   Many of our courses are designed in partnership with employers to provide

               EMPLOYABILITY                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         Air France
                                                                                                                                                            Grant Thornton
                                                                                                                                                            Grosvenor
                                                                                                                                                                                   you with real life skills, and are recognised by the relevant professional body,
                                                                                                                                                                                   opening the door to your chosen career.
                                                                                                                                        Aldi                Continental
                                                                                                                                                                                   ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified     ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants
                                                                                                                                        Aviva               Europe
                 We know that to succeed in today’s highly competitive international job                                                BBC Drama          Harley-Davidson
                                                                                                                                                                                   Accountants)                                 in England and Wales)

                market you need to develop key skills. We will help you to build these skills                                           BMW                HarperCollins         AMBA (Association of MBAs)                   IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science)
                                                                                                                                        Bosch              Hewlett Packard
                              during your time with us at Oxford Brookes.                                                               British Film       IBM
                                                                                                                                                                                   ARB (Architects’ Registration Board)         IDM (Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing)

                                                                                                                                         Institute          KPMG                  AfN (Association for Nutrition)              IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
                                                                       “I’m involved with Oxford Brookes Racing, the                    Cartier France     Macmillan             BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT)         IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its
                                                                       Formula Student team. I work for them, for lap                   Christie’s          Education                                                          Applications)
                                                                                                                                                                                   BPS (British Psychological Society)
                                                                       time simulation. We have our own software which a                The Crown          Marriott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers)
                                                                                                                                         Prosecution        Mars                  CAAEM (The Council of Architectural
                                                                       former student developed. He’s working in Formula
                                                                                                                                         Service            Microsoft             Accreditation and Education of Malaysia)     IES (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
                                                                       1 right now, he deserves that place. So I work on                Disney             Miele                 CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel       JASB (Joint Academic Stage Board)
                                                                       what he’s created and change it, modify it to the                Dyson              PayPal                Development)
                                                                       current year’s requirements, to the current car’s                Ernst & Young      PepsiCo                                                            RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
                                                                                                                                                                                   CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
                                                                       requirements, get results out of it. And so it’s a               Europcar           Samsung                                                            RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered
                                                                       good feeling because it’s highly helpful in the design           Fairmont Hotels    Sky                   CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and   Surveryors)
                                                                                                                                         and Resorts        Swarovski             Transport (UK))
                                                                       phase, in that if someone is designing a new part                                                                                                        RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute)
                                                                                                                                        Four Seasons       Warner Bros           CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and
                                                                       and they’re not sure if that really helps the car go             GlaxoSmithKline                                                                        SENr (Sport and Exercise Nutrition register)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Environmental Management)
                                                                       faster, it can tell you. Ultimately, you want the car to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SRA (Solictors Regulation Authority)
                                                                       go faster.”                                                                                                 CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WFOT (World Federation of Occupational
                                                                                                                                     OXFORD BROOKES ALUMNI                         CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management
                                                                       Shirish Potu, India, MSc in Motorsport Engineering.                                                                                                      Therapists)
                                                                                                                                     Our alumni are emplyed worldwide
                                                                                                                                     by organisations including:                   CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing)       Some of our courses also qualify
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                you for direct entry onto further
                                                                                                                                        Apple              IBM                   CMI (Chartered Management Institute)         qualifications. For example the
                                                                                                                                        Bayer              J Walter                                                           BA in Business and Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                   COT (College of Occupational Therapists)
     WORK PLACEMENTS PAID                        Other courses featuring placements         POSTGRADUATE DEGREES                        BMW                 Thomspson                                                          Management will give you direct
     AND UNPAID                                  include:                                   OFFERING THE OPTION OF A LONG               Cisco              KPMG                  EFMD Epas (European Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                                   Management Development)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                entry onto the CIM Professional
     Oxford Brookes’ location in the UK’s                                                   PAID WORK PLACEMENT                         Deloitte           Lotus F1                                                           Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.
                                                 Applied Languages
     most prosperous economic region,                                                                                                   Deutsche Bank      Microsoft             GCHQ (Government Communications
                                                 (up to 12 months placement)                Marketing
     and our well-established relationships                                                                                             Ernst & Young      Sony                  Headquarters)
                                                        All courses:
     with leading companies in a number of                                                                                              Ferrari            Virgin
                                                 undergraduate/applied-languages                                                                       HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
     industries mean we can offer significant
     and relevant placements. These can be       Construction Project Management            Hospitality and Tourism
     in the local area, elsewhere in the UK or                 All courses:        INDUSTRY MENTORS AND                        Work placement and exchange                      Global Network
     overseas, depending on your course.         undergraduate/construction-project-        hospitality/courses/postgraduate-      ADVISORS                                    The European work placement                      With alumni in over 150 countries, you
     Many of our courses offer the option of     management                                 study                                  Many of our departments including           programme (part of Erasmus+) funds the           will be joining an international network
     paid work placements. Other courses                                                                                           the School of the Built Environment         opportunity to work elsewhere in Europe          of people who can offer a wealth of
     offer shorter unpaid work experience        Quantity Surveying and Commercial          Computing
                                                 Management                                 All courses:    and the Oxford School of Hospitality        as part of your studies, if a placement          knowledge, experience and contacts.
     opportunities engaging with appropriate                                                                                       Management offer mentoring schemes          is a recognised component of your                We have alumni groups in many places
     companies on consultancy projects.                 postgraduate
                                                 undergraduate/quantity-surveying-                                                 where students are matched with             programme.                                       including: Beijing, Belgium, Canada,
     Some have mandatory professional                                                       International Business Culture and     expert mentors in their fields. One                                                          Delhi, Mumbai, Malaysia, Nigeria, Spain
     practice placements.                        and-commercial-management                                                                                                     Up-to-date information about how the
                                                                                            Languages                              example is the Accountants in Mentoring                                                      and USA.
                                                 Many courses offer shorter unpaid work                                                         UK’s exit from the EU will impact on the
                                                                                                                                   Scheme (AIM) which enhances final-                                                 
     UNDERGRADUATE PAID WORK                     experience. See pages 30 – 31 and          postgraduate/international-business-                                               Erasmus+ programme can be found
                                                                                                                                   year accounting students’ employment                                                         alumni-network
     PLACEMENTS                                  individual course listings:                culture-and-languages                                                              here:
                                                                                                                                   prospects, helping them make a
     A year spent on a paid placement is                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   transition from university to full-
     an option on all of our undergraduate                                                  Many of our postgraduate courses
                                                 courses/undergraduate-courses                                                     time employment. Students on the            If you are an undergraduate student you
     courses in:                                                                            have optional unpaid work-based or                                                                                                  “I chose Brookes because they
                                                                                                                                   scheme are matched with an industry         may be able to study or work abroad for
                                                                                            professional practice placements.
     Oxford Brookes Business School                                                                                                professional who will be their mentor for   one semester or a full academic year as          had the publishing programme
                                                                                            See pages 34 – 37 and individual                                                            course listings:
                                                                                                                                   the year and support them in various        a part of your degree. We have study             with 100% employability and all
     undergraduate                                                                                                                 ways such as CV writing, work place         agreements with around 150 universities          these different things you could
                                                                                                                                   visits, and providing career advice.        worldwide (see page 29).
     The School of Engineering, Computing                                                   courses                                                                                                                             do within the programme, like
     and Mathematics                                                                                                               Other departments such as the Oxford                                                         Working in Publishing Day and a                                                                                                        International Centre for Publishing                                                          bunch of internships and going to
                                                                                                                                   Studies have frequent talks by, and
     undergraduate                                                                                                                                                                                                              fairs”
                                                                                                                                   networking opportunities with, industry                                                                                                       experts.                                                                                     Taylor Okeson, USA, MA Publishing Media
16                                                OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY                                                                                                        INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2018                            17

                                 STUDENT LIFE:
                                                                                                                                               CAMPUS AND HALLS LOCATION MAP

                               WHERE YOU WILL LIVE
     WHY LIVE IN OUR HALLS OF                     HALL OPTIONS                                   FOR HOW MANY WEEKS ARE

     RESIDENCE?                                   The majority of our halls are self-catered.    HALLS AVAILABLE?
     Living in halls is a great way to be part    In self-catered halls you share a kitchen      Hall contracts are for a set number of
     of university life. At Oxford Brookes you    with a small number of fellow students         weeks: 38, 42, 46 or 50 weeks.
     can:                                         and cook food for yourself.                    See the table on page 18-19 for the
                                                                                                 length of contracts available at each hall.
      meet people and make new friends           Lady Spencer Churchill Hall is catered
                                                                                                 If your course is longer than 38 weeks
                                                  during term time.
      select your accommodation to suit                                                         per year then you should apply for halls
       your lifestyle, budget and course                                                         with appropriate contract lengths.
                                                  For couples and families
      live alongside other students in a         Please email the Accommodation
                                                                                                 OTHER ACCOMMODATION
       comfortable place                          Bureau ( as
                                                                                                 University-managed houses
                                                  soon as possible if you are planning to
      live conveniently, usually near your                                                      University-managed houses in
                                                  come to Oxford with your family or are
       place of study                                                                            surrounding neignbourhoods are
                                                  interested in a studio flat (for couples) or
                                                                                                 available for students who wish to live in
                                                  a family flat (for students with a child).
     We currently have 12 hall options for                                                       a group. The houses are furnished and
     new students, including 3 in partnership                                                    each student rents a single room and

                                                                                                                                                                                               Thames Street
                                                  For students with disabilities or
     with external providers, and all our halls                                                  shares the rest of the house, including
                                                  medical conditions

     of residence are either on campus or                                                        the kitchen and bathroom, with other
                                                  Students with disabilities or medical
     a walk/bus journey away. All students                                                       students. Contracts are available for 44,
                                                  conditions that require specific
     living in halls can apply for a bus pass                                                    45, 46 or 50 weeks.
                                                  accommodation types should declare
     for free travel, as can undergraduate        their needs on their accommodation
     students living elsewhere.                                                                  Lodgings
                                                  application along with supporting
                                                                                                 You can also arrange privately to rent a
     As an international student a broad          evidence (which must be supplied in
                                                                                                 room in a house that is shared with the
     choice of accommodation will be              English).
                                                                                                 owner of the house.
     available to you throughout your             There is a high demand for adapted
     studies at Oxford Brookes. First year        rooms (for wheelchair users or those
     international students are guaranteed        with mobility issues). See page 18-19

     a place in our halls of residence if you     for suitable halls. Allocations to these
     apply by the deadline. If you are an

                                                  rooms are made based on need. Other
     EU student and make Oxford Brookes           adjustments (such as alerting equipment
     your firm choice you will be guaranteed      or ensuite bathrooms) can be dealt
     a place as long as you apply by the          with more easily.
                                                  If you have any questions please email

     To guarantee your place you must

                                                                                                                                                                  A        NV

     submit your accommodation application

     by the deadline – see our applying for



                                                                                                                                                                The Mews
     halls webpage:                               For mature students                  Mature undergraduate students (those
     at-brookes/accommodation/                    over the age of 21) can apply for any          Shared kitchen in a self-catered hall

     prospective-students/how-to-apply            halls they wish from undergraduate and

                                                  postgraduate options. Postgraduate
     University halls are also available to       options for 2018 are at Clive Booth
     students after their first year. You can     Postgraduate Centre, Cheney Student
     book accommodation with a group of           Village, Crescent Hall, Lady Spencer
     friends and choose one of the options        Churchill Hall and Westminster Hall.
     specifically designed for your needs.        For single-sex accommodation
     The way the choice of halls is split         If you ask for accommodation in a
     between first year and returning             single-sex flat, we will do our best to
     students can change each year. Prices        arrange it.
     and options are normally announced in
     January each year before bookings open
     in February.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lady Spencer
                                                                                                 A University-managed house

18                                          OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY                                                                        INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2018                                    19

                                           OUR HALLS
                                          OF RESIDENCE
                        To locate a hall find the number of the hall on the map on page 17.

                            The costs shown are for 2017/18 and are approximate.
                     Costs for 2018/19 will be confirmed in 2018 and will be listed on the

     HALL                                           PRICE              ADAPTED   TRAVEL TO           CONTRACT    HALL                                 PRICE            ADAPTED   TRAVEL TO           CONTRACT
                                                    PER WEEK                     HEADINGTON CAMPUS   LENGTH                                           PER WEEK                   HEADINGTON CAMPUS   LENGTH

     1. Cheney Student Village                      £140.28            Yes                           50 weeks    7. Paul Kent Hall                    £136.01 single   Yes                           38 weeks
                                                    single study                                                                                      study ensuite              
                                                    ensuite                      on campus                                                            bedroom                    (1½ miles /2.4km)
                                                    bedroom plus
                                                    £200 deposit                                                                                      £124.18 non-
                                                                                                                                                      ensuite single
                                                                                                                                                      study bedroom

     2. Clive Booth Student Village (ensuite)       £155.26            Yes                           38 weeks    8. Slade Park                        £157.50          Yes                           42 and 51
                                                    single study                                                                                      single study                                 weeks
                                                    ensuite bedroom              (½ mile / 800m)                                                      ensuite                    (1½ miles /2.4km)

     3. Clive Booth Student Village (non ensuite)   £128.73            Yes                           38 weeks    9. Westminster Hall, Harcourt Hill   £155.26          Yes                           38 weeks
                                                    single study                                                                                      single study               
                                                    with handbasin               (½ mile / 800m)                                                      bedroom                    (5miles /8km)
                                                                                                                                                      (studios also
                                                    £121.73                                                                                           available)
                                                    no handbasin

     4. Clive Booth Student Village – dedicated     From £157.57       Yes                           38 and 50   10. Thames Street                    £157.22                                        38 weeks
     postgraduate centre                            single study                                     weeks                                            Single ensuite             
                                                    ensuite bedroom              (½ mile / 800m)                                                      study bedroom              (2miles /3km)

     5. Crescent Hall                               £109.20                                          38 weeks    11. The Mews                         £171.18          Yes                           42 weeks
                                                    single study                                                                                    single study               
                                                    ensuite bedroom              (2 miles / 3km)                                                      bedroom                    (1½ miles /2.4km)


     6. Lady Spencer Churchill Hall, Wheatley       £147.42                                          38 weeks    12. Warneford Hall                   £131.39          Yes                           38 weeks
                                                    non-ensuite                                                                                     single non-
                                                    single study                 (5 miles / 8km)                                                      ensuite study              (¼ mile / 365m)
                                                    bedroom                                                                                           bedroom
                                                    (catered in term
20                                                OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY                                                                                                      INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2018                                                                     21

                                                    FEES AND
                                                                                                                                                 SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER

                                                  LIVING COSTS
                                                                                                                                                 There is a range of financial support
                                                                                                                                                 available to help you pay tuition fees and
                                                                                                                                                 living costs. This varies from year to year
                                                                                                                                                 and may include the following:
                           Studying at Oxford Brookes is a great investment in your future.                                                       £4,000 Richard Haill International
                                                                                                                                                   Scholarships for foundation students

     How much will my course cost?                Approximate Tuition Fees for 2018/19                                                            £2,000 Academic Excellence
     Our fees for international students are                                                                                                       Scholarships for pre-master’s
     set annually and individual course costs      COURSES                                     EU STUDENTS**            INTERNATIONAL              students progressing to a master’s at
     vary. You can find costs for each course                                                                           STUDENTS                   Oxford Brookes
     on our website.                               English Language                                                                               John Henry Brookes scholarships                “Being awarded the Richard              University English 6 week                   £2,030                   £2,030                     for postgraduate students                      Haill Scholarship is a huge
     finance                                                                                                                                                                                      honour and I am proud to
                                                   University English 12 week                  £3,835                   £3,835                    Santander Sports Scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                                                  have received this recognition
     Before your course starts you will receive    Foundation                                                                                     Faculty or department taught
     information on how and when to pay our                                                                                                        master’s scholarships                          and be part of Oxford Brookes
                                                   International Foundation Diploma            £13,085                  £16,535
     fees. You can pay in two instalments.         (Extended pathway)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  University. This scholarship
                                                                                                                                                  Country-specific scholarships
     For some courses you will need to pay                                                                                                                                                        encouraged me to keep on my
                                                   International Foundation courses            £9,250                   £12,700
     a deposit.                                                                                                                                   University research studentships               studies and never give up.”
                                                   All other foundation courses                £9,250                   £13,150 - £14,000
     For more information contact our                                                                                                             Alumnus Discount Scheme for                    Denisse Ortiz, Ecuador
     Student Finance Team, see page 39.            Undergraduate                                                                                   students who have completed a                  Richard Haill International Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                   degree at Oxford Brookes and wish to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I decided to study abroad in
                                                   All courses                                 £9,250                   £13,150 - £14,000                                                         recipient. International foundation
     What are the visa financial                                                                                                                   progress on to a higher level degree.          followed by BSc (Hons) Business and       the UK because I wanted to
     requirements?                                 Pre-Master’s                                                                                                                                                                             experience something new and
     To apply for your visa you must be able       Certificate                                 £5,730                   £5,730
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            broaden my music education.
     to show that you have enough money                                                                                                                                                                                                     Oxford Brookes is a progressive
                                                   Diploma                                     £11,440                  £11,440
     to pay your tuition fees and for living
                                                   Postgraduate                                                                                  Undergraduate students from the                                                            school with a great reputation.
     costs for the first year of your course.
                                                                                                                                                 EU may be entitled to financial support        STUDY ABROAD – COMING TO                    The music courses at Brookes
     The specific amounts set by the UK            Taught courses                              £5,560 - £9,000          £13,460 - £15,100
                                                                                                                                                 in the form of a student tuition fee loan      OXFORD BROOKES                              seemed more hands-on, with
     government's Home Office can be
                                                   MBA for ACCA members                        £11,020 (over 2 years)   £11,020 (over 2 years)   from Student Finance England. More             If you are already a university student
     found at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                in your home country and would like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            practical applications.
                                                                                                                                                 details on availability of these loans
                                                   MBA for non-members                         £15,440 (over 2 years)   £15,440 (over 2 years)                                                                                              I love how the courses are                                                                                                            for study from 2018 onwards will be            the opportunity to study for one or two
     visas                                         MSc Applied Accounting (ACCA)               £2,190                   £2,190                   outlined on              semesters at a UK university, then the      more engaging in practical
                                                   Research course                             £4,221*                  £14,000 - £21,100        student-finance                                study abroad programme at Oxford            aspects of music rather than
     Field Trips                                                                                                                                                                                Brookes may be perfect for you.             theoretical concepts. I find the
     Many of our courses include field trips.     *Fees for 2017/18. Fees for 2018/2019 will be confirmed in 2018.                               OTHER FUNDING                                  You can come on our fee-paying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            teaching style at Brookes differs
     These may be in the UK or overseas,          **If you are an applicant from the EU (other than from the UK) applying to start in            Information about other sources                study abroad programme, or if you
     optional or compulsory. The cost may                                                                                                        of funding such as Chevening, UK               are studying at one of our partner          greatly from my U.S. college
                                                  2018/19, or holding an offer for deferred entry in 2018/19, Oxford Brookes will
     be included as part of your course fee,                                                                                                     government or Commonwealth funding             universities you can come as an             Manhattanville. The teaching
                                                  guarantee that you continue to pay EU level fees for the duration of your course.
     or you may need to make an additional                                                                           is available through Education UK at           exchange student. We have exchange          at Brookes is more ‘graduate
     payment. Please check individual course                                                                                                     your local British Council Office or:          agreements with around 150 institutions     school’ style, where teachers
     listings for details.                                                                                                                                         worldwide.                                  encourage more independent
                                                                                               PER WEEK                 PER MONTH
                                                   Accommodation in self-catered halls         £140                     £607                     Region or country specific scholarships        More details are available here:            exploration of a topic.
     How much will it cost to live in
                                                   (see pages 18–19) includes heating,                                                           are also available such as Said       or pick
     Oxford?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Studying at Oxford Brookes has
                                                   electricity, hot water, internet and                                                          Foundation Scholarships.                       up our Study Abroad and Exchange
     The amount of money you will need for         insurance costs                                                                                              brochure.                                   been a great overall learning and
     living costs will depend on your course
     and individual level of spending.             Food: includes supermarket shopping,        £65                      £282                                                                                                                growth experience.”
                                                   lunches at University, and hot drinks etc                                                     STUDY ABROAD FEES
     This table gives an example of the cost                                                                                                     Approximate Tuition and accommodation fees for undergraduate courses                       Katrina Swift, incoming study abroad
                                                   Books / stationery                          £10                      £43
     of living for a student living in halls at                                                                                                  2018/2019                                                                                  student at Brookes, Spring 2016
     Oxford Brookes for 2017/18. Rent for          Social activities: includes sports,         £35                      £152                                                                                                                Studying at Manhattanville College, USA
                                                   socialising etc                                                                                PERIOD            APPROXIMATE                TUITION 2018/19       TUITION 2018/19
     privately rented accommodation may                                                                                                                             ACCOMMODATION              (INTERNATIONAL        (EU STUDENTS)
     be less, but as you will have to pay for      Personal: includes clothes, laundry,        £58                      £251                                        COSTS                      STUDENTS)
     energy and other utility bills.               haircuts, gifts, mobile phone (low-cost
                                                   UK contract) etc                                                                               Semester 1        £1,650                     £6,575                £3,000
     Living costs will vary significantly from                                                                                                    (Sept-Dec)
                                                   TOTAL                                       £308                     £1,335
     student to student, so you should think                                                                                                      Semester 2        £2,500                     £6,575                £3,000
     realistically about what you spend.           Total annual expenditure for a 35 week course: £10,780 (September – May)                       (Jan-May)
     Postgraduate research students may            Total annual expenditure for a 52 week course: £16,016                                         Semester 1+2      £120-£145 per week         £13,150               £6,000
     also need an extra £600-1000 for              (e.g. postgraduate study)                                                                      (Sept-May)
     expenses such as thesis presentations,
     travel and equipment for research.           For more on fees and living costs, including study abroad and exchange fees:                   Please refer to our fees page:
22                                               OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY                                                                                              INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2018                                                                 23

                                                       HOW TO                                                                                                                HELP WITH YOUR
                                                        APPLY                                                                                                                 APPLICATION
       We welcome applicants from all countries with a wide range of international qualifications.
           We are happy to look into all applications on an individual basis because if you are
        interested in coming to Oxford Brookes then we are interested in finding out about you.
                     We are here to make sure your studies get off to the right start.

     September 2018 entry                        COURSES                                    COURSES
     Applications should be made through         You should apply through UCAS              You should apply through UCAS
     the Universities and Colleges               Postgraduate, the online application       Postgraduate for postgraduate
     Admissions Service (UCAS), the UK’s         system, if you are applying for a:         research courses.
     online undergraduate admissions
                                                  taught master’s degree                   You will need to:
                                                                                             contact the relevant postgraduate
                                                  postgraduate diploma or certificate                                                                       research tutor to discuss your
                                                  professional course                        proposal informally before you apply.
     You can choose up to five different                                                      This will ensure that the necessary
     universities and/or courses, or you can     You will need to:                            facilities and supervisors are available
     apply just to Oxford Brookes if you wish.    apply at         for your research degree                   SUPPORTING YOU IN YOUR                     GUIDE TO WRITING YOUR
     The institution code for Oxford Brookes                                                                                             OWN COUNTRY                                PERSONAL STATEMENT
                                                  send any supporting documents to          visit the relevant department pages on     Want to know who can help you with         When applying to a UK university you will
     is OXFD O66.
                                                   the relevant department using the          our website or contact the Research        your application in your country? Or       need to provide a personal statement as
     Each university will decide whether to        email addresses indicated on the           Degrees Team on: rd-enquiries@             when we are next visiting? Or do you       part of your application. This statement
     make you an offer. Some offers come           application form.                                              want to check your qualifications          is your chance to convince the
     with conditions, such as completing                                                             against our entry requirements?            admissions tutor of your suitability for
     your current school course or taking an     For a few courses you will need to apply
                                                                                                                                                                                    the course you have chosen to study.
     English language test before you can        directly to Oxford Brookes. Please check   Deadlines                                    Oxford Brookes in China, Hong Kong,
     start your studies.                         therelevant course entry:                                                                                                          For undergraduate applications your
                                                                                                                                         India and South East Asia
                                                    Applications for research degrees may                                                   statement will be sent via UCAS to up
                                                                                                                                         We have officers in China, Hong Kong,
     When you have decisions from each                                                                                                                                              to five different tutors, so you need to
                                                                                            be submitted at any time during the          India and South East Asia who can help                                                   International Admissions Team
     of the universities you will be asked to    Deadlines                                                                                                                          focus on the subject area and the skills
                                                                                            academic year. Key intake dates for          and support you with your application.
     accept an offer (see page 24).                                                                                                                                                 that you have, as well as your plans for
                                                                                            PhD students are September, January
                                                 Most courses are open to applications      and April with further details available     For more details including how to          the future.
     Deadlines                                   throughout the year. You should submit                                                  contact our in-country international
                                                                                            here                                                        For postgraduate courses you will
                                                 your application as early as possible as   research-degrees-team/prospective-           officers please refer to your country
     International applications will be                                                                                                                                             generally apply separately to each               ADMISSION CHECKLIST
                                                 some courses fill up quickly.              students/applying/                           webpage and page 39.
     accepted until 30 June 2018. If you are                                                                                                                                        university and so you will need to be
     from the European Union (EU) you must                                                                                                                                          much more focused on your reasons for               Choose your course
                                                                                                                                         Our representatives
     apply before 15 January 2018.                                                                                                                                                  choosing that particular course at that             Check the entry requirements
                                                                                                                                         We work with representatives and
                                                                                                                                                                                    particular university. If you are switching         Write your personal statement
                                                                                                                                         organisations all over the world who can
     January entry                                                                            INTERNATIONAL 		                                                                      to a different area of study you need               Apply for your course
                                                                                                                                         advise you on study options at Oxford
     For a January start you must apply                                                       PATHWAYS COURSES                                                                      to clearly explain your reasons for                 Accept your offer
                                                                                                                                         Brookes and help you apply. Take a look
     directly to Oxford Brookes. Apply by 22                                                                                                                                        doing so.                                           Apply for accommodation
                                                                                                                                         at your country page on our website to
     December for January 2018 and                                                            For pre-sessional University                                                                                                              Apply for your visa
                                                                                                                                         find your nearest representative.          Remember that many courses are
     21 December for January 2019.                                                            English, International Foundation                                                                                                         Refer to preparation and
                                                                                              Diplomas and pre-master’s courses                                                     competitive and having the published
     Please download an application form:                                                                                                Our visits                                 academic grades will not guarantee you               arrival advice                                                         you should apply directly to Oxford                                                                                                       Enrol on arrival at Oxford
                                                                                                                                         We also travel to many countries around    admission. The personal statement is
     apply/undergraduate                                                                      Brookes.                                                                                                                                   Brookes University
                                                                                                                                         the world attending exhibitions, giving    your chance to show that you will be
                                                                                                                                         presentations and talking to students      more suitable than other candidates.
                                                                                              Full details as well as an application
                                                                                                                                         about opportunities to study at Oxford
                                                                                              form are available on our website.
                                                                                                                                         Brookes University. If you have a
                                                                                                                                         question and would like to meet us, find
                                                                                                                                         out when we are coming to your country
                                                                                                                                         on our website.
                                                                                                                                                                                      SUBMITTING A PORTFOLIO?
                                                                                                                                         country                                      For architecture students:
       APPLYING FOR EXCHANGES AND STUDY ABROAD                                                For further advice see details                                                
                                                                                              of our admissions teams on                                                              For arts students:                                                             page 39                                                                       
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                                   AFTER APPLYING:
                                   WHAT TO DO NEXT                                                                             3                                      5                                    6
                                                                                                                               PAY YOUR DEPOSIT                       APPLY FOR                            ENROL AND
                                    If you receive an offer to study at Oxford                                                 – POSTGRADUATE AND                     YOUR VISA                            ATTEND
                                 Brookes you will need to follow our 6-step guide.                                             PATHWAYS OFFERS                                                             INDUCTION
                                                                                                                               Your offer letter will state whether   If you are from a country which
                                                                                                                               you need to pay a deposit to secure

     1                                      2
                                                                                                                                                                      is not in the European Economic      As an Oxford Brookes student you
                                                                                                                               your place at Oxford Brookes.          Area (EEA) or Switzerland you        will start receiving support and
                                                                                                                               To pay you can use the Oxford          will need to have a student          advice even before you arrive in
                                                                                                                               Brookes online payment system.                                              Oxford. We will email you a link to
                                                                                                                                                                      visa to come to the UK.
                                                                                                                                                                        our New Student website around
     READ OUR                               ACCEPT YOUR OFFER                                                                                                         If you need a Tier 4 student         one month before the start of your
                                                                                                                                                                      visa, Oxford Brookes must first      course. Please let us know if you
     CONDITIONS OF                          FOR UNDERGRADUATE                         FOR POSTGRADUATE OFFERS
                                                                                                                               Your offer letter will also confirm
                                                                                                                                                                      provide you with a Confirmation      change your email address.
                                                                                                                               the tuition fees for your course.
     ACCEPTANCE                             AND FOUNDATION OFFERS                     If you have applied for a                For further information on fees,       of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Activities during induction week
                                            THROUGH UCAS                                                                                                              This is required to comply with UK
                                                                                      postgraduate programme via UCAS          funding and payment methods                                                 include:
                                            Once every university that you have       Postgraduate, all information relating   please see our website.                Visas and Immigration regulations.
     It is important that you read these    applied to has made their decision,       to your offer will be sent to you                                                                                    ■■ m
                                                                                                                                                                                                               eeting staff in your
     before accepting a place at Oxford     UCAS will ask you to choose your                                                To receive a CAS please                 department and other
                                                                                      through UCAS Postgraduate. You
     Brookes University.                    ‘firm acceptance’ (your first choice)                                              finance                                follow these steps:                     students on your course
                                                                                      can access this by logging onto
                                            and your ‘insurance acceptance’           the UCAS Postgraduate website.                                                                                       ■■ in-person enrolment and
     You can find them on our website.                                                                                                                                 1   accept your offer
                                            (your second or back-up choice).                                                                                                                                   receiving your study timetable                                           
                                                                                                                                                                            omplete and submit the

                                            See the UCAS website                                                                                                       2                                   ■■ w
                                                                                                                                                                                                               orkshops on living
                                            for more information.                                                                                                          online CAS Information             and studying, arranging
                                                                                      As an international student you
                                                                                                                                                                           Form using the link in the         your finances and
                                                                can only accept one offer.
                                                                                                                                                                           email you will receive after       extending your visa
                                                                                                                                                                           you accept your offer
                                            You must make your decision               FOR PATHWAYS OFFERS                                                                                                  ■■ a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               dvice on registering
                                            by the deadline UCAS gives                (ENGLISH LANGUAGE,                       APPLY FOR                               3   s ubmit a copy of your            with a doctor
                                            you, otherwise your offers will           FOUNDATION AND PRE-
                                                                                      MASTER’S PROGRAMMES)
                                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION                               passport including any          ■■ campus and library tours
                                            be declined automatically.                                                                                                     previous UK visas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ■■ a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               dvice on using the
                                                                                      If you have applied for one of our       As a first year international
                                                                                                                                                                                                              computer network
                                            FOR UNDERGRADUATE                         university pathway courses, your         student you are guaranteed a           You should apply for your CAS
                                            OFFERS NOT THROUGH UCAS                   application will be processed by the     place in our halls of residence if     and visa as early as possible to     ■■ joining the Brookes Students’
                                                                                      International Admissions Team.           you apply and meet your offer          make sure you can arrive before          Union and sports centre.
                                            If you applied to start your                                                       conditions by the deadline.            your course begins. However
                                            undergraduate programme in                You can accept the offer online.                                                you cannot apply for your
                                                                                      The link to this will be sent with       If you are an EU student and
                                            January you will have applied                                                      make us your firm choice you will      visa more than three months
                                            directly to Oxford Brookes. All           your offer letter. Please contact                                               before your course starts.
                                                                                                                               be guaranteed a place as long
                                            information about your offer will if you
                                                                                                                               as you apply by the deadline.          If you are coming to Brookes
                                            be sent to you by the University’s        have any questions about this.
                                                                                                                               After you have accepted an offer for   for a short course and you are
                                            admissions team. To reply to your
                                                                                                                               September entry you should receive     not continuing on to another
                                            offer and accept your place at
                                                                                                                               an email with information about how    course you can apply for a
                                            Oxford Brookes University you
                                                                                                                               to apply online for accommodation.     Short-term study visa.
                                            will need to reply directly to the
                                            University by the deadline given.                                                  For other start dates and advice on    Check the website for the most
                                                                                                                               applying please visit our website or   up-to-date information for EU
                                            Please note, unlike applications                                                   contact           students
                                            through UCAS, direct offers
                                            from Oxford Brookes for                                                                       Please see our ISAT webpages
                                            January do not give the option                                                     accommodation                          for further information about
                                            of firm or insurance choices.                                                                                             visas and immigration.

                                            "They sent me loads of information and they really helped me a lot
                                            with the whole process, they told me exactly what to do and did the
                                            rest for me. "
                                                                                                                               FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT:
                                            Ingunn Lunde Heggebo, Norway, BSc (Hons) Psychology
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     INTERNATIONAL PATHWAYS COURSES                                                                                                                                        PRE-SESSIONAL
                    PREPARE FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR DEGREE                                                                                                                        ENGLISH
                                                                                                                                                Meet the language requirements for your bachelor’s or master’s degree.

                                                                                                                                Our pre-sessional University English                                    COMBINED COURSE TIME REQUIRED*
                                                                                                                                course allows you to qualify for
                                                                                                                                                                              CURRENT IELTS             TYPICAL UNDERGRADUATE       TYPICAL POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                                                                undergraduate and postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        COURSE                      COURSE
               Develop your study skills, subject knowledge and academic English as you build                                   courses, and gives you the skills to
                                                                                                                                succeed throughout your studies.              4.5 (4.0 in all skills)   24 weeks                    36 weeks
                                          confidence for your degree.
                                                                                                                                 Four levels of classes for students with    5.0 (4.5 in all skills)   12 weeks                    24 weeks
                                                                                                                                  IELTS 4.5 up to 6.5                         5.5 (5.0 in all skills)   6-12 weeks                  12 weeks
     PATHWAYS COURSE AT OXFORD                                                                                                   No need to take an external language        6.0 (5.5 in all skills)   6 weeks                     6-12 weeks
     BROOKES                                                                                                                      test to progress onto your degree
                                                                                                                                                                              6.5 (5.5 in all skills)   n/a                         6 weeks
     1. You are an integral student of the
                                                                                                                                Each level lasts 6-12 weeks. You will        *This may vary by your pass rate and what’s required for your degree – we will tailor
        university with access to all leisure,
                                                                                                                                take one level or progress through           your course length as required
        study and support services and
                                                                                                                                the levels until you achieve what you
        guaranteed university accommodation
        for your first year.
                                                                                                                                need for your degree. You can start in                                                   “My University English course
                                                                                                                                September, January, June or July.                                                        prepared me well for my
     2. You are taught by highly qualified                                                                                                                                                                               postgraduate degree as it helped
        lecturers with the passion for getting                                                                                  Have a degree offer already?
        you on to your degree.                                                                                                  Contact us if you have an offer for a                                                    me write papers requiring in-depth
                                                                                                                                degree but need to meet your English                                                     research. Meeting lots of students
     3. You will be part of an incredibly diverse
                                                                                                                                language conditions. Just email us                                                       from different countries also
       student population – students from
       more than 50 countries enrolled on a
                                                                                                                                with your UCAS ID and a scan/photo                                                       helped me to make new friendships
                                                                                                                                of an IELTS for UKVI certificate as this                                                 and learn how to talk and interact
       pathways course last year.
                                                                                                                                is required for admission: pathways@
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with people from other cultures.”
     4. Our courses are owned, designed and
        delivered by the university – their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ruqaya Mohammed, Kuwait
        quality is paramount.                                                                                                   How you will learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University English followed by MSc
                                                     You will learn at our inspirational, newly-redeveloped Headington Campus   You will be confident and qualified for
     5. Our core class sizes are limited to just                                                                                                                                                                         Rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                your degree by improving your English
        18 students so you get the attention
                                                                                                                                in the following classes:
        you need.
     6. We support you closely with applying
                                                                                                                                Develop your skills in writing a range of
        for your degree at Oxford Brookes or
                                                                                                                                essay formats, and learn how to plan
        another university.
                                                                                                                                and improve your writing with techniques     Ruqaya Mohammed
                                                                                                                                such as pre-writing, brainstorming, text
                                                                                                                                organisation and editing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Not only will this course give
                                                                                                                                Reading                                                                                  you a head start in your academic
       WHICH PATHWAYS COURSE DO                                                                                                 Understand how to read and use                                                           studies but you will also develop
                                                                                                                                different sources, take notes, and
       YOU NEED?
                                                                                                                                summarise, scan and skim for efficiency.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         friendships that last beyond your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         time at Oxford Brookes. You will
       Pre-sessional English                                                                                                    Grammar and language development                                                         gain experience of university
       – English and study skills for                                                                                           Grow your vocabulary, improve your
       bachelor’s and master’s degrees                                                                                          pronunciation, understand sentence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         life from day one and build
       (see opposite)                                                                                                           structure and word patterns, and learn                                                   your language, knowledge and
                                                                                                                                self-correction techniques.                                                              study skills that you’ll use with
       Foundation courses                                                                                                                                                                                                confidence in your degree.”
       – academic skills and subject                                                                                            Listening and speaking
       knowledge for bachelor’s degrees                                                                                         Develop your pronunciation and
                                                     Richard Side                                                                                                                                                        Lisa Hale, Course Leader,
       (page 28)                                                                                                                vocabulary, improve your presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University English
                                                                                                                                and feedback skills, and learn               Lisa Hale
                                                     “We have been welcoming students from all over the world for more than     questioning techniques and listening
       Pre-master’s courses
       – Academic skills and subject                 25 years. We make sure our students have the best possible preparation     for gist and detail.
       knowledge for master’s degrees                for studying on their degree programmes. Our support is an important       Research                                       FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY ONLINE:
       (page 32)                                     part of your success.”                                                     Understand and use appropriate       
                                                                                                                                research methods and learn how to
                                                     Richard Side, Director, Oxford Brookes International                                                                      Contact us:
                                                                                                                                analyse data and express ideas.
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                                      INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                                                       UNDERGRADUATE
                                   FOUNDATION COURSES                                                                                                                                        COURSES
                       Achieve the academic and language skills for your bachelor’s degree.                                                                      Oxford Brookes is home to some of the best undergraduate teaching in the UK.
                                                                                                                                                         It’s the perfect place to study for a first degree. With our teaching and support we’ll help you
     DO YOU NEED A FOUNDATION                            Separate courses for students with
     COURSE?                                              a range of language levels and even                                                                                                 reach your full potential.
     If you have less than 13 years of school             native speakers
     with a high school diploma you will                                                                                                                UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY                         ACADEMIC ENGLISH SUPPORT                    ABROAD AND EXCHANGE
                                                         £4,000 scholarships available
     usually need to take a foundation course                                                                                                           REQUIREMENTS                                If your first language is not English we    If you are studying an undergraduate
     to qualify for an undergraduate degree in           Benefit from everything offered to all                                                        Academic                                    offer a range of options while you study    degree course at Oxford Brookes you
     the UK. Contact us with any queries you              our pathways students (see page 26)                                                           You will need to have one of the            your undergraduate degree to help you       may have the opportunity to study or
     have about your suitability.                                                                                                                       following:                                  develop the academic English needed to      work in another country for one or two
                                                        Course outline
                                                        During your foundation you will develop                                                          A-levels, AS-levels or vocational         perform effectively in your undergraduate   semesters. Check the individual course
     WHY CHOOSE A FOUNDATION                                                                                                                               A-levels                                 studies. There is no extra charge for       listings to see if this option is available.
     COURSE AT OXFORD BROOKES?                          your:
                                                                                                         “The foundation course at Brookes               BTEC National Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                    these and they include:           
      Guaranteed progression onto our                   Overall academic and language skills           was very helpful for me. It gave me                                                                                                    undergraduate
                                                         Extended essay writing skills                                                                                                              Modules – available as part of your
       bachelor’s degrees (subject to                                                                    the opportunity to get onto my law              A recognised foundation programme –
                                                         Intercultural communication skills                                                                                                          programme or as an extra language
       achieving the required grades)                                                                                                                     see opposite, page 28.                                                                You can choose from around 150
                                                                                                         degree.”                                                                                     module.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                universities and partner institutions in
      A qualification that is accepted by              You will take subject modules of your                                                            The equivalent qualification from your
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Workshops – chosen according to           Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong,
       other top UK universities                        choice at foundation and undergraduate           Christopher Mpanga, Uganda, international        own country. See website for details:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      your academic needs.                      Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New
                                                        level (see the subject pathways available        foundation followed by LLB (Hons) Law                                                        Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Uruguay or
                                                        in the table below).                                                                              country                                    Writing consultations – face to face or   the USA.
     Course title    Minimum            Required pass         Extra info           Subject pathways             Dates* (including   Tuition fees                                                      online.                         
                     IELTS entry        rate for degree                            available                    induction and                           Credit Transfer
                     requirement                                                                                exams)                                  If you have already completed study
     International   5.5 (5.5 in each   Foundation year       Automatic            Business, Marketing,         25 January – 17     £12,210             at a Higher Education level you may
     Foundation      skill – Law:       is integral part of   progression to your Accounting and                August 2018         (January 2018)      be able to transfer your credits to one
     Business and    6.0 overall) or    a degree – pass       degree – just one    Hospitality / Computing                                              of our courses and enter your degree
     Technology      equivalent         all 8 modules         application and one                               OR                  £12,700             programme in the second or third year.
                                        with at least         visa needed for four                                                  (September 2018
                                        40%                   years of study                                    17 September        and January 2019)   For details:
                                                                                                                2018 – 18 May                           international/apply/undergraduate
                                                                                                                2019                EU students:
     International   5.5 (5.5 in                                                   Law, Politics and                                £9,250
     Foundation      each skill) or                                                Psychology / Social                                                  English Language
     Arts,           equivalent                                                    Sciences, Humanities,                                                For most courses you will need at least
     Humanities                                                                    Media and Communication 24 January – 16                              IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 (including 6.0 in reading
     and Law                                                                                               August 2019                                  and writing and 5.5 in listening and
                                                                                                                                                        speaking). For details of other English
     International   5.0 (5.0 in        Typically 55%         Leads to most        Business, Marketing,                                                 language qualifications that we accept:
     Foundation      each skill)        (60-65% for law       undergraduate        Accounting and                                             
     Diploma                            and psychology)       degrees. Students    Hospitality / Computing
                     Must be an                                                                                                                         apply/english
                                                              with a higher        / Law, Politics and
                     IELTS for UKVI
                                                              language level of    Psychology / Life Sciences
                     language test                                                                                                                      If you do not meet our language
                                                              6.0 will be placed   / Social Sciences,
                                                                                                                                                        requirements we offer a pre-sessional
                                                              together on the      Humanities, Media and                                                                                            Would you recommend Oxford Brookes to other students?
                                                              IFD Plus (see more   Communication                                                        University English course (see page 27).
                                                              online)                                                                                   This will help you reach the required
                                                                                                                                                        level.                                      “I love my course, it’s very well-structured. You learn everything from
     International   4.5 (4.0 in        Typically 55%         Includes an extra    Business, Marketing,       17 September          £16,535                                                         theory to practical aspects. So I think, as a nutrition student, I would
                                                                                                                                                        For specific requirements see our course
     Foundation      each skill)        (60-65% for law       semester of          Accounting and Hospitality 2018 – 16 August
                                                                                                                                                        listings:        definitely recommend studying at Brookes. We’ve got decent facilities
     Diploma                            and psychology)       University English   / Computing / Law,         2019                  EU students:
                     Must be an
                                                              language tuition     Politics and Psychology                          £13,085             undergraduate                               for students to use. We’ve got new labs coming in and the staff are really
                     IELTS for UKVI
                                                              (see p27)            / Social Sciences,                                                                                               professional as well. So yeah, I would definitely recommend this to
                     language test
                                                                                   Humanities, Media and                                                                                            friends.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bernard Chu, Hong Kong, BSc Human Nutrition

       Other foundation courses at Oxford Brookes include:                                  * Dates soon to be confirmed.
        Art and Design Foundation              Computing Foundation                       For the latest information and to apply online:
        Built Environment Foundation           Engineering Foundation                               FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS VISIT:                                                 Contact us:                  
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