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Oxford Brookes amongst the world’s best universities in 13 subject areas in 2021 global rankings

Oxford Brookes University has been ranked amongst the world’s top universities in 13 subject areas in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Hospitality and Leisure Management continues to be highly ranked, at number 14 in the world and second in the UK; Business and Management retained its place in the world’s top 100 and Architecture and the Built Environment remained in the top 100 for the seventh consecutive year. The university also improved its rankings in the broad subject areas of Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences and Management.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, said: “This success acknowledges the high quality teaching we offer our students, across a wide range of subjects, which is rooted in our internationally recognised research. We live in challenging times, and we’re committed to providing an excellent higher education experience which prepares our graduates for the future world of work, and helps them tackle some of the most pressing issues our world faces.”

The QS World University Rankings put Oxford Brookes in the world’s top universities for the following subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • Hospitality & Leisure Management
  • Law
  • Modern Languages
  • Politics & International Studies

The latest ranking success adds to a long list of achievements for Oxford Brookes.

For four consecutive years, Oxford Brookes has been the UK’s top university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings – it remains the only UK institution to make the list. Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021, climbing eight places. In the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020, it is rated second in the UK for teaching.

The 2021 instalment of QS’s global university performance comparison offers independent data on the performance of 1371 departments at 103 British universities, across 51 academic disciplines. The full data can be found on the QS website.

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