Oxford Brookes University Ranking

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), OBU conducts 97% of its research in fields with at least some level of international acclaim. Additionally, it was discovered that 70% of their research fields were deemed to be of "world-leading" or "internationally good" quality. The Sunday Times University Guide's rankings for modern universities have been led by OBU for 11 of the previous 12 years. The university scores highly for both graduate employment and student satisfaction. OBU has also received two Queen's Anniversary Prizes, which recognise extraordinary achievement and distinction. The university consistently ranks highly among the greenest universities in the People and Planet Green League.


OBU has ranked among the top 400 universities in the QS Rankings and among the top 800 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings over the years. In its ranking of the world's universities for 2021, US News & World Report placed OBU at 1006th place. This is a 30-point improvement over the previous year. When the university was examined, the two leading publishers in the UK ranked OBU in the top 100 institutions in the country. OBU's position in the Complete University Guide's rankings has improved, moving up from 66th place for 2019 to 48th place for 2021. In its ranking of universities, The Guardian also placed OBU at number 57 in 2017 and moved it up to number 43 in 2021. Here are some Oxford Brookes University rankings in 2022 -


  • 54th in the Times University Guide 
  • 46th in the Guardian University Rankings
  • 51st in The Complete University Rankings (UK)
  • 601st - 800th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings 
  • 181st in the Young University Rankings by THE


Course Rankings

There are four faculties of study available at OBU for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Let's look at some of the subject rankings -


THE Business and Economics: #301-400

Health & Life Sciences

THE Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health: #301-400

THE Life Sciences: #201-250

THE Psychology: #401-500

Humanities & Social Sciences

THE Arts and Humanities: #401-500

THE Social Sciences: #401-500

THE Education: #251-300

Technology, Design & Environment

THE Engineering and Technology: #201-250

Global Rankings


QS Ranks

US News Ranks







Oxford Brookes University Rankings


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