Oxford Brookes is one of the leading modern universities in the UK. We have a strong reputation for excellent teaching and we provide a stimulating, supportive community in which all our students can flourish. We achieved our highest ever overall student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey this year, coming 17th out of 126 UK universities.

An international outlook has always been important to Oxford Brookes and earlier this year the university was listed as one of the world’s top 200 most international universities. 94% of our research was judged to be internationally recognised in the latest assessment of research excellence.

We have invested in our campuses providing many high quality new spaces, including the multi award-winning Building, and we will continue to invest. Read on to find out why more than 3,000 students from over 130 countries choose to make Oxford Brookes their home. We hope you decide to join them.


“I have lived in Oxford for more than 3 years now, and it has never failed to surprise me with its natural beauty and contemporary culture in a historical setting.” “What I enjoyed most about studying here is the wide range of opportunities and learning resources for a Song Pei Fen, Malaysia student in the city. I think that added most value to my degree and experience here.”

Sammy Nguyen, Vietnam

“You breathe knowledge, you breathe culture in Oxford. I love going to the museums.”

Alini Shires, Brazil

“I’m having the time of my life in Oxford – I’m really excited to live in this city.”


In the Pre-sessional English language top 200 see page 27 most international universities in the . Helping you meet our English language requirements to progress onto your degree course as quickly as world possible

(Times Higher Education 2016) Foundation courses see page 28

One of the UK’s top modern of our students come from . Giving you the best preparation for your undergraduate universities 18% 132 countries worldwide degree

Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees 9 teaching fellowships see pages 29 – 31 Top 20 Top 25 in 7 years . First degrees, called bachelor’s degrees including BA (Hons), BEng (Hons), Bsc (Hons), LLB (Hons), MEng UK university UK university and MMath for course for teaching . Usually 3 years (or 4 years if including a year-long work placement, or if MEng or MMath) satisfaction quality

(Times and Sunday Pre-master’s courses Times Good University see page 32 (National Student Survey 2015) Guide 2015) . Giving you the best preparation for your postgraduate degree

92.7% Postgraduate study and master’s degrees of Brookes students are in see pages 33 – 37 work or further study within . Study at a higher level than an undergraduate degree, 6 months of graduating £13m including MA, MSc, MArch, PGDip, PGCert, and LLM . Master’s degrees are usually 1 year (or 2 years if a year over the next 10 of research at Brookes is including year-long work placement) and include taught years to redevelop our internationally recognised modules followed by a research dissertation (HESA Destination of Leavers 2015) campuses 94% (Research Excellence Framework 2014) Research including PhDs see page 38 “After realizing studying in a different country was not only possible, but actually a better option than Top 20 university in 7 subject areas attending grad school in the States, I decided to go for Study Abroad and Exchange it. After doing some research, I learned that Brookes is see page 21 consistently the best university for an MA Publishing degree in the UK, so that’s how I ended up here.” Study in your own country – distance learning Samantha Jacquest, MA in Publishing, USA see pages 34 – 37 Journalism, Hospitality, Philosophy Nursing & Architecture Law Anthropology Publishing & Event Midwifery PR Management & Tourism


At Oxford Brookes we offer a wide range of services to support Campus life is a key part of your university experience. you - 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.

“The tutors are amazing, really helpful. You can do whatever you want and they guide you in the right way and introduce you to the things they know. They have a lot of experience but they never speak like they are better than you.”

Hutsama Juntaratana, MArchD, Thailand 1

The International Student Advice Team A careers consultant A friendly welcome for international Headington Campus Our specialist team for international (international students) students, putting you in touch with a Just over a mile east of the city centre, students (ISAT) can advise you on visas, Helping you find the information and current UK student who will help you Headington Campus is our busiest. Here finance and employment before you advice you need to make decisions settle into Oxford life. Your buddy will you will find our new award-winning arrive here and throughout your time at about your career, whether working in keep in contact via Facebook, email, John Henry Brookes Building, which Brookes. the UK or in your own country, whilst face-to-face meetings and social events. is changing the lives of our students. you are here and for 3 years after you It houses the main library, high-tech graduate. lecture theatres and teaching facilities, social learning areas, Brookes Union and A personal academic advisor Student union advice student services. A member of teaching staff providing Brookes Union offers advice on finance, academic support for your current Professionally trained counsellors academic and housing issues. From Headington Campus is also home to studies and advice on your future You can talk to a counsellor about helping secure additional funding to a sports centre, medical centre and studies for the duration of your course. any personal or academic concerns resolving tenancy disputes Brookes has our nursery for children nearby. 2 3 you have. The service is free and Union will offer help. Students of the arts, built environment, Student support co-ordinators confidential. health and life sciences, most humanities A dedicated team helping you solve courses, law, publishing, social sciences personal or academic problems. Disability support officers and international pathways courses are Medical facilities Our specialist Disability and Dyslexia/ based on our Headington Campus – on Our University Medical Centre on Academic English development SpLD Services offer help whenever you one of our 3 sites: , Headington Campus offers a full, and support need it, from before you apply through and . friendly, confidential medical service. A range of options at undergraduate and to graduation. We offer specialist study Studental, the on-campus dental clinic As part of major on-going investment we postgraduate level helping you develop support for dyslexia, physical disabilities has fully qualified dentists providing high are creating a new home on the campus the specific academic language skills or mental health needs and physical quality modern treatment. for our Business School and Oxford you need for your degree, as quickly as access, as well as funding, alternative School of Hospitality Management. possible. assessment arrangements and liaison This is due to open in 2017. with teaching staff. 4 Upgrade High quality teaching and social learning 1. Our new John Henry Brookes Building Our confidential advice service for spaces and brand new laboratories are wellbeing 2. Headington Hill Hall - home to our School of Law guidance on study skills or maths and also being developed in other major 3. Marston Road - home to our healthcare courses statistics. buildings on campus. 4. Our new Business School and Hospitality Management premises (computer generated image) Global buddies 10 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 11

Harcourt Hill Campus Wheatley Campus Two miles west of the city centre, Situated 6 miles east of the city centre, this campus is home to students on Wheatley Campus’s leafy site is home courses in education, philosophy and to engineering, mathematics and communication, forming a friendly, technology, and to the Business School close-knit student community. in the short term. Renowned for its inspiring views across Our purpose-built £9 million facilities the city, it provides a high standard of include industry-standard engineering learning facilities as well as recently workshops and state-of-the-art upgraded student accommodation, computing and digital media facilities. social areas, cafes, sports fields and a There are also cafés, student halls and a swimming pool. library on site. Over the coming years new learning spaces on the campus will be developed.




1. The Technology Buidling 1. The chapel 2. The Simon Williams Undergraduate Centre 2 2. Refectory 3 3. Automotive lab 12 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 13 STUDENT LIFE AT BROOKES: 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 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 enrolled in the union as soon as you get here. There are many ways you can benefit from cricketer, or just to enjoy social sports classical ensemble, a chamber choir, Brookes Union throughout your time here. and keep fit and active, Brookes has so a jazz band or a rock or pop band – much to offer you. don’t forget to pack your instrument or prepare your voice! Our top 5 competitive university level sport teams are: Rowing, Hockey, Our Music Department runs the Cricket, Basketball and Tennis and we University Choir and Orchestra which are in the top quarter of UK universities perform classical works in two concerts for performance level. We have a great every year, and an auditioning chamber history of elite sporting achievement – choir dedicated to a-capella repertoire. our rowers have won a long list of gold, Music societies include the Jazz Band, silver and bronze Olympic medals. the music theatre society The Fortune Contact us... Players, pop music choir, the Opera Our Brookes Active programme Society and the Early Music Society. we’re here to help you! offers social opportunities to be active Student bands regularly perform on 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 to all Brookes students, please email for FB.COM/brookesunion Headington and Harcourt campuses, details (musicperformance@brookes. in-house personal training and other @brookesunion specialist services. We’ve had recent gym refurbishments at Religion and worship our Headington Campus sports facilities, Oxford Brookes is home to students BROOKES UNION SOCIETIES including a climbing wall extension from many different cultures. We provide Join a society to make friends and have amazing new We recruit over experiences. We have over 60 including: and performance gym for our sports worship facilities for a wide range of 400 student reps scholars and high performance squads. faiths, including prayer rooms on all 3 There is also a café and sports bar for campuses. Oxford itself is home to a . African Caribbean . Jazz each year. after-activity socialising. At Harcourt number of faith communities who offer a . Anthropology . Karting Student reps gain invaluable Hill we have just opened a new 3G warm welcome to international students. . Botanical . Latino training and experience so that they can improve astro facility and the gym is undergoing . Business . Law things for themselves and others on their courses. refurbishment. . Chinese . Malaysian . Classic Car . Mature Student Oxford itself has great opportunities for . Counter-Strike . Mixology keeping active. In fact, it was recently . Creative Writing . Music Industry named the UK’s fittest city and is ideal . Croquet . Nepalese for running, cycling and more. Mature students . Dance . Non-League Football We welcome mature students at Oxford . Darts . Nordic Brookes and can offer personalised . Disability Action . Opera advice and support. This includes help . Early Music . Politics with visa applications. If you are coming . Electronic dance . Pool to Oxford Brookes with your children . Fashion . Punjabi Brookes Union hosts you can apply for places at our nursery . Feminist . Qatari a range of events Explore the UK and meet new friends for children aged between 4 months and . Filipino . Quiz through the year... Oxford is an ideal hopping-off spot to 5 years. . First Aid . Radio discover all that the UK has to offer. We . Gaming . Real Ale arrange a host of different social events . Glee . Rock including day trips to tourist destinations . Hellenic . Sound and Light From Freshers Week welcome events to such as London, Bath, Cambridge, . Hong Kong . Tabletop Gaming a Summer Ball at the end of each year Stratford-Upon-Avon and Cardiff. Back . Horse Racing . aTe with many more in between: One World here in Oxford we have quiz evenings, . Ice . Theatre Trip Week, Discover Guide Dogs, Vintage parties, sports events and guided tours . Italian . Vegan and Vegetarian Fairs, Rent Smart Housing Fair, Teaching of the city. . Japanese … to name a few! Awards – to name just a handful. 14 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 15

INDUSTRY MENTORS AND degree. We have study agreements RECENT WORK PLACEMENT ADVISORS with around 150 universities worldwide, WORK PLACEMENTS AND GRADUATE LOCATIONS HAVE INCLUDED: Many of our departments including see page 29. . Air France . Grant Thornton the School of the Built Environment EMPLOYABILITY . Alcatel-Lucent . Grosvenor and the Oxford School of Hospitality Oxford Brookes Alumni (graduates) . Aldi Continental Management offer mentoring schemes Our international alumni are employed . Aviva Europe We recognise that to succeed in today’s highly competitive international where students are matched with worldwide by an impressive array of . BBC Drama . Harley-Davidson expert mentors in their fields. Others organisations including: job market you need to develop key skills. We will help you to build these . BMW . HarperCollins such as the Oxford International skills during your time with us at Oxford Brookes. . Bosch . Hewlett Packard Centre for Publishing Studies have . Apple . IBM . British Film . IBM frequents talks by and ‘speed-dating’ . Bayer . KPMG Institute . KPMG with industry experts. . BMW . Lotus F1 “I really enjoyed working with people from different . Cartier France . Macmillan . Cisco . Microsoft cultures, which I think are the most important . Christie’s Education Work placement and exchange . Deloitte . Sony transferable skills we learn from universities in the . The Crown . Marriott There is also a European work . Ernst & Young . Virgin highly globalised world. Prosecution . Mars placement programme (part of . Ferrari Service . Microsoft Erasmus+) which funds the opportunity . Disney . Miele to work elsewhere in Europe as Apart from on-campus experience, I had an Global Network . Dyson . PayPal part of your studies, if a placement opportunity to gain industry experience in the field With alumni in over 150 countries, . Ernst & Young . PepsiCo is a recognised component of your of consulting and corporate education during my you will be joining an international . Europcar . Samsung programme. placement year. I was able to transfer my learning . Fairmont Hotels . Sky network of people who studied at from the university to my workplace to add values and Resorts . Swarovski The results of the UK’s June Brookes who can offer a wealth of referendum will not affect beneficiaries knowledge, experience and contacts. to my clients from Fortune 500 companies. The . Four Seasons . Warner Bros . GlaxoSmithKline of Erasmus+ or those considering We have alumni groups in many places whole four-year experience at Brookes was a great applying to Erasmus+ 2017. including: Beijing, Belgium, Canada, personal development journey for me.” Delhi, Mumbai, Malaysia, Nigeria, Spain and USA. Utsav Kharel, BA (Hons) International Business Management, Nepal. Paid placement at Change, Leadership and Partners, If you are an undergraduate student management consultants UK you may be able to study or work alumni-networks abroad for 1 semester or a full academic year as a part of your

WORK PLACEMENTS PAID Undergraduate unpaid work Postgraduate paid work placements PROFESSIONAL BODIES WHO RECOGNISE OUR COURSES AND UNPAID placements A long paid placement is an option Brookes’ location in the UK’s most Some courses have optional unpaid on all of our Marketing, Hospitality Many of our courses are designed in partnership with employers to provide prosperous economic region, and our long placements including many of and Tourism, Computing and you with real life skills, and are recognised by the relevant professional body, well-established relationships with leading our courses in Biological, Medical Communication Technologies opening the door to your chosen career. companies in a number of industries and Environmental Sciences. Others postgraduate degree courses. ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science) mean significant and relevant placements. have compulsory unpaid placements The International Business Culture Accountants) These can be in the local area, elsewhere including Equine Science and and Languages course has a IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) AMBA (Association of MBAs) in the UK or overseas, depending on Thoroughbred Management, Early mandatory placement which may be IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its your course. Many of our courses offer years and Primary Teaching courses. paid or unpaid depending on the setting. “I chose to study at Oxford Brookes ARB (Architects’ Registration Board) Applications) the option of paid work placements. There are also specific professional because of its academic excellence AfN (Association for Nutrition) IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) Other courses offer shorter unpaid work Postgraduate unpaid work practice opportunities, such as, and friendly collegiate atmosphere. experience opportunities engaging with placements and experience BPS (British Psychological Society) IES (Institute of Environmental Sciences) clinical practice for Physiotherapy, The best aspect of my degree was the relevant companies on consultancy Many of our Business and Occupational Therapy and Social CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel EFMD Epas (European Foundation for projects. Some have mandatory Management courses have optional ability to learn about the subjects in a Work. Development) Management Development) professional practice placements. unpaid work-based project opportunities. very dynamic and real world manner. CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) The lectures were incredibly creative Undergraduate work experience Other courses have mandatory unpaid Undergraduate paid work placements CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Many courses offer shorter unpaid work professional practice placements and accommodating which really A year spent on a paid placement is Transport (UK) Surveryors) experience, for example courses in Arts including Social Work, Occupational brought the topics to life. an option on all of our undergraduate which offer opportunities in the creative Therapy, Physiotherapy and Primary CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) degree courses in the Business School, and cultural sectors. Education. Environmental Management) and Departments of Computing As a future corporate lawyer, the MSc SENr (Sport and Exercise Nutrition register) CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and Communications Technologies, See pages 30 – 31 and individual course See pages 34 – 37 and individual course in Business Management has been an SRA (Solictors Regulation Authority) and Mechanical Engineering and listings: listings: CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management integral part of my full understanding WFOT (World Federation of Occupational Mathematical Sciences, as well as of the corporate world. The Brookes Accountants) some courses in Languages and the Therapists) experience has provided me with CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) School of the Built Environment. Some of our courses also qualify an acute ability to understand the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) you for direct entry onto further For some courses, like International concerns and requirements of my qualifications, for example the Hospitality Management, Business COT (College of Occupational Therapists) courses/postgraduate-courses future clients.” BA in Business and Marketing and Automotive Management, courses/undergraduate-courses HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) Management will give you direct Construction Project Management ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants entry onto the CIM Professional and Quantity Surveying this is a In some cases work placements can lead to a permanent job once you Kimberly Nyitray, USA, graduated MSc in in England and Wales) Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. compulsory year-long paid placement. have graduated. Business Management, currently LLM Law student at Berkeley Law, California 16 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 17 STUDENT LIFE AT BROOKES: CAMPUS AND HALLS LOCATION MAP WHERE YOU WILL LIVE

WHY LIVE IN OUR HALLS OF HALL OPTIONS FOR HOW MANY WEEKS ARE 9 RESIDENCE? The majority of our halls are self-catered. HALLS AVAILABLE? Living in halls is a great way to be part of In self-catered halls you share a kitchen Halls offer a contract of a set number university life. At Brookes you can: with a small number of fellow students of weeks: 38, 42, 46 or 49 weeks. See and cook food for yourself. the table on page 18-19 for the length . meet people and make new friends of contracts available at each hall. If Lady Spencer Churchill Hall is catered . select your accommodation to suit your course is longer than 38 weeks per during term time. your lifestyle, budget and course year then you should apply for halls with appropriate contract lengths. . live alongside other students in a For couples and families Please email the Accommodation comfortable place OTHER ACCOMMODATION Bureau ([email protected]) as University-managed houses . live conveniently, usually near your soon as possible if you are planning to These are available for students who place of study come to Oxford with your family or are wish to live in a group. The houses interested in a studio flat (for couples) or are furnished and each student rents We currently have 12 hall options for a family flat (for students with a child). new students, including 2 in partnership a single room and shares the rest of the house, including the kitchen Thames Street with external providers and all our halls For students with disabilities or

and bathroom, with other students. 10 of residence are either on campus or medical conditions Contracts are available for 44, 45, 46 a walk/bus journey away. All students Students with disabilities or medical or 50 weeks. living in halls can apply for a bus pass, conditions that require specific as can undergraduate students living accommodation types should declare Lodgings elsewhere. their needs on their accommodation You can also arrange privately to rent a application along with supporting As an international student a broad room in a house that is shared with the evidence (which must be supplied in choice of accommodation will be owner of the house. available to you throughout your studies English). at Brookes. First year international There is a high demand for adapted students are guaranteed a place in rooms (for wheelchair users or those

our halls of residence if they apply by with mobility issues) see page 18-19 for 1 the deadline. If you are an EU student suitable halls) and allocations to these 2,3,4 and make Brookes your firm choice you rooms are made based on need. Other will be guaranteed a place as long as adjustments (such as alerting equipment you apply by the deadline. or ensuite bathrooms) can be dealt To guarantee your place you must with more easily.

GLANVILLE ROAD submit your accommodation application If you have any questions please email by the deadline – see our applying for medicalhallapplications@brookes. 12 halls webpage: 5 11 The Mews

For mature students Mature undergraduate students (those

over the age of 21) can apply for any 7 Self-catered halls – a shared kitchen halls they wish from undergraduate and 8 brookes/accommodation/applying- postgraduate options. Postgraduate for-halls options for 2017 are at Clive Booth Postgraduate Centre, Cheney Student University halls are also available to Village, Crescent Hall, Lady Spencer students after their first year. You can Churchill Hall and Westminster Hall. book accommodation with a group of friends and choose one of the options For single-sex accommodation specifically designed for your needs. The If you ask for accommodation in a way the choice of halls is split between single-sex flat, we will do our best to first year and returning students can arrange it. change each year. Prices and options are normally announced in January each year before bookings open in February. Churchill Lady Spencer


To locate a hall find the number of the hall on the map on page 17.

The costs shown are for 2016/17 and are approximate. Costs for 2017/18 will be confirmed in 2017 and will be listed on the website:


1. £137.25 Yes 49 weeks 7. Paul Kent Hall £133.37 single Yes 38 weeks single study study ensuite  ensuite bedroom on campus bedroom (1½ miles /2.4km)

£122.34 non- ensuite single study bedroom

2. Clive Booth Student Village (ensuite) £152.23 Yes 38 weeks 8. Slade Park £154.25 Yes 42 and 51 single study single study  weeks ensuite bedroom (½ mile / 800m) ensuite (1½ miles /2.4km) bedroom.

3. Clive Booth Student Village (non ensuite) £127.46 Yes 38 weeks 9. Westminster Hall, Harcourt Hill £152.23 Yes 38 weeks single study single study  with handbasin (½ mile / 800m) bedroom (2miles /3km) bedroom (studios also £120.50 available) no handbasin

4. Clive Booth Student Village – dedicated From £154.46 Yes 38 and 49 10. Thames Street £154.24 42 weeks postgraduate centre single study weeks Single ensuite  ensuite bedroom (½ mile / 800m) study bedroom (2miles /3km)

5. Crescent Hall £107.59 38 weeks 11. The Mews £170.32 Yes 42 weeks single study  single study  ensuite bedroom (2 miles / 3km) bedroom (1½ miles /2.4km)

£200.57 studios

6. Lady Spencer Churchill Hall, Wheatley £147.46 38 weeks 12. Warneford Hall £128.84 Yes 38 weeks non-ensuite  single non- single study (5 miles / 8km) ensuite study (¼ mile / 365m) bedroom bedroom (catered in term time) 20 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 21

“I decided to study abroad in the UK because I wanted to experience FEES AND something new and broaden my music education. Oxford Brookes is a progressive school with a great reputation. The music courses at LIVING COSTS Brookes seemed more hands-on, with practical applications. I love how the courses are more engaging in practical aspects of music Studying at Oxford Brookes is a great investment in your future. rather than theoretical concepts. I find the teaching style at Brookes differs greatly from Manhattanville. The teaching at Brookes is more How much will my course cost? APPROXIMATE TUITION FEES FOR 2017/18 ‘graduate school’ style, where teachers encourage more independent Our fees for international students are exploration of a topic. set annually and individual course costs COURSES EU STUDENTS** INTERNATIONAL vary. You can find costs for each course STUDENTS Studying at Oxford Brookes has been a great overall learning and on our website. English Language growth experience.”

University English 6 week £1,990 £1,990 Katrina Swift, incoming exchange student at Brookes, Spring 2016 University English 12 week £3,760 £3,760 Studying at Manhattanville College, USA Foundation International Foundation Diploma £12,760 £15,970 finance (Extended pathway) SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER International Foundation courses £9,000* £12,210 FUNDING Before your course starts you will There is a range of financial support Region or country specific scholarships receive information on how and when All other foundation courses £9,000* £12,890 - £13,730 available to help you pay tuition fees and are also available eg Said Foundation to pay our fees. You can pay in 2 Undergraduate living costs. This varies from year to year instalments. For some courses you will All courses £9,000* £12,890 - £13,730 and may include the following: need to pay a deposit. STUDY ABROAD – COMING TO Pre-Master’s For more information contact our . Oxford Brookes International BROOKES Student Finance Team, see page 39. Certificate £5,510 £5,510 Foundation Scholarships If you are already a university student in your home country and would like Diploma £11,000 £11,000 . Oxford Brookes International What are the visa financial the opportunity to study for one of two Postgraduate Pre-Master’s Scholarships requirements? semesters at a UK university, then the To apply for your visa you must be able Taught courses £5,420 £12,580 - £14,790 . John Henry Brookes scholarships study abroad programme at Oxford to show that you have enough money MBA for ACCA members £10,800 (over 2 years) £10,800 (over 2 years) for postgraduate students Brookes may be perfect for you. to pay your tuition fees and to live in the You can come on our fee-paying MBA for non-members £15,150 (over 2 years) £15,150 (over 2 years) . Faculty or department taught UK for the first year of your course. study abroad programme, or if you Research course £4,221* £13,730 - £20,810 master’s scholarships are studying at one of our partner universities you can come as an *Fees for 2016/17. Fees for 2017/2018 will be confirmed in 2017. . Country-specific scholarships exchange student. We have exchange **If you are an applicant from the EU (other than from the UK) applying to start in . University research studentships agreements with around 150 institutions “I was so excited to read the letter 2017/18, or holding an offer for deferred entry in 2017/18, Oxford Brookes will . Alumnus Discount Scheme for worldwide. saying I would be receiving this guarantee that you continue to pay EU level fees for the duration of your course, isat/visas students who have completed a More details are available here: scholarship. It will help me achieve if UK law permits. degree at Oxford Brookes and wish to or pick my higher education goals.” progress on to a higher level degree. up our Study Abroad and Exchange brochure. How much will it cost to live in Elifnaz Dogme, Turkey PER WEEK PER MONTH Richard Haill International Foundation Oxford? FIELD TRIPS The amount of money you will need for Accommodation in self-catered hall £137 £594 Scholarship recipient (see pages 18–19) includes heating, Many of our courses include field trips. living costs will depend on your course International Foundation Diploma followed electricity, hot water, internet & These may be in the UK or overseas, and lifestyle. insurance by BSc (Hons) Economics brookes/courses/ optional or compulsory. The cost may This table gives an example of the cost Food: includes e.g. supermarket £60 £260 be included as part of your course fee, of living for a student living in halls at shopping, lunches at University, and hot or you may need to make an additional drinks Undergraduate students from the Oxford Brookes for 2016/17. Rent for EU may be entitled to financial support payment. Please check individual course privately rented accommodation may Books / stationery £10 £43 in the form of a student tuition fee lsitings. be less, but as you will have to pay for Social activities: includes sports, going £35 £152 loan from Student Finance England. utilities it is likely to come out around the out etc. More details on availability of these same. Personal: includes clothes, laundry, £55 £238 loans for study from 2017 onwards haircuts, gifts, mobile phone (low-cost will be outlined on The costs will vary significantly from UK contract) student to student, so you should think studentfinance realistically about what you spend. TOTAL £297 £1,287 Postgraduate research students may Total annual expenditure for a 35 week course: £10,395 (September – May) OTHER FUNDING also need an extra £600 - £1000 for Information about other sources Total annual expenditure for a 52 week course: £15,444 of funding such as Chevening, UK expenses such as thesis presentations, (e.g. postgraduate study) travel and equipment for research. government or Commonwealth funding is available through Education UK at For more on fees and living costs, including study abroad and exchange fees: your local British Council Office or: 22 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 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 Brookes then we are interested in finding out about you. We are here to make sure your studies get off to the right start.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH September 2017 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: system. . contact the relevant postgraduate . postgraduate diploma or certificate research tutor to discuss your . professional course proposal informally before You can choose up to 5 different you apply. This will ensure universities and/or courses, or you You will need to: that the necessary facilities can apply just to Oxford Brookes if . apply at: and supervisors are available SUPPORTING YOU IN YOUR GUIDE TO WRITING YOUR OWN COUNTRY PERSONAL STATEMENT you wish. The institution code for for your research degree Oxford Brookes is OXFD 066. Want to know who can help you When applying to a UK university . send any supporting documents . visit the relevant department with your application in your you will need to provide a personal Each university will decide whether to the relevant department using pages on our website or contact country? Or when we are next statement as part of your application. to make you an offer. Some offers the email addresses indicated the Research Degrees Team visiting? Or maybe you want to check This statement is your chance to come with conditions, such as on the application form. on [email protected] your qualifications against our entry convince the admissions tutor of completing your current school course requirements? your suitability for the course you For a few courses you will need to apply or taking an English language test have chosen to study. directly to Brookes. Please check the before you can start your studies. Our India and Hong Kong offices relevant course entry: Deadlines For undergraduate applications your We have offices in India and Hong When you have decisions from each statement will be sent via UCAS to Kong where you can get help and International Admissions Team of the universities you will be asked Applications for research degrees may up to 5 different tutors, so you need support with your application. to accept an offer see page 24. Deadlines be submitted at any time during the to focus on the subject area and the For more details including how to academic year. skills that you have, as well as your contact our international offices Deadlines Most courses are open to applications plans for the future. please refer to your country webpage throughout the year. You should submit and page 39. For postgraduate courses you will International applications will be your application as early as possible as ADMISSION CHECKLIST generally apply separately to each accepted until 30 June 2017. For EU some courses fill up quickly. Our representatives deadlines refer to the website: university and so you will need to be  Choose your course We work with representatives and much more focused on your reasons  Check the entry requirements organisations all over the world who for choosing that particular course  Write your personal statement can advise you on study options at January entry at that particular university. If you are  Apply for your course Oxford Brookes and help you apply. For a January start you must apply INTERNATIONAL switching to a different area of study  Accept your offer Take a look at your country page directly to Oxford Brookes. Apply by 23 PATHWAYS COURSES you need to clearly explain your  Apply for accommodation on our website to find your nearest December for January 2017 and reasons for doing so.  Apply for your visa For pre-sessional University representative. 22 December for January 2018. Remember that many courses  Refer to preparation and Please download an application form: English, foundation (1 year only) arrival advice Our visits are competitive and having the and pre-master’s courses you  Enrol on arrival at Oxford We also travel to many countries published academic grades will apply/undergraduate should apply directly to Oxford Brookes University Brookes. around the world attending not guarantee you admission. The exhibitions, giving presentations personal statement is your chance to Full details as well as an application and talking to students about show that you will be more suitable form are available on our website. opportunities to study at Oxford than other candidates. Brookes University. If you have apply/pathway a question and would like to meet us, find out when we are coming SUBMITTING A PORTFOLIO? to your country on our website. For architecture students: For further advice see details of APPLYING FOR EXCHANGES AND STUDY ABROAD our admissions teams on page 39 or for arts students: country 24 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 25 AFTER APPLYING: WHAT TO DO NEXT 3 5 6 PAY YOUR DEPOSIT APPLY FOR ENROL AND Once you have received 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 is not in the European Economic As a Brookes student you will start your place at Oxford Brookes. Area (EEA) or Switzerland you receiving support and advice even To pay you can use the Oxford will need to have a student before you arrive in Oxford. We will Brookes online payment system. 1 2 visa to come to the UK. email you a link to our New Student website around one month before READ OUR ACCEPT YOUR OFFER If you need a Tier 4 student the start of your course. Please let visa, Oxford Brookes must first CONDITIONS OF Your offer letter will also confirm us know if you change your email FOR UNDERGRADUATE FOR POSTGRADUATE OFFERS the tuition fees for your course. provide you with a Confirmation address. ACCEPTANCE AND FOUNDATION OFFERS of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you have applied for a For further information on fees, 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. 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You department and other follow these steps: Brookes University. ‘firm acceptance’ (your first choice) can access this by logging onto finance students on your course 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 See the UCAS website 2 complete and submit the ■■ workshops on living for more information. online CAS Information and studying, arranging Form using the link in the your finances and email you will receive after extending your visa you accept your offer 4 ■■ advice on registering submit a copy of your with a doctor As an international student you 3 passport including any can only accept one offer. APPLY FOR ■■ campus and library tours previous UK visas. ACCOMMODATION ■■ advice on using the computer network You must make your decision FOR PATHWAYS OFFERS You should apply for your CAS As a first year international by the deadline UCAS gives (ENGLISH LANGUAGE, and visa as early as possible ■■ joining the Brookes Students’ FOUNDATION AND PRE- student you are guaranteed a you, otherwise your offers will to make sure you can arrive Union and sports centre. MASTER’S PROGRAMMES) place in our halls of residence if be declined automatically. before your course begins. If you have applied for one of our you apply and meet your offer conditions by the deadline. However you cannot apply for FOR UNDERGRADUATE university pathway courses, your your visa more than 3 months OFFERS NOT THROUGH UCAS application will be processed by the Check the website for the most before your course starts. 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Meet the language requirements for your bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Our University English course allows COMBINED COURSE TIME REQUIRED* you to qualify for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and gives you CURRENT IELTS TYPICAL UNDERGRADUATE TYPICAL POSTGRADUATE COURSE COURSE Develop your study skills, subject knowledge and academic English as you the skills to succeed throughout your studies. 4.5 (4.0 in all skills) 24 weeks 36 weeks build confidence for your degree. 5.0 (4.5 in all skills) 12 weeks 24 weeks . Four levels of classes for students 5.5 (5.0 in all skills) 6-12 weeks 12 weeks 7 REASONS TO STUDY A PATHWAYS with IELTS 4.5 up to 6.5 6.0 (5.5 in all skills) 6 weeks 6-12 weeks COURSE AT OXFORD BROOKES . No need to take an external language 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 * This may vary by your pass rate and what’s required for your degree – we will tailor university with access to all leisure, Each level lasts 6-12 weeks. Progress your course length as required study and support services and through the levels until you achieve what guaranteed university accommodation you need for your degree – you will not for your first year. “The course developed my English need to take an external language test and academic study skills to help at the end of your course. We have 2. You are taught by highly qualified me be more successful in my lecturers with the passion for getting enrolments in September, January, June you on to your degree. and July. master’s and PhD. The classes were well mixed by nationality and I 3. You will be part of an incredibly Have a degree offer already? met many students from different diverse student population – students Contact us if you have an offer for a cultures and abilities – we all from over 60 countries enrolled on a degree but need to meet your English learned from each other.” pathways course in 2015/16. language conditions. Just email us with your UCAS ID and a scan/photo 4. Our courses are owned, designed Ameerah Al-Maski, Saudi Arabia of an IELTS for UKVI certificate as this and delivered by the university – their University English followed by MSc Applied is required for admission: pathways@ quality is paramount. Human Nutrition and a PhD in health care You will learn at our inspirational, newly-redeveloped Headington Campus 5. Our core class sizes are limited to just 18 students so you get the attention How you will learn you need. You will be confident and qualified for your degree by improving your English in 6. We support you closely with applying the following classes: for your degree at Oxford Brookes or another university. Writing Ameerah Al-Maski This includes skills in writing a range 7. We are accredited by the British of essay formats, planning skills Council for the teaching of English. including pre-writing, brainstorming, text “Not only will this course give organisations, editing and more. you a head start in your academic WHICH PATHWAYS COURSE DO studies but you will also develop YOU NEED? Reading This includes understanding different friendships that last beyond your Pre-sessional English sources, note-taking, summarising, time at Oxford Brookes. You will English and study skills for scanning and skimming, and more. gain experience of university bachelor’s and master’s degrees Grammar and language development life from day one and build (see opposite) This includes vocabulary, pronunciation, your language, knowledge and sentence structure, word patterns, study skills that you’ll use with Foundation courses self-correction, and more. confidence in your degree.” Academic skills and subject knowledge for bachelor’s degrees Listening and speaking Edward Bressan Lisa Hale, Senior Lecturer, University (page 30) This includes pronunciation, vocabulary, presentation and feedback skills, Lisa Hale English Pre-master’s courses “We’ve welcomed students from all around the world onto our pathways questioning techniques, listening for gist Academic skills and subject programmes for over 25 years. Our students benefit from the expertise and detail, and more. knowledge for master’s degrees of the academic teaching staff and excellent student support, and a Research (page 34) FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY ONLINE: beautiful, inspiring and safe city to explore and enjoy.” This includes research methods, data analysis, expressing ideas, and more. Contact us: [email protected] Edward Bressan, Academic Director, Oxford Brookes International 28 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 29 INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE FOUNDATION COURSES COURSES

Achieve the academic and language skills for your undergraduate 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 WHY CHOOSE A FOUNDATION Course outline Do you need a foundation course? COURSE AT OXFORD BROOKES? During your foundation you will develop If you have fewer than 13 years reach your full potential. your: schooling with a high school diploma . Guaranteed progression onto our you will need to take a foundation before . Overall academic and language skills UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY ACADEMIC ENGLISH SUPPORT STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE bachelor’s degrees (subject to undergraduate study in the UK. Contact REQUIREMENTS If your first language is not English If you are studying an undergraduate achieving the required grades). . Extended essay writing skills us with any queries you have about your Academic we offer a range of options while you degree course at Oxford Brookes you suitability. . A qualification that is accepted by . Intercultural communication skills You will need to have one of the study your undergraduate degree to may have the opportunity to study other top UK universities following: help you develop the academic English or work in another country for 1 or 2 You will take subject modules of your Other foundation courses at . A-levels, AS-levels or vocational needed to perform effectively in your semesters. Check the individual course . Separate courses for students with choice at foundation and undergraduate Oxford Brookes include: A-levels undergraduate studies. There is no extra listings to see if this option is available. a range of language levels and even charge for these and they include: level (see the subject pathways available . BTEC National Diploma native speakers . Art and Design Foundation undergraduate in the table below). . Built Environment Foundation . Modules – available as part of your . International or European . Scholarships available, see page 21. . Computing Foundation programme or as an extra language Baccalaureate You can choose from around 150 module. . Benefit from everything offered to all . Engineering Foundation universities and partner institutions in . A recognised foundation programme our pathways students, see page 26. . Workshops – chosen according to Argentina, Australia, Canada, Europe, see opposite, page 28 foundation-courses your academic needs. Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, . The equivalent qualification from your Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, . Writing consultations – face to face or own country. See website for details: Vietnam, Uruguay 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 requirement exams) country International 5.5 (5.5 in Foundation year Automatic Business, Marketing, 26 January – 18 £11,975 Foundation each skill) or is integral part of progression to your Accounting and August 2017 (January 2017) Credit Transfer Business and equivalent a degree – pass degree – just one Hospitality / Computing If you have already completed study Technology all 8 modules application and one OR £12,210 at a Higher Education level you may with at least visa needed for four (September 2017 be able to transfer your credits to one 40% years of study 18 September and January 2018) of our courses and enter your degree 2017 – 19 May programme in the second or third year. 2018 EU students: International 5.5 (5.5 in Apply via UCAS Law, Politics and £9,000 For details: Foundation each skill) or Psychology / Social OR Arts, equivalent Sciences, Humanities, international/apply/undergraduate Humanities For Law 6.0 Media and Communication 25 January – 17 and Law overall August 2018 English Language For most courses you will need at least International 5.0 (5.0 in Typically 55% Leads to most Business, Marketing, IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 (including 6.0 in reading Foundation each skill) (60-65% for law undergraduate Accounting and and writing and 5.5 in listening and Diploma and psychology) degrees. Students Hospitality / Computing Must be an speaking). For details of other English with a higher / Law, Politics and IELTS for UKVI language level of Psychology / Life Sciences language qualifications that we accept: language test 6.0 will be placed / Social Sciences, “As part of my course, I completed a one-year working placement with together on the Humanities, Media and apply/english IFD Plus (see more Communication Four Communications, one of the leading independent communication online) If you do not meet our language agencies in the UK, where I met so many kind people who helped me requirements we offer a pre-sessional learn and develop my communication and professional skills. Thanks Apply online University English course, see page 27. to them, I have realised my potential and interest in technology and International 4.5 (4.0 in Typically 55% Includes an extra Business, Marketing, 18 September £15,970 This will help you reach the required digital marketing. In my final year, I also had the honour to present Foundation each skill) (60-65% for law semester of Accounting and Hospitality 2017 – 17 August level. Diploma and psychology) University English / Computing / Law, 2018 EU students: my dissertation research in the UK Parliament at Westminster Palace, Must be an (Extended language tuition Politics and Psychology £12,760 For specific requirements see our IELTS for UKVI London. This event is definitely one of the best memories during my four- pathway) (see p27) / Social Sciences, course listings: language test year study at Oxford Brookes University.” Humanities, Media and courses/undergraduate Apply online Communication Sammy Nguyen, BA (Hons) Business and Management, Vietnam

“The foundation definitely prepared me for what to expect in my first year. I feel like it just gave me the time and room to settle in to university.” FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY ONLINE: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS VISIT: Shamsa Al-Shaqsi, Oman CONTACT US: [email protected] International Foundation Business and Technology 30 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 31

QUALIFICATION LONG PLACEMENT SHORT WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE TITLE (single/combined) DURATION (usually paid) (usually unpaid) UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COURSES Primary Teacher Education BA (Hons) s 3 years Yes, mandatory All courses start in September. Courses with a January start available are indicated ENGLISH, DRAMA AND HUMANITIES QUALIFICATION LONG PLACEMENT SHORT WORK EXPERIENCE Drama BA or BSc (Hons) c 3 years No Yes, optional COURSE TITLE (single/combined) DURATION (usually paid) (usually unpaid) English Literature BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional ARCHITECTURE History BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Architecture BA (Hons) s 3 years No No History of Art BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Interior Architecture BA (Hons) s 3 years No No Philosophy BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional ARTS AND DIGITAL MEDIA HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Creative Music Production BA (Hons) s 3 years No Yes, module available International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons) s 4 years Yes, mandatory, paid Digital Media Production BA (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional LANGUAGES Film Studies BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional module Applied Languages BA (Hons) s 4 years Yes, mandatory paid Fine Art BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional module or unpaid Music BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, module available French BA or BSc (Hons) c 4 years Yes, as part of year BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES abroad Japanese Studies BA (Hons) s c 4 years No No Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, unpaid Yes, optional module LAW Biology BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, unpaid Yes, optional module Law LLB (Hons) s 3 years No No Biology MBiol s 4yrs/5 with placement Yes, optional, unpaid Yes, optional module MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, MOTORSPORTS AND MATHEMATICS Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, unpaid No Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Environmental Sciences BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, unpaid Yes, optional module Automotive Engineering MEng s 4yrs/5 with placement Yes, optional, paid Equine Science BSc (Hons) s 3 years No No Mathematical Sciences BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Equine Science and Thoroughbred BSc (Hons) s 4 years Yes, mandatory, unpaid No Management Mathematics BSc (Hons) s c 3/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Human Biology BSc (Hons) s 3 years Optional – unpaid Yes, optional module Mathematics MMath s 4/5 with placement Yes, optional, paid Medical Science BMedSc (Hons) 3 years No Yes, optional module Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) s 3/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid BUILT ENVIRONMENT Mechanical Engineering MEng s 4/5 with placement Yes, optional, paid City and Regional Planning BA (Hons)/MPlan s 3ys BA/4 yrs MPlan No No Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons) s 3/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Construction Project Management BSc (Hons) s 4 years Yes, mandatory Motorsport Engineering BEng (Hons) s 3/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Planning & Property Development BA (Hons) s 3 years No Yes, optional, usually paid Motorsport Engineering MEng s 4/5 with placement Yes, optional, paid Quantity Surveying and Commercial BSc (Hons) s 4 years Yes, mandatory, paid Motorsport Technology BSc (Hons) s 3/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Management HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL WORK Real Estate Management 3 years No No PRE-QUALIFICATION (FIRST REGISTRATION) BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) s 3 years Yes, mandatory, unpaid Accounting and Finance J BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) s 3 years Yes, mandatory, unpaid Accounting and Economics BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Social Work BSc (Hons) s 3 years Yes, mandatory, unpaid Business and Automotive Management BSc (Hons) s 4 years Yes, mandatory, paid POST-QUALIFICATION (CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Business and Management J BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Health Sciences Open Award J BSc (Hons) s 1 year No No Business and Marketing Management J BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid PUBLISHING AND COMMUNICATION Business, Enterprise and BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Communication, Media and Culture BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Entrepreneurship Business Management BA or BSc (Hons) c 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid English Language and Communication BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Economics BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Publishing Media BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Economics, Finance and International BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY Business J Anthropology BSc (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Economics, Politics and International BA (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Criminology BA or BSc (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Relations J Geography BSc (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional Events Management BA (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid International Relations J BA or BSc (Hons) c 3 years No Human Resource Management J BA (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) s 3 years No Yes, optional International Business Management J BA (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Politics BA or BSc (Hons) c 3 years No Marketing Management BA (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Psychology BSc (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional COMPUTING Sociology BSc (Hons) s c 3 years No Computer Science BSc (Hons) s c 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional,paid SPORT, EXERCISE AND NUTRITION Computing for Robotic Systems BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Nutrition BSc (Hons) s 3 years No Yes, optional Information Technology Management for BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Business Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) s 3 years No Yes, optional Network Computing BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Sport, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) s c 3 years Yes, mandatory, unpaid

Software Development for Business BSc (Hons) s 3yrs/4 with placement Yes, optional, paid Work placements are based within a company, for a long period - often 9–12 months. Most are paid. EDUCATION, EARLY YEARS AND TEACHER TRAINING Work experience may be for a shorter period – often a few weeks – situated in a work-place or a consultancy for a real client. Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) s 3 years No Yes, mandatory s - can be taken as a single honours degree focussing on one subject area Education Studies BA (Hons) s c 3 years No Yes, optional 1–2 weeks c - can be taken as part of a combined honours degree including two subject areas J - January start available in addition to September 32 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 33 PRE-MASTER’S POSTGRADUATE COURSES COURSES

Achieve the academic and language skills for your master’s degree. Excellent teaching, strong partnerships and broad research expertise make Oxford Brookes the ideal place to study for a postgraduate qualification – whether you WHY CHOOSE A PRE-MASTER’S micro skills in pre-writing, planning, COURSE AT OXFORD BROOKES? brainstorming, editing, text organisation are aiming to deepen your subject knowledge, acquire a professional qualification . Pre-master’s courses of one or two and rewriting or undertake your own original research. semesters to suit your needs Seminar skills: For developing your POSTGRADUATE ENTRY English Language ACADEMIC ENGLISH SUPPORT . A separate course designed for classroom-based speaking and listening REQUIREMENTS You will usually need IELTS 6.0 – 7.0 If your first language is not English we native/fluent English speakers skills in group discussions, debates and (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in offer a range of options while you study presentations Academic . Guaranteed placement on a wide listening and speaking). For the details for your postgraduate qualifications. For taught courses you will normally range of Oxford Brookes master’s Subject knowledge: You will of other English language qualifications These will help you develop the specific need an honours degree, a degrees (subject to achieving your choose from a huge range of final- that we accept please see our website. Academic English knowledge and skills postgraduate diploma or an equivalent required grades) year undergraduate modules (or an needed for academic study as quickly professional qualification. For some Independent Study Module during the apply/english and effectively as possible. There is no . A qualification that is accepted by courses this may be in the same subject summer) extra charge for these and they include: other top UK universities as your intended postgraduate degree, If you do not meet our language or a related subject. For specific entry requirements we offer a pre-sessional . Non credit-bearing modules Do you need a pre-master’s course? “My pre-master’s was probably . The benefits offered to all our requirements see the course listings: University English course see, page 27. . Short courses Take one of our pre-master’s courses if the best investment that I have pathways students, see page 26. This will help you reach the required . Tutorials you want to: made both financially and time- postgraduate level. . Research writing consultations Course outline . Improve your academic confidence wise. Coming from a different . Independent study resources In order to make you ready for your background, not a British one, If you do not meet our academic . Personal guidance. master’s you will take classes to improve . Return to education after a break and I really, really needed that requirements you may need to take a your: want more preparation preparation and now I feel it. I’ve Pre-Master’s course, see opposite, page 32. Reading and research skills: For use . Change subject paths or improve your learnt so much and my life is so in reports, essays and presentations; for subject knowledge much easier now. It was such good finding and using appropriate sources . Improve your study skills and from libraries, databases and online; preparation - now I can focus academic English – we also offer a note-taking, summarising, citation, and on the academic content of my “I researched many universities before applying pre-master’s for native speakers critical thinking master’s and I don’t struggle with to Brookes and found out that Brookes is very Academic writing skills: For producing research, reading, writing – all of good for mature students. When I completed my case studies, argument essays and these skills.” undergraduate degree I wanted to get into a good extended research reports in your university and into motorsport. I was searching for Alisa Stef, Romania, Pre-Master’s Certificate chosen subject; development of your universities all over the world and then I had two followed by LLM International Law options either to choose a university from the UK or from Germany because they both have the world’s best Course title IELTS entry requirement Course Dates Tuition fees (in addition to a degree/diploma length (including induction and exams) automobiles. I found out that all the good automobile or equivalent work experience) companies have links to Brookes and it is the top Pre-Master’s Certificate: 7.0 or native/near-native speaker 1 semester 26 January – 19 May 2017 £5,400 university for my course. Also the UK is the heart of Study Skills 25 January – 19 May 2018 £5,510 motorsports and has a very good history on motors Pre-Master’s Certificate: 6.0 (5.5 in Reading/Listening/ 1 semester 26 January – 19 May 2017 £5,400 and motorsports. English Language and Speaking; 6.0 in Writing) Study Skills 25 May – 11 August 2017 The best thing about my course is the way my 25 January – 19 May 2018 £5,510 professors teach me, I really love it, they help me a Pre-Master’s Diploma 5.5 (5.5 in each skill) 2 26 January – 11 August 2017 £10,785 lot and the course itself is very intensive, it is very semesters 18 September 2017 – 19 May 2018 £11,000 different from the level of teaching back home, and 25 January - 10 August 2018 the teaching is so good, I really like it.” Two-Year Master’s 5.5 (5.5 in each skill) Consists of the Pre-Master’s Diploma in your first year (with dates, fees and Degree language requirements as above) with automatic progression on to a range Sree Bhattu Saraswathi, India of master’s degrees. Just one application and one visa is required for your MSc Motorsport Engineering entire two years of study.



DURATION OF LONG PAID UNPAID WORK COURSE COURSE TITLE QUALIFICATION MASTER’S PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE ACCREDITATION POSTGRADUATE COURSES BUSINESS All courses start in September. Courses with a start available in another month are indicated Accounting MSc 1 year ACCA Accounting and Finance MSc 1 year ACCA DURATION OF LONG PAID UNPAID WORK COURSE COURSE TITLE QUALIFICATION MASTER’S PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE ACCREDITATION Business Management J MSc 1 year Optional unpaid CMI, AMBA work-based project ARCHITECTURE Business Management MSc 1 year Optional unpaid CMI, AMBA Applied Design in Architecture MArchD 2 years No No ARB & RIBA Part 2 (Corporate Social Responsibility) J work-based project Architecture MArch 1 year No No Business Management (Economics) MSc 1 year Optional unpaid CMI, AMBA Development and Emergency MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year No No work-based project Practice Business Management MSc 1 year Optional unpaid CMI, AMBA Humanitarian Action and MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year No No (Entrepreneurship) J work-based project Peacebuilding J Business Management (Human MSc 1 year Optional unpaid CMI, AMBA International Architectural MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year No No Resource Management) work-based project Regeneration Business Management (Marketing) J MSc 1 year Optional unpaid CMI, AMBA Shelter After Disaster J PGCert 1 semester No No work-based project Sustainable Building: Performance MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No Digital Marketing MSc 1 year or 17 Optional Optional unpaid CIM subject to and Design PGCert months with 8 month, work-based project verification APPLIED HEALTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT placement paid work placement Cancer Studies J MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No PGCert Finance J MSc 1 year Health Sciences Open Award J MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No Optional unpaid Human Resource Management MSc 1 year Work experience CIPD Approved PGCert module Centre Management in Health and Social MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No International Business Economics MSc 1 year Optional unpaid Care J PGCert work-based project. consultancy project Nursing Studies (Leadership in MSc/PGDip/ I year No No Clinical Practice) J PGCert (Distance International Luxury Marketing J MSc September start Optional Optional unpaid CIM subject to learning available) 12 months or 8 month , work-based project verification 17 months with paid work ARTS full-time paid work placement Film Studies: Popular Cinema MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year No No placement and MFA in Fine Arts MFA 1 year No No related project report Music MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year No No Social Sculpture MA/PGDip 1 year No No January start Sound Arts MA 1 year No No 12 months or 20 months with BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL SCIENCES full-time paid work Conservation Ecology MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No CIEEM accredited placement and PGCert related project Ecology, Evolution and Development MRes 1 year No No report Medical Genetics and Genomics MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No International Management MSc 1 year Optional work-based PGCert consultancy project BUILT ENVIRONMENT International Management and MSc 1 year Optional group International Relations consultancy project Building Information Modelling and MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No Management J PGCert International Trade and Logisistics MSc 1 year optional work-based CILT (Chartered project Institute of Logistics Construction Project Management J MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No and Transport) PGCert Marketing J MSc September start Optional Optional unpaid CIM subject to Environmental Assessment and MSc/PGDip 1 year No No 12 months or 8 month, work-based project verification Management 17 months with paid work Historic Conservation MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No full-time paid work placement PGCert placement and Planning PGDip 1 year No No related project report Project Management in the Built MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No Environment J PGCert January start Quantity Surveying and Commercial MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No 12 months or Management PGCert 20 months with Real Estate MSc 1 year No No full-time paid work placement and Real Estate Investment Finance MSc/PGDip DLO No No related project J Ju A report Spatial Planning MSc/PGDip 1 year No No Urban Design MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year No No Urban Planning: Developing and MSc/PGDip/ 1 year No No Transitional Regions J PGCert

J January start available in addition to September DLO Distance learning only M March start available in addition to September A April start available in addition to September Ju June start available in addition to September 36 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 37

DURATION OF LONG PAID UNPAID WORK COURSE DURATION OF LONG PAID UNPAID WORK COURSE COURSE TITLE QUALIFICATION MASTER’S PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE ACCREDITATION COURSE TITLE QUALIFICATION MASTER’S PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE ACCREDITATION Marketing and Brand Management J MSc September start Optional Optional unpaid CIM subject to International Hotel and Tourism MSc 1 year/2 with Optional 12 months or 8 month, work-based project verification Management J placement 1 year, 17 months with paid work paid work full-time paid work placement placement placement and Tourism Futures MSc 1 year/2 with Optional Consultancy project related project placement 1 year, with industry report paid work partners placement January start 12 months or LAW 20 months with Law (GDL) Graduate Diploma 1 year full-time paid work Law, International LLM/PGDip/ 1 year placement and PGCert related project report Law, International Economic LLM/PGDip/ 1 year PGCert Oxford Brookes Global MBA M MBA 30 month or 24 if Students AMBA you are an ACCA are usually Law, International Human Rights LLM/PGDip/ 1 year member working whilst PGCert studying. Law, International Trade and LLM/PGDip/ 1 year DLO Commercial PGCert Opportunity International Law, Globalisation and LLM/PGDip 1 year to engage in Development a consultany project MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES Automotive Engineering MSc 1 year No No Computer Science for Cyber Security MSc/PGDip/ 1 year/2 with Optional paid No Mechanical Engineering MSc 1 year No No PGCert placement year Motorsport Engineering MSc 1 year No No Computer Science MSc/PGDip/ 1 year/2 with Optional paid No Racing Engine Design MSc 1 year No No PGCert placement year PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK AND PUBLIC HEALTH Computing MSc/PGDip/ 1 year/2 with Optional paid No Child Protection Practice PGCert 1 semester No No PGCert placement year Child Welfare and Wellbeing J MSc 1 year DLO No No eBusiness MSc/PGDip/ 1 year/2 with Optional paid No PGCert placement year Psychology J Qualifying 1 semester No No Certificate (4 months) IT Systems Administration and MSc/PGDip/ 1 year/2 with Optional paid No Management PGCert placement year Psychology MSc 1 year No No BPS accredited Mobile and High Speed MSc/PGDip/ 1 year/2 with Optional paid No Public Health J MSc/PGDip/ MSc 1 year No No Telecommunication Networks PGCert placement year PGCert Software Engineering MSc/PGDip/ 1 year Optional paid No Social Work MA/PGDip 2 years Mandatory HCPC approved PGCert year unpaid placement EDUCATION PUBLISHING Education: Childhood and Youth MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Studies Digital Media Production MSc 1 year No Education MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Digital Publishing MA/PGDip MA 1 year No Education: Higher Education MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Publishing Media MA MA 1 year No Education (Leadership and MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Publishing Studies J MA/PGDip/PGCert MA 1 year DLO No Management) SOCIAL SCIENCES Education (TESOL) MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Anthropology J Graduate Diploma 9 months PGCE Primary Education PGCE 1 year Mandatory unpaid International Relations (Environment) MA/PGDip/PGCert MA 1 year placement International Relations MA/PGDip/PGCert MA 1 year ENGLISH AND MODERN LANGUAGES (Global Political Economy) Creative Writing MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year International Relations MA/PGDip/PGCert MA 1 year English Literature MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year International Relations (Security) MA/PGDip/PGCert MA 1 year International Business, Culture and MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Mandatory unpaid / Primate Conservation MSc/PGDip/ MA 1 year Languages paid placement PGCert HISTORY SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCES History MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year Applied Human Nutrition MSc/PGDip/ MSc 1 year No No AfN accredited History (History of Medicine pathway) MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year PGCert HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc/PGDip/ MSc 1 year No No SENr accredited International Hospitality, Events and MSc 1 year/2 with Optional PGCert Tourism Management J placement 1 year, Occupational Therapy MSc/PGDip/ MSc 2 years Mandatory HCPC approved paid work PGCert unpaid COT/WFOT placement placement accredited Physiotherapy MSc/PGDip/ MSc 2 years Mandatory HCPC/CSP approved PGCert unpaid placement Rehabilitation J MSc/PGDip/ MSc 1 year No No J January start available in addition to September DLO Distance learning only PGCert M March start available in addition to September A April start available in addition to September Ju June start available in addition to September 38 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2017 39 RESEARCH DEGREES GET IN WORLD LEADING RESEARCH TOUCH

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