Oxford Brookes University

About the University

Oxford Brookes University is committed to providing high-quality teaching and excellent student support services and resources.  We also offer a wide range of courses at undergraduate / postgraduate level attracting students from all over the world.

If you intend to be well prepared for a career in the real world, Oxford Brookes can help.  The design of our courses, many with industry-based work placements, and the provision of sound career guidance will assist you for life beyond university.  We are also aware that for some people access to a university education can be very difficult, and we are keen to encourage, help and support all of you to engage into education successfully.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

We are a passionate and vibrant community of staff and students, brought together by a fascination with the living world and a desire to understand and care for human beings.

We have a long standing reputation for the quality of our teaching and research, and for providing a warm and supportive environment in which to learn.  We provide foundation, undergraduate, post-qualifying, postgraduate and research study opportunities across four departments. They are:

  • Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development
  • Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

All our programmes in Hong Kong are offered by the Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development.

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

The Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development is a dynamic and diverse group of academics, researchers and professionals who are working collaboratively to better understand, and support, human development, health and well-being.

We offer a high-challenge, high-support environment, where you can work alongside our outstanding research and teaching staff, in order to develop your knowledge and skills, in research and professional practice, as well as take care of your post qualifying developmental needs.

Outstanding Reputation

  • One of the UK’s top 50 universities. 

    (Guardian League Tables 2023)

  • Amongst the world’s top universities in 19 subject areas.

    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

  • Brookes is ranked 42 out of 121 institutions which represents a rise of 4 places since 2022.

    (The Guardian University Guide 2023)

  • Brookes is ranked the 20th top UK University for Nursing.

    (Guardian League Tables 2023)

  • Brookes is ranked the 4th top UK University for health professions.

    (The Guardian University Guide 2023)

  • Brookes is ranked 6th in the UK for teaching.

    (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2022)

  • Brookes climbs 10 places in the last 2 year.

    (The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)

  • Brookes is the only UK University named in the QS top 50 institutions under 50 years old.

    (QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2021)

  • Over the last 25 years Brookes has developed a reputation for the outstanding quality of our teaching. This has been externally assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency as excellent in more subjects than any other modern university.

  • Brookes provides top-quality teaching: Nursing and Midwifery courses have been commended for their practice education and internationalization by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Student Support

Student support will be provided through a number of different channels:

Assignment Support:

Students are able to submit an outline and one full draft of individual assignments to the lecturers before their assignments are due. Full feedback on their work will be provided before the final submission.

University E-library:

The University Electronic Library gives students round the clock access to thousands of full text e-journals, ebooks and extensive collection of databases.

Computer Tutorial Workshop:

To assist students searching e-journals, ebooks and databases from the University’s electronic library; using “University Webmail” to communicate with the teaching faculties and managing virtual learning environment (Moodle) to access learning resources and submit assignment.

Programme Lead:

The Programme Lead also acts as an Academic Advisor and will provide general academic support as well as personal support.

Experienced Administrative Staff:

Providing close contact, professional advice and relevant administrative support.

3-day Study Skills Workshop for MSc Students:

To enable students developing their writing skills in higher education.

English Language Support for BSc Students:

The first module Study Skills for Health Care Professionals enables students to develop their writing skills in higher education.

Student Common Room

Student Common Room is designed to suit for multi purposes, allowing students to study, hold small meetings, group discussions between students and teaching staff.


Cyberstation provides students an easy access to computers and unrestricted access to the internet during the opening hours.

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