Oxford is the oldest university in the country and has traditionally specialised in the humanities. Not until the 20th and early 21st centuries was the field of natural science introduced. Courses are academically focused rather than vocationally and are ranked first-class globally.
Oxford Brookes is home to nearly 18000 students and has four main campuses, three of which surround the city; Headington, Wheatley, Harcourt Hill and a fourth in Swindon. The university maintains strong connections to industry that increase work placement opportunities for students and over 90% of graduates find themselves in work within the first six months.