Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes courses, taught in partnership with University Centre Somerset, suit many people’s needs and enable you to study locally for degree-level qualifications.

If you want to study alongside a career, in between family commitments, or simply learn more about a subject you have always been interested in, our courses may be right for you.

You may not need traditional qualifications to get onto a course. Work experience, previous learning and a desire to study all count when your application is considered...

With a Brookes course you are safe in the knowledge that you are studying for a well-recognised qualification taught to the highest standards expected in higher education. 

High calibre learning and teaching

All our courses are carefully designed by experienced academics to meet the needs of students. They work in partnership with knowledgeable, industry-informed college teaching staff to ensure delivery of degree-level learning. All are passionate about their subject and making it accessible to others.

Oxford Brookes prides itself on inspiring students to expand the way they think and explore their subject. Many of its academics are internationally recognised trailblazers in their subject area - whether it be in the sciences, humanities, technology or other fields.

Benefits +

When you enrol you become a student of both Bridgwater and Oxford Brookes University, and can enjoy the benefits of both. As a Brookes student you will be able to take advantage of our university resources and services - both online and, if you are able to visit, on campus.

You can enjoy access to our extensive online library and membership of the students union. And, if you come on campus, facilities such as the sports centre, the social learning spaces, eateries and library in our award-winning John Henry Brookes Building, and our careers centre.

And, while you are here, Oxford’s worldwide reputation as a student city is also worth seeing for yourself.

Student Quotes

“I decided to apply to UCS as a mature student after meeting the programme director, who was incredibly friendly and passionate. That meeting, along with seeing the brilliant facilities, made the decision a no-brainer. The link with Oxford Brookes University was also a definitely a pull for me when choosing the course because it adds prestige to the qualification.”

Christina Gilson, studying for a Foundation degree in Applied Animal Management at University Centre Somerset