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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Oxford Brookes University (England)

Oxford, United Kingdom

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 13, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Sep 13, 2020
May 15, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Senior
2.8
Restrictions

This program is only available to Rutgers Newark Political Science students

Program Advisor

The Program

Perhaps the world's most famous college town, studying in Oxford is truly an international experience, all while maintaining the lively British atmosphere

Oxford Brookes University is a modern university in a historic and famously academic town.  It is also truly global, as more than 20% of its 20,000 students coming from outside the UK. Participants on this program will have the option to enroll in a range of pre-approved course offerings in the natural and social sciences, including political science and philosophy. Live in historic Oxford, a small city where university students make up more than a quarter of the general population - the highest percentage in England and Wales!

Program Locations

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Three students walk through Oxford Brookes' campus on a sunny day

United Kingdom

Oxford

Oxford hardly needs any introduction. For more than eight hundred years, writers, scholars, artists and students have been attracted to this beautiful and historic city, drawn by its lively culture and academic atmosphere.  Museums and restaurants-- from thirteenth century taverns to modern gastro-pub fare cuisine--abound, making the city a great scene for exploring British culture and history. The natural world is not far away --over 50 parks, meadows and nature reserves as well as the Oxford Canal and the rivers Thames and Cherwell to enjoy – and of course there’s punting too. 

Academics

The Oxford Brookes exchange program is a specialized exchange agreement only open to Political Science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark.  To discuss course offerings and equivalencies, please visit Guidelines for Political Science Majors going on the Oxford Brookes exchange

In order to see what classes are being offered, please see the Oxford Brookes Academic Catalog and/or the following documents:

Fall 2019 (Semester 1)

Spring 2020 (Semester 2)

For additional academic information, please contact:

Professor Hyacinth Miller
Teaching Instructor and Internship Director  
Department of Political Science
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
360 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Hill Hall, Room 718
Newark, New Jersey 07102
hyacinth.miller@rutgers.edu (email)
973-353-1548 (phone)

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Oxford Brookes University website.

Universities in the United Kingdom typically use a three-year system; thus, courses (known as "modules") at Brookes listed as “Level 4,” “Level 5,” and “Level 6” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. More information can be found here.  Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in the UK offer upper-level courses at Levels 4 and 5. Courses at Level 6 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both Oxford Brookes and Rutgers University.  At Oxford Brookes, students are expected to take the equivalent of 4 single modules per semester. You can add a 5th module if it is a language module.  Typically, at least three of the modules you choose will be within your academic specialization. 

The credit translation system between Oxford Brookes and Rutgers University is roughly 4:1, meaning a 15-credit course at Oxford Brookes will be a 3-4-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Mid September

Mid December

Spring Semester

Late January

Mid May

Housing and Meals

 

Upon acceptance to Oxford Brookes, semester exchange students will automatically be allocated housing in an on-campus residence hall.  Most single semester students will be allocated to non-ensuite self-catering rooms close to the Headington Campus.

Academic year-long exchange students must apply directly to the Oxford Brookes Accommodation Office in order to receive housing for the academic year.

In order to learn more about your choices of accommodation, please visit the Oxford Brookes University housing website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    UK excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing $3,500
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $2,500
Total $10,350.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    UK excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing $3,500
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $2,500
Total $10,350.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship.  This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it.  Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website. 

Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  For more information please visit the BUTEX website.