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St Catherine's College, Oxford

St Catherine's has the largest graduate intakes of the colleges admitting both graduates and undergraduates. The college offers a wide range of subjects in arts and science. These subjects are well-designed and modified with the purpose of providing high standard education.

St Catherine's College is proud of its place at the forefront of innovation, contemporary culture, academic research and counts five Noble Prize winners among its former and current members. Modern and restful buildings and open spaces provides the college a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The applications in areas associated to the interest of the fellows of the college are particularly encouraged.

Facilities for Students with Disabilities

St Catherine's College has excellent facilities and access for students with disabilities. It offers specially adapted accommodation and easy wheelchair access to all areas including the Hall, computer rooms and student common rooms.

Library Resources

  • Approximately, 50,000 volumes and an easy access to electronic library resources
  • One of the largest college libraries
  • Bodleian Law Library, Social Science Library, English Faculty Library are next door

Computing Resources

  • Three well-equipped computer rooms
  • Wireless LAN covering all parts of the College
  • Network connections in all student rooms and flats

Art, Music, Drama and Sport

The arts and sport enjoy a high profile in the College; on site there are:

  • Gymnasium
  • Squash courts
  • Punt house
  • Theatres for both outdoor and indoor productions
  • Music House for practice and performances

An annual programme of drama, the Bullock Event, music and art (named after Alan Bullock, the college founder) are arranged every February.

Other Facilities

St Catherine's College is located near to the city centre, various university faculties and the Science Area. The college is at the heart of Oxford but surrounded by meadows, water and parks. It is a truly splendid location with a distinctly rural feel.

Accommodation and Meals

  • Single accommodation at the time of first year of study to all graduates based outside Europe during the time of application, provided they return a completed financial guarantee on the prescribed date
  • Accommodation for other graduates is limited
  • Generally, graduates are accommodated on the main college site and rooms are provided on a minimum 38-weej contract
  • Approximately fifteen self-contained flats nearby, particularly for new graduate students with partners and children are offered on a fifty-week contract
  • Students eat in Hall on the basis of 'pay as you eat'

Prizes and Funding

  • St Catherine's College offers various Graduate Scholarships. There is a research expenses fund and graduates may claim 154 for every year they have been registered and paying fees
  • For further information, students are advised to visit the college website


The college has a Middle Common Room (MCR), which is the wonderful place for graduate life. It encompasses a bar, lounge, private courtyard garden and television room. With more than 250 members of various nationalities, it is one of the dynamic and most stimulating in Oxford.

The MCR Committee organizes various social, academic and sporting programmes. A special graduate dinner is served once in a week in Hall and there are regular graduate seminars. The annual Graduates' Dinner is held in May. Graduates are members of the Junior Common Room and have easy access to all its facilities. The list of some of the faculty members is given below.

Academic Staff

  • Biochemistry: Professor Penny Handford
  • Biological Sciences: Dr Tommaso Pizzari
  • Chemistry: Professor Peter Battle
  • Computer Science: Professor Gavin Lowe
  • Czech: Dr James Naughton
  • Economics: Professor Sudhir Anand
  • Engineering Science: Dr David Gillespie
  • English: Professor David Womersley
  • Fine Art: Dr Gervase Rosser
  • French: Professor Richard Parish
  • Geography: Dr Andrew Barry
  • German: Professor Ritchie Robertson
  • Greek (Modern): Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou
  • History: Dr Marc Mulholland
  • History of Art: Dr Gervase Rosser

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