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The Queen's College, Oxford

Queen's situated on the High Street and is renowned for its eighteenth century architecture. Queen's College has possibly the finest college library in Oxford, an impressive chapel and a magnificent Hall.

Normally, there are more than 150 graduates in residence, constituting approximately one-third of the College's student numbers. The graduate intake is international and covers a broad range of subjects. The Tutor for Graduates watches over the academic welfare of graduates and all students have an extra college advisor, typically, with expertise in a field related to their research.

In order to promote interaction between fellows and graduate students, SCR/MCR seminars take place twice a term. In recognition of the considerable support provided to students by university supervisors, the college organizes an annual supervisors' dinner. The college offers various courses including:

  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • English Modern Languages
  • Material Science
  • Physics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Classics
  • Oriental Studies
  • Modern History Politics
  • History Politics
  • Music
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine Physiological Sciences

Library Resources

Queen's College has one of the well-equipped libraries in Oxford. Presently, the leading library consists of approximately 50, 000 volumes. The college also has a very largest and most diverse collection of rare books in Oxford.

Computing Resources

  • Access to computing, fax machine and telephone facilities in College
  • Telephone and internet connections in all student bedrooms

Art, Music, Drama and Sport

  • Graduate students have access to all college sports facilities comprising rugby, football and cricket pitches, a gym, tennis courts and a boathouse
  • The Choir of The Queen's College has gained a reputation as Oxford's finest mixed-voice chapel choir. The twenty-eight strong band is made up of choral-award holders with volunteers from Queen's and various other colleges
  • The Eglesfield Musical Society, one of the oldest societies in Oxford, organizes a substantial series of concerts every year ranging from chamber music to orchestral works. These concerts offer students conducting opportunities and provide abundant performing for the college's many musicians and visiting artists.
  • Facilities for group as well as individual rehearsal are available in the two Music Practice Rooms. One is equipped with upright piano and harpsichord and the other with grand piano. Besides the organ, chapel contains a fine harpsichord and a concert grand piano. This is acoustically best chapels in Oxford for musical performances.

Accommodation and Meals

  • With an exemption of PGCE students, single graduates are usually offered accommodation in one of the College's annexes for a two-year of their study.
  • Self-catering accommodation is offered in en-suite study-bedrooms in St Aldate's building that is close to the centre of town.
  • Additional accommodation is provided in the Oxley Wright Building in Banbury Road that is near to the Science Area.
  • There is no married accommodation available
  • Meals are served in Hall, both for those living out and living in the college
  • Lunch and breakfast are offered on a self-service basis
  • Dinner is served at two separate settings


The emphasis on the graduate life within College is the Middle Common Room, suitably located in the Front Quad and has relaxed and comfortable environment, complete with DVD, TV, Wii, WiFi, magazines and newspapers. The graduate community is friendly, diverse, sociable and various activities are organized over the course of the year by the elected committee.

Students may participate in the music nights, weekly guest dinners, debates, tasting events and discussions of research with the SCR and partake of the regular tea and cake provided by the welfare committee.

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