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Harris Manchester College

Harris Manchester College


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Harris Manchester College is dedicated solely to mature students, and accepts both graduate and undergraduate students from the age of 21, with no upper age limit.

As the smallest college in the University, there is an intimate, friendly atmosphere, with a great deal of peer support. The diversity of HMC's students in terms of age, culture and background makes the College a very interesting and vibrant community.

The College is centrally but quietly located, close to the Bodleian Library and many other libraries and departments.

Quad and tower of HMC

View into the quad of Harris Manchester

Accommodation and meals

All graduate accommodation is on the main College site. Accommodation is only available in single study-bedrooms; those requiring family accommodation should apply to the University Accommodation Office.

Accommodation charges include meals during term time  - breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, breakfast on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. During vacations accommodation is self-catering only.

  • Minimum letting period: Three terms*
* NB Some accommodation available in vacations

Funding and prizes

The College provides a book allowance for every student, and funding is available from HMC for attendance at conferences, research visits and field trips.

For information on awards available at HMC, please see the Oxford Funding Search.

Fountain in HMC quad

Fountain in the HMC quad

Library and IT services

The College's principal library resource, the Tate Library, is open to students from 8am to 11pm every day and operates a self-issue system for borrowing items. 

Friendly professional library staff provide one-to-one guidance and help to students. There are fifty study spaces, over two floors of the library, and six dedicated library PCs with printing and scanning facilities.

Network connections are available in all study bedrooms and there is a newly renovated and equipped College IT Centre accessible to graduate students, as well as a dedicated terminal for graduates in the MCR. Printing facilities are also available in the MCR, IT Centre and the Library. 

Wifi access is available throughout most of the College, including student accommodation, and there are on-site IT staff to support both students and staff.

Exterior of the Exeter College chapel

Students arrive for formal dinner at HMC

Sport, music and college facilities

The College offers corporate membership of two health clubs in Oxford for all students, giving access to classes, gym and swimming pool.

There is a College punt (the "Royle Yacht"), a College choir and regular concerts during term time,. Music lessons are available to students.

Facilities for students with disabilities

Please contact the Bursar for information.


The Harris Manchester College MCR is located in the graduate house, which also contains a kitchen for use by all graduate students. The MCR Committee organises a number of social events each term.

The President of the MCR is entitled to attend the Governing Body meetings to represent the College's graduate students.

Harris Manchester col map



Head of House

Dr Ralph Waller

Student numbers

75 (+52 DClinPsych students)



College fees
College fee for graduates


College fee for the MBA



Exceptional arrangements apply in a small number of cases


University fees also apply


Continuation fee

£100 for each term is payable after fee liability has ceased


HMC strives to offer a minimum of one year's accommodation

Accommodation charges
£5,055 per year