Corpus Christi College
About the college
Corpus Christi College combines a significant intellectual reputation with a friendly community life and a strong commitment to graduates.
Centrally located just south of the High Street, the college offers excellent facilities, a stimulating environment and a particularly fine library. The college prides itself on its friendly and efficient staff.
Each graduate is assigned a fellow of the college as a College Advisor and there are termly advisor lunches, and other regular graduate-specific events such as MCR/SCR seminars, discussion lunches with fellows and a graduate dinner.
Corpus Christi College offers a range of scholarships as well as providing additional financial support in the form of travel grants (for research travel or conference attendance) and academic expenses grants.
Accommodation and meals
The college has graduate accommodation in two areas of Oxford both approximately a mile from the main site. Rooms in the Liddell Building on the Iffley Road, a 10-minute walk from the college, are in three- or four-bedroom flats with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities facilities and rooms in Venneit Close (close to the station and a 20 minute walk to college) are in three bedroom flats with shared kitchen, bathroom and living area. Some accommodation is also provided in a large house in North Oxford, close to the University Parks and the University Science area and a 15-minute walk to the college. Rooms are single occupancy with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Corpus Christi College is currently unable to offer accommodation for families or couples.
The college can provide accommodation for approximately 50 graduates a year; all graduates are guaranteed accommodation for up to two years and all new graduates are guaranteed accommodation in their first year.
Further information on accommodation at Corpus Christi College is available on the college website.
The college provides meals in its dining hall every day during term time. Limited student meals are available during the vacations. Meals are paid for separately from the accommodation charge.
All housing has shared kitchen facilities available.
Library and IT services
Corpus Christi has an excellent college library, centred on the magnificent sixteenth-century Old Library, with around 70,000 books on open shelves. The library has elegant reading rooms, on-line access to a variety of electronic resources and general access to the University network and the internet via WiFi. Building work is taking place to create a new Special Collections Centre and modern extension to the current library; it is anticipated that this new space will be open in early 2024.
The library is open 24 hours a day for members of the college.
Internet access is available in all student rooms and properties. Wireless access is available across the main college site and in all college accommodation
Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities are available on the main site. There is a friendly IT support team to help with enquiries.
Sport, music and college facilities
Corpus Christi offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities to graduate students.
Middle Common Room (MCR) members can join any of the clubs and societies run by the JCR as well as their own.
There is a popular college choir, and opportunities to take part in plays and musicals.
Facilities for students with disabilities
Access to most areas of the college is possible for students with disabilities and ad hoc arrangements can be made, within reason, to suit individual needs.
There is one purpose-built flat off the main site for a disabled student and one room on the main site has been adapted for a wheelchair user. Other rooms have been adapted for the hard of hearing.
All graduate students are members of the Corpus Christi Middle Common Room (MCR), where there is a limitless supply of tea, coffee and biscuits available in addition to daily newspapers. The MCR also has a large TV and a computer with free printing.
The MCR Committee organises a varied programme of social and sporting events including MCR/SCR seminars, with papers delivered alternately by graduates and Fellows.
MCR members can dine at High Table twice each year, and a small number of MCR members can sign up for lunch with the fellows of the college every Monday in term
This college accepts graduate students for the following courses:
Please note that not all subjects areas or streams of a particular course may be offered by this college. Please see the college information on the relevant course page for further details. For a comprehensive list of all graduate courses available at the University of Oxford, please refer to our courses A-Z listing.