A quad at Keble College with the chapel on the left
Liddon Quad, with the Chapel on the left and Liddon Lodge Side accommodation to its right.
(Image credit: Greg Smolonski / Oxford University Images).

Keble College

About the college

Keble’s home for graduate students, the H B Allen Centre, opened in 2018. Located just north of the college's main site on Parks Road, the centre combines graduate accommodation and facilities with space dedicated to research, innovation and start-ups. It raises the college’s provision for the graduate community to a new level.

Applications are welcome for research degrees and masters' courses in most subjects. Keble College is especially keen to encourage applications from students whose academic interests overlap with those of the fellows of the college.

College tour

College facilities

Library and IT services

Keble College has an excellent library with well-equipped and comfortable reading rooms open 24 hours a day for most of the year. It supports graduate study on taught courses, has a generous budget and welcomes suggestions from its users.

Readers also have access to an extensive range of electronic resources provided by the University.

The college is fully networked and linked into the internet, with internet connection points in every room and Wi-Fi access in the H B Allen Centre, including its two large graduate common rooms.

Sport, music and college facilities

Music, drama, a wide range of sports and other societies flourish at Keble at all levels, ranging from the novice to the near-professional. Keble’s Music Society and chapel choir are highly respected in the city, and the college boasts the popular O’Reilly Theatre.

The H B Allen Centre has a well-equipped gym. The college also has rowing facilities. Its sports ground and squash courts are located within easy reach of the main college site.

Facilities for disabled students

The H B Allen Centre is designed to accommodate disabled students. Most of the buildings on the Parks Road site date from the 19th century but are accessible to wheelchair users, either via flat access or via a removable ramp. Wheelchair access to the dining hall is via a lift. Please contact the college about any accessibility requirements. 


The H B Allen Centre has two large graduate common rooms located near the cafeteria, with terrace seating in the quad; there is also a graduate common room on the Parks Road site. 

Accommodation and meals


Subject to availability, Keble aims to offer accommodation to as many starting graduates as possible, but is unable to guarantee a room for everyone. The college also houses some returning graduates (ie in their second or third years).

All rooms are en-suite and most are arranged in self-contained flats of six rooms with a shared kitchen. There are laundry facilities, including free drying.

New graduate students are contacted before they arrive in Oxford and asked what their room preferences are: the Accommodation Manager tries to take account of these preferences (and medical considerations) in allocating rooms, but there are no guarantees that students will get exactly what they want.


Graduates in the college's accommodation have access to modern kitchens, each equipped with cooker, oven, rice cooker, fridge/freezer, dryer, cutlery and crockery. Meals may also be taken in the college throughout most of the year, either in the cafeteria of the H B Allen Centre or in the dining hall on the main college site.

Keble retains the custom of communal dining in the college's dining hall. The college serves three meals a day, five days a week, and two meals (brunch and dinner) on Saturdays and Sundays. Meals in the Hall and food and drink in the H B Allen Centre's cafeteria can be charged to your account (battels) using your University Card. There is no catering charge or set number of meals you must take; everything is pay as you go.

Further information about accommodation at Keble College is available on the college website.


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


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