About the college
Magdalen has some of the most beautiful buildings in Oxford and is set in 120 acres of grounds which include the Deer Park and Addison’s riverside walk. The atmosphere is relaxed but with unambiguous ambitions towards academic and extra-curricular success.
The college has one of the larger graduate intakes among Oxford’s non-graduate colleges and competition for places is extremely keen.
Accommodation and meals
Magdalen College has up to 125 single study bedrooms available for graduates, all of which are located within five minutes' walk of the main college entrance. Accommodation is guaranteed for the first two years of graduate study. Further years may be available subject to the number of graduates eligible, and to refurbishment programmes. A limited number of partnered flats are available, although accommodation is not available for families.
The letting period for accommodation is October 1 to June 30, and vacation residence is also available.
Meals may be taken in the college's dining hall or Old Kitchen Bar almost all year round and all accommodation areas have access to self-catering facilities. There is a termly charge for catering made up of a redeemable element, valid on meals taken in the dining hall or the Old Kitchen Bar, and a fixed non-redeemable element.
Further information on accommodation and catering at Magdalen College is available on the college website.
Library and IT services
The college has a number of well-provisioned libraries with both general and specialist collections: the Longwall Library, Denning Law Library, Daubeny Library, McFarlane Library for specialist history texts, and Old Library for rare books and manuscripts.
WiFi is available throughout Magdalen. Most student rooms also have wired Ethernet connections available. The college has computer facilities in the Longwall Library and a dedicated computer room in St Swithun's quad, with Microsoft Office software, printing, scanning and other facilities.
Sport, music and college facilities
Magdalen College has on-site facilities for rugby, cricket, football, squash, tennis and hockey, and an all-weather pitch. The college offers access to free gym and swimming facilities and there is also a college boat club.
There are a number of active choirs and orchestras supported by music practice rooms and the Grove Auditorium, seating up to 160 people.
Other student societies include drama groups and the Magdalen Film Society, screening a full programme each term in the auditorium.
The college has extensive grounds with a Deer Park, water meadow, and Addison’s Walk, and offers punting and croquet.
Facilities for students with disabilities
Most areas of the main college site are accessible, including the library, auditorium, hall and Old Kitchen Bar. A single study-bedroom on the ground floor of the Daubeny Building, across the road from the main college, is accessible and can be adapted as required.
Graduate social life centres on the flourishing and cosmopolitan Magdalen Middle Common Room (MCR). This provides numerous amenities and organises outings, social events and sporting activities.
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.