A quad and buildings in The Queen's College
The Queen's College
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The Queen's College

About the college

The Queen’s College is a close-knit, friendly college located on the High Street in central Oxford. It admits graduate students across a diverse range of specialisms and offers a range of graduate scholarships – both via the University’s central schemes and directly through the college.

To promote interaction between graduate students and fellows, seminars are held jointly between the Middle Common Room (MCR) and Senior Common Room (SCR) twice a term. In recognition of the substantial support provided to students by University supervisors, the college hosts an annual supervisors’ dinner. 

The Tutor for Graduates looks after the academic welfare of graduates and all students have an additional college advisor, usually with expertise in a field related to their research.

The college has a number of partial and full scholarships available in any given year often on a rotating basis with regard to subject area.

More information about The Queen’s College including Graduate Admissions and Facilities can be found on the college website.

College tour

The Queen's College: A Tour (descriptive PDF transcript)

College facilities

Library and IT services

The Queen’s College has recently invested in a new library extension, a new auditorium, and new graduate study facilities on the main site.  The college's library is open 24 hours a day during term-time. The current lending library consists of around 50,000 volumes. The college also has a very large and diverse collection of rare books, comprising around 100,000 volumes.

Wi-Fi is provided throughout the main site.

Sport, music and college facilities

Graduates have access to all college sports facilities including football, rugby and cricket pitches, tennis courts, a gym and a boathouse.

The Queen's College has a strong musical tradition, with facilities to match:

  • the chapel choir has established a reputation as one of Oxford’s finest mixed-voice chapel choirs;
  • the Eglesfield Musical Society, named after the founder of the college, is one of the oldest such societies in Oxford and organises a substantial series of concerts each year; and
  • facilities for individual and group rehearsal are available in two music practice rooms, one equipped with grand piano and the other with upright piano and harpsichord.

Facilities for disabled students

If you would like to discuss any disability affecting your accommodation needs, please contact the Tutor for Graduates and the Academic Administrator.

The Queen’s College welcomes disabled students and can cater for most requirements. In recent years the college has made improvements to its existing facilities in order to improve access for disabled students, including a lift to the new library and level-access toilet facilities adjacent to the dining hall for wheelchair users.

The college recognises that not all disabilities are visible. Candidates who are considering making an application are advised to contact the Tutor for Graduates in advance to discuss their specific needs.


The focus of graduate life within college is the lively and international Queen's College Middle Common Room (MCR), conveniently located in the Front Quad and boasting a comfortable and relaxed environment, complete with TV, DVD, Wii, Wi-Fi, daily newspapers and magazines.

The graduate community is diverse, friendly and sociable, organising a range of activities - including exchange dinners with other colleges and film nights - over the course of the year through the MCR's elected committee.

Students can participate in the weekly guest dinners, music nights, tasting events, debates and discussions of research with the SCR, as well as partake of the regular cake and tea provided by the student welfare representatives.

Accommodation and meals


The Queen’s College has dedicated accommodation for its graduate students at two different locations in Oxford. All graduate accommodation is off-site and the college has recently supplemented its housing provision for graduate students by renting a number of flats from the private sector.

Further information about accommodation at The Queen’s College is available on the college website.


Students gather at meals in the college's hall to socialise as well as dine. The college's kitchen staff are keen to provide wholesome meals for all and they cater for food allergies or intolerances.

Most graduate students eat in the college's hall for some meals and cook any other meals for themselves.


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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