About the college
Wycliffe Hall is an evangelical theological college set within the University of Oxford.
Wycliffe Hall aims to equip students through excellent academic teaching, practical ministry experience, and living as part of a vibrant and supportive Christian community. Wycliffe Hall students and tutors consistently gain high academic awards within the University and alumni have experienced some fantastic success as church leaders, apologists and theologians.
Wycliffe Hall offers membership to those pursuing a number of excellent graduate qualifications - both taught and research focused. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Hall first before formally applying to discuss which course would be most appropriate for them. It is also important to note that Wycliffe places a strong emphasis on Christian community and commitment, and graduate students are encouraged to play an active part in the life and community of the Hall, as far as the nature of their course allows.
Accommodation and meals
Rooms are available for single students on Wycliffe Hall’s main site. Around half the rooms are available through the Christmas and Easter vacations, some of which are also available during the summer vacation.
Around half of graduate students are housed in college accommodation. As all students are of graduate age, whether on a graduate or undergraduate course, accommodation is not split along these lines and all students are entered into the same application process.
First-year graduate students may apply for accommodation once an offer has been accepted, and rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority for year round accommodation given to international students. Continuing students are invited to apply for accommodation in a separate application process; most are successful and offered accommodation in Wycliffe Hall for the duration of their course.
There is sometimes accommodation available for couples or families, mostly located off-site in separate houses around the city. One room on the main site is suitable for use by a student with physical difficulties. There is also a crèche in Wycliffe Hall, on the main site, which is open three mornings a week.
Meals are available in the dining hall during term time. A catering fee is charged to all residential students at the start of Michaelmas term, which is exchanged for 180 meals in Hall. Each accommodation block on-site contains a full- equipped kitchen.
Further information on accommodation at Wycliffe Hall is available on the college website.
Library and IT services
Wycliffe Hall has a well-resourced theological library and actively acquires the latest theological books, articles and publications.
There is a Graduate Study Room with facilities for private study. Wifi access is available throughout all main buildings and network connections are provided in all study areas and student bedrooms, in addition to the Hall's well-equipped computer suite.
Sport, music and college facilities
Students regularly take part in leading music for daily chapel services.
Wycliffe Hall runs football and cricket teams which play in the University league. The Hall also has a strong sporting partnership with The Queen's College where rowing, rugby, hockey, lacrosse and many more sporting activities are available.
The Hall is adjacent to the University Parks and many students take full advantage of the beautiful surroundings for walks, runs and informal sporting activities.
Students and staff also collaborate each year to put on the 'Wycliffe Revue'. The Revue is different every year but includes a variety of music, drama and comedic items.
Wycliffe Hall has graduate study rooms with facilities for private study and a kitchenette.
Spouses and children are very welcome for meals in the college and at community events - Wycliffe has a small playground and crèche for students who have families.
Facilities for students with disabilities
Wycliffe Hall welcomes applications from students with disabilities. Some buildings are wheelchair-accessible and the Hall is committed to making reasonable adjustments to facilitate students with disabilities.
Wycliffe's Common Room is a student-only space equipped with a kitchen, television, newspapers, a pool table and plenty of comfortable furniture for socialising.
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.