About the college
Situated in Radcliffe Square, Brasenose is a friendly college at the heart of the University and city.
We are able to accommodate undergraduates in single rooms for all years of study at our main site or nearby Frewin complex. Brasenose provides delicious and affordable food in our 16th-century dining hall. There are also shared kitchens at Frewin. Our lively bar is a fantastic place to relax.
We hold an annual summer week-long arts festival plus many more music, arts, sports and society events throughout the year. Our students run many special events including Chinese New Year and Burns Night celebrations, charity auctions, diversity workshops, fancy-dress parties and more.
Brasenose’s libraries are open 24 hours a day. We have our own sports ground and boathouse, and a large common room with entertainment of many kinds. Brasenose is an inclusive and diverse community where all members of the college family support each other.
Read more on the college website.
'…the friendly atmosphere amongst people from a vast array of backgrounds.'
'…the amazing location - you really are at the heart of this historic city.'
'…being amongst people who are always so ready to be involved. From fancy-dress parties to the Christmas pantomime.'
'…having amazing food that’s also just so cheap.'
'…being offered accommodation for all your years of study, and it’s all either on the main site or a five-minute walk away. I love that we’re always central!'
Visit our College Facilities page to compare facilities across different colleges.
|All first years on site
|Usually offered for all years
|Usually offered for three years
|Usually offered for first year and one other year
|Some vacation storage for international students
|Gym on site
|Library open 24/7
|Wi-Fi throughout college
|Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs & societies
Club / society
|College student magazine/paper
|Some subject societies
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Classics and English
- Classics and Modern Languages
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- European and Middle Eastern Languages
- Fine Art
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Economics
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Physics and Philosophy
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.
Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.
Brasenose College is part of Oxford for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Link Local Authorities
Windsor and Maidenhead
We have an extensive outreach programmes in our link regions of East Berkshire, North Yorkshire, and beyond. We are also beginning to work with schools in Northern Ireland.
We work closely with a number of organisations including Target Oxbridge, The Brilliant Club, MASSOLIT, UNIQ and Opportunity Oxford. Check out some of our digital outreach.
Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ