Harris Manchester is the only Oxford college which is dedicated solely to mature students (21+ with no upper age limit). It has a warm and friendly atmosphere in which each student is supported and treated as an individual. Our diversity of age, nationality and background makes the college a very interesting and vibrant community. The college has a number of scholarships for second undergraduate degrees.
College accommodation is all on the main site and students can generally live in for at least the first and final years of their course. Our excellent librarians manage some 70,000 volumes, and the library itself is open to students 24 hours a day during term time. Each student also has a small book grant to spend as they wish. The student community is socially active, with a lively variety of sporting and cultural events. The non-denominational Chapel provides a focus for prayer and reflection drawing from a range of faith traditions, and is a key practice and performance space for the College's musical activities.
Read more on the college website.
Harris Manchester is...
…fantastic resources, including a beautiful and well-stocked library.
…the pursuit of academic excellence supported by tight-knit and caring college community.
…a familial, warm, and supportive environment for scholars.
…accepting of everyone - literally no two students are alike.
…where they have learned your first name before you walk through the door.
To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.
|All first years on site|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year|
|Usually offered for three years|
|Usually offered for all years|
|Some vacation storage for international students|
|Gym on site|
|Library open 24/7|
|Wi-Fi throughout college|
|Multi-faith prayer room|
|Clubs & societies activities|
|College student magazine/paper|
|Some subject societies|
- Archaeology and Anthropology
- Classics and English
- Classics and Oriental Studies
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- History and Economics
- History and English
- History and Politics
- History of Art
- Human Sciences
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Medicine (Graduate Entry)
- Oriental Studies
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Philosophy and Theology
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
- Religion and Oriental Studies
- Theology and Religion