Wadham has high academic standards maintained in an informal atmosphere. We welcome academic excellence, diversity and independence and are known for our inclusive and welcoming culture. We are committed to supporting a progressive student body, and our access work is at the core of all we do.
Wadham is one of the larger colleges. Our Student Union provides facilities and support for students and organises charity, cultural, entertainment and welfare events.
Students have access to excellent facilities, including a 24-hour library with over 40,000 texts. There are frequent productions in our theatre and in the Holywell Music Room. Sports facilities include a gym, badminton and squash courts, a boathouse and a sports ground with pavilion.
Wadham undergraduates are normally offered accommodation for the standard duration of their studies (3 or 4 years), including two years on the main college site. An exciting new building, which opened in 2020, provides a visionary undergraduate centre, complete with music room, arts room, café, bar, social and study space, situated at the heart of the college. High-quality and affordable meals on the main site are available to all students.
Read more on the college website.
…always having someone to support you.
…a supportive environment with stimulating tutors.
…a place where you can be yourself.
…the home of great debate, encouraging freedom of thought and expression.
…the most gorgeous library where you can curl up on a beanbag with a view of the gardens.
To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.
|All first years on site|
|Usually offered for all years|
|Usually offered for three years||N/A|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year||N/A|
|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|
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics and English
- Classics and Modern Languages
- Classics and Oriental Studies
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- European and Middle Eastern Languages
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Economics
- History and English
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- History of Art
- Human Sciences
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Oriental Studies
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Physics and Philosophy
- Psychology (Experimental)
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.
Wadham College is part of Oxford for East England.
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