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Exeter College admits around 100 graduates each year across a wide range of subjects. Some applicants have previously completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the College, or at other Oxford Colleges, but most come from other universities from across the world. Our vibrant and diverse graduate community provides a wonderful environment in which to pursue your studies.

Details of which Colleges admit students for each course can be found on Oxford University’s College Search Tool.

Please see the University website for more information about courses of study or how to make an application.

Graduate Admissions selection criteria for Exeter College

  • Applicants must first have been accepted by a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford before any college or permanent private hall may consider them.
  • Applications are considered for any of the courses in which the College offers admission. Please consult the relevant course listing for details.
  • Applications are usually considered by academic staff in the relevant subject area, or by the Senior Tutor.
  • Preference will normally be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the College’s academic staff.
  • The College aims to admit a certain number of graduate students each year spread across the range of subjects in which it accepts graduate students, and this will determine the number of offers which can be made to applicants. Where there are more applicants than offers which can be made, the relative academic merit and potential of the applicants may be taken into account. It may not be possible to make offers to applicants whose applications are received late in the admissions round, when places are full.
  • The possession of competitively-won funding may be taken into account as an indicator of the applicant’s academic merit and potential.
  • The final decision on whether to offer a place in the light of the overall competition for graduate places and the spread of those places across subject areas is usually taken by the Senior Tutor.
  • Please note that any offer of a place will be subject to satisfactory completion of the financial declaration form that will be sent to the applicant as part of the offer of a place. Please consult the financial declaration guidance for more details.
  • Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria described above.

If you have questions about applying to the University please see the University’s FAQ and contact information.

Graduate Admissions selection criteria for those applying to the MSc in Learning and Teaching at Exeter College

Preference will be given to those applicants who:

  • show a commitment to the UK maintained school sector,
  • teach in secondary schools subjects of relevance to the undergraduate degrees for which the College admits students, and
  • have not previously been matriculated members of an Oxford or Cambridge College.

If you have any questions about studying at Exeter College, or the College’s Graduate Scholarships, please contact the Admissions Officer, Verity Skirrow, via or +44 (0)1865 279668.