Every year Regent's offers places to around forty postgraduate applicants for a range of the University's taught and research courses, with the majority of these drawn from Social Science and Humanities disciplines.

In the friendly atmosphere of Regent’s, the postgraduate community is a rich melting pot that provides many opportunities for cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange.

Postgraduate students at Regent’s are full members of the middle common room, which includes spaces to study and socialise. As members of a close-knit community, postgraduates can get involved in many activities, such as sport, art, music and drama. For most postgraduates, the College is primarily a social home where they can also benefit from access to excellent facilities, including a wealth of welfare provisions.

Those with an interest in Baptist and Nonconformist history, we also have world-leading research facilities in the Angus Library and Archive.

Postgraduates at Regent’s are under the academic care of the Graduate Studies Tutor, but are also allocated to a Personal Tutor for pastoral matters, and to a college advisor who offers support of a general and academic kind while being more removed from the actual academic work.

Taught courses

Postgraduates studying on taught Masters Courses are usually taught in a mixture of classes, lectures and individual tutorials and these are arranged by the relevant University faculty or department rather than the colleges. The University also expects these students to attend classes designed to train them in methods of academic research. One- and two-year taught masters courses usually require a combination of examinations and short dissertations.

Research courses

Doctorates usually require three or four years study, and are awarded after the student has researched and written a longer and detailed piece of individual and original research. This is done under the supervision of an academic staff member who is a specialist in the field and who oversees and advises them on their work. Often the supervisor is a member of another college. Again, the University expects Doctoral students to attend classes designed to train them in methods of academic research. Students are often admitted initially to a Masters level course, and then progress on to Doctoral status when they have satisfied their Faculty that this is appropriate.

Applying to Oxford

Applications are made through the central University. You can find detailed information on preparing and submitting your application on the University website.

Academic enquiries

Bailey Thomas, Academic Administrator
academic.administrator@regents.ox.ac.uk, +44 (0)1865 288153