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.

Graduate Admissions Selection Criteria

  • 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 following list to see the subjects to which the college admits: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/colleges/regents-park-college.
  • Applications are usually considered by academic staff in the relevant subject area and the Tutor for Graduates.
  • 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 Tutor for Graduates.
  • 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 this guidance for more details: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/financial-declaration.
  • Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria described above. http://www.ox.ac.uk/gafhandbook/college-processes/selection-criteria

Academic enquiries

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