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Colleges provide accommodation and social activities for students at the University of Oxford. No teaching is provided for graduate students but there is welfare and pastoral support at all Colleges. More information about Colleges can be found in the Alternative prospectus. This is written by Oxford students mostly for undergraduate applicants but the information about Colleges is useful.  

All students accepted onto a course at the University of Oxford must also be accepted by a College. It may be difficult to decide which College to apply to, especially if you are unfamiliar with the collegiate University. The lists below only serve as guidance and should not be seen as a recommendation for making a particular College choice. We DO NOT recommend making a "No College Preference" choice even if you have no particular preference. If you do that an allocation will be made on your behalf by the University Admissions team and you could then end up in a College where there is no Neuroscience representative. Therefore we do not recommend this option. If you are in doubt about a College choice please e-mail the Course Lecturer for advice.

For DPhil 1+3 Programme in Neuroscience

The full list of Colleges that will accept students for this programme is given on the Graduate Admissions website. The following are suggestions from the programme based on availability of Neuroscience fellows and recommendations from previous students. We particular recommend these Colleges where members of the Organising Committee for MSc in Neuroscience are fellows;

A selection of other Colleges where lecturers (or project supervisors) on the 1+3 Doctoral programme in Neuroscience course are fellows;

Other Colleges that previous 1+3 Doctoral students in  Neuroscience students have attended;

Colleges that do not, at present, accept applications for the 4 year Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience

  • All Souls College
  • Harris Manchester College
  • Nuffield College
  • St Anthony's College

Please note that these are recommendations from previous students and the full list can be obtained from the Graduate Admissions website