University of Oxford
We would expect all applicants to have the equivalent of 3 A grades at A level. This could include a previous university degree, an Access Course, a University Foundation Course, Open University Foundation Course, the International Baccalaureate, HND or A-levels. We take applicants' background and employment history into account,.
Prospective Harris Manchester students need to follow the normal application process for Oxford University, making their applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
All applicants are strongly advised to consult a copy of the Oxford University Undergraduate Prospectus, which gives more details of the content of courses and of the other Oxford Colleges.
The University Prospectus is also available from http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/prospectus/
Oxford Colleges Admissions Office
Oxford, OX1 2JD
It is crucially important that applicants look carefully at the content and structure of their prospective course, to be sure that it is likely to suit them. Oxford syllabi and course structures are singular: it is not possible to study part-time, nor is it easy to take time off from a course. There are no modular courses, and most courses are still largely assessed by three-hour examinations taken at the end of three years. There are many students, especially mature students, whom this system does not suit. It is easy to be carried away by the allure of the Oxford "brand", without really considering whether or not it is what you want. Please consider the course carefully, before you apply.
So that we can track them through the University system, applicants should also complete HMC's own application form and return it direct to the Academic Administrator:
Harris Manchester College
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his or her additional referee(s) write directly to the Academic Administrator.
Application forms for Harris Manchester can downloaded as a PDF file or MS Word document,
or may be obtained from the Tutor for Admissions, Victoria Lill, by telephoning 01865 271009
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to her at
Harris Manchester College
Oxford, OX1 3TD
marking your envelope "Admissions".
Where written work is required as part of the application, it should be sent direct to the College by 10 November. Applicants who do not have suitable work from a relevant course may choose to write on any topic they deem to be interesting for their prospective course. Further details of the requirements can be found in the subject entry in the University Prospectus or on line at www.admissions.ox.ac.uk.
The Academic Administrator is pleased to give advice to applicants who are uncertain of what work to submit.
The college application form requires a second reference (in addition to the UCAS reference) to be sent to the College, References should come preferably from people who can comment on an applicant's academic ability, or on qualities relevant to sustained intellectual work.
Some subjects require you to sit a written test, either before or at the time of interview. See http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate_courses/how_to_apply/tests/index.html for a full list. .