Harris Manchester College
University of Oxford
Prospective students - Undergraduates

How to apply to take an undergraduate degree at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

What we expect

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)

For further information on how to apply please see ox.ac.uk/apply

All applicants are strongly advised to consult a copy of the Oxford University Prospectus which gives more details of the content of courses and of the other Oxford Colleges.

The University Prospectus is available from ox.ac.uk/study
Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office
01865 288000
email: study@ox.ac.uk

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.

Written Work

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 at ox.ac.uk/writwork

The Academic Administrator is pleased to give advice to applicants who are uncertain of what work to submit.

Written Tests

Some subjects require you to sit a written test, either before or at the time of interview. See ox.ac.uk/tests for a full list. .


For information about interviews please see ox.ac.uk/interviews

The Tutor for Admissions at Harris Manchester can be contacted on 01865 271009 or admissions@hmc.ox.ac.uk