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Graduate Admissions

Our graduate students read for advanced Oxford degrees (DPhil, MSc, MPhil, BPhil), Certificates (such as PGCE) and  Diplomas.  We also welcome visiting students on a year's secondment from graduate work in their own universities.

The Hall specialises in TheologyPhilosophyPolitics, and the wider Social Sciences. You can find a full list here.

Our students studying human rights, social policy, refugee studies, NGO studies and international relations are usually closely associated with the research and activities of the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, which is based in the Hall.


How to apply

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.

Most applicants are admitted as from the start of the academic year in October (though other times are possible). Application forms are available in October of the preceding year from the University's Graduate Admissions Office. You can find more information here.

Applications are considered for any of the courses in which the Hall offers admission. Please consult the following list to see these courses:

Applications are usually considered by the Tutor for Graduate Admissions. Preference will normally be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the Hall’s academic staff.The Hall 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.

All applicants must be over 21 years of age.

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 Graduate Admissions.

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

Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria described above.



You can find information about the Hall's grants, scholarships and bursaries here, and information fees and finance prepared by the university here.


Disabled Students

We welcome enquiries from disabled students. The nature of our old buildings inevitably makes access difficult to some areas, but we have various contingency plans which can be brought into effect and we regard problems as challenges to be overcome. Please contact the Academic Administrator, Ms. Lucy Traves and let us know what your needs are: in most cases we can and will meet them.


News & Events

13th Sep
The Scovil Scholarship in Christian Art and Theology

New scholarship offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford and Blackfriars Hall.

25th Jun
Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2018

'Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis' - July 2018, 4.30pm

24th Apr
'Did the Saviour See the Father?'

Fr. Simon Gaine's book, now out in paperback.

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