Why choose Christ Church?

There's a tremendous vibrancy of life and activity at Christ Church. Our college stands out for the beauty of its buildings and its welcoming atmosphere, as well as the distinguished research and teaching that goes on within its walls. 

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Why choose Christ Church?

Welcome to Christ Church

Courses at Christ Church
Learning at Christ Church

Our courses, teaching and facilities

We cover most courses offered at the University of Oxford and our tutorial-based teaching means you'll be exposed to exciting research and excellent teaching. What's more, our first-class facilities, including our enchanting library, make studying in college a joy. 

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Graduate study at Christ Church

Discover what it's really like to be a graduate student at Christ Church, which courses we offer, how to apply to study here, and how you can fund your studies. 

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Graduate life at Christ Church
How to apply
Undergraduate applications

How to apply

At Christ Church we welcome candidates from all backgrounds. If you have the academic ability and potential to study at Oxford, we welcome you to apply. Find out how. 

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Schools and pupils

Information for schools, pupils, parents and carers

Christ Church regularly works with schools and colleges to explore options for university study and demystify Oxford. We work with pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, along with their teachers, careers advisers, parents and carers, encouraging young people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to Oxford and supporting those who do. Find out more about our programmes.

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Schools and pupils
Our access initiatives
Access and outreach

Our commitment to access

Christ Church is committed to widening access, and we regularly work with schools and colleges to raise aspirations, demystify life at Oxford, and encourage applications from pupils with academic ability and potential from all backgrounds. Discover what we’re doing to break down barriers to studying here. 

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Open Days at Christ Church

Our Open Days

Open Days are a fun and relaxed way for prospective applicants to come to Christ Church and chat to students and tutors, have a look around, and find out valuable information – and there's travel and accommodation support if you need it. See what happens on our Open Days and how you can attend. 

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Christ Church Open Days
Christ Church Library
Christ Church Library and Archives

Our magnificent 18th-century library, one of the largest in Oxford, serves both the needs of the college community and the research interests of scholars from all over the world. 

The Archive is our corporate memory and is open to all those who have an interest in the history of the college, the Cathedral, the estates, and all the men and women who have worked and studied at Christ Church.

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Our research

We've been educating and researching for 500 years and it's this work that makes our contribution to cultural, intellectual, national and international life special. Explore the research that goes on at Christ Church. 

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An exhibition in the Upper Library

Women of the House: Portraits of Christ Church

In 2022, Christ Church students, staff, and alumni were invited to nominate individuals with a Christ Church connection for a group of portraits testifying to women’s contributions to both the House and the wider world over the past four decades.

The 40th anniversary of the arrival of women as undergraduates at Christ Church in 1980–81 provided the impetus to undertake this project, a crucial step in the ongoing process of creating a visual environment that better reflects Christ Church’s vibrant and diverse community. 

The project culminated in an exhibition held in autumn 2022, Women of the House: Portraits of Christ Church.

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Emeritus Professor Catherine Andreyev, Emeritus Professor Judith Pallot and Emeritus Professor Emanuela Tandello

Meet some of our