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University of Oxford

4.5 out of 5 (64 ratings / 36 reviews) Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Oxford has a distinctive collegiate structure. Students and academics benefit from belonging both to the University, a large, internationally-renowned institution, and to a college or hall, a small, interdisciplinary academic community.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.

Education

  • Oxford offers more than 350 different graduate degree programmes.
  • Oxford's research activity involves more than 70 departments, the colleges, more than 1,800 academic staff, more than 5,500 research and research support staff, and more than 6,100 graduate research students.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate Oxford qualifications: certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, Master's and Doctoral degrees, offered part-time, in the arts, social sciences, diplomatic studies, human rights law, health care and biomedical sciences.

Research

Research carried out by Oxford’s staff, students and alumni has made an enormous impact on the world over the centuries. You can explore some of the more recent examples in the Oxford Impacts case studies and films. These range from impact on culture, business and policy to environment and health.

The impact of some research is evident immediately, whereas in other cases it can take years, or even decades, before the true value becomes apparent. There are no simple predictors of potential benefit or outcomes, and no single measure of impact. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
1
2019
1
2018
1
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
4 1
2019
5 1
2018
6
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
5
2019
5
2018
5
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
7
2018
7
2017
7
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

Our professional services are also known collectively as the University Administration and Services (UAS).

Their purpose is to

  • support the University’s core academic purposes of teaching, learning and research
  • ensure the University can meet the requirements of government, funding bodies and other external agencies
  • facilitate the attainment of the objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan

Housing services

The Alumni Office has partnered with travel booking specialist to offer alumni a discount on bed and breakfast accommodation in selected Colleges. 

Availability is limited and tends to be better during the summer holidays. If you cannot find availability for your chosen dates, you can still book accommodation in other Oxford colleges, although a discount will not be applied.

Library services

Oxford meets the needs of its students, academics and the international research community with a wide range of library services provided by more than 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.

ICT services

  • Membership
  • Ex Officio the Senior IT officer
  • Ex Officio the Department Administrator
  • Ex Officio all members of the Department IT support staff
  • 2 members of Department nominated bi-annually by DC
  • at least 2 other co-opted members (co-opted annually)

Medical services

Health care is not just concerned with medical care; it also involves the careful management of a complex system and network of organisations.

Drawing on the School's internationally renowned expertise, this group explores how health care organisations work, why they work and, crucially, how to improve them. 

Student Life

Campus life

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences fund, develop and deliver training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine and the application of genomics in healthcare.

Sports facilities

The University Club is a sports and social facility for staff, graduates, alumni, retired or ex-staff of Oxford University, and membership is now available to their friends and family. The Club is situated on Mansfield Road, a short walk away from the city centre.

The Club offers great value, menus catering for all tastes and a broad selection of beverages, including local speciality ales.  The Club also offers accommodation  and plays host to the following sports: aerobics, dance, football, cricket, archery, tennis, squash, karate and fencing. Use of the gym is available for guests staying at the Club.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

During my A-Levels, studying at the university of my dreams seemed so far away. However, through hard work and a little faith, I'm now studying the course I love at the University of Oxford. Every day presents new challenges, but it's all worth it!

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying at Oxford has been the best and worst experience of my life. The first year of the Beginners' Russian course is notoriously difficult. Every week we would have: a vocabulary test (for which we had to memorise from 150-300 new Russian words); a grammar test; a dictation/listening comprehension test or essay; translation, grammar and listening exercises for...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you are coming here you'll know you'll get one of the best degrees, and knowing that will help you get through the hardship and difficulty of going through this program. You'll be surrounded by brilliant people, with whom you'll even get better outside of the curricula. However, you might find the environment and people a bit one-sided, which might be a bit...

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