Graduate Study

Wycliffe Hall is committed to being a centre of excellence for postgraduate study and research, where students are not only supported academically and spiritually, but are developed for their future careers. Whether you are undertaking graduate studies to become a minister, academic, or as part of your own personal development, Wycliffe has something to offer.

Wycliffe Hall and Theological Excellence

Wycliffe holds a unique place within the University by focusing exclusively on Theology—whether through the graduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, or the MSt in Jewish Studies overseen by the Oriental Institute.  The tutorial fellows are all experts in their respective fields and active in both teaching and research, and the college faculty covers all areas of theological reflection. This creates an extraordinary academic community, where individuals can share, contribute to, and develop their ideas; where students can feel supported by mature academics in their field; and where considerable resources can be found to aid students throughout their time here.

Community and the Graduate Society

As a graduate you will be welcomed into the wider college community, and can share in the significant teaching, social, and spiritual provision enjoyed by all Wycliffe students. However, all graduates are members of the Wycliffe Hall Graduate Society. The Society offers a closer knit community, providing weekly social events throughout the term. The Society also organises a fortnightly Graduate Research Seminar where graduates and other academics can present their research, learn from others in different fields, and contribute to the ongoing theological conversation. This is complimented by the termly ‘Lounge Lecture’ series, where renowned academics can meet with graduates in a relaxed and informal setting and share their own research with them. Spouses and partners are also extremely welcome to Society events.

Academic Training

In addition to academic, social, and spiritual provision, Wycliffe is committed to aiding its graduates materially. The Hall is equipped with one of the largest theological libraries in Oxford, which compliment the use of the Bodleian and Faculty libraries. Wycliffe also offers all of its graduates a permanent desk and study space within college, and the possibility of accommodation on site. Scholarships and bursaries may also be available. For those considering an academic career, an essential part of one’s development is not simply research but also teaching experience. Wycliffe Hall offers the possibility for graduates to be mentored by one of its tutors, and to gain teaching experience in lecture, seminar, and tutorial contexts.

Studying at Wycliffe as a Graduate Ordinand

Wycliffe considers its ministerial programme to be second to none. Many of our graduate students study alongside training for ministry, and Wycliffe Hall specialises in helping its graduate ordinands balance their academic studies alongside their ministerial formation.

Wycliffe Hall and the Wider University

The majority of graduate courses at Oxford are organised by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, and some graduates do choose to retain only nominal ties to their college. However, Wycliffe Hall and the Graduate Society offer its graduates a firm foundation from which to enjoy the extensive opportunities provided by the wider University, and to feel confident and prepared for life’s future path, whatever its trajectory might be.  

Wycliffe Hall will offer you:

  • Diverse graduate community
  • Rich social provision
  • Personal study space
  • Possible scholarship/bursary opportunities
  • Significant provision for career development
  • Specialised support for graduate ordinands

Further information

If you are an independent student then more information about individual graduate courses and details of how to apply can be found here

If you are a Church of England ordinand then more information about graduate courses and details of how to appply can be found here

More information about selection for courses can be found here

More information about fees etc can be found here

More information about funding and scholarships can be found here


Information for non EU and EEA students on visas can be found here