St Peter's College is a vibrant and inclusive community energised by shared intellectual curiosity and a commitment to excellence.

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Why study at St Peter’s College?

We are an informal and intimate college fizzing with energy and creativity. We believe in academic excellence and provide the teaching, facilities and supporting atmosphere to help everyone fulfil their potential.

Located at the centre of historic Oxford, St Peter’s was founded in 1929 with a mission to make the best Oxford education available to students of the greatest potential, irrespective of means or background.

More than 30 undergraduate courses and a wide range of postgraduate courses are available, and we offer one of the most successful visiting student programmes in the University.

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How to apply to St Peter's College

Our students come from all over the world and bring with them an amazing range of backgrounds and interests.

Our undergraduate access and outreach programme encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider applying to Oxford and helps young people and those who support them to make informed decisions about applying to competitive universities.

Click the links below to learn how to apply to St Peter's College as an undergraduate, visiting student or postgraduate.

Undergraduate Postgraduate Visiting students

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I feel very grateful to have an amazing group of coursemates and friends alongside me in College

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News and events

Follow our news and events to stay connected with the academic, artistic and athletic activities of the College.

Prof Stephen Tuffnell

Prof Stephen Tuffnell expert advisor and contributor to BBC’s History Revealed magazine

30 November 2022

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Dr Timothy Clack Co-Edits New Archaeology Book

30 November 2022

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Free Lunchtime Concerts - Presented by the St Peter's College Music Society

1 December 2022, 1:15pm-2pm

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Candlelight Service of Readings and Music for Advent and Christmas

1 December 2022, 5:30pm-7pm

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St Peter's College Oxmas Drinks

13 December 2022, 6pm-9:30pm

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Professor Judith Buchanan

St Peter’s College is a special place marked both by a vibrant community life and by significant academic strength. Our informality, buzz and strong sense of community contribute to our distinctive spirit.

Prof Judith Buchanan, Master of St Peter's College
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