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Undergraduate study


new undergraduates each year


people in the Mansfield community


of UK students from state schools


new undergraduates each year


people in the Mansfield community


of UK students from state schools

Welcome to Mansfield –
an open-minded community where new students quickly get to know each other.

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World-class teaching

At Mansfield you’ll discover your individual intellectual journey amongst world-leading experts – in a supportive environment where both you and your ideas can flourish. Together we put empathy and understanding into our learning, our research, and the world around us.

Studying at Mansfield

Inclusive ethos

Our students come to Mansfield from all over the world, and from a wide variety of social and educational backgrounds – all united by their enthusiasm for learning. We’re also home to the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights – open minds and mutual respect are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Values and Ethos

Academic excellence

Each year approximately 76 undergraduates join Mansfield – each bringing their unique viewpoint and enthusiasm for learning. With tutors and students representing 60 countries, our diversity helps us to make cutting-edge discoveries and progressive contributions to academic excellence.

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Beautiful spaces

Our historic Oxfordian architecture sits amidst contemporary facilities and picturesque outdoor spaces. Mansfield is perfectly situated in a quiet yet very central spot – close to the science parks, libraries, and city centre – with one of the biggest Junior Common Rooms (JCRs) in Oxford.

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Close knit-community

We think we offer a wonderful College experience for our community to learn and grow together – with 24-hour libraries and accommodation for all years of undergraduate study. Plus 13 clubs and societies, two College cats, and vegetarian and vegan food twice voted the best in Oxford.

College Life

A day in the life of an undergraduate



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Meet our students

A College with a high proportion of students being state educated was important to me (I am the only girl from my school who has ever got into Oxbridge). Being a small college, I have friends in all year groups and subjects. Mansfield really is a community!

Hannah Carter, Geography student

My favourite thing about Mansfield is the chill vibes. There’s always someone I can talk to, (or) someone willing to play Mario Kart or table tennis when I feel like a break. And loads of events like Welfare Teas, Origami, board games nights, and open mic nights.

Ittihad Hasib, Mathematics student

I sit on the JCR (Junior Common Room; student council) bench as Fresher’s Officer, planning Freshers Week and hosting events as part of my welfare responsibilities. I am also the LGBTQ+ Rep for an anti-sexual violence Students’ Union campaign.

Flav Covaci, English student

There are a lot of study spaces; I like the library if I want solo study time and I love the Crypt (our College café) for informal group study or catching up with friends. In the nicer weather, it’s nice to study on the outdoor tables or the quad.

Amelia Oxlade, Philosophy & Theology student

College Life at Mansfield

Explore this section to see what life is like at Mansfield, from food and drink to societies, sport, student reps, and welfare.

College Life
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The important stuff

Your course

Find out more

We offer 12 subjects within the areas of humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and physical sciences. Mansfield  tutors oversee your studies, taking a close interest in your academic progress. Explore our subjects and academic specialisms to see if we’re the right College for you.

Your application

Find out more

You can apply to UCAS for an undergraduate course at Oxford between 5 September and 6pm (UK time) 15 October 2024 – for entry in 2025 or deferred entry in 2026. Here’s how to complete your application.

Open days

Find out more

If you want to find out more about Mansfield College, you can visit us at one of our Open Days.