Somerville has a lively graduate community of around 150 students reading for a variety of advanced degrees and diplomas. We welcome applications from people of all educational, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
Please click on the links on the right hand side of this page to find out more about studying at Somerville and the application process.
Go to our Graduate Academic Life page to find out more about the academic structure at Somerville
The Middle Common Room (MCR) is the graduate student body (like a student union) of an Oxford college. It is also the name of the common room(s) and facilities shared by graduate students. The Somerville MCR is in Margery Fry House, which is a building on the main College site reserved for graduate members of Somerville. The House is open all year round, both in term-time and during vacations. The Common Room has newspapers, a television and facilities for making tea and coffee. There is also a small dining room with kitchen for private parties. There is also a small computer room exclusively for the use of graduate students.
All graduate students of Somerville College are members of the College's MCR. The Somerville MCR has an Executive Committee to manage its affairs and there are regular joint MCR/SCR symposia, where short papers are presented and discussed in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
You can find out more at the MCR website