There are 38 independent, self-governing colleges at Oxford University.
As a student at Saïd Business School, the department will be your main academic home, but you will also be attached to a college, either as a full member or as an associate member depending on your programme. In certain cases it may also be offered accommodation at your college.
The collegiate system makes study at Oxford a truly unique experience. Oxford colleges are small, intimate communities, where you meet academics and fellow students from around the world, and from a broad range of subjects well beyond your own field of study.
Your college helps you to establish a new circle of friends quickly. You will find yourself absorbed in fascinating conversations at college seminars, dinners, and informal occasions. This is a distinctive advantage over universities organised solely on departmental lines.
All colleges invest heavily in facilities, with extensive library and IT provision, sports and social events. The relatively small number of students at each college allows for close and supportive personal attention to be given to the induction, academic development and welfare of individuals.
Seven colleges are exclusively tailored to postgraduates and there is a choice of 30 that admit both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can either choose your preferred college or let Oxford allocate one to you.