Undergraduate Admissions

Every year Oxford’s English Faculty admits around 240 students to study for an undergraduate degree in English. In doing so, these students join the UK’s largest and the world’s consistently top-ranked English department: not only have we topped the Guardian University League Table, but as of 2021 we have held the top spot on the QS World University ranking for six years in a row! 

We encourage every student with a talent for the subject to consider applying for English at Oxford. Regardless of background, we are looking for those with ability, a love of literature, and the willingness to work hard.

These pages allow you to find out about what it is like to study English at Oxford, offer guidance on how to apply, and provide resources to help you delve deeper into English Language and Literature.