The choice of College or Hall is an important one for your studies at the University of Oxford. Since each has its own distinctive ethos and community, you will want to choose one that is right for you.

Campion Hall offers its graduate students a holistic learning environment that engages the heart and soul as well as the mind. Shaped by Jesuit educational traditions, students are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the Hall community, and through this to make “progress in learning and life”. Campion Hall is a research community that inspires individuals to make a contribution to the greater good of society. In this context, learning can become truly transformative, as students are readied for their future mission in life.

The Hall welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. Its resources are well suited to students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We regularly admit students working on theological, philosophical, ecological, political, ethical and other topics that contribute to the understanding and promotion of human flourishing. We also welcome applications from students who specialize in digital scholarship and digital humanities. The Hall is well suited to members of religious congregations or clergy as well as lay students. As a reference, here is a list of typical postgraduate academic subjects for students at Campion Hall.

In addition to being a centre for research, Campion Hall is the home of Jesuits in Oxford, and there is a distinct rhythm that revolves around liturgical life. While participation is not mandatory, many find getting involved in the Hall’s liturgical life enriching. For those who understand, appreciate, and take strength from our values, Campion Hall is an inspirational and vibrant place to study and research for the civilisation of ‘freedom, growth, salvation and love’ of which Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope, has spoken.

Students most likely to flourish at Campion Hall are those with:

  • Motivation to pursue academic excellence in their chosen field
  • Desire to make a positive contribution to society
  • Willingness to engage with Jesuit traditions and participate in the communal life of the Hall
  • A preference for being part of a small close-knit community

You can find the latest copy of the Campion Hall Student Handbook here.

For an idea of what a typical term’s academic and social activities look like, see an example of a recent Term Card.

Have a question?

If you have any questions about applying for graduate study at Campion Hall, please get in touch with our Hall Secretary, Trudi Preston (

If you would like to know more about student life at Campion Hall, we welcome you to get in touch with our current graduate students.

Lucinda Armstrong
Wilin Buitrago Arias

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