Brasenose College enjoys the best location of any Oxford University College with the entrance to the Old Quad on Radcliffe Square next to the Bodleian Library. Brasenose College was founded in 1509 and over the years it has been home to many famous students from author William Golding to the recent British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Brasenose College, University of Oxford offers an unparalleled opportunity to study in one of the most famous academic institutions in the world.
  • Alongside rigorous academic study, an important element of life at Brasenose is enjoying the wealth of facilities on offer and meeting new people.
  • Today, Oxford is a vibrant, modern city with stunning medieval architecture.



Brasenose College was founded in 1509 by Sir Richard Sutton, a Lawyer and William Smyth, Bishop of Lincoln. A Royal Charter, dated 1512, created the body of Principal and Fellows and established a College to be called 'The King's Hall and College of Brasenose'.


The Brasenose International Programme develops English language skills and deepens your understanding of British Culture and History. Lessons include a wide variety of interactive and student-focused classroom activities and they will have the opportunity to practice new vocabulary in a relaxed, supportive environment.


Studying on the Brasenose International Programme would be an excellent opportunity to improve your English, whilst also enhancing your critical thinking skills. You will have an opportunity to network with Oxford students.

Short Courses

Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Housing services

All student accommodation is located centrally in Oxford, with single rooms and shared bathrooms.

ICT services

Internet access is available in College, although students should bring their own laptops or tablets.

Medical services

Senior staff on the Brasenose International Programme are first aid trained and the local hospital is a short drive away from College.

Student Life

Campus life

Brasenose is one of the most attractive colleges in Oxford, positioned in the middle of the historic city centre with a wealth of tradition.

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