Mature and second BA students

Wadham welcomes mature students and those who wish to study for a second BA degree.

  • Mature, Second BA and Visiting Students

Mature Students

The College welcomes mature applicants. When considering mature student applications, tutors take into account formal academic qualifications, together with details of any employment since leaving school and any professional qualifications.

Mature students

Given the strong competition for places in Oxford colleges, tutors will be looking for evidence of suitability for the chosen course and that applicants have appreciated the demands of a full-time undergraduate degree in Oxford, which involves three eight-week terms. Applicants who lack formal qualifications may be advised to consider taking one or two A-levels, perhaps through evening classes with a local College of Further Education; or to take one of the Access courses specifically designed as preparation for degree work, which are offered by institutions of further and higher education throughout the country (including that at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education); or to take an Open University Foundation course. See individual subject websites and the Undergraduate Prospectus for more details.

Second BA

The College welcomes applications from students wishing to study for a second undergraduate degree having completed a first degree.

Wadham admissions office

The application procedure is the same as for applicants for a first degree, although 2nd BA applicants will be expected to submit a transcript of their first degree to the College. Any 2nd BA applicants who are applying for Senior Status (direct entry into the second year) are also advised to contact at the time of application to confirm if places in that subject are available at the College. Please note that the College regrets that it cannot accept applications for Senior Status in Law, PPE or Medicine.