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Graduate Study: Why Merton?

Graduate students at Merton form part of a dynamic and diverse intellectual community. In addition to great accommodation and food, they enjoy many formal and informal opportunities to interact with one another as well as with established scholars.

Research groups, such as Global Directions, the History of the Book, and the Biomedical & Life Sciences Group provide exciting spaces for intellectual cross-pollination. Less formal conversations around College—perhaps over dinner or during a sports match—also offer graduate students unique opportunities to grow intellectually. The thriving MCR also hosts a variety of social events and opportunities for rest and relaxation.

Watch the video below to find out more about Merton from current graduate students.

Graduates constitute over half of the student body — a larger than average proportion for a college which does not confine itself to graduates. The college is strongly committed to the College Adviser system, and to providing ample opportunities for graduates to participate in, and benefit from, college life in general. More information about events and college life can be found at the student-run MCR website.

The University's Virtual Open Day offers a range of information about graduate life including dedicated sections on funding and international study, and the chance to meet graduate students. Prospective graduate applicants are welcome to visit the College - contact the Graduate Officer for further information - and to email the MCR Vice-President for a current graduate student perspective.