University of Oxford Reading List

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University of Oxford Reading List

University of Oxford Reading List

Please download the reading list for your subject using the links below. If you are reading for a joint school please ensure you download the list for each subject in the school. Please note that reading lists are not intended for exhaustive study but rather, in your own interests, to improve your background knowledge of the field you propose to pursue at Oxford.

  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Tutorial 1; Assumed Knowledge; Study Skills
  • Czech: Letter; Prelim Course and Reading
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics: Math Pre-Course
  • English
  • Engineering: There is no reading list for Engineering. Prof Thomas Adcock will be in contact with Engineering students to provide them with “revision” work.
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art: Letter; Reading List
  • Italian
  • Law: reading list will be sent with welcome pack
  • Management
  • Mathematics: Welcome Letter; Problem Sheets
  • Medicine: reading list will be sent with welcome pack
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics: Freshers’ Guide; Induction Programme; Maths Introduction; Computing
  • Politics
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Theology and Religion
  • Theology

How to Apply

Full information about application procedures is available on the University of Oxford website.

The following is a brief summary:

  • In order to apply for admission to the University as an undergraduate you will need to complete a UCAS application online between 1 September and 15 October, for entry the following October. Please refer to the UCAS website for instructions.
  • When making your application, you may choose one college of preference; alternatively you may submit an open application, in which case a college will be allocated to you by the Admissions Office computer.
  • Candidates planning to take a gap year, and therefore wishing to defer entry, should specify this on their application form rather than after they have been offered a place.
  • Depending on your chosen degree subject, you may have to submit some written work by 10 November. Some subjects ask candidates to take tests in early November, prior to the interview stage. You should check the arrangements for your subject in advance of making an application, as you must register for some of the tests in advance.
  • St. Peter’s will consider applications based on any type of recognised secondary education qualifications from any country.
  • If you are not a native speaker of English you will need to satisfy the University of Oxford’s English language requirements.

The College runs a one-year Visiting Student programme for students from EU and overseas universities.  Enquiries about the Visiting Student programme should be emailed to the Tutor for Visiting Students. You will find more information about arrangements for visiting students here.

The College also welcomes applications from students who have already completed a first degree at another university. See more information on Second undergraduate degrees on the University of Oxford website.