For this thematic concentration select one primary tutorial, one secondary tutorial, and one integrative seminar (normally from the discipline of your primary tutorial).  These courses are in addition to Selected Topics in British Culture, for which you choose case studies appropriate to your thematic concentration when in Oxford.

More information on each tutorial is available by downloading the tutorial descriptions for each subject.


Tutorials from English Language and Literature

  • CS Lewis in Context
  • Modern Literature (1900 to the present day)
  • Special Authors: Post-Colonial Literature
  • Textual Criticism


Tutorials from History

  • A Comparative History of the First World War, 1914–20
  • British Economic History since 1870
  • British Society in the Twentieth Century
  • China in War and Revolution, 1890–1949
  • Culture, Politics, and Identity in Cold War Europe, 1945–68
  • General History XII (1856–1914)
  • General History XIII (1914–1945)
  • General History XIV (1941–1973)
  • General History XVII (The History of the United States since 1863)
  • General History XVIII (Imperial and Global History, 17501914)
  • Historiography: Tacitus to Weber
  • History of the British Isles VI: 1815–1924
  • History of the British Isles VII: Since 1900
  • Imperialism and Nationalism, 1830-1980
  • Modern Japan, 1868–1972
  • Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland, c.1870–1921
  • Political Theory and Social Science c.1780–1920
  • The Authority of Nature: Race, Heredity, and Crime, 1800–1940
  • The Soviet Union, 1924–41
  • Theories of War and Peace in Europe, 1890–1914


Tutorials from History of Art

  • Art in China since 1911
  • European Cinema (knowledge of relevant modern languages required)
  • German Expressionism in Literature and the Visual Arts (knowledge of relevant modern language required)
  • Modernism and After (20th-Century Art in Europe and North America)
  • The Experience of Modernity: Visual Culture, 1880–1925


Tutorials from Modern Languages

  • Contemporary Brazilian Literature
  • German Film Studies
  • Introduction to French Film Studies
  • Introduction to French Literary Theory
  • Latin-American Fiction in Portuguese from 1940
  • Linguistic Studies II: Modern French
  • Linguistic Studies II: Modern Italian
  • Modern German Literature, from 1730 to the Present: Texts, Contexts and Issues
  • Modern Italian Literature (from 1750 to the Present) and Cinema
  • Modern literature in Portugal and Brazil
  • Modern Prescribed Authors (German)
  • Modern Prescribed Authors I: Pushkin, Gogol, Mandel’shtam, Mayakovsky, Bulgakov
  • Modern Prescribed Authors II: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn
  • Modern Prescribed French Authors I
  • Modern Prescribed French Authors II
  • Modern Prescribed Italian Authors
  • Portuguese Modern Prescribed Authors
  • Russian Drama of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • Russian Literature from 1953 to the Present Day
  • Russian Literature, 1820–1953
  • The Literature of Portuguese-Speaking Africa
  • The Portuguese Expansion in Asia
  • Translation from Modern German: Advanced Level


Tutorials from Musicology

  • Topics in Music History after 1700


Tutorials from Philosophy

  • Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein
  • Post-Kantian Philosophy
  • The Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein


Tutorials from Psychology

  • Philosophy of science and philosophy of psychology and neuroscience
  • Psychology of Religion


Tutorials from Theology

  • Christian Life and Thought in Europe and the English-Speaking World, 1789–1921
  • Islam II: Islam in the Modern World
  • Issues in Theology, 1789–1921



  • English language and literature
  • History
  • Philosophy