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Summer reading lists for new students

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    Students reading on the grass outside Murray Edwards College
    Students reading on the grass outside Murray Edwards College

    Preparing for your studies at Cambridge

    For our new undergraduates joining us this October, please find below reading lists for undergraduate study at Murray Edwards College.  We also advise you to visit the website of your Department or Faculty for further reading lists and preparatory work.

    It will be helpful for new students to spend some of their time over the summer to get ahead in preparing for your chosen course.  Guidance on what to read, or how to prepare, for each subject is provided below.

    Subject reading lists


    Computer Science




    Human, Social and Political Science



    Medical Sciences

    Modern and Medieval Languages


    Natural Sciences


    Veterinary Medicine

    Any questions?

    If you have any further information on preparing to study at Murray Edwards College, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Tutorial Office on 01223 762100 or email

    Alternatively, if your question is specific to a subject, you may want to contact the subject's Director of Studies.