Playlists

A collection of curated playlists for our most popular texts and topics, created by MASSOLIT.

History

The Tudors – Henry VII, 1485-1509

This playlist brings together sixteen courses on the Tudors, covering the reigns of all five Tudor monarchs: Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

16 courses, 102 lectures

15:51:12

Dr Estelle Paranque, et al. (16 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Homer

The playlist brings together twelve courses on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid, perfect for those studying the 'World of the Hero' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

12 courses, 65 lectures

10:25:10

Prof. Richard Jenkyns, et al. (12 total)

English Literature

Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This playlist brings together seven courses on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The first three look at Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.

7 courses, 75 lectures

11:44:42

Dr Will Abberley, et al. (7 total)

Psychology

Anxiety

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in health and clinical psychology, including anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, eating behaviour and stress.

6 courses, 34 lectures

4:49:52

Dr Emma Sharpe, et al. (6 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

The playlist brings together twelve courses on Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Theatre' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

12 courses, 76 lectures

10:39:06

Dr Laura Swift, et al. (12 total)

History

Germany – The Unification of Germany, 1815-71

This playlist covers the history of Germany from the Battle of Waterloo (1815) to the Reunification of Germany in 1990.

12 courses, 80 lectures

13:25:39

Dr Hanno Balz, et al. (12 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Cicero

The playlist brings together twelve courses on the fall of the Roman Republic, perfect for those studying the 'Politics of the Late Republic' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

12 courses, 64 lectures

11:27:31

Dr Henriette van der Blom, et al. (12 total)

English Literature

Victorian Poetry

This playlist brings together seven courses on Victorian poetry. The first two provide a general introduction to the poetry of the Victorian period and how to read and analyse it. The next four courses focus on the work of several Victorian poets ...

7 courses, 70 lectures

10:50:41

Prof. John McRae, et al. (7 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

This playlist brings together five courses on Shakespeare's Othello. The first three look at Othello directly, while the other two provide historical, literary and cultural context.

5 courses, 58 lectures

10:56:54

Prof. Tiffany Stern, et al. (5 total)

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

This playlist brings together thirteen courses that explore the history of civil rights in the United States, from the development of the transatlantic slave trade in the late fifteenth century to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.

13 courses, 84 lectures

12:36:26

Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock, et al. (13 total)

Government & Politics

Pressure Groups and Lobbying

This Playlist brings together eleven courses on UK Politics. Covering political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media this Playlist is ideal for those studying 'Political Participation' for Component 1: UK Politics Edexcel A L...

11 courses, 55 lectures

8:44:58

Prof. Paul Webb, et al. (11 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Religion: Hero Cult

The playlist brings together five courses on how the ancient Greeks thought about the gods, including oracles, hero cult, and the concept of polis religion, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Religion' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilizat...

5 courses, 26 lectures

3:54:18

Prof. Richard Seaford, et al. (5 total)

Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion: The Existence of God

This playlist brings together three courses on topics in Metaphysics of God.

3 courses, 14 lectures

2:07:28

Prof. John Cottingham, et al. (3 total)

Philosophy

The Philosophy of John Locke

This Playlist brings together two courses on Epistemology; the theory of knowledge. The first looks at the Philosophy of John Locke in detail, whilst the second covers three aspects of knowledge and belief.

2 courses, 12 lectures

2:25:36

Dr Barney Walker, et al. (2 total)

History

Medicine Through Time: Galen and Galenism

This Playlist brings together nine courses on the Medicine Through Time option at GCSE History. Covering topics such as Germ Theory and the Bacterial Revolution, Surgery in the 19th Century, Galen & Galenism and much more!

9 courses, 48 lectures

7:31:43

Dr Sally Frampton, et al. (9 total)

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

"Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused by the recurrence of Christmas!" Okay, it looks like we don't have as many Christmassy lectures as we thought we did, but you ...

9 courses, 80 lectures

13:30:48

Prof. Sarah Foot, et al. (9 total)

Sociology

Crime Statistics

This Playlist brings together multiple courses on the topic of Crime and Deviance explored in A-Level Sociology.

7 courses, 38 lectures

7:11:39

Prof. Tanya Wyatt, et al. (7 total)

English Literature

Romanticism

This playlist brings together seven courses on Romantic Poetry. The first course explores Romanticism in depth through twelve lectures. The remaining six courses focus on the works of several Romantic poets of note (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, B...

7 courses, 48 lectures

6:51:10

Dr Tom Mole, et al. (7 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Imperial Image

The playlist brings together three courses on the public image of Augustus, including his political career, his building works in the city of Rome, and his self-presentation on his coinage, perfect for those studying the 'Imperial Image' option fo...

3 courses, 25 lectures

3:13:46

Prof. Matthew Nicholls, et al. (3 total)

History

China – The First Opium War, 1839-42

This playlist covers the history of China from the First Opium War (1839-42) to the handover of Hong Kong in 1997.

9 courses, 66 lectures

8:47:54

Dr Tehyun Ma, et al. (9 total)

Psychology

Forensic Psychology

This playlist brings together several courses on the psychology of crime and criminal justice, including forensic psychology, criminal psychology and witness memory.

3 courses, 20 lectures

2:49:43

Prof. Becky Milne, et al. (3 total)

History

Russia: The End of Imperial Russia, 1894-1917

This playlist brings together ten courses that cover the history of Russia in the 20th century, from the 1905 Revolution to the Prague Spring of 1968.

10 courses, 62 lectures

12:09:28

Dr Arfon Rees, et al. (10 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Democracy and the Athenians

The playlist brings together five courses on the history of Athenian democracy, perfect for those studying the 'Democracy and the Athenians' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

5 courses, 31 lectures

5:18:17

Prof. Edward Harris, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Shelley: Frankenstein

This playlist brings together five courses on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The first two deal with the novella directly, while the other three explore genre of Gothic writing and the Romantic period in literature more broadly.

5 courses, 53 lectures

6:39:40

Prof. Nick Groom, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

This playlist brings together six courses on Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. The first three focus on the play directly, while the remaining three look at the broader literary, historical and cultural contexts of Jacobean tragedy.

6 courses, 53 lectures

11:16:23

Prof. Helen Smith, et al. (6 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

This playlist brings together six courses on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The first three look at Romeo and Juliet directly, while the other three provide historical, literary and cultural context.

6 courses, 66 lectures

12:22:30

Prof. John Roe, et al. (6 total)

Government & Politics

The Presidency of the United States

This Playlist brings together five courses on the US Supreme Court, US presidency, US politics.

5 courses, 26 lectures

4:36:34

Dr Matthew Williams, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

This playlist brings together six courses on Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. The first two look at the Merchant's Tale directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.

6 courses, 50 lectures

7:08:52

Dr Carolyne Larrington, et al. (6 total)

English Literature

Stoker: Dracula

This playlist includes four courses on Bram Stoker's Dracula. The first two explore the novel directly, while the other two look at the context of Gothic writing and the supernatural in literature more broadly.

4 courses, 33 lectures

5:13:56

Prof. David Punter, et al. (4 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Sappho

The playlist brings together five courses on love and relationships in the ancient world, including courses on Sappho, Plato, and Seneca, perfect for those studying the 'Love and Relationships' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

5 courses, 31 lectures

4:14:14

Dr Liz Gloyn, et al. (5 total)

Government & Politics

Anarchism

This Playlist brings together five courses on non-core political ideas.

5 courses, 38 lectures

4:12:37

Dr Shelley Budgeon, et al. (5 total)

Psychology

Attachment

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in developmental psychology, including attachment, cognitive development, theory of mind and autism.

5 courses, 29 lectures

3:56:11

Dr Richard O'Connor, et al. (5 total)

Government & Politics

Conservatism

This Playlist brings together four courses on UK Core Political Ideas. Perfect for those studying Core Political Ideas for Component 1: UK Politics Edexcel A Level Politics 9PL0/01.

4 courses, 22 lectures

3:09:08

Dr Mark Garnett, et al. (4 total)

Philosophy

Kantian Deontological Ethics

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in moral philosophy, including utilitarianism, virtue ethics, meta-ethics, and Kantian deontological ethics.

6 courses, 38 lectures

6:06:23

Dr Iain Law, et al. (6 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Macbeth

This playlist brings together four courses on Shakespeare's Macbeth. The first two provide a detailed analysis of individual scenes and key themes in the play, while the other two look at the broader contexts of the supernatural in literature and ...

4 courses, 52 lectures

10:34:22

Mr Stephen Siddall, et al. (4 total)

Sociology

Family Policy in Britain

This Playlist brings together multiple courses on the topic of Families and Households in Sociology. Perfect for those studying A Level Sociology.

3 courses, 19 lectures

2:32:12

Prof. Pat Thane, et al. (3 total)

Government & Politics

The Constitution of the United Kingdom

This Playlist brings together seven courses on the UK Government. Ideal for those taking Edexcel A Level Politics (9PL0).

7 courses, 34 lectures

5:03:17

Dr Simon Usherwood, et al. (7 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet

This playlist brings together four courses on Shakespeare's Hamlet. The first two explore the play directly, focusing on important scenes and key themes. The remaining two look at the context of Shakespearean tragedy more broadly, including its so...

4 courses, 36 lectures

5:49:53

Prof. John McRae, et al. (4 total)

Psychology

Obedience

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in social psychology, including obedience, conformity, prejudice, helping and help-seeking and the social cure.

5 courses, 29 lectures

3:48:12

Dr Stephen Gibson, et al. (5 total)

Sociology

Marxism and Religion

This Playlist brings together multiple courses on the topic of Marxist Sociology. Covering Marxist approaches to religion, education and more.

3 courses, 15 lectures

2:29:55

Dr Eric Lybeck, et al. (3 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: King Lear

This playlist brings together four courses on Shakespeare's Kind Lear. The first three look at the play directly, while the last provides historical, literary and cultural context.

4 courses, 57 lectures

10:00:12

Prof. John McRae, et al. (4 total)

Sociology

Aid and Development

This Playlist brings together multiple courses on the topic of Globalisation and Development in Sociology.

3 courses, 18 lectures

3:13:40

Prof. Tanya Wyatt, et al. (3 total)

Psychology

The Brain

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in biological psychology, including the brain, the nervous system and the endocrine system and aggression.

3 courses, 16 lectures

2:41:36

Dr Claire Lawrence, et al. (3 total)

Sociology

Women, Gender and Religion

This Playlist brings together multiple courses looking at gender and feminism in Sociology.

3 courses, 19 lectures

2:58:45

Dr Karen Evans, et al. (3 total)

Sociology

Objectivity in Social Research

This Playlist brings together multiple courses looking at various sociological research methods.

3 courses, 20 lectures

2:31:56

Prof. Gayle Letherby, et al. (3 total)

Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

This playlist brings together two courses on Descartes and Mind-Body Dualism. Perfect for those studying the 'Metaphysics of Mind' option for AQA A Level Philosophy.

2 courses, 12 lectures

1:59:02

Prof. John Cottingham, et al. (2 total)