Preparatory Reading for University

It is incredibly important for you to read for pleasure, and it is just as important for you to be aware of the suggested reading that is recommended by universities around the world. Reading some of these titles will help you feel more confident starting you course at university and more familiar with the topics.

Here we have compiled suggested titles recommended for prospective students in preparation for their first year, or books studied during the first year. 

We have compiled titles under different categories. Please click on the lists below to access the recommendations:


Sciences: Physics; Chemistry; Mathematics; Geology & Geosciences; Biomedical Sciences & Medicine; Biology; Earth Sciences.

- Economics; Business and Management; Marketing; Politics; International Relations & Global Issues.

- Literature; English Language; Classical Studies; History.

Philosophy; Psychology; Anthropology; Sociology.

- Technologies: Design; Computer Science; Engineering; Architecture.

Beirut, Lebanon

International College
P.O. Box 113-5373 Hamra
Bliss Street
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel/Fax: 961-1-362-500/1

New York, USA

International College
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 1-212-529-3005
Fax: 1-213-529-8525

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