Playlists

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

Sociology

Secularisation

This Playlist brings together five courses exploring religion and religious beliefs. Perfect for those studying the 'Religion, belief and faith' option for Component 03: Debates in contemporary society OCR Sociology - H180, H580.

7 courses, 39 lectures

6:18:15

Prof. Eileen Barker, et al. (7 total)

History

Medicine Through Time – Galen and Galenism, c. 120-220

This Playlist brings together sixteen courses on everything from Galenism to the creation of Antibiotics and the NHS. Perfect for those studying the 'Medicine Through Time' option for GCSE History.

16 courses, 87 lectures

13:01:47

Prof. Vivian Nutton, et al. (16 total)

History

US History – European Colonisation, 1607-1754

This playlist brings together a large number of courses on American History into one single collection. This playlist aims to give viewers a comprehensive history of the United States of America, from before European settlement well into the 21st ...

26 courses, 149 lectures

0:26:04

Prof. Alan Taylor, et al. (26 total)

Psychology

Issues and Debates – Individual Versus Situational Factors

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

15 courses, 83 lectures

12:07:56

Dr Juliet Wakefield, et al. (15 total)

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 Jonathan Willis, et al. (16 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)

Psychology

Issues and Debates – A History of Psychological Practice

This playlist covers a range of key issues and debates in Psychology, including the nature-nurture debate, individual versus situational factors in behaviour, and the role of cross-cultural psychological research.

10 courses, 55 lectures

8:38:36

Dr Marc Williams, et al. (10 total)

Psychology

Biopsychology – From Structure to Function

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

6 courses, 31 lectures

4:36:36

Dr Ashok Jansari, et al. (6 total)

Psychology

Forensic Psychology – Important Practices and Research

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

11 courses, 62 lectures

8:36:43

Professor Ciarán O'Keeffe, et al. (11 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.

14 courses, 89 lectures

13:39:23

Prof. Tim Lockley, et al. (14 total)

Psychology

Psychopathology – Contextualising Abnormality

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

18 courses, 93 lectures

13:32:22

Mr Kevin Silber, et al. (18 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. David Punter, et al. (5 total)

Psychology

Research Methods – Research Ethics

How to perform good psychology research, from developing your initial idea to publishing your results.

14 courses, 77 lectures

11:10:01

Professor Dominic Dwyer, et al. (14 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 Jonathan Smele, et al. (10 total)

Psychology

Memory – Working Memory

From the multi-store model to eye-witness testimony; put your brain to the test with this series of courses on remembering, forgetting, and everything in between.

7 courses, 34 lectures

5:42:57

Prof. Becky Milne, 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 Ross Wilson, et al. (7 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. Valentine Cunningham, et al. (7 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)

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.

5 courses, 29 lectures

4:07:04

Prof. Karen Wells, et al. (5 total)

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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)

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 Naomi Scott, 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 Christopher Pittard, et al. (7 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 Lars Laamann, et al. (9 total)

Sociology

Aid and Development

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

5 courses, 27 lectures

4:52:32

Prof. Ian Goldin, et al. (5 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.

13 courses, 86 lectures

14:14:37

Prof. Anna Saunders, et al. (13 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)

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. Nick Groom, et al. (4 total)

History

Cold War – Overview, 1945-1991

This playlist pulls together content relating to the the superpower struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991.

7 courses, 43 lectures

6:26:28

Dr Mathias Haeussler, et al. (7 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

6 courses, 64 lectures

12:22:42

Prof. John McRae, et al. (6 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)

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. Keith Laybourn, et al. (11 total)

History

The First Crusade, 1095-99

In this set of courses, we focus on the first four Crusades, starting with from Pope Urban II's declaration of the First Crusade at the Council fo Clermont (1095) and ending with the crusaders' sack of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade (1204).

9 courses, 38 lectures

5:54:19

Dr Nicholas Morton, et al. (9 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 Louise Thompson, et al. (7 total)

Government & Politics

The Presidency of the United States

This Playlist brings together multiple courses on the US Supreme Court, US presidency, US politics. Perfect for those studying the 'Government and Politics of the USA' option at A Level.

6 courses, 31 lectures

5:20:25

Dr Emma Long, et al. (6 total)

Psychology

Attachment – History, Models and Culture

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

10 courses, 55 lectures

8:25:22

Dr Emily Burdett, et al. (10 total)

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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)

Sociology

Objectivity in Social Research

This Playlist brings together multiple courses looking at various sociological research methods. Perfect for those studying AQA Sociology '3.2 Research Methods'.

6 courses, 35 lectures

4:57:44

Prof. Tim May, et al. (6 total)

Sociology

Crime Statistics

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

8 courses, 42 lectures

7:43:55

Prof. Kate Bowers, et al. (8 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, 51 lectures

10:49:21

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

Psychology

Eating Behaviour – Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity

Why do we eat what we eat? A comprehensive tour of good eating behaviours, problematic eating behaviours, and the origins and consequences of both.

3 courses, 15 lectures

2:30:56

Prof. Jane Ogden, et al. (3 total)

Sociology

Women, Gender and Religion

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

4 courses, 24 lectures

3:28:49

Dr Sam Shields, et al. (4 total)

Psychology

Sports Psychology – Anxiety and Arousal

This playlist is comprised of topics from the Sports and Exercise psychology course from the OCR specification.

6 courses, 29 lectures

4:22:10

Dr Jamie Barker, et al. (6 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet

"To be, or not to be, that is the question." Find out the answer to that question and many more with our Hamlet playlist. Featuring forty-two lectures across four courses, this playlist explores the play act-by-act and scene-by-scene, as well as e...

4 courses, 34 lectures

5:22:51

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

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

This playlist brings together seven courses on Shakespeare's Othello. The first few look at Othello directly, while the others provide historical, literary and cultural context.

7 courses, 67 lectures

12:45:44

Prof. Miles Grier, et al. (7 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

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

Government & Politics

Anarchism

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

5 courses, 38 lectures

4:12:37

Prof. Matthew Humphrey, et al. (5 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

Dr Tom Hooper, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

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

7 courses, 99 lectures

16:05:30

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

Psychology

Attachment – History, Models and Culture

2 courses, 12 lectures

1:58:21

Professor Jeremy Holmes, et al. (2 total)

Psychology

Aggression – Explanations for Aggression

Aggression research; from its deeply problematic roots to the modern nature-nurture debate.

2 courses, 10 lectures

1:37:14

Dr Eduardo Vasquez, et al. (2 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, 25 lectures

3:21:20

Prof. Catharine Edwards, et al. (5 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

Dr Hannah Cornwell, et al. (3 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: King Lear

This playlist brings together four courses on Shakespeare's King 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 Lennard, et al. (4 total)

Psychology

Environmental Psychology – Territorial Behaviours

How we interact with and respond to our natural and built environment.

2 courses, 10 lectures

1:19:26

Dr Jérémy Lemoine, et al. (2 total)

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

This Playlist brings together multiple courses exploring Charles Dickens' 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol.

4 courses, 34 lectures

5:50:54

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

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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)

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)

Psychology

Relationships – The Relationship Trajectory

Relationships; real, virtual, and even parasocial.

2 courses, 10 lectures

1:20:40

Dr Veronica Lamarche, et al. (2 total)

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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)

Psychology

Gender – Gender Development

What is sex and gender? How and why are they different, and why does it matter?

2 courses, 11 lectures

1:40:35

Dr Christine McKnight, et al. (2 total)

History

Crime and Punishment – Later Middle Ages, c. 1250-1500

This playlist brings together course for the GCSE Crime and Punishment option.

2 courses, 11 lectures

1:52:22

Dr Clare Jackson, et al. (2 total)

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