Degree subject reading refers to extended reading of university 1st, 2nd year textbook or journals within the student’s applying subject. University does not officially request degree subject readings as part of an entry requirement. But the university publishes subject specific recommended readings lists for prospective applicants and does take this degree subject readings into admissions consideration. For this reason, degree subject readings is a university application area prepared by all competitive applicants.
*Journals applicable to sciences
Oxford University suggested readings list for prospective applicants
Below are some of the suggested readings for different courses by Oxford and Cambridge universities.