Courses at Oxford, called "tutorials," involve a small group of students (two to four) meeting with a tutor (a member of the faculty, usually a Fellow of the College). As a student at Oxford, you are expected to have a high degree of independence and original thought, as you must present your work to your tutors on a weekly basis. Pembroke's calendar is divided into three teaching terms over the course of the academic year: Michaelmas, Hilary; and Trinity. In the humanities and social sciences, you take two courses per term, for a total of  six courses over the full academic year. Science majors have an equal amount of work through a combination of tutorials and laboratory work. Your final assessment is based largely on tutorial coursework, so although you may be required to take a final test at the end of each course of tutorials, you do not take end-of-year final exams.

Students may study in one of the following areas. Note that course offerings are dependent upon current faculty. For the most up-to-date list, please consult the Pembroke College website.

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Economics and Management
  • English
  • English and Modern Languages (French, German, Italian)
  • History
  • History and Economics
  • History and English
  • History and Modern Languages
  • History and Politics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Modern Languages
  • Oriental Studies (Arabic, Islamic Studies)
  • Oriental Studies (Japanese, Chinese)
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Modern Languages
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics
  • Theology