The Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period course offered at the University of Oxford course consists of instruction in the history and institutions of the Jews and in three specialised areas of Jewish studies which involve close study of particular types of primary texts. You will be expected to have a working knowledge of the relevant languages before starting the course, and no time is set aside for basic language instruction. The course is examined entirely at the end of the third term by four three-hour written examinations.
You can expect to be engaged in academic work for at least thirty-five hours a week during the full term and to be expected to carry out a considerable amount of work during the vacations.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
Oriental studies graduates have found employment in many diverse fields including business, finance law, civil service, journalism, government and industry.
Many graduates have also undertaken further research into subjects linked with Oriental studies and have pursued successful careers in the academic world, education and in museums.
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- The course is taught by a mixture of tutorials and classes.
- Tutorials will normally consist in one-to-one discussion with a tutor of your written work. The general paper on Jewish history and institutions is taught entirely by a series of weekly tutorials (usually eight) in this manner.
- The classes provide instruction in the translation and interpretation of most but not necessarily all of the set texts which you are required to study for your specialised papers. General questions about these texts are discussed in tutorials.
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
- Previous knowledge of Jewish studies is not a requirement for admission.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.
- If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.
International26405 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26405 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
EU/EEA17070 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17070 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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