The Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period course 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.
- 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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- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
- Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic
International28560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 9 months.
National18470 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18470 GBP per year during 9 months.
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