You will sit two compulsory three-hour examinations (one on prepared and unprepared Biblical texts and the other on history and literature) and also choose two others on such subjects as Hebrew language, textual criticism, epigraphy, Aramaic, and Dead Sea Scrolls. The MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies course is offered at the University of Oxford.
Within these constraints, the course offers considerable flexibility to suit your individual interests and needs. For instance, the texts selected for study can be varied from year to year, while the optional papers may, with permission, be on any relevant subject. A substantial part of the course may therefore be directed towards a possible future research topic.
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 teaching takes two main forms. Firstly, there are classes on the specified texts and on advanced Hebrew language throughout the year, which you are strongly recommended to attend as a matter of priority.
- There may also be classes on your optional subjects, depending on what they are (Aramaic, for instance, is taught in this way).
- Secondly, you will receive individual supervision, usually for an hour each week, for which you are expected to prepare written work on the basis of recommended reading.
- Teaching for such subjects as history and literature is wholly conducted in this way, while you will also be given practice in the proper way in which to answer questions on specified texts.
- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Religious Studies & Theology View 642 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement:
- A maximum of 500 words
- Written work:
- Either one essay of between 4,000 and 5,000 words or two essays of a maximum of 2,500 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally 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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