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Classical Hebrew Studies

University of Oxford

9 months
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28560 GBP/year
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About

The MSt in Classical Hebrew Studies offered at the University of Oxford lasts for one teaching year, namely from October to June. While it is a master’s degree in its own right, and may be taken by those with no future study plans beyond that point, it is designed especially for those with a basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew.

Overview

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.

Supervision

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.

Graduate destinations

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.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    18470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18470 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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