Jewish Studies

L0063614 Hebrew manuscript A.31 Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

The BA in Oriental Studies (Jewish Studies) includes an element of language study, but its primary focus is on the history, religion and culture of the Jewish people from biblical to modern times. The course lasts for three years.

The Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies are both housed in the Clarendon Building on Walton Street, which also houses the Leopold Muller Memorial Library.

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, teaching and research staff belong to various faculties, including Oriental Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, History, Theology, and Classics. The Unit and the Centre sponsor a broad range of seminars and lectures each year, and the Centre welcomes visiting scholars from all over the world. In addition the Centre hosts the Oxford Seminars in Advanced Jewish Studies and the AHRC Josephus Reception Project.

Two leading international journals in the field are based in Oxford: the Journal of Jewish Studies and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.

University faculty with an interest in Jewish Studies are to be found in many different faculties of the University and graduate students are engaged in a wide variety of resarch within the field.

For further information please download a copy of the Course Handbook.

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