The MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies is a two-year degree which is intended to give you experience in reading and interpreting a wide range of Eastern Christian texts in one of three options - Greek, Armenian with Greek, or Syriac with Greek. All students also prepare a 30,000 word thesis. This degree can be a stand-alone qualification or preparation for doctoral research.
Before arrival in Oxford you will be required to choose to study for papers in ONE of the three following options:
Greek (Patristic and Byzantine)
Armenian with Greek
Syriac with Greek
Teaching for each option may not be available in every year and you will be advised of this when you apply.
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.