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 Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies is in the Clarendon Institute 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 Centre sponsors a broad range of seminars, lectures and workshops each year, in addition to the Oxford Seminars in Advanced Jewish Studies, and welcomes visiting scholars from all over the world.
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 Undergraduate 2021-22 Handbook.
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