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.
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.