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MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies

MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months

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The MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies is a two-year degree which aims to expose students to 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. Teaching takes the form of text classes, supervisions and/or seminars, and background lectures. The Armenian and Syriac set texts are read in the first year in text classes, for which students will be expected to prepare, while the Greek set texts will normally be left to you to work through alone. Students will also be required to write and present essays, either for supervisions or for seminars. The second year is normally left for work on the thesis. For the specified Armenian and Syriac historical and theological texts, besides passages for translation and comment, there may also be essay questions associated with the set texts. The paper on Greek ecclesiastical texts will include some passages from unspecified, as well as specified, texts.