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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Oriental Studies (Hebrew)
 
COURSE CODE PMAOSHPER4

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

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DURATION

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COORDINATOR

M.A.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time (by Research)

90

Denise Mizzi

COURSE OVERVIEW
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The Master of Arts in Oriental Studies (Hebrew) is an MA by research in which the dissertation is the primary medium through which students get to develop their skills. Students are required to do a lot of background reading in preparation for their dissertation, which will ensure the proper understanding of the field in general whilst enabling students to situate their specific area of research within a wider context. Moreover, students will be expected to engage critically with the primary sources in their original language (i.e. Hebrew) and this will enable students to master their Hebrew language skills. Students will also be expected to demonstrate a high level of critical thinking in the writing of their dissertation, be able to interact critically with primary and secondary literature, and come up with original ideas and conclusions.

Owing to the fact that Hebrew and Jewish studies typically attract a wide range of approaches, this MA programme has the potential for multidisciplinary research. For example, the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (which are two major areas of speciality within the department) are studied from the perspective of disciplines such as archaeology, history, theology, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, anthropology, literature and literary theory, linguistics, etc.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES Through this programme of study students will be able to:

1. Explore a specific field of study in great detail, largely through research.
2. Critically evaluate primary and secondary sources of various kinds.
3. Become critical and independent thinkers, and knowledgeable enough about their subject to propose original ideas.
4. Easily proceed to doctoral studies.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Second Class or better in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for,
provided that the Board may consider applicants in possession of the Degree with Third Class Honours only if it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or

(b) the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the same or in a closely related area of study as that applied for, with an average mark of not less than 65% in that area or

(c) a degree from this or from another university which the Board considers as comparable to any of the degrees indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

Preparatory Programme

In the case of a mainly research course and depending on the nature of the programme, applicants admitted under paragraphs (b) and if necessary (c) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 and not more than 60 ECTS credits as directed by the Board, depending on the number of ECTS credits already obtained in that area of study, with an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.

The Board may grant applicants full or partial exemption from the requirement of the preparatory programme if it is satisfied that the applicant possesses post first cycle degree work experience that is relevant to the area of study applied for.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 22 November 2017
 
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