MSt in Yiddish Studies

Ceiling in Taylor InstitutionMSt in Yiddish Studies

This course offers a variety of subjects devoted to the linguistic, historical and socio-cultural make-up of pre-modern Ashkenazic (Yiddish-speaking) society, as well as others dealing with the major trends of modern Yiddish language, literature, and culture. The wide selection of subjects is taught by Yiddish specialists working at the University and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

The MSt aims to provide systematic academic training for aspiring scholars, instructors, and educators in the field of Yiddish language, literature, and culture. It requires proficiency in written and spoken Yiddish, and is designed further to enhance and invigorate students’ linguistic proficiency, academic competence, and cultural literacy. It can be taken both as a qualification in its own right and as a preparation for doctoral research in Yiddish studies.