Biblical Studies


Biblical Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the books of the Bible, including the Hebrew Bible/tanach, the apocrypha and the Dead Sea scrolls. The program provides tools for understanding the historical, literary, and cultural background of these ancient books.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

A Biblical Studies honours student completes a thesis of 15000 words and 5000 words of written work, or it?s equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the three seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 40% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%.

Related subject areas

Hebrew (Classical), Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture

Our courses that offer this honours subject area