The EMEL course focuses on literature as a means of exploring histories and cultures, perfect for those interested in deepening their knowledge of language, history, art, politics and religion.
Here are some general resources related to European and Middle Eastern Languages.
Official University Overview 🔗 🌟 This is the official undergraduate EMEL course page, which includes entry requirements, subject requirements, course structure and information on the application process, and handy information about your Year Abroad.
Course Structure 🔗 This is a clear outline of the papers taken throughout the course. Years 1 and 2 follow a rigid structure, while there is more room for specialisation in Years 3 and 4. Literature is the main focus on the European language side of the course, as students can choose a specific time period to study in Year 3, alongside more specialised papers in various topics. The study of Middle Eastern Language opens up from pure language work in the first two years, towards much more flexible study in Years 3 and 4. A bridging essay brings the two languages together in the final year.
Oriental Institute Overview 🔗 The Oriental Institute website can provide further insight into the Middle Eastern language side of the course.
Alternative Prospectus 🔗 This is the informal overview of the EMEL course, written by students for the Oxford Student Union. This will give you a better sense of what it’s like studying EMEL on a day-to-day basis.