Jewish studies

About Jewish studies

You’ll gain an understanding of Jewish civilisation in its many aspects – language, literature, history, theology, philosophy, rabbinic, law, politics and sociology. Jewish studies is taught by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC), an interdisciplinary centre within Monash Arts whose mission is to research and teach the significance and evolution of Jewish culture and its contributions to the world.

Why choose Jewish studies?

ACJC is known for its global internships and overseas study trips to Israel, Europe and Rwanda. Our units can be studied through other areas of study such as history, religion and international studies, where they focus on three areas: Judaism and interreligious relations; Israel and the Middle East; and the Holocaust and genocide.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MinorNote Caulfield, Clayton
Handbook

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 4 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

What a week: Jewish studies

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students hear from industry practitioners about where a Jewish studies major can take them.

Career options 

  • Law and justice
  • Government
  • Humanitarian organisations
  • Education
  • Museum
  • Memorial conservation
  • Media

Overseas opportunities

As an ACJC student, you can study units overseas. Students choose from ‘Final Journey: Remembering the Holocaust, Seeking Justice: South Africa and Rwanda and War and Peace: Models of Conflict Resolution.