The Hebrew and Jewish Studies programme from University College London (UCL) prepares students for careers in academia and in the private and public sectors. UCL offers excellent networking opportunities for research students.
We are a multidisciplinary department with expertise across the whole field of Jewish studies, ranging from history (ancient to modern) and political science to language (all phases of Hebrew, several other Semitic languages and Yiddish), literature, and gender issues.
In recent years, several students who have graduated from our research programmes have embarked on careers in academia. Others have taken jobs in journalism, for the United Nations, with non-governmental organisations, international think tanks in Brussels and London, and in the diplomatic service.
The department has a strong culture of collaborative research and brings together researchers (whether staff or students) from across UCL as well as other institutions and organisations. Our graduates find a wide range of career paths open to them and consequently can be found in most industries in the UK and overseas.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Eastern European Jewish history and culture
- Grammar of 19th-century Hasidic and Maskilic Hebrew
- Modern Yiddish literature
- History of science and technology
- Gender in Jewish history
- Mediterranean and Middle Eastern studies
- Israeli culture and politics
- Jewish calendar
- The Jewish mystical tradition, and specifically the history of Hasidism
- Jewish-non-Jewish relations in Christian Europe and the Muslim world
- Jews and Visual Culture
- Jewish migrations
- Jewish culture in the English-speaking world
- Babylonian Jewry
- Aramaic Studies
- Jews and Magic
- Jewish history of medicine, history of the body
- 36 months
- 60 months
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- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in an arts or social science subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and a demonstrated knowledge of Hebrew or Yiddish, or another language appropriate to the research proposal.
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £2,845
- International: £11,530
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