UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course draws on the wide'ranging expertise of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the only department of its kind in the UK, and offers modules in all areas, periods, and aspects of Jewish Studies. The programme prepares students for further research, personal engagement, and interdisciplinary study. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and other media such as occasional film viewings. Students will be expected to visit the major archives and libraries in the London area, depending on their specific areas of research and interest.

Course Modules

Core modules: Biblical Hebrew or modern Hebrew (for students without prior knowledge of Hebrew). Options may include the following: Ancient Jewish magic; ancient Hebrew inscriptions; Judaism and the origins of Christianity; European Jewry and the Holocaust; history of the Jews in Poland; Jews and the metropolis; Hebrew (biblicial, rabbinic, modern); Moses Maimonides in Jewish thought and history; Hasidism and modernity; Old Testament historical texts; introduction to Talmud; representation of trauma; family politics in Israeli literature; rattling the gender agenda; the Arab'Israeli conflict; Israel and the occupied territories; Anglo'Israeli relations; Yiddish; Aramaic; Ugaritic; Syriac; Judeo'Spanish; Yiddish memoirs; Yiddish literature; special topics.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in an arts or social science subject from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Hebrew is not required, but students without prior knowledge will be obliged to take 1 module in Hebrew.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees