Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
- £17,190 (FT) £8,755 (PT)
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.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
- Eastern European Jewish history and culture
- Gender issues in modern Israeli literature
- Itzik Manger: Balladeer
- Grammar of 19th-century Hasidic Hebrew
- Jewish Science and Technology
- Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Studies
- Jewish Calendar
- Perceptions of ‘Jewish criminality’ in Germany
- The Jewish mystical tradition.
Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2014 in the area of literature, language and history
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £27,000 (3 years)
- UK, EU, Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
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.
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.
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. Crucial to this are our research groups and centres, which provide a focus for our research activity, including doctoral students, post-docs and staff with specific research interests. Most doctoral students are attached to one (or more) of these groups and will be encouraged to get involved in the research seminars, visiting speakers, annual lectures, visits and other activities which these centres organise regularly. The centres also facilitate online interaction through blogs and twitter feed.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies is unique in the UK and Europe, with an outstanding international reputation for its research, teaching, and expertise. We are warm, friendly, and highly ambitious.
UCL is located in central London, within walking distance of the British Museum, the British Library, and other specialist libraries such as the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the Warburg Institute. With its own specialist library in Jewish Studies, UCL has access to the best resources for academic research in the subject.
Student / staff ratios › 18 staff including 5 postdocs › 7 taught students › 8 research students
Department: Hebrew & Jewish Studies
"Students, staff, and colleagues are tremendous. My colleagues at UCL are serious in the best sense as teachers and scholars."
Professor Michael BerkowitzI direct the Holocaust Studies: Language, Culture and History MA. I advise students for the Jewish History: Language, Culture and History MA as well as the Hebrew and Jewish Studies: Language, Culture and History MA. I occasionally supervise MA students from History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, or European Studies who have a particular interest in Jewish history. I also have PhD students and serve as a second supervisor for students of colleagues.
Professor of Modern Jewish History
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now