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Hebrew and Jewish Studies MPhil/PhD

The MPhil/PhD programme 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 research supervision in most areas, periods, and aspects of Jewish Studies. The programme prepares students for careers in academia and in the private and public sectors. UCL offers excellent networking opportunities for research students.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

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 requirement: Good

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.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Funding

Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2014 in the area of literature, language and history

Hyman Hurwitz Studentships

Value:
Full fees for UK/EU student. Partial fees for a UK/EU or overseas student
Duration:
1 year

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Employability

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.

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 › 23 staff › 8 taught students › 9 research students

Department: Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Degree reviews

Staff review

"Students, staff, and colleagues are tremendous. My colleagues at UCL are serious in the best sense as teachers and scholars."

Professor Michael Berkowitz

Subject: I 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.

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

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Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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