Hebrew & Jewish Studies


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UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Pioneering Jewish Studies.  Since 1826.

The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies is a world-leading centre in the heart of London, noted for its innovative research and teaching. Drawing on UCL’s tradition of secularism and open-mindedness, we integrate all aspects of Jewish Studies, from antiquity to modernity, through the prism of history, literature, and languages.

We are the only university department in the UK dedicated to the field of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and its comprehensive, integrated study.  We train future scholars and educate the wider community.

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Prospective Students

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News and Events

Join us for our Virtual Fair

Register now for a virtual taster session, which will take place 4 December, 15:00-16:00 GMT. The session will be led by the Head of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies who will provide an overview of the course and answer your questions.This session is open to students who are planning to start university in September 2018 or 2019. 

Published: Nov 29, 2017 11:38:03 AM

Isaac Salkinson’s Ram and Jael

The UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department presents a student/staff production of Ram and Jael, the first Hebrew version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Published: Nov 22, 2017 12:53:45 PM

50 Year Anniversary Celebration

Fifty years ago, UCL elevated its traditional Hebrew studies, established in 1826, to an independent Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, as we all know it today. 

Published: Nov 22, 2017 12:39:38 PM

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Institute of Jewish Studies (IJS)

The Institute of Jewish Studies (IJS) is dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of Jewish scholarship and civilisation at the highest level of academic excellence.