UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


Study Abroad Students

We look forward to welcoming you to our small, friendly, and ambitious department! We teach a wide range of Jewish studies to students of all ages, ethnicity, and religion.

The department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies goes back to the very foundations of UCL, as Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859), one of the leading figures in the struggle for Jewish emancipation in England, was among the principal founders of UCL and the chief promoter of its Hebrew department.

Today, the department’s range of Jewish Studies courses is the widest anywhere in Europe. With offerings in language and literature, history, politics, religious, and gender studies, it is no surprise that many students choose to study with us.

As a study abroad student you will

  • Study alongside regular UCL and international students, benefiting from UCL's world-class teaching system and renowned academics.
  • Have the flexibility to take courses across a range of UCL subjects and departments, tailoring your course to your own particular interests in this area.
  • Have access to your own academic tutor (known as an ‘Affiliate Tutor’).
  • Be encouraged to integrate into UCL student life, with access to events, societies and clubs both within your department and across UCL as a whole. The department has a lively social calendar, with events such as our Hanukkah Party and our famous Purimspil, performed entirely in Yiddish.
  • Be taught in small seminar groups rather than large formal lectures 
  • Benefit from the department’s links to the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies who organise annual public lectures, international conferences and facilitate new research on all aspects of Jewish civilisation.

If you are looking to enrol in Hebrew & Jewish Studies as an Erasmus student, please check if an Erasmus agreement is in place with your institution.