UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Jewish Studies

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is mainly through unseen examinations, coursework, long essays, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

HJS Graduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7171