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.
Months of entry
We are a multi-disciplinary department with expertise across the whole field of Jewish studies, ranging from history (ancient to modern) and political science to language (all phases of Hebrew, several other Semitic languages and Yiddish), literature, and gender issues. For more details of the specific research specialisations of our staff see the Hebrew and Jewish Studies website.
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.
Research activities in the department include: 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.
Information for international students
Fees and 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
Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Prof Neill Lochery
- +44 (0)20 7679 7171
- 020 7679 3001