Research course

Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Institution
UCL - University College London · Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MPhil/PhD programme draws on the wide-ranging expertise of UCL Hebrew & 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.

We are a multidisciplinary 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.

Research areas

  • 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.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil/PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr François Guesnet
Email
jewish.studies@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 7171