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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Certificate in Modern Hebrew

Duration: One year full-time; Two or three years part-time

Overview

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Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is the ability to demonstrate the potential to study at undergraduate level. However, programmes may have their own specific requirements, such as, in the case of language-based studies, a proven ability to learn a language.

This certificate is an introductory qualification in Hebrew and Israeli Studies. When taken full time over one year, the programme corresponds roughly to the first year of BA Hebrew and Israeli Studies, but with more freedom of choice.

Full-time students choose 4 units from the following:

For students with good prior knowledge of Modern Hebrew other combinations are possible, allowing the study of language and literature at a more advanced level.

Part-time students specialise more particularly in Modern Hebrew language and literature, for example, Intensive Modern Hebrew (2 units) in Year 1 and Intermediate Modern Hebrew and Introduction to Israeli Literature in Year 2 or Years 2 and 3.

Structure

Students can study full time (1 Year) or part time (2 or 3 Years). 4 units must be taken and passed to gain the certificate.

For students with good prior knowledge of Modern Hebrew other combinations are possible, allowing the study of language and literature at a more advanced level.

Full-time (1 Year)

Choose 4 units from the following. NB: Intensive Modern Hebrew and Elementary Hebrew cannot be taken together.

Part-time (2 or 3 Years)

Part-time students specialise more particularly in Modern Hebrew language and literature. The following is an example of what students could choose to do.

Year 1
Year 2 or Years 2 and 3

Teaching & Learning

How to apply

Applications are made directly to SOAS through the online application system, if you have any further questions please contact the Admissions Department on associatestudent@soas.ac.uk

A Student's Perspective

I also really appreciated the contact between professors and students and the exchange of knowledge that is established. I loved the way professors made us understand that even them, had something to learn from us students.

Mariam Kandil, Sciences-Po Paris