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Hebrew MA (Joint Degree)

University of St Andrews
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
06 September 2021

Program description

Hebrew MA (Joint Degree)

Whilst St Andrews does not offer Hebrew as a single Honours degree, you can take Hebrew in combination with a wide variety of other subjects as part of a joint Honours degree.

At St Andrews, the focus is on classical or biblical Hebrew, though you have the opportunity to take advanced modules in post-biblical Hebrew – particularly by studying the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Modern teaching methods in language study are used to help beginners. And for those with a background in languages, Hebrew makes a fascinating language to study as it belongs to the Semitic, as opposed to the Indo-European, family group.

Admission requirements

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  • SQA Highers
  • GCE A-Levels
  • IB points

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First Year

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules in their first year:

  • Hebrew 1: Introduction to Hebrew Language
  • Old Testament 1: Torah and Prophets

Second Year

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules in their second year:

  • Hebrew 2
  • Old Testament 2: Wisdom, Psalms, Apocalyptic and Apocryphal Literature

Honours

If you take Hebrew in your third and fourth years, you will choose from a variety of advanced modules ranging from reading the Hebrew Bible to studying Hebrew prose and poetry.

Here is a sample of Hebrew modules previously offered at Honours level:

  • Ancient Jewish Literature from 1 Enoch to the Mishnah.
  • Biblical Aramaic
  • Creation and Chaos in the Old Testament and Ancient Near East
  • Hebrew Prose and Poetry
  • Hebrew Readings.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching in the first and second years is mainly by lectures (10 to 100 students), supplemented by regular small-group tutorials (8 to 12 students).

At Honours level, greater emphasis is put on individual study and on students taking a major role in preparing for, and conducting, seminars (5 to 15 students).

When not attending lectures, tutorials and workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve:

  • working on individual and group projects
  • undertaking research in the library
  • preparing coursework assignments and presentations
  • preparing for examinations.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Career opportunities

A degree in divinity gives you the opportunity for significant intellectual and personal development, and you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills. Those who have studied theology or biblical studies have learnt a range of skills including:

  • textual
  • historical
  • analytical
  • creative.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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Why study at University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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University of St Andrews

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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