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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem MA in Israel Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

MA in Israel Studies

Jerusalem, Israel

1 Years


Full time

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USD 10,400 / per year



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Why M.A. in Israel Studies?

  • Develop an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the Israeli state and society while studying in the heart of Jerusalem.
  • Learn from top scholars in Israel studies and be exposed to the latest groundbreaking research.
  • Immerse yourself in the study of Modern Hebrew.
  • Position yourself for a career in government, academia, or journalism.


Israel is home to a complex and diverse society that regularly faces social, political, and security challenges. In the M.A. in Israel Studies program, you’ll examine the historical processes that led to the creation of today’s Israeli society, the complicated relationships between the various groups that live side by side within the boundaries of the State of Israel, and the ways in which Israel copes with these challenges domestically and abroad. This prestigious program is offered by Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Taught by world-renowned scholars, the program incorporates courses from a wide array of disciplines within the social sciences, history, and cultural studies. You’ll learn not only through academic studies and faculty-led tours but also by delving into the complexity of Israeli society as it plays out in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, via continued analysis of current events and developments that are central to the political and social debate. You will engage with the politics, media, and geography of Israel in a profound way and gain a thorough understanding of the relationships Israel maintains with its neighbors and other actors on the international stage. Additionally, you’ll have the option of gaining a comprehensive foundation in Modern Hebrew.



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