Two Tracks are offered:
Track 1: Includes conducting research and submitting a written thesis.
Track 2: Without writing a thesis.
Periods of Specialization
a. The ancient Period (The biblical, Second Temple, Mishnaic and Talmudic Periods).
b. The Middle Ages.
c. The Modern Era and Recent Generations.
a. Bachelor's degree in Jewish History as an expanded in major subject.
b. Students whose bachelor's degree is not in Jewish History and Students who studied Jewish History as a minor subject may apply, and will be required to complete supplementary courses, which will not be counted as part of his MA studie
c. An avarage grade of at least 76% In Bachelor's degree studies.
Hours and seminars quota
a. Regular program
14 annual hours, as detailed below:
2 seminars in the specialization period within the framework of Master's degree studies (including submission of two seminar papers) - 4 annual hours
Courses in another period or other departments
(as proposed by the superviser)
Participation in the departmental seminar
During the course of studies towards the degree, the students must participate in one departmental seminar. The seminar will be considered a lecture and count as 2 annual hours.
b. Special program
An individualized program determined by the head of the department, agreed upon by the supervisor and approved by the University's Master's Degree Committee.
Knowledge of languages
English for Master's degree or another modern foreign language that was not studied within the framework of the requirements for the Bachelor's degree, with the approval of the head of the department. (For details on the screening exams, level of courses and the criteria for exemptions for those eligible-see the introduction chapter).
Additionaly, the superviser may require a course in an additional foreign language in accordance with the needs of the research/thesis. This course will be considered as part of the course quota required for the degree (up to 2 annual hours).
Instructions for writing the thesis
See the regulations of the Master's Degree Comitee in the Introduction chaper.
a. A written exam on historiographical problems in Jewish History.
b. An oral exam that will be based on the research/ thesis and on the bibliography that served as the basis for the research (based on the supervisor's guidance).
Based on the general requirements of the Master's degree Comitte (see the Introduction chapter).
The research proposal must be submitted by the end of the first year of study, and no late than the end of the first semester of the second year.
The research proposal must be submitted by the end of the first year of study, and no later than the end of the first semester of the second year.
Hours and seminar quota
22 annual hours, as detailed below:
2 seminars in the primary specialization period within the framework of Master's degree studies, including submission of seminar papers --4 annual hours
1 seminar in a second specialization period within the framework of Master's degree studies, including submission of a seminar paper--2 annual hours
Courses in the primary specialization period -- 8 annual hours
Courses chosen by the student from among the Master's degree courses (but not in the specialization period) or in another department, subject to the approval of the head of the department-- 4 annual hours
Participation in a departmental seminar
During the course of the studies toward the degree, the students must participate in one departmental seminar. The seminar will be considered a lecture and count as 2 annual hours.