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Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Waltham, MA, United States
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) at Brandeis University is home to a strong and diverse international faculty whose members research the Bible and ancient Near East, the modern Middle East, Jewish civilization from its beginnings through historical and contemporary times, Israel studies, Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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Overview

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University classes are taught on many levels, in disciplines including textual and literary studies, history, social sciences, intellectual history and philosophy, religion and the arts.

The programme

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) is a multidisciplinary department committed to innovative research and teaching in a broad range of fields including Bible and Ancient Near East, Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, Islamic and Middle East Studies, and Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, and other Near Eastern languages. We are home to one of the world's largest programs in Jewish and Hebrew Studies.

Dedicated to intellectual openness and pedagogic excellence, NEJS offers courses that engage critical questions of history, religion, culture, language, literary and textual studies, social and political science, law, education, and women's and gender studies, as well as rich experiential learning opportunities.

Our faculty also lead and participate in research centers and institutes across the university.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Evil and Human Destiny
  • Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Art
  • The History of Judaism
  • Biblical Hebrew Grammar and Texts
  • Jewish and Christian Aramaic

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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