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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

The Advanced Diploma is a nine-month postgraduate qualification that provides instruction in Hebrew language.  It is intended for students with a first degree whose knowledge of Hebrew is at an intermediate or lower intermediate level.  The aim of the course is to bring students’ knowledge up to an advanced level. 

The Diploma is intended to prepare you for:

  • an MPhil degree preparing for a PhD or another career requiring high level language and research skills
     
  • a career in specialist Hebrew language teaching, for example in secondary education

The Diploma consists of three taught modules, which are assessed by written and oral examinations at the end of the course. These are as follows:

  1. Classical Hebrew language: to be assessed by one written examination paper, including translation and grammatical parsing questions
     
  2. Modern Hebrew language: to be assessed by one written examination paper, including translation and grammatical parsing questions, and an oral examination in Modern spoken Hebrew
     
  3. Either:
     
    • History of the Hebrew language assessed by essay questions
       
    • Introductory Aramaic assessed by translation and grammatical parsing questions

At the successful completion of the course you will:

  • read Classical Hebrew texts with good understanding of the grammatical structure of the language and its vocabulary (Module 1)
     
  • read and speak Modern Hebrew with good fluency and understanding (Module 2)
     
  • have a good scholarly knowledge of the history of the language or have extended your language skills to include a knowledge of Aramaic up to preliminary level (Module 3)

The Advanced Diploma course will begin in October, 2019.

Applications opened: 4th September, 2018
Application deadline: 31st May, 2019