Our Graduate programme attracts students from several countries and is supported by the Hebrew University's International Office. The curriculum is spread over two years (four semesters), and includes numerous international exchange opportunities, as well as exclusive partnerships with international summer schools (Dickens Universe, Santa Cruz, California; Beckett Summer School, Dublin; Shakespeare Summer School, Verona). 

The courses offered in our MA programme showcase our faculty’s strengths and latest research interests. While offerings change from year to year, recent programmes have included seminars on the pastoral genre, Irish modernism, posthumanism, eco-criticism, Victorian culture, 9/11 fiction, as well as single-author courses on Milton, Nabokov, Shakespeare and J.M. Coetzee.  

Students with an 80 average in undergraduate or supplementary studies in the English Department will be admitted to our Master's programme. Over the course of two years, all students will take three mandatory courses in literary theory (8 credit points, 4 each year) and 28 credits of elective seminars and skill/enrichment courses (a total of 36 credits for the degree, 18 each year). At least one course must cover the period before 1800. If they do not write a thesis, students will write two seminar papers in two of the courses; one of the seminar papers must be submitted before the students begin their second year. The curriculum of the skills/enrichment courses will be determined in consultation with the Graduate Advisor. 

Admission to the Research Track: Candidates who wish to be admitted to the research track must have a 90+ grade point average in undergraduate or supplementary studies in the English Department. In addition to the course work detailed above, students in the research track of the Master's programme will be required to submit only one seminar paper (before their second year), take a written integrative exam on a question of general importance in literary criticism, and write a thesis by the end of the second year of their MA studies. They must earn high grades and follow a set schedule in order to stay on the research track.
Application deadline: Registration is open and will continue until 16 October, 2022. Candidates are advised to apply and enrol early to ensure their place.

For more information, please contact the graduate studies advisor, Prof. Ruben Borg (


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