Modern Jewish Studies

The Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Jewish Studies is designed for students coming from any and all religious and ethnic backgrounds, and for those with no religious background at all.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Modern Jewish Studies

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

Degree Overview

The teaching philosophy in the Department of Jewish Studies is to use academic approaches of disciplines from across the University to study religion, literature, history, culture, language, and all other aspects of Jewish life and experience.

To ensure a useful and meaningful university experience, all majors must consult an advisor regularly as they progress through the degree program. Students are also advised to consult with the University’s Advising Center for information about General Education and other University requirements, as well as the Student Achievement and Resource Center in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts:

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Jewish Studies faculty members at SF State are leading researchers in their disciplines. They are engaged public scholars, committed to deepening conversations about Jews, Judaism and Jewishness within and beyond the Bay Area.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.