All courses at Leo Baeck College are taught in English. It is therefore a requirement that all non-native speakers attain the right level of English so that they are able to succeed in their studies. The following table explains the absolute minimum which is required to enrol on LBC courses. The system used to measure students’ readiness is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For more information about where students can undertake an IELTS test see: http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/   or https://www.ielts.org/


Certificate of Higher Education in Jewish Education IELTS Level 6
Graduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Part 1 IELTS Level 6
Graduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Part 1 IELTS Level 6
Postgraduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies IELTS Level 6.5

An additional way in which non-native speakers can demonstrate they have the required level of English is by having successfully completed an academic award at an approved University that was taught and assessed in English.


All students registering for Jewish Studies degrees must attain a minimum level of Modern Hebrew language skills. The required level is the one attained when completing Level Gimmel at an Ulpan. Students seeking to register on one of our Jewish Studies degrees can consult with Dr Laliv Clenman or Dr Jo-Ann Myers about options and ways of improving their level before starting their studies. As part of this consultation students can be informally assessed to establish their current level.

In addition to this basic requirement please consult language requirements which are specific to each degree.