The Hebrew University’s Faculty of Social Sciences aims at understanding and advancing a wide range of issues related to human societies.. Our research and teaching at the BA level encompass a broad spectrum of fields which are divided into nine different academic units:

  • Communication and Journalism
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • PPE: Philosophy, Political Science and Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Statistics (with a focus on Data Science)


The faculty also offers various unique graduate programs, such as:

  • The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government
  • Environmental Planning and Policy
  • Gender Studies
  • Conflict Research, Management and Resolution
  • International Law and Conflict Resolution (a one-year English program)
  • European Studies 
  • Contemporary German Studies: Politics, Society and Culture (taught in English)
  • Glocal: Community Development Studies (taught in English)  


The Faculty of Social Sciences is the Hebrew University’s largest faculty with a total of 3,600 students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in 2016. 

In our current ongoing faculty renewal we emphasize not only the ability to obtain a first-class education but also the combination of practical aspects which will help to train future leaders. We are proud to be among the world’s 100 leading faculties of social sciences and work hard to foster groundbreaking research alongside a communal and societal commitment.


Dean’s Greeting



The Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a vibranttmyr_shpr intellectual hub. Over the past decade we have undergone an extensive process of renewal that has impacted all aspects of faculty life. On this site you can read about: our bold, groundbreaking research; our various cutting-edge curricula; our theoretical and practical courses designed for today’s dynamic world; our innovative teaching methods; and, above all, our profound understanding that teaching and research cannot be detached from the world outside the university.


This process of renewal can also be seen in the construction of new classrooms and research laboratories and in the hiring of brilliant young researchers. We will continue to attract the best and brightest students in the country and commit to providing them with a challenging and enriching learning experience.

I am happy to welcome you to Israel’s leading Social Sciences Faculty, ranked in the 51-75 group (Shanghai Ranking 2018), and one of the top faculties outside the US.

Our research, teaching, and energetic intellectual atmosphere constitute the soil which nurtures future scholars and leaders.



Prof. Tamir Sheafer