Michael Goldelman pursued his Bachelor's at the Moscow State Pedagogical University from 1990, specializing on the History of the Khazars and the Old Rus', and then in 1994 enrolled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he accomplished his Master's degree in the special program on the Medieval History of Eastern Europe in 1997.
Michael Goldelman's thesis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was dedicated to the problem of emergence of Diarchy in the early medieval Eastern Europe, and in particular dealt with the Khazars' influence on the formation of the structure of supreme power in the Old Rus' state.
Michael Goldelman continued his studies at the PHD program in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Jewish History until 2002, while researching the history of the Eastern European Jews in the medieval period. In 2003, he was accepted as Honorary Research Assistant in the Department of Jewish History in UCL College, London.
For the last 15 years Michael Goldelman conducts research into the ancient Jewish chronology of the Biblical period.