UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.
Candidates with relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered.
Months of entry
The Royal Holloway MA in Holocaust Studies is unique; not only are we the only university in the UK to run an MA course solely dedicated to the field of Holocaust Studies but the Royal Holloway Holocaust Research Institute is the leading academic centre of its kind in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research, teaching, public advocacy and creative work. This is an ideal MA if you are pursuing an advanced interest in the Holocaust, it will provide you with a further set of skills and a qualification, it also has a highly successful track record as a springboard to doctoral research.
The Research Institute’s mission is to promote research into the Holocaust, its origins and aftermath, and to examine the extent to which genocide, war and dictatorship can be understood as defining elements in the history of the twentieth century. It is an international forum bringing together researchers working on different aspects of the Holocaust in a range of disciplines, including history, literary and language studies, film and media studies, philosophy and sociology.
You have the opportunity to approach the subject from a variety of perspectives with a choice of topics, ranging from the more traditional, historical focus and others which examine the cultural, social, political and religious afterlife of the Holocaust. This degree brings together expert academics from across Royal Holloway, including English, Modern Languages and History and is taught at the Wiener Library in central London and at our Egham campus.
Our distinctive features include:
- Very active research culture at The Holocaust Research Institute which features lectures from the leading figures in the field. Recent speakers have included Nikolaus Wachsmann, Robert Jan van Pelt, Ulrich Herbert, Reinhard Rürup, Dina Porat, Saul Friedländer, Geoffrey Hartman, Jeffrey Herf and Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon.
- Coordination and hosting of workshops we put on each year on cutting edge research, as well as regular international conferences.
- Led by internationally recognised scholars such as Dan Stone, Barry Langford, Robert Eaglestone and Simone Gigliotti. Other members of staff affiliated with the centre include Andrea Mammone, Colin Davis, Rudolf Muhs, Ahuvia Kahane and Michael Haas.
- The Holocaust Research Institute's Director, Dan Stone, is currently part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Experts Reference Group and is Chair of the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust Galleries Redesign Academic Advisory Group. All our staff regularly contribute to scholarly publications, the media and the creative sectors.
Information for international students
IELTS score of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing and no sub-score below 5.5 for non-native English speaking applicants.
See our International pages for more information.
Fees and funding
See our Postgraduate fees and funding pages to find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||62|
|Dissertation||38 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Professor Dan Stone