Taught course

Jewish History and Culture

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in history or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Widen your intellectual horizons by exploring Jewish history and culture. The MA Jewish History and Culture masters degree features modules such as: The Jews of Egypt, Jerusalem: City and Symbol and The Holocaust in American Film. The MA Jewish History and Culture degree can lead to a wide selection of careers as an academic, working in museums, tour guide, Jewish community work, publishing and archiving.

Reflecting the heritage of James Parkes’ scholarship, on which the Parkes Institute is founded, the programme places a distinct and unique emphasis on studying Jewish History and Culture within the broad framework of the study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations. The course of studies builds on the world-class resources of the University’s Parkes Library and Jewish Archives in the University Library, and is taught by a well-established team of scholars drawn from disciplines including history, English, German and music, brought together within the Parkes Institute.

The programme attracts students from a very varied range of backgrounds and academic interests. For many of these students, the MA provides the foundation for doctoral studies, but for many others the course offers other opportunities for professional and personal development in fields such as teaching, community relations or social work.

Information for international students

English language requirements:

  • All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement.
  • Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components
  • IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.


Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18,812

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
pgapply.fh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 8062