Taught course

Jewish History and Culture

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

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.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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