University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Jewish History and Culture

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to Jewish history, literature and culture from Antiquity to the contemporary world, with special emphasis on the broad framework of Jewish/non-Jewish relations; studies centre on the resources of the Parkes Library and Archive, and students are taught by members of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations.

Entry requirements

MA: Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Approaches to Jewish history and culture; relations between Jews and non-Jews through the ages; research skills 1 and 2; dissertation; plus 2 optional modules from: Britain, the USA and the holocaust, 1933-95; east side/east end: the holocaust in American film; Eastern Europeans; history of the ghetto; holocaust literature; Jewish history; Jewish immigration and settlement in Britain and North America, 1880-1920; Jews in Hellenistic Egypt; other relevant optional modules.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by traditional means, of essays and, in some cases, presentations, however in the Research Skills module assessment is based on a portfolio of skills exercises. You will also manage a large independent research project: the masters dissertation. The 20,000 word dissertation is a core element in establishing the acquisition of appropriate skills and the application of research techniques. Your supervisors will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University studentships; Ian Karten trust studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Humanities
Telephone number: 
02380598062