Masters In Jewish History & Culture
We are proud to be offering the MA in Jewish History and Culture in partnership with the University of Southampton. This part-time course runs over two years from October 2014 to September 2015. The classes take place on Friday mornings 11.15am-1.00pm.
First launched in 1997, the University of Southampton's MA programme offers a rich encounter with the main currents in Jewish history and culture drawing on and fostering the use of different scholarly disciplines. The course of studies builds on the world-class resources of the University's Parkes Library and Jewish archives as well as the wide-ranging expertise of the Institute's staff.
The Masters was launched for the first time with the London Jewish Cultural Centre in 2012. This exciting initiative taught by top international lecturers, has brought the unique work of the Parkes Institute to a wider public. It has been very successful and we are delighted to offer this opportunity to a new intake in October 2014.
Weekly seminars during term-time will be led by Dr Shirli Gilbert and other Parkes fellows. The classes will be held on Fridays at Ivy House in Golders Green. We will also host study days led by other scholars from the Parkes Institute, who will present lecture-and-discussion sessions on their areas of expertise. These will usually take place on Sundays 10.00am-4.00pm, also at Ivy House, and will be scheduled well in advance.
The course will introduce key questions and perspectives that constitute the broad field of Jewish history and culture. Seminars take the form of discussions based on careful reading of selected texts. All students prepare for classes by reading the essential texts and everyone is expected to participate actively in the discussion. Class attendance is a requirement of the course.
Assessments take the form of coursework (essays and shorter written assignments). There are no exams. Each week, one student will give an informal presentation based on the reading, and some classes may take the form of debates. All students write a dissertation and may approach any Parkes Institute staff members for supervision. Plenty of support and guidance is offered.
The cost of the programme is £3,350 per year; £150 of this is payable by cheque to the London Jewish Culture Centre before the start of each year.
Applications are made through Southampton itself - this is done via the website and we can offer help if required. Click here for more information
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For further details or to register for one of our Open Mornings to meet tutors please contact Judy Trotter firstname.lastname@example.org