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Masters degrees in Judaism involve advanced study of the Jewish faith, including its scared texts, literature, history and languages.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Biblical Studies, Hebrew Studies and Jewish Studies. Programmes usually award MA or MRes degrees, but in some cases you may receive a Master of Theology (MTh) or an MSc.
As one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions, Judaism has a rich history spanning more than 3,000 years. By studying its traditions, sacred texts and philosophical foundations, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of a fascinating religion.
Postgraduate courses in Jewish Studies often take a broad, interdisciplinary approach to Judaism. This means you might take modules in topics as varied as Yiddish literature, the Holocaust and Arab-Israeli relations, providing you with a well-rounded view of the subject.
An important part of many programmes is a language component, where you take lessons in Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew or Yiddish, enabling you to study texts in their original form.
Careers with a Masters in Judaism are diverse, and you could find work in heritage, diplomacy or a non-governmental organisation (NGO), to give a few examples. Alternatively, you could enter the clergy or carry on your studies to PhD level.
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This programme is for students who wish to develop expertise in biblical studies, including those who want to prepare for a PhD. Its emphasis is on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages. Read more
The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is in the first place a rewarding cultural and human experience. It is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work. Read more
The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the most widely recognised UK post graduate award and is transferable. It is accepted, across the UK and internationally, as an assurance that the candidate has achieved the high standard expected for entry to the teaching profession. Read more
The Hebrew and Pre-Modern History and Culture pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and… Read more
The Hebrew and Semitic Studies pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of Hebrew… Read more
The Muslim-Jewish Relations pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of Muslim-Jewish relations, together with the research skills necessary to carry out independent primary research work to a high academic standard through engagement with primary sources in one or more Middle Eastern languages. Read more
In response to the growing prominence of art and culture within the contemporary Jewish community, this 12 credit program of four courses offers both emerging and seasoned professionals an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Jewish cultural expression and its relationship to community building and civic engagement. Read more