MA Jewish History & Culture at Univ. of Southampton

Deadline: 14 June 2013
Open to: applicants from Hungary, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Russian Federation and other Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries
Scholarship: tuition fees and maintenance


One Scholarship (tuition fees and maintenance) is available to study the MA Jewish History and Culture at the School of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK.

The University of Southampton is home to the Parkes Institute, one of the foremost centres for the study of Jewish history, culture, and literature in the U.K., with specialists in ancient and modern Jewish history, literature, and culture, and the specific histories of British, German, and East European Jewries. The Parkes Library and Archive is an outstanding resource for the study of Jewish history and culture.

The University, together with the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom, seeks candidates who intend to use the degree to further an existing career in cultural, educational, archeographical, or communal work, such as:

  • museum professionals and educators
  • archivists
  • school teachers
  • civil servants engaged in issues related to Jews and Judaism, ethnic relations, migration, and the like
  • community workers for whom the degree will provide enrichment for their current work (e.g. work with Holocaust survivors)


You must be a national of and currently residing within one of the following countries: Hungary, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia or the Russian Federation. Nationals of other Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries will also be considered – see the list HERE.

  • You must also be expecting to return to the country concerned at the end of the period of study.
  • You should hold a degree of an equivalent standard to at least a good UK second class Honours degree.
  • Normally be aged between 23 and 35 years
  • Have a standard of English that meets University of Southampton admission requirements – a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS or 250 (computer) or 600 (paper) on the TOEFL (the test should ideally be taken before applying for admission)
  • Have not already been awarded a university doctorate from another academic institution
  • Have not already spent a substantial period of time studying in a university outside your home country


Please note, you will need to submit two applications – the first to the School of Humanities for the course and the second to Professor Joachim Schlör for the studentship itself.

See the main Humanities website for information about the University and details on how to apply. Please request an application pack (funding application and MA degree application material) from [email protected]

Enquiries: please contact the Recruitment Office at [email protected] or Professor Joachim Schlör , Co-ordinator for the MA/MRes Jewish History and Culture.

For more information, please see the official website HERE.

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