• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Co-taught by staff in History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, the interdisciplinary Holocaust and Genocide programme offered at the University of Birmingham will immerse you in past and present debates about researching, remembering and commemorating the Holocaust and other genocides. 

About

Through the Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, the interdisciplinary Holocaust and Genocide programme offered at the University of Birmingham we are able to offer a unique combination of expertise in the study of the Holocaust and of genocide across a variety of disciplines, including historical studies, conflict and war studies, memory studies, literary studies, translation studies, and film studies.

Optional modules

Certificate students will take one optional module, while Diploma and MA students will take three optional modules, from a wide range of related Masters-level options within the College of Arts and Law, as well as within the Department of  Political Science and International Studies (College of Social Sciences).

Certificate students are advised to take a module which directly relates to the study of Holocaust and/or genocide, chosen in consultation with the programme leader. 

MA and Diploma students also have the option to choose up to two of their modules from the wider College; again, this should be done in consultation with the programme leader.

Careers

Birmingham’s Theology graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills including: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.

Over the past five years, over 96% of our postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Many of our graduates go into careers in churches of various denominations. Other students use their transferable skills in a range of employment sectors, including publishing, education and social work. 

Employers that our graduates have gone on to work for include: Church of England; Methodist Church; NHS; and University of Birmingham.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Skills in the Study of Holocaust and Genocide: Methodologies and Sources
  • Holocaust and Genocide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Dissertation Preparation and Guided Reading (Holocaust and Genocide)
  • Dissertation or Placement-based Dissertation
  • Auschwitz in History and Memory
  • Historical and Contemporary Debates on the Holocaust
  • Jewish Religious Responses to the Holocaust
  • Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      Diploma - 8 months full-time/Certificate - 4 months full-time.
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Diploma - 6 months part-time/Certificate - 8 months part-time.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You will need a upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject, e.g. humanities or social sciences.

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level;
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
M.A.:
    • UK/EU: £4,625 PT
    • Internat.: £8,498 PT
    PGDiploma:
    • UK/EU: £6,167 FT; £16,995 PT

    PGCertificate PT or FT/ PGDiploma PT:

    • UK/EU: £3,083
    • International: £8,498

      Living costs for Birmingham

      • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

      The new Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Masters degrees in the UK is available for students normally residing in England.

      The main details of the new Postgraduate Loan are:

      • A loan of up to £10,609 will be made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses. 
      • The loan will be available to students across all discipline subject areas for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters programmes, so long as you do not have existing qualifications at Masters-level or above (which includes undergraduate integrated Masters qualifications, such as MSci or MEng etc).
      • The loan will be paid directly to you, into a UK bank account.

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