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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesHistory Religious Studies & Theology Political Science View 142 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
- You will need a upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject, e.g. humanities or social sciences.
International16995 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £4,625 PT
- UK / EU: £6,167 full-time; £3,083 part-time
- International: £16,995 full-time
- UK / EU: £3,083 full-time or part-time
- International £8,498 full-time
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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