This programme draws on the expertise of leading scholars in the fields of Hebrew Language, Bible and Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish-Christian Relations, and Modern Jewish History who teach In the fields of Religions and Theology, Middle Eastern Studies or Government. Students can specialise in Judaism in antiquity or in the modern world or mix courses from all periods.
The subject core course unit is typically Sources, Resources and Methods in the Study of Judaism. This is complemented by a School-led core course unit which gives students the opportunity to acquire a variety of research and presentation skills.Typical optional course units include: Being Jewish in Britain, Holocaust Theology, Jewish Law: History, Authority and the Problem of the Agunah, Jewish Philosophy in the 20th Century.
The primary focus of all our postgraduate degrees is to give people research skills, whether for academic work or for another career. Many professions today require investigative skills. Some in the media spend time researching angles of events that relate to religions. Some in the health service investigate the experiences of various cultural groups in accessing services. Many in museums, libraries and other archives require the textual and historical research skills that our courses teach. Postgraduate study in Religions and Theology gives you a high level qualification for a wide range of investigative tasks.