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  • Objectives
    To provide teaching and research training in Jewish Studies, a joint degree offered by King’s College London and the London School of Jewish Studies
  • Entry requirements
    people with minimum 2:1 honours degrees in the humanities, or other relevant qualifications and experience. Where your degree is in a subject unrelated to the proposed field of study, you may be advised to take the Graduate Diploma.
  • Academic Title
    MA Jewish Studies
  • Course description
    Programme description

    - unique collaboration between King’s College London and the London School of Jewish Studies allows us to offer a range of subjects.
    - cooperation with Mediterrean Studies and with other subject areas within Theology & Religious Studies enables us to offer a range of approaches.
    - superb location, with access to important social, cultural, material and textual resources: the Judaica collections of King’s College London’s own Maughan Library, the British Museum, the British Library, London Museum of Jewish Life, a range of synagogues.

    From Abraham to Zionism, from Maimonides to Medical Ethics, from Biblical Hebrew to contemporary
    Halakhah, you will be exposed to perspectives, cutting edge and traditional, on Jews, Jewishness, and Jewish thought and practice. A unique cross-institutional collaboration between King’s College London and the London School of Jewish Studies and interdepartmental co-operation at King’s allows you to choose from select MA courses in Mediterranean Studies and Theology & Religious Studies, including:
    Introduction to Biblical Hebrew; Advanced Hebrew Texts (Prose/Poetry); Medieval Jewish Thought (Metaphysics / Ethics);

    Identity Politics in Biblical Bedrooms; Protesting Violence & Catastrophe in the Hebrew Bible; Ethics in Contemporary Jewish Thought; Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism in the 20th Century;
    War & Peace in the Middle East; Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought; Gender & Sexuality in Jewish Law & Society; Jewish Social Ethics.

    Programme format and assessment

    Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a 15,000 word dissertation.


    One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

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