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Holocaust: History, Experience, Heritage (MA)

Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Explore the Holocaust as an historical event and as 'negative heritage' from 1945 to the present. You’ll look at the different ways in which the Holocaust has been explored, discussed and presented. You'll also develop the subject skills to carry out original historical research and build the foundation for postgraduate research.

The National Socialist genocide of the Jews during the Second World War is a focus for many institutes, museums, heritage foundations and education programmes. You'll gain the skills to pursue careers in areas such as Holocaust education, outreach, heritage curation, public history and commemoration. 

Our course is designed by the internationally recognised The Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish and non-Jewish relations. 

Highlights of this course include:

  • access to our unique archive of Jewish modern history
  • an optional field trip including a visit to a European Holocaust heritage institution or museum
  • specialist modules on the Holocaust in art, film, literature and music or transnational movement in the age of globalisation 
  • practical workshops on the curation of Holocaust objects delivered in collaboration with external partners
  • optional modules outside of History, including a foreign language

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Doctor Claire Le Foll is an Associate Professor of East European Jewish History and Culture. Her research focuses on the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Professor Neil Gregor is Professor of Modern European History. He has wide-ranging teaching and research interests in the history of National Socialism and the Holocaust.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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