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The Parkes Institute


The Parkes Institute postgraduate programmes have trained hundreds of students from various disciplinary backgrounds, including history, literature, music, politics and beyond.

Our taught MA Jewish History and Culture builds on the world-class resources of the University's Parkes Library and Jewish Archives to provide a thorough exploration of Jewish history and culture through the ages. The course is suitable for students from a wide range of discipline backgrounds and is offered on both a full and part time basis.

The expertise of our academics ranges from antiquity through to the present day, and we are able to offer supervision for a wide range of research interests at PhD level.

MA and PhD students are an integral part of our vibrant intellectual community, participating in our regular programme of seminars and conferences. The diversity of our student community adds to the richness of the experience: we attract local, national, and international students, as well as many mature students.

Our graduates have gone on to exciting careers in the media, museums, interfaith and race relations work, teaching, marketing, the civil service and many others.

We offer a range of funding opportunities for graduate students.

Anthony Bale Seminar

Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the Parkes International Summer Graduate Seminar.

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I have loved absolutely every minute of my degree programme. Not only has the programme allowed me to pursue a passion, it has also nurtured my own personal development, both as a ‘historian’ and as an individual.

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