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The Parkes Institute


Welcome to the undergraduate section of the Parkes website.

Studying Jewish history, culture and religion from the ancient to the contemporary world provides the opportunity to examine a subject of fundamental importance to knowledge of inter-cultural issues that impact on today's world. Our students look at the variety of issues that have impacted on the Jewish people throughout history and have influenced the relationship between Jews and non-Jews to the present. Our students also draw upon the unique resources of the Parkes Institute, with its world reputation for Jewish Studies.

Academic staff within Parkes are enthusiastic teachers, who create a friendly, flexible and supportive teaching environment. Our academic staff are also active researchers, which means that our students are taught by staff who are working at the cutting edge of their subject area and who are eager to share their latest work and ideas.

Here you will find an indicative list of the modules that we offer, as well as details of prizes and awards, and student testimonials.


Module Information

A breakdown of the potential modules you will undertake for years 1, 2 and 3.

Moss Prize


Here you will find further information about the Moss and BAJS prizes.

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Modules taught on a wide variety of topics in Jewish Studies, from Antiquity to Modernity, and offered both in the Department of History and in other disciplines such as English or Modern Languages, recruit successfully and bring in highly motivated students from a wide range of backgrounds.

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