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Pathways in Jewish History and Culture (JHC)

An undergraduate Pathway in Jewish History and Culture enables you to:

Take the opportunity to 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.

Examine a subject of fundamental importance to knowledge of inter-cultural issues that impact on today's world.

Draw upon the unique resources and expertise of the Parkes Institute, with its world reputation as a focal point for Jewish studies.

Pursue a multi-disciplinary and an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of Jewish history, culture and religion, from antiquity to the present day.

Explore fully the unique experience of Jewish communities and individuals in various contexts from life under Greek and Roman rule to Jewish life in Britain, eastern Europe and America, and not least the Holocaust and the founding of the state of Israel.

Undergraduate Pathways

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Students can put together their own tentative ‘Jewish Studies programme’ by choosing modules taught by members of the Parkes Institute and thus prepare for postgraduates studies in our MA Jewish History and Culture and in the Faculty’s PhD programme.

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