The Parkes Institute

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Find out how you can learn about the Holocaust, Jewish history and culture, and the relations between Jews and non-Jews

Our members teach a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. 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, including our library and archive.

Included in our postgraduate teaching is our MA Holocaust: History, Experience, Heritage. This programme explores the Holocaust both as a historic event as a source of memory and heritage. Students on the programme benefit from the opportunity to curate Holocaust objects, organise a study trip to Europe and develop research skills by attending a series of research-led modules.

Those applying for the programme may be eligible for our Southampton MA Holocaust scholarships. There are up to 2 James Parkes scholarships of £6,500 and up to 2 Sayers Family scholarships of £1,000 available. Deadline for applications is 30 August 2024 at midday. Email for more information.

The MA can also serve as the perfect stepping-stone to a doctoral study.

Webinar | MA Holocaust: History, Heritage, Experience

Find out more about the MA Holocaust: History, Heritage, Experience in this webinar with members of the Parkes Institute.