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Postgraduate taught programmes

MA in Jewish Studies

*Please note that we are no longer admitting students on this course. As of 2018/19 there will be the Religion MA. More information can be found on the KCL Prospectus.*


Jewish Studies at King's offers students the opportunity to combine the academic study of Jewish texts and practices from ancient to modern times with intense explorations of their significance for contemporary issues and debates in multi-religious societies.

Structure of the degree

Students on all MA courses complete modules worth a total of 180 credits over their period of study (a maximum of 200 credits may be permissible, see below: "Language modules"), made up by a combination of compulsory modules, optional modules and a dissertation. 

Please note that we are no longer admitting students onto this programme.

Compulsory modules

All students write a supervised 15,000 word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with one of the lecturers on the MA programme.

In addition, all students are required to take at least one module that incorporates Hebrew sources. Optional modules that qualify are marked below with an asterisk*.

Optional modules

These modules are offered in the following fields:

Biblical & Modern Hebrew

Modern Hebrew* is offered in co-operation with the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies at UCL.

Hebrew Bible

Talmud and Midrash

Jewish History & Art History

Zionism & Israel

  • 7AAJM204 A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (20 credits)

The optional modules must come to a total of at least 100 credits (but not more than 120), and must include one Hebrew module*.

With the permission of the programme convener, it may be possible to take a limited number of credits from among other offerings in the Department, from modules offered by other departments in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, or from other departments in the university.

Further information

About Jewish Studies at King's

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