Leo Baeck Institute MA Bursaries at Queen Mary University, UK
An upper second class honours undergraduate degree or higher in History.
-The School of History at Queen Mary is one of the largest history departments in London and offers a very wide range of degree courses and research opportunities.
-It provides firstrate teaching fuelled by cuttingedge research within a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with an emphasis on student support. RAE 2008 has ranked Queen Mary among the top 15 research universities in the UK.
-The School of History, having entered all of its academic staff performed very well with nearly a third of our research rated as ‘world leading’ and nearly twothirds as ’internationally excellent’ or better
Scholarship Description: The Leo Baeck Institute MA trains scholars towards undertaking independent research on Jewish history, culture and thought in Europe. It provides a strong grounding in approaches and theories which have influenced the ways in which scholars understand Jewish history.
Simultaneously, the MA introduces students to a wide range of sources available for European Jewish studies.
Particular attention will be paid to the Jewish response to modernity and problems around the definition and issues of assimilation and identity.
The role of antisemitism and the origins of the Holocaust are central, as is Jewish intellectual history, focusing on the ideas of eminent Jewish thinkers about the place of Jews and Judaism in pre modern and modern society.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 July 2011
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