Holocaust: History, Experience, Heritage at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore the Holocaust as an historical event and as 'negative heritage' from 1945 to the present. You’ll look at the different ways in which the Holocaust has been explored, discussed and presented. You'll also develop the subject skills to carry out original historical research and build the foundation for postgraduate research. The National Socialist genocide of the Jews during the Second World War is a focus for many institutes, museums, heritage foundations and education programmes. You'll gain the skills to pursue careers in areas such as Holocaust education, outreach, heritage curation, public history and commemoration. Our course is designed by the internationally recognised The Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish and non-Jewish relations.


Optional modules include: The Genocide of the European Jews, 1935-1945; Advanced Research seminar in American History; Advanced Research Seminar in Modern European History; After the Holocaust: Jews and Others after 1945; The Holocaust in Art, Film, Literature, and Music. For a full list of modules please visit: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/holocaust-history-experience-heritage-masters-ma#modules

Assessment method

Examinations, presentations, coursework, project work and research article.

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in history or a related subject.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate.page

Holocaust: History, Experience, Heritage at University of Southampton - UCAS