MA

Holocaust and Genocide (by Research)

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  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time (day & evening)
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: September 2018
  • Course duration: 1 / 2 year(s)
  • Entry requirements: More information

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Recognised internationally for their distinctive focus on the world, International Relations and History at Nottingham Trent University offer vibrant and dynamic research environments specialising in the understanding of international politics and historical events.

This course allows graduates to pursue research in the field of Holocaust and Genocide studies.  The degree comprises independent research and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices.

Award degrees are available in the following subject areas:

  • Holocaust Studies
  • Holocaust and Memory
  • Post Holocaust Genocide
  • Genocide Studies
  • Comparative Genocide
  • Film, Literature and Genocide.

We are pleased to consider a range of topic but applicants are advised to email us in advance so we can match your interest with staff expertise.

What you'll study

This course allows you to pursue advanced research in the field of Holocaust and Genocide.  You will have the unique opportunity to collaborate in research with the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, based in Nottinghamshire.

You will be active within regional and national Holocaust memory networks and have the chance to present your work at our History Postgraduate Conference, and a range of other conferences around the region.

You will also benefit from participation in Holocaust related teaching sessions on our MA History course.

  • Modules

    This course is divided into modules, which are worth a number of credit points, and are separately taught and assessed.  To get your degree you have to pass all modules to collect 180 credit points.

    • Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities (40 credits): Includes a focus on utilising different theoretical and research methodologies issues such as interpretation, hermeneutics, ethnography, ethics, positionality, phenomenological approaches to research, post-structuralism and critical theory.
    • Dissertation (140 credits): The dissertation is a 20,000 word piece of independent research, which is the cornerstone of the MA in Holocaust and Genocide.  It provides the core research project which draws together students’ understanding and skills from other elements of the course.

How you’re taught

Assessment

The majority of the marks awarded for this course are for the dissertation. Students are free to select their own dissertation topic. In recent years, topics have included the use of anti-Semitic vocabulary in Nazi propaganda, and Jewish reactions to Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1938.

While the focus of study has been the Holocaust, we are also keen to encourage work on other genocides such as those in Cambodia and Rwanda. Students are invited to consider a wide range of options, and our team of experts are happy to offer advice.

You will have an individual supervisor allocated when offered a place on the course.  Dissertation tutorials will take place between you and your nominated supervisor. The supervisor will offer advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation.

National Holocaust Centre and Museum

Based in Nottinghamshire, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is the UK’s first centre dedicated to the remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. You’ll have the unique opportunity to collaborate in research projects with the museum.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a summer placement in London, supporting the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in its preparations for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have. Learning a new language can enhance your communication skills; enrich your experience when travelling abroad; and boost your career prospects. Find out more about the ULP.

Careers and employability

This course enables students to pursue postgraduate research under the support of the academic team in the School of Arts and Humanities.

It provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD and gives students the freedom and support to shape their own work in the area of holocaust and genocide.

Please get in to touch to discuss academic expertise, contacts and career or study progression. This course does not currently offer placements.

Entry requirements

  • A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
  • We are pleased to consider a range of topic but applicants are advised to email us in advance so we can match your interest with staff expertise.

    Applicants must also submit a 300 word outline of their proposed research area / project.

    Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our courses. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our pre-masters and foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please email our international team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us?

Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow our step-by-step guide. You can apply for this course throughout the year. Most of our postgraduate and professional courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide. Here you’ll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

CourseHome / EU 
full-time
Home / EU 
part-time
MA Holocaust and Genocide (by research)£6,900£3,450
MA  Holocaust and Genocide (by research) (including Alumni 25% discount)£5,175£2,587.50

All fees stated are for September 2018 entry.

Please note that if you are considering a part-time route that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for Year One of study. The course fee for Year Two is subject to annual review.

Fees may be subject to change.

Please see our postgraduate fees, scholarships and bursaries page for more information.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Please take a look at our postgraduates’ guide funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on +44 (0)115 848 2494.

Find out more about our terms and conditions of study for this course.

CourseInternational
full-time
MA Holocaust and Genocide (by research)£13,250
MA Holocaust and Genocide (by research) (including Alumni 25% discount)£9,937.50

All fees stated are for September 2018 entry. Fees may be subject to change.

Please see our postgraduate fees, scholarships and bursaries page for more information.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

Find out more about our terms and conditions of study for this course.

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