The one-year Master's programme Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present. This Master is unique in that it offers, next to a solid methodological basis and the weeklong International Winter School in Jewish Studies, a tailor-made programme for each student.
Following a general theoretical and methodological seminar, you will take tutorials and/or electives in subjects related to your desired area of expertise. Together with the study adviser and tutors, you will draw up your own trajectory. The staff participating in the programme cover a broad range of subjects, periods and approaches: Second Temple period and ancient rabbinic Judaism, medieval culture, with particular emphasis on philosophy and history of the sciences, early modern and modern cultural and intellectual history (including Amsterdam’s Jewish past and present), book history, Modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture, and Yiddish studies.
In this video the teacher and student of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.
After graduation you can start a career in the cultural sector (museums, theatres), in the Jewish infrastructure, as an interpreter/translator at companies with branches in the Middle East, at government bodies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or in journalism. Teaching is also possible.
Middle Eastern Studies is an accredited degree Master’s programme. After successful completion of the Jewish Studies specialisation, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA Middle Eastern Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|