MA in Applied Rabbinic Theology (Rabbinic Students only)

The MA in Applied Rabbinic Theology provides those studying for Rabbinic Ordination with the opportunity to combine the study of biblical and rabbinic texts at MA level with commensurate congregational and pastoral work and analysis, thus heightening the synergy between them. In addition, students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of modern Jewish thinkers and the way they address theological issues in today’s world. Students are challenged to develop their own personal theology.

The MA in Applied Rabbinic Theology will be awarded to students who have successfully completed 180 credits. 60 credits are awarded for a dissertation of 20,000 words and the remaining 120 credits are obtained through the completion of modules. There are 195 contact hours. This course usually takes twenty months to complete.

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

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Entry requirements

This course is only open to students on the Rabbinic Programme who have already completed the previous three awards (Graduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies Part 1 & Part 2 and the Postgraduate Diploma in Hebrew and Jewish Studies) or those students who have completed three years of equivalent study at another recognised institution of higher learning or seminary and at the discretion of the Admissions Board. For students whose first language is not English, Level 6.5 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be required.

Teaching and Assessment

A variety of teaching methods including tutor-led, group work and independent study will be used. Types of assessments include essays, presentations, appraisal of articles, research proposal, set exercises, a responsum, preparing liturgy and dissertation.

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Application Process

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Sandy Potashnick

+44 (0)20 8349 5622

Application Deadline

30 June in the year preceding admission

Course Team Leader

Dr Keith Kahn-Harris