MA in Jewish Education

University-Winchester-LogoWith a view to nurture future leaders in Jewish Education, the College has developed a new MA in Jewish Education, which has been designed to cater for both UK and European students. This is reflected in both the content of the modules, which adopts a comparative and international approach, and the way it is taught, which combines a few intensive seminars with the majority of teaching undertaken on-line via a distance learning platform. This system ensures that people living at a distance can study with us.

The MA will provide students with the opportunity to widen their horizons about Jewish education worldwide, keep up to date with changing trends, and challenge them to be reflective about their work. It also seeks to develop them both personally and professionally. The MA is also relevant to those, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who, while not directly involved in this field, may be working more broadly in the field of religious studies.

Class sizes at the College are small enabling students to be taught in a supportive, warm and friendly environment.

The MA is taught through blended methods – combining face to face seminars and distance learning – to be accessible to students anywhere in the UK or abroad.

The programme has a practitioner-orientation combining a balance of education and Jewish Studies through a framework of taught modules and a research–based dissertation.

The MA in Jewish Education 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 exit points at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma Levels.

Entry Requirements

    1. First/second class honours degree, or the Advanced Diploma in Jewish Education (passed at a good standard).
    2. Extensive relevant professional experience in an educational context.
    3. Students whose mother tongue is not English are expected to meet a minimum level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF) or 6 International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Prospective students over the age of 21 who do not satisfy the normal entry requirements may be admitted to a programme or subject provided that they can submit evidence of previous serious study and demonstrate the capacity and attainments to pursue successfully the proposed programme.

Teaching and Assessment

This programme is delivered using blended methods. Students come to the College for three days of workshops and seminars for every module which are supplemented by online group and individual tutorials. Students also receive guided reading and learning activities. Types of assessments include: essays, textual analyses, presentations, appraisals of articles, research analyses, creating lesson plans, case studies, research proposal, and dissertation.

Module Descriptions

JE7001 – Jewish Education in the Global Context

JE7002 – Teaching, Learning and Curriculum in the Jewish Context

JE7003 – Issues in Jewish Education

JE7004 – Research and Methods Skills

JE7005 – Educational Leadership

JE7006 – Skills in Jewish Literacy

JE7007 – Dissertation


Dr Jo-Ann Myers,

+ 44 (0)20 8349 5626

Course Team Leader

Dr Leslie Bash