University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers a number of Jewish Studies modules through the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, specifically through the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, a centre for innovative, multi-disciplinary study of the Bible and the wider study of religion and social sciences.

The teaching at this institution, which pursues an interdisciplinary approach and can be found at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, allows students to explore the study of Jewish history and religion from antiquity to the modern era. The University facilitates the exploration of pivotal Jewish texts, including the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as opportunities to look at the formative years of Judaism and Jewish life in modern day Britain. Students are also able to study Jewish history and culture across a range of modules, highlighting the role of the Jewish people in American, Europe and Russia throughout the ages.

There are also courses at BA and MA level on Holocaust studies in the English and History departments, as well as a body of PhD students in both disciplines working in this area.

You can find out more about the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies here.