The new MPhil will consist of three modules each assessed by an examination or a 5,000-word essay, and a 15,000-word dissertation. The three modules, taught by Faculty members and affiliated staff are:
- Muslim-Jewish Relations, Foundations - students will be introduced to the analytical tools required for studying Muslim-Jewish relations, primary sources in translation and original language, bibliographical method, objectivity in the study of interfaith relations and controversial themes.
- Muslim-Jewish Relations, Special Topics - these topics will focus on contemporary issues between Jews and Muslims, and why these relations are important to understanding the position of religious minorities, faith identity and politics in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Cairo Genizah - students will be given an introduction to the Genizah manuscripts and its importance for the study of Muslim-Jewish relations in the Middle Ages. Most of the teaching will be based on a selection of Genizah texts in Hebrew or Judaeo-Arabic.
Applicants for this course are expected to have a university qualification in either Hebrew or Arabic. Deadline for application 3 December 2013. Information
www.ames.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/ and www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/). Contact: Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, Email: em...@cam.ac.uk;