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About Holocaust and Genocide (by Research) at Nottingham Trent University

Recognised internationally for their distinctive focus on the world, International Relations and History at Nottingham Trent University offer vibrant and dynamic research environments specialising in the understanding of international politics and historical events.

This course allows graduates to pursue research in the field of Holocaust and Genocide studies.  The degree comprises independent research and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices.

Award degrees are available in the following subject areas:

  • Holocaust Studies
  • Holocaust and Memory
  • Post Holocaust Genocide
  • Genocide Studies
  • Comparative Genocide
  • Film, Literature and Genocide.

We are pleased to consider a range of topic but applicants are advised to email us in advance so we can match your interest with staff expertise.

How you're taught


The majority of the marks awarded for this course are for the dissertation. Students are free to select their own dissertation topic. In recent years, topics have included the use of anti-Semitic vocabulary in Nazi propaganda, and Jewish reactions to Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1938.

While the focus of study has been the Holocaust, we are also keen to encourage work on other genocides such as those in Cambodia and Rwanda. Students are invited to consider a wide range of options, and our team of experts are happy to offer advice.

You will have an individual supervisor allocated when offered a place on the course.  Dissertation tutorials will take place between you and your nominated supervisor. The supervisor will offer advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation.

National Holocaust Centre and Museum

Based in Nottinghamshire, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is the UK's first centre dedicated to the remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. You'll have the unique opportunity to collaborate in research projects with the museum.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a summer placement in London, supporting the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in its preparations for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills;
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad; and
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the ULP.

Careers and employability

This course enables students to pursue postgraduate research under the support of the academic team in the School of Arts and Humanities.

It provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD and gives students the freedom and support to shape their own work in the area of holocaust and genocide.

Please get in to touch to discuss academic expertise, contacts and career or study progression. This course does not currently offer placements.

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Entry requirements

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our courses. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our pre-masters and foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

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If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please email our international team for advice.

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