No two religions are closer together than Judaism and Islam, yet today, ironically, no two religions are further apart.
This 15 week e-learning course is taught in partnership with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington. It will explore the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting both on similarities and differences as well as the major challenges.
Assisted by leading scholars in the US and Europe with a wealth of experience in this field, the course will also offer strategies for building bridges between the communities.
Applications are now being accepted for the course starting
week commencing 27 August 2012. The closing date for
applications is 6 August 2012.
Bridging the Great Divide is a 100% e-learning programme, delivered at Honours Level. Students who successfully complete the course as part of their degree programme through the
American University will receive three credits from the American University.
Those who enrol through the Woolf Institute will be awarded a certificate of completion from the two institutions.
The e-learning approach allows you to study wherever and whenever you choose via the internet. You will work with American University and Woolf Institute scholars, who will support you through the course and alongside fellow students with whom you will be able to discuss ideas on their online forum.
Fees and Bursaries
The normal course fee for the American University is £2500 but 10 bursaries will be available to Woolf Institute students who will pay only £450 each. Bursaries
are available depending on academic merit and financial circumstances.
For further details and application