Time and Place: 1948: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (V1449)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The foundation of Israel in 1948 marks both an end and a beginning. It brought to an end, for some Jews, 2,000 years of diaspora, and an end to the struggle of the Zionist movement to build a state for the Jewish people. It announced the beginning:

  • for adjusting to the idea of a Jewish nation-state and its realisation
  • to the struggle to create a Jewish-Israeli nation
  • to the struggle to create mutual identity for people of different ethnicities and persuasions, as well as different religions
  • to the changes that the Jewish state brought to the region.

The module addresses these issues thematically, so that put together, they can give an understanding as to the wider significance of the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.


52%: Lecture
48%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.