Desert Studies - Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology, Master | Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | Beersheba, Israel
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Desert Studies - Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology

24 months
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5000 USD/year
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About

The Desert Studies - Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology program is offered by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The innovative, multidisciplinary program in Desert Studies is structured to provide an integrated approach, offering students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research.

Overview

At Desert Studies - Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev microorganisms are essential members of the arid soil environment. They shape the landscape through rock weathering and soil crust formation. 

They are the most important organisms in the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen, and they adapt to the rapidly changing environmental conditions of water availability, temperature, and UV radiation. Microorganisms possess enormous metabolic potential with biotechnological applications.

Education

The Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology track of study introduces the students to the latest developments in environmental microbiology research in arid environments, using advanced molecular, biogeochemical and isotopic tools.  

This track of study includes an integration of classes and research activities that cover a wide range of environmental and ecological issues  encompassing microbial activities. The Desert Studies - Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology program is offered by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Programme Structure

Research Topics:

  • Nitrogen cycling in arid soils
  • The role of desert soil crust in nutrient cycling
  • The interrelationships between desert plants, soil bacteria and climate and their effects on biogeochemical cycling and desertification 
  • The microorganisms in desert plants’ rhizosphere and phyllosphere 
  • The effect of rain events in the desert on microbial diversity, abundance and activity
  • Bacterial diversity and its role in maintaining functional arid ecosystems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
85

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
85

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For most specializations in Desert Studies, applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution. For the Environmental Studies specialization, applicants should hold a B.Sc., a B.A., or a B.Arch. degree from an accredited institution.
  • A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their Bachelor's degree in a program taught in English.
  • Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 USD per year during 24 months.

17.328 NIS

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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