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Environmental Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #219 (QS) ,
The Environmental Studies degree at the Tel Aviv University is an international program taught in English, designed to train and nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. 


Course Description

Graduates of the Environmental Studies degree at the Tel Aviv University have careers in environmental consulting, national and international non-governmental organizations, civil service, environmental education, and more. The M.A. is a one-year (3 semesters) accelerated interdisciplinary program.

Core courses provide students with an in-depth knowledge of Environmental Policy, Global Warming, Energy and the City, Ecology, Marine Systems in the Mediterranean, and more. A wide range of advanced courses allow the exploration of topics as diverse as Water Policy, Sustainability, Environmental Education, and more.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in special courses including field trips focused on environmental issues in Israel, a research seminar where students can pursue a topic of their choice, and a 4-month internship in one of Israel's leading companies specializing in environmental advocacy, environmental planning, social justice, transportation, green architecture, and more.

The Department of Environmental Studies at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences brings together a team of local and international experts who specialize in different aspects of water management in conflict areas. This department has long been recognized as one of Israel's most innovative environmental institutions. The capsule building in which the studies occur is uniquely designed to incorporate advanced energy and water saving environmental technologies, and is the number 1 green building in the Middle East. It is also the first building in Israel to win LEED Platinum accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explore Environmental Economics
  • Ethics and Israeli Ecology
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Field Trips: Environmental Issues in Israel and the Region
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Environmental Studies
  • Changes in ways of perceiving the environment with the shift to agriculture
  • Essentials in Introductory Ecology: The Israeli perspective
  • Marine systems of the Mediterranean region: Environmental challenges

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications will be accepted after May 31st on a rolling admissions policy.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    38 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Our student body reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the environmental studies department. Students come from many different academic backgrounds with the common goal of learning about the environment in order to improve it for generations to come.
  • Hence, a B.A. / B.Sc. degree in any field is accepted.
  • A final grade of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least 80 on the Israeli grading scale (or its equivalent), from a university or similar accredited institute of higher education, is required to be eligible for candidacy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Tel Aviv

  • 4103 - 6890 ILS/month
    Living Costs

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