• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The MA Program in Holocaust Studies is offered by the University of Haifa. In addition to a rigorous and varied curriculum with leading academics and researchers, our students gain professional experience through internship opportunities at a variety of Holocaust related institutions, seminars, a foreign study tour, and volunteering opportunities with Holocaust survivors to help foster personal relationship and dedication to the field of Holocaust Studies.

The program offers courses on the history of the Holocaust period and WWII as well courses on psychological aspects of trauma, the anthropology of memory, genocide and crimes against humanity, international law, museum studies, Holocaust education, and cultural expressions of the Holocaust in film and literature. Language instruction in Yiddish and German is also offered. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available.

Career:

Graduates of the program are well placed for pursuing careers in academic Holocaust research and archiving, as well as a variety of roles within the sphere of Holocaust education at museums, education facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anthropology of Memory
  • The Holocaust Remembrance and its Impact on the Memory Politics of Genocide
  • Literature of the Holocaust
  • Visual Culture and the Holocaust
  • From Silence to Omnipresence-Holocaust in the Curriculum
  • From Violence to Tolerance: Psychological Aspects in Holocaust Education
  • Holocaust Education for Democratic Values
  • The Final Solution
  • German Jewry Under the Nazi Regime
  • The Jews of Poland in the Second World War and the Holocaust
  • Nazi Germany
  • The Second World War
  • Holocaust in the Former Soviet Union
  • The Specter of Genocide
  • German Language Course
  • Yiddish Language Course
  • Holocaust Museums: Three Continents, Three Generations
  • Practical Training in Curating
  • Psychological Aspects of the Memory of the Holocaust
  • Research Design and Thesis Writing
  • Research Methods for Holocaust Studies
  • Research Forum Course
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

Requirements:
  • An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences from a recognized university in Israel or abroad with a final grade of 80% or more (Israeli system) or 3.0 GPA equivalent.A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80%, or equivalent
  • Candidates will be required to submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose.
  • Candidates who have not previously attended an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English must submit official TOEFL scores or their equivalent.
  • Students who do not have a background in the study of History will be requested to take relevant courses. Each case will be considered on its own merit.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        9096 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      • National

        7812 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 7813 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      Tuition for Israeli students is 27,430 NIS.

      Living costs for Haifa

      • 2696 - 4350 ILS/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

      Some of the MA programs have a limited number of scholarships available for students based on financial need. Students who are in financial need are encouraged to submit an application. 

      In addition to the University of Haifa need-based scholarship you can also submit applications to all other scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible (MASA, local Jewish Federation, etc.). 

      Find out more by visiting the University website!

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