• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences offered by the University of Haifa provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

Overview

The M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences offered by the University of Haifa. Established in 2007 as part of the multidisciplinary Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, the Department of Marine Geosciences combines research and graduate studies of the marine environment in the following main disciplines: exploration geophysics, seafloor mapping, remote sensing, geodynamics, tectonics, marine and coastal sedimentology, geochemistry, chemical and physical oceanography.

Topics to be covered include: the structure of the seafloor; the Earth’s crust below it and the search for energy sources (oil, gas, hydrates); the dynamics of the water body above it; sea level variations and their relation to tectonic and climate changes; coastline developments in present and past times; and, finally, present and past influences on human evolution. Students will have the opportunity to interact with central research institutions in Israel including the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute, the Geological Survey of Israel, the Geophysical Institute of Israel and other industrial institutes.

Taught in English, the MA Marine Geosciences program at University of Haifa can be completed in two years and begins every October. Coursework, field trips and an educational cruise are held during the first two semesters, the summer semester is dedicated to establishing a research proposal, while the second year is dedicated to conducting research. Students will be required to submit a research thesis at the end of the second year of the program. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Science in Marine Geosciences.

Careers:

Graduates of the program will be well-placed to pursue careers within government research agencies, onshore and offshore site investigation contractors or consultancy companies, and various branches of higher education and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Geophysical Investigation of the Marine Environment
  • Signals Analysis - Fundamentals and Application
  • Geology of Marine Sediments
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Geochemical Oceanography
  • Hydrography
  • Educational Cruise
  • Scientific Writing and Research Presentation
  • Intoduction to Geology
  • Introduction to Geophysics
  • Seismic Processing and Imaging
  • Processes in Marine Geology
  • Numerical Methods in Physics of Continuum
  • Processesing and Analysis of Seismic Data: Workshops
  • Seismic Data Interpretation
  • Two-Phase Flow
  • Tectonics of the Oceans
  • Geology of the Eastern Meditteranean
  • Seafloor Morphology
  • Topics in Coastal Geomorphology
  • New Frontiers in Marine Research
  • Miscropaleontolgy
  • Paleoceanography
  • Natural Energy
  • Underwater Geoarchaeology in Caesarea
  • Paleolimnology of the Dead Sea Region: Field Trip
  • Marine Geology of Mt. Carmel, Exploring the Cretaceous Seafloor: Field Trip

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Accredited B.Sc. degree from a recognized academic institution in geology, geophysics, marine science, engineering or other related sciences (complementary studies may be required), with a minimum grade of 80 or equivalent.
  • Department pre-requisites are a basic knowledge of science in the following areas: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Atmosphere, English and Computers.
  • TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (internet-based test). 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement – goals and aims of the planned research (500-750 words)
  • Official diploma and grade transcripts
  • Suitable applicants will be interviewed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Haifa

  • 2696 - 4350 ILS/month
    Living Costs

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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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