24 months
10600 USD/year
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With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences at University of Haifa provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

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The Dr. Moses Strauss program M.Sc. in Marine Geosciences at University of Haifa 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, micropaleontology, pollution studies, hazards, marine geoarchaeology, modeling, geochemistry, chemical and physical oceanography. The department is part of the multidisciplinary Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences.

What you will study

Studies (in English) include hands-on and direct training in advanced methods of data acquisition, processing and analysis to decipher phenomena that occur in the marine geosphere. Research topics range from seafloor structure, the underlying Earth’s crust, the search for energy sources (oil, gas, hydrates), water body dynamics, sea level change and their relation to tectonics and climate, pollution fingerprints, coastline changes and, collectively, how this intertwines with the needs and actions of people.

Taught in English, the program 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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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 (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied in an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English) 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

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    10600 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10600 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Haifa

770 - 1243 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • University of Haifa Need-Based Scholarship
  • Fulbright MA Degree Fellowships
  • U.S. Federal Aid - Master's Programs Applicants
  • MASA Israel Scholarship Program

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