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MSc in Marine Geosciences

University of Haifa
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
10,690 USD
Start dates
Haifa
10,690 USD
October 2020

Haifa
10,690 USD
October 2021

Haifa
10,690 USD
October 2022
MSc in Marine Geosciences

Program description

MSc in Marine Geosciences

With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

Established in 2007 as part of the multidisciplinary Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, the Dr. Moses Strauss program M.Sc. in 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.

The two-year MSc program will begin in October.

Admission 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). Applicants that have obtained an official exemption from English during undergraduate studies or on Psychometric Entrance Test, will be exempt from taking the TOEFL (the official exemption should be submitted).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement – goals and aims of the planned research (500-750 words)
  • Official diploma and grade transcripts
  • Suitable applicants will be interviewed.

Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other subjects may be accepted for graduate studies in the department according to the decision of the Departmental Committee of Master's Degree Studies.

The committee will adjust a personal complementary study program according to the student's academic background and research subject requirements. Finishing the complementary studies with a minimal grade of 85 is a condition for continuing the graduate studies program in the department.

For more information please visit the university website.


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Program content

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 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.

Tuition fees

For international students tuition and fees for the full 2019-2020 academic year is $US 10,690*.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

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University of Haifa

University of Haifa

Situated on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled beside the Carmel National Forest, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your International Study Abroad and Graduate Studies experience. The...


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University of Haifa

199 Abba Hushi Blvd. Mount Carmel
3498838 Haifa
Israel

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