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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

The vast majority of the seas have not been studied – from the coastline to the abyssal depths, from the molecular mechanisms of life within the cell to the myriad, complex and dynamic marine ecosystems.

Masters and doctoral studies in the Department of Marine Biology combine multidisciplinary courses in marine sciences, marine biology and biological oceanography with a research cruise, field work (cruises or diving), labs where students acquire experience in state-of-the-art methods, and the chance to become certified in technical scientific diving.

From its perch on top of Mt. Carmel, the University of Haifa’s Department of Marine Biology has a clear view overlooking the Mediterranean. The oceans, which cover seventy percent of the Earth, are teeming with life and represent a treasure trove which can feed humanity and provide energy and medicines for future generations. The oceans are also changing as a result of human activity. Marine biologists must fully assume their mandate as stewards of the sea—monitoring the oceans, understanding how they are changing, and guiding citizens and decision makers to preserve our natural marine heritage.

Graduate students in the Department of Marine Biology are exposed during their studies to the biological and ecological processes of the rich and fascinating marine system – at multiple scales from microns to oceans. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students combine research on a wide variety of marine organisms and inquiries with an extensive range of obligatory and optional courses, educational cruises, research dives and lab work.

Graduate studies in the department include a period of thesis research under the supervision of one of the department’s researchers.
Core studies in the department of Marine Biology take place in English. External courses may require Hebrew proficiency.



M.Sc. Program

Two years of research under the supervision of one of the department's researchers.
Graduate students in the Department of Marine Biology are exposed during their studies to the biological and ecological processes of the rich and fascinating marine system – at multiple scales from microns to oceans. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students combine research on a wide variety of marine organisms and questions with a wide range of obligatory and optional courses, educational cruises, research dives and lab work.

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Ph.D. Program

Duration of studies: Four years.
Graduate students in the Department of Marine Biology are exposed during their studies to the biological and ecological processes of the rich and fascinating marine system – at multiple scales from microns to oceans. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students combine research on a wide variety of marine organisms and questions with a wide range of obligatory and optional courses, educational cruises, research dives and lab work.

 

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Direct Doctoral Studies Program

Graduate students in the Department of Marine Biology are exposed during their studies to the biological and ecological processes of the rich and fascinating marine system – at multiple scales from microns to oceans. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students combine research on a wide variety of marine organisms and questions with a wide range of obligatory and optional courses, educational cruises, research dives and lab work.

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International Program

Using the Eastern Mediterranean as a natural marine laboratory the program provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea, together with a rigorous academic curriculum.

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