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Department of Marine Biology

M.Sc 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.

Graduate studies in the department include a research period (thesis) under the supervision of one of the department's researchers. For details about specific research and researchers, please contact the researcher through the relevant lab website. go to labs.

Core studies in the department of Marine Biology take place in English. External courses may require Hebrew proficiency.

Duration of studies:
Two years.

Terms of acceptance

  1. Only graduates of a recognized institute with science degree (B.Sc.) in biology, marine science or other related science disciplines could be accepted to the department (complementary studies may be required)
  2. Department pre-requisites are knowledge level at science graduate degree in biology in the following areas: bio-chemistry, physiology, ecology, molecular biology, English, computers.
  3. Minimal weighted final grade of 85 in each one of the subjects of graduate degree.
  4. In order to be accepted, the applicant should submit C.V., aims declaration and official grade sheet, before registration.
  5. Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview
  6. During the first semester, student will be obligated to find a potential advisor from the members of the academic staff of the department and agree on a research subject. Advisor's agreement and announcement on readiness to advise the student in his thesis is a prerequisite for continuing to the second semester.
  7. Applicants of graduate degree in other subjects, whose grades are lower than 85 but higher than 80 or missing some of the prerequisite courses, could be accepted for graduate studies in the department with a status of "conditional" according to the decision of the department committee of master's degree studies, provided the student will complete the missing knowledge until the end of their first year of studies. Department committee will adjust a personal complementary study program according to student's academic background and research subject demands. Finishing the complementary studies with a minimal grade of 85 is a condition for continuing graduate studies program in the department.

 

Documents: applications must include the required documents for application (M.Sc)

 

The study program

Semester

Title

Type

Credits

Teaching Staff

1

The Mediterranean A

Mandatory

2

Dr. Tamar Lotan, Dr. Revital Bookman

Biochemical Oceanography

Mandatory

2

Prof. Michael D. Krom, Dr. Laura Steindler

Experimental Design

Mandatory

4

Dr. Nir Sapir

Research Methodologies in Bioinformatics

Elective

2

Dr. Daniel J. Sher, Dr. Mickey Kosloff, Dr. Eyal Privman

Charney School Seminar Series

Seminar

0

Dr. Nicolas Waldmann

Marine Ecology

Elective

2

Dr. Gil Rilov

Physical Oceanography

Mandatory

2

Dr. Smadar Ben-Tabou de-Leon

Departmental Seminar

Mandatory Seminar

2

Dr. Tali Mass

Marine Microbiology

Mandatory

2

Dr. Daniel J. Sher

Omics of Non-Model Organisms

Elective

3

Dr. Daniel J. Sher, Dr. Eyal Privman

2

Research Student Forum

Mandatory

2

Dr. Tali Mass, Dr. Smadar Ben-Tabou de-Leon

Scientific Writing

Elective

2

Prof. Michael D. Krom, Dr. Beverly N. Goodman Tchernov

The Mediterranean B

Mandatory

2

Dr. Tali Mass, Dr. Gil Gambash

From Science to Industry

Elective

2

Dr. Tamar Lotan

Charney School Seminar Series

Mandatory

0

Dr. Nicolas Waldmann

Departmental Seminar

Mandatory

0

Dr. Tali Mass

Marine Biology of Climate Changes

Elective

2

Dr. Dan Tchernov

Research Methods

Mandatory

4

Dr. Tali Mass, Dr. Smadar Ben-Tabou de-Leon

1

Introduction to Plankton

Elective

3

IUI

Biology of Corals

Elective

4

IUI

Marine Sedimentology

Elective

3

IUI

2

Biology and Ecology of Seagrasses in the Gulf of Eilat

Elective

3

IUI

 

Marine Venoms and Chemical Defense Systems

Elective

5

IUI

Marine Photosynthesis

Elective

5

IUI

 

Important highlights- Master degree

First year - Research proposal students are required to submit their research proposal no later than the end of the first year of their studies. For example, a student who started studying in the autumn semester is required to submit a research proposal no later than the beginning of the autumn semester of the following year. A signed copy of the proposal should be submitted by e-mail to the department secretarial and to the advisor.

Second year - Thesis submission - students completing their studies are required to submit their thesis no later than November 30th. Prior to this date students are required to take one printed copy of their thesis to Mrs. Gili Friedman from the Graduate Authority Department to receive approval regarding the format of the work.

Please note that students that submit their thesis after November 30th will be charge an additional 10% tuition fees.

Students who have completed 3 years of their studies and are not able to submit their thesis by November 30th are required to request an academic extension- http://graduate.haifa.ac.il/index.php/he/2011-01-19-10-36-50/2011-01-19-10-41-55

Completion of degree - students who have submitted their research on time, no later than November 30, defended their thesis, received grades for all courses and fulfilled all study requirements by the end of February (in the year following submission of the thesis) will be included in the annual graduation ceremony held every June. A student whose does not complete all academic requirements by the end of February will be included in the graduation ceremony of the following year.

 


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Department of Marine Biology, Room 283, Multipurpose Building, University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave. Mount Carmel, Haifa Israel Zip code: 3498838

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