Maritime Civilizations, M.A. in Israel 2019

University of Haifa

Study in:Israel
72 days
Remaining
Deadline: 31 May 2019

About

Students enrolled in the MA Maritime Civilizations program from University of Haifa examine a variety of fields pertaining to maritime civilizations and the marine environment, including coastal and underwater archaeology, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geology, and geomorphology.The interdisciplinary curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students interested in exploring human interactions with the sea in a dynamic learning environment.

Over the course of study special emphasis is placed on harbours, ships, and seafaring as part of the maritime heritage of the Mediterranean. The program sheds light on the ecological and geomorphological dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean and their influence on the interaction between man and the sea in ancient and modern times. This program provides a balance between frontal lectures and learning that is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and laboratories at the Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine and Coastal Research Methods
  • Mediterranean Maritime Civilizations (A): the Bronze and Iron Ages
  • The Mediterranean Sea: Ecology, Geology, and Oceanography
  • Seminar on Global Sea Level Changes and Their Effect on Human Civilizations
  • Seminar on Sea Trade and Interregional Interactions in the Mediterranean: From the Bronze Age to the End of the Iron Age
  • Field Trips to the Coastal Sites of Israel
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture: Past, Present, and Future
  • Mediterraenan Maritime Civilizations (B): from Archaic Greece to the Ottoman Empire
  • Scientific Applications in Maritime Archaeology
  • Ship and Marine Installations: A Model-Building Workshop
  • The Historiography of the Mediterranean

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Accredited BA degree, diploma and transcript
  • Preference is given to applicants whose BA degrees are in history, archaeology, ecology, biology, or geology
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80%, or equivalent
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test), or 89 (internet-based test)
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos
  • Personal statement (500-750 words)
  • Medical forms

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