Exact Sciences - Graduate programs

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This page is up to date 20.12.20

The Porter School for the Environment and Earth Sciences

 

Geophysics (0341)

The department offers courses about various physical phenomena and the mathematical models describing them. These include courses in seismology, gravity and magnetics, applied geology, tectonics, hydrology, climate, cloud and precipitation physics, aerosol science, atmospheric radiation, atmospheric dynamics, physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres, magnetosphere physics, physics of comets and planets, and various courses in space physics.

The degree is a research degree – M.Sc. and it requires submitting a written thesis, which will be prepared under the supervision of a faculty member. The student has to contact a supervisor before starting the program. The courses attended by the students are aimed at allowing them to perform the research.

If needed, the program may be taught in English.

 

Admission Requirements

The M.Sc. program accepts applications from those holding a B.Sc. in atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, applied mathematics, physics or related fields with a minimum grade of 80.

 

In certain cases, the admission committee may require that the applicants will take supplementary courses.

 

Geography and the Human Environment (0349)

Graduate studies offer advanced specialization studies with both theoretical and practical aspects, focusing on the integration of the physical, human, and social aspects of the environment. Students are prepared for research or work in relevant fields, while benefiting from the multi-disciplinary nature of Geography studies. The department offers the opportunity to specialize in a number of sub-fields in Geography which are at the forefront of international research, including: Environment, Society and Planning, Urban and Regional Planning and Design (in collaboration with the School of Architecture); the Physical Environment (climate and water); and Geo-Informatics. Students may combine any of these sub-fields in their studies and research. Candidates may apply to the Environment, Society and Planning, Urban and Regional Planning and Design or Geo-Informatics programs, which will be recognized in the degree's diploma.

The department offers both a research track with a thesis requirement, and a theoretical track with a final exam requirement (28 hours in total for the research track; 36 for the theoretical track).

 

Admissions

Admission is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a recognized institution with a minimum final grade average of 85 as well as a minimum grade of 85 in all seminars. Candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than geography will be required to successfully complete a cluster of supplementary courses, which will depend on the specific program they apply to. The lessons are taught in Hebrew. Therefore, a certain level of proficiency in the Hebrew language is a requirement for admission.

For more details please visit the department's Hebrew website or contact the Department's students' secretary

Mrs. Ben-Keren Zion 03-6409896,  

 

The Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences (PSEES) offers a range of graduate environmental studies programs in our Department of Envitonmental Studies. All of our degree programs are based on an interdisciplinary approach, and maintain close cooperation with relevant faculties at Tel Aviv University, based on the premise that addressing environmental challenges requires a broad outlook and the integration of varied fields of research.

 

Environmental Studies , Thesis Track – M.A. or M.Sc. (0910)

This program is up to date 20.12.20.

 

The Department of Environmental Studies, part of the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, offers a unique, interdisciplinary research-focused Master's Degree.

 

The  Thesis Track Master's Program is personally adapted to each of the students, and offers both MSc and MA degrees. The MSc program is open to students holding a BSc degree and includes at least 14 semester hours of courses in ‘hard’ science disciplines (life sciences, exact sciences and medicine). MSc students will be supervised by advisers from TAU hard science faculties (excluding the department of geography). Every student in the program undertakes research and submits a thesis on a topic of his or her choice, under the guidance of two advisors, each from a different field of expertise, and in keeping with the interdisciplinary outlook of the Environmental Studies Department. 

The program provides a diverse, multi-dimensional environmental education, including in-depth understanding of issues, such as interrelationship between people and their environments, processes at local, national, regional and global levels, new technologies and approaches and advanced research methodologies. The program also includes a hands-on projects module, a field trips module and an internship program with environmental  organizations and public authorities.

 

The program is comprised of 28 semester hours and a thesis. This degree program is taught in Hebrew.

 

  • Students in the program are required to have background knowledge in environmental areas, either from a first degree or from supplementary courses within the program. The supplementary courses will not be included in the quota of hours needed to complete the Master's degree. 
  • Candidates for the Master's degree program must hold a Bachelor's degree awarded by Tel Aviv University or from an accredited institution, in any field, with a final grade of at least 80. Admission to the program is subject to the approval of the school's Admissions Committee. The Committee may determine additional appropriate criteria for admission to the program.

 

Candidates with final grade 75-80 interested in applying to the Thesis track of the Master's Degree Program  should include the following documents in their university application pack:

  1. Curriculum vitae including details of experience in the environmental field, if any.
  2. Two references, including at least one from a referee in academia.
  3. A document detailing research interests and intentions. The letter should be typed with 1.5 line spacing and should be no more than one page in length.
  4. Document attesting to candidate's class rank at the end of the Bachelor's degree.

 

Given that interdisciplinary research is an obligatory part of the program, interested applicants are advised to make contact with relevant supervisors as early as possible, and to formulate their research area together with their supervisors. In order to assist with this process, students are encouraged to contact the head of the program as early as possible in order to arrange a guidance meeting.

 

Following the initial evaluation and screening round, some candidates will be invited to a personal interview. In the interview, the candidate will be questioned on their knowledge gained in  prior course(s) of study and on their ability to handle questions that require critical thinking, analytic capacity, and an understanding of basic principles of research methodologies in the intended field of study.

 

For further details on the application process, admissions and the study program please contact Elia Yair.

 

Environmental Studies, Non-thesis Track  (0910)  

This program is up to date 20.12.20.

 

The Department of Environmental Studies  offers an interdisciplinary study program for a non-thesis MA degree. 

The non-thesis track specifically addresses the needs of students who are already engaged in the environmental arena (whether in NGOs, government agencies, or public and private companies) who seek to expand their knowledge base and acquire a master's degree in Environmental Studies, as well as students without such professional background, who wish to pursue a career in the environmental field.

 

A normal duration of studies is two years (four semesters). The program is comprised of 36 semester hours and a final project. Each student must attend two seminar courses (including the submission of a seminar paper) and a final project.

 

This degree program is taught in Hebrew.

 

Students in the program are required to have background knowledge in environmental areas, either from a first degree or from supplementary courses within the program. The supplementary courses taken will not be included in the quota of hours needed to complete the Master's degree.

 

Candidates for the Master's degree program must hold a Bachelor's degree awarded by Tel Aviv University or from an accredited institution, in any field, with a final grade of at least 80. Admission to the program is subject to the approval of the school's Admissions Committee. The Committee may determine additional appropriate criteria for admission to the program.

 

Candidates with a final grade of 75-80 interested in applying to the Non-thesis Track of the Master's Degree Program should include the following documents in their university application pack:

  1. Curriculum vitae including details of experience in the environmental field, if any.
  2. Two references, including at least one from a referee in academia.
  3. A document detailing research interests and intentions. The letter should be typed with 1.5 line spacing and should be no more than one page in length.
  4. Document attesting to candidate's class rank at the end of Bachelor's degree. 

 

Following the initial evaluation and screening round, some candidates will be invited to a personal interview. In the interview, the candidate will be questioned on their knowledge gained in prior course(s) of study and on their ability to handle questions that require critical thinking, analytic capacity.

For further details on the application process, admissions and the study program please contact Dorit Landman.

 

 International Program in Environmental Studies (0344)

This program is up to date 20.12.20.

 

The International MA Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting. It takes place over one year (3 semesters), is full-time and is taught entirely in English.

 

The International Program is an interdisciplinary environmental studies program leading to an M.A. degree. A thesis-track option is available for outstanding students who would like to pursue an academic career and in-depth research.

 

Academic responsibility for the program lies with its Academic Committee made up of representatives of the different faculties. The program is comprised of 38 semester hours and a final project. Students on the program study a broad selection of environmental subjects, through core courses and a range of electives, to gain insight into Israel's environmental history both as an individual country and as part of the greater Middle East region. The program covers topics such as marine conservation, environmental policy, sustainable development and more.

The international program is open to students of all backgrounds.  A degree in environmental studies is not a requirement for admission to the program.

 

Candidates with a final grade of at least 80 on the Israeli grading scale (or its equivalent), from a university or similar accredited institute of higher education, are eligible for candidacy. Applicants with a final grade between 75 and 80 should still apply; the Admissions Committee takes candidates' full applications into consideration.

 

Applicants with qualifications from a university where the primary language of teaching and examination is not English will be required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of no less than 89 for internet-based tests, 230 for computer-based tests, and 575 for paper-based tests. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores of no less than 7.0 will also be acceptable for non-native English speakers. Israeli applicants can provide “AMIR” test scores.

 

 

International candidates interested in applying to the International Program should apply via the TAU International website. Israeli candidates can apply via the Israeli registration portal. A full list of instructions is available at this link.

 

For further details on the application process, admissions and the study program please contact Yael Halle-Niv

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