MASTER’S DEGREE STUDIES → Structure and Duration of Studies
1. Master’s degree studies are a continuation of the Bachelor’s degree studies with emphasis on specialization and familiarity with the research methods in a defined subject. Details of the Master’s program are different in different teaching programs, and include studies in advanced courses, passing the Master’s exam and completing a research thesis over the course of approximately one year (thesis track). Some teaching programs have Master’s programs which do not include a thesis but do not allow continuing study for a doctorate (non-thesis track). The first year is mainly devoted to participation in advanced courses both in and outside of the teaching program, and supplementary courses if required. The second year is mainly devoted to the Master’s thesis which will be summarized in writing. The Master’s exam will test the student’s ability to conduct independent research and his general knowledge of the subject in which he specialized. This will be done after he completes all the requirements for the degree and will focus on the work plan presented by the student, or after submission of the written work, according to the rules set by each teaching program. The written work will be read by at least one teacher in addition to the supervisor, and this teacher will be a full partner in determining the grade. (See details below.)
2. Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English. For details of the list of Master’s teaching programs see here.
3. Studies toward the Master’s degree extend over four semesters. Students who wish to split their studies over a longer period should check the academic significance of the split in advance and its effect on the cost of tuition.
4. Tuition for Master’s degree studies is the full fee for at least two years. The rules governing tuitions are detailed in the booklet “Explanations of Registration and Payment Procedures.” Further information here.
Students must submit the final thesis by December following the end of their second year of studies for the degree. If this deadline is postponed they will have to register for an additional year of studies as well as pay tuition according to the rules for tuition fees.