The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offered by the Department of Maritime Civilizations at the University of Haifa offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and currently exist. Special emphasis will be placed on harbors, ships, and seafaring as part of the maritime heritage of the Mediterranean. Moreover, 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.

The Academic Program

Taught over three semesters in English, the academic program provides a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary study of coastal and underwater archaeology, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geology, and geomorphology. The curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students interested in exploring human interactions with the sea. The studies are carried out in a dynamic learning environment in which theory is combined with hands-on scientific experience in the field and in the laboratory.

The program is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and in the laboratories of the Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies. The program aims to provide the foundation for students interested in advanced knowledge of the marine environment and in human interactions with the Mediterranean Sea in which theory and hands-on scientific experience meet.

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 80% (Israeli system), 3.0 or equivalent. Preference will be given to students with backgrounds in history, archaeology, ecology, biology, geography, and geology.
  • Competence in English (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).
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