MA - General Requirements

MA - General Requirements

Requirements in Track 1 – with research and submission of thesis

Students in this track are required to write a thesis on their research. The purpose of the research is mainly to train the students in research methods and prove their analytical skills in their area of specialization. Upon completion of the research, students will submit a written thesis and undergo an exam by a committee. During the course of their specialization they will be required to participate in courses at a minimal scope of 12 annual hours. The head of department may add more courses from his department with the approval of the Master's Degree Committee. The composition of the courses will be determined by the head of department, based on the regulations.

Research proposal

Students will submit a research proposal approved by the supervisor and the head of department to the Committee via the department, by the end of the first year of study, and no later than at the end of the first semester in the second year of study (as determined by the department).

The research proposal will be written in accordance with the University's specifications and in the required format.

 

Submission date of the research thesis

Participation in the exam about the thesis is conditional on the fulfillment of all the requirements, i.e., receiving passing grades in all the courses.

The thesis and the exam on its contents will be checked within 60 days of the date of submission of the thesis to the department, following its approval by the supervisor.

Final exam

Each student will take an oral exam before a committee that will be appointed by the head of the department and approved by its chairman. During the exam, the student will present the results of his/her research and will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the bibliographical material that served as a basis for the research and in additional material that the head of department will determine. The head of the department may conduct a written exam on the additional material.

Eligibility for taking the exam is conditional on fulfillment of all the requirements, including receiving a passing final grade in the courses required for Master's degree studies.

Requirements in Track 2 – without a research (thesis)

The number of annual hours required in this track is at least 18 hours, including seminars (colloquiums). In certain departments students will be given the option of including a maximum of 6 annual hours from Bachelor's degree courses that they have not yet studied, and which the department determines are suitable for Master's degree students studying in Track 2. The composition of the courses will be determined by the head of the department in accordance with the regulations.  The head of the department may add courses from his department with the approval of the Master's Degree Committee.

Final exam

In addition to the regular exams in courses, the students will take a departmental exam on the study material that is determined by the department, upon completion of their studies.

General Requirements Applicable to the Two Tracks

Attendance: Students are required to regularly attend all the lessons and seminars (colloquiums).

 

Last modified: 28/07/2015