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Divers measuring the ancient Phoenician harbor in Atlit.
Divers measuring the ancient Phoenician harbor in Atlit.

Haifa University - MA in Maritime Civilization

Program Description

The International MA program offered by the Department of Maritime Civilizations at the University of Haifa is a unique interdisciplinary curriculum. The program provides students with an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and operated. Special emphasis is 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.
Taught over three semesters, 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.

For more information, please contact:

Admissions Office
(p) 972-4-824-0766
(f) 972-4-824-0391



All eligible Masa Israel participants can receive financial assistance toward the cost of their program.
These grants and scholarships can significantly reduce the cost of participating in a Masa Israel program. Prices listed here represent the full, unsubsidized program cost.