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Program Description:

The MA program in Modern German and European Studies aims to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and its role in the European Union. Participants are encouraged to read broadly, produce their own research papers, and take part in various extra-curricular activities. The Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES) also cooperates with other departments and study programs at the university and other universities worldwide. This gives students the opportunity to focus their studies on various issues and perspectives related to Europe.


The MA program is organized in the spirit of the emerging “area studies” model. It is interdisciplinary and offers courses in the fields of social sciences, humanities, economics, law, and more, as well as intensive German language classes. Students are immersed in a rich and demanding academic curriculum that prepares them for careers in international, German, Israeli, and European interfaces, including academia, business, tourism, communication, the media, cultural and public administration.


The program, taught in English, offers a non-thesis and a thesis track, which can be completed in one or two years. Students wishing to pursue the thesis track are required to submit a research thesis within one year after completing their coursework. Students in the non-thesis track are required to write a final exam. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in Modern German and European Studies.

Program Highlights:

  • Educate a new generation of scholars in Modern German and European Studies.

  • Provide students with high-level interdisciplinary MA coursework.

  • Provide individual supervision to young researchers opting for the program’s thesis-track option.

  • Expose students, alongside interns, to a wealth of curricular and extracurricular activities outside of the classroom.

  • Organize events open to the community at large that bring together university members and the general public. These include academic lectures and panels with in-depth discussions on current affairs and topical issues.

Highlighted Courses*:

  • German Economy

  • German Political System

  • European Law

  • German Culture

  • Introduction to the European Union

  • German Language

* The curriculum is subject to change without notice


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