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Join unique experience with
MA program in

and discover ancient history using advanced knowledge and research tools, at the University of Haifa, Israel

maritime civilizations


 July 22-29, 75% off on application fee

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sea the future


Program Description:

The program offers students an opportunity and hands on experience to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed. The program sheds light on the ecological and geomorphological dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean, and their influence on the interaction between human societies and the sea in ancient and modern times.

The interdisciplinary curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students including coastal and underwater archaeology, ancient ship construction, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geoarchaeology, and archaeozoology.

This program is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and laboratories at the Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, a number one research institution in the field of Marine Sciences in Israel.


Program Highlights:

  • One-year program taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September.

  • Trains a new generation of maritime-oriented scholars, researchers, environmental activists and policy makers, consultants, and educators.

  • Provides students with an understanding of the sea and maritime civilizations and prepares them for research in their chosen areas of specialization.

  • Offers an excellent academic program that combines classroom study with hands-on scientific exploration in the field and laboratories.


Explore the program insights with Gerardo Diaz, an international student  at the MA program in Maritime Civilizations. 


Academic Excellence

Academically challenging programs that  provide students with most updated research frameworks and hands-on experience in the lab, field trips or applied projects





Study with students from over 40 countries, work with them through research, internship and volunteer opportunities and live alongside each other in the university dormitories


Throughout studies in Israel, the 3rd most innovative country in the world, enjoy innovation workshops and courses to boost your creative thinking and develop your abilities for innovation and leadership in any field


Situated in the city of Haifa on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your Study Abroad and Master's  Studies experience in Israel.  The University of Haifa was founded in 1972 with a primary mission of the pursuit of excellence in academic research and high quality education. We believe that scientific breakthroughs require unconventional approaches that embrace creative and critical thinking. The University of Haifa invests vast resources in research that crosses disciplines and fields to create new "clouds of knowledge" that are compatible with the dynamic environment of the 21st century.

Under that belief, we at the University of Haifa International School offer 18 English-language Master's programs in a variety of disciplines. Our international students enjoy an unique study experience comprised of academic excellence, innovation and an inspiring mosaic of cultures, all designed to  equip students with the skills they need to succeed in their respective fields, and engender success in a highly competitive global market.

Join the International School at the University of Haifa and discover new interests and people, expand your knowledge base, and explore new cultures in an atmosphere of academic excellence, diversity and innovation.