The M.Sc. Program
This is a brief summary of the requirements for the M.Sc.
in physics. For complete information (in Hebrew) see the
of the Faculty of Exact Sciences, especially:
Duration of studies:
The course of studies towards the M.Sc. degree is expected
to take two
years for theoretical work and two and a half years for
(A student may petition for an extension of this time
encourages qualified students to enroll directly as doctoral
thus to bypass the M.Sc. entirely.
The requirements for the degree
consist of courses, a thesis, and a final examination on the
Areas of Research:
The faculty of the School carry out theoretical and
research in :
A student must select an area of research and make contact
advisor by the end of his second semester of study.
The M.Sc. program requires courses comprising a total of 28
Students take four required courses and (typically) three
to be chosen in consultation with the
departmental or group advisor.
The student may submit a thesis that is written as a separate
work; alternatively, the student may submit a preprint or
reprint of a
publication. If the publication was written by a collaboration
student must attach a summary of approximately 15 pages. The
evaluated by 3 referees chosen from within the School or
outside of it.
The final oral examination covers subjects related to the
The examination takes place after completion of all other
The final grade is computed according to:
- 30% - thesis grade
- 50% - average of grades in courses
- 20% - grade on the final examination
- Graduate Teaching Committee
- Administrative matters related to admission, grades,
Ronit Yona at the Faculty of Exact Sciences.
She can be reached by phone at +972-3-640-8619; by fax at
and by e-mail at RonitY@tauex.tau.ac.il.
- Information for applicants, including university-wide
may be found here.
(Foreign students look here.)