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  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 9.78k / Year (International)
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The one-year International Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators.The program aims at providing students with more than just an academic curriculum; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research


    The program offers courses in history of the Holocaust period and WWII, psychological aspects of trauma, anthropology of memory, genocide and crimes against humanity as well as cultural expressions of the Holocaust in Film and literature


    An internship in a Holocaust museum, archive or research center will help you familiarize yourself with career opportunities in the field of Holocaust Studies and determine what interest this field holds for you.

    Study tour

    Seminars at Yad Vashem and the Ghetto Fighters House Museum are an integral part of the program as well as an organized study tour to Poland or Germany which will include visits to historical sites, museums and research centers

    The program has two tracks of study:

    Track A – which includes the writing of an M.A. thesis – with a total of 32 weekly hours per semester

    Track B – where students take a final exam – and with a total of 38 weekly hours per semester

    Mandatory courses

    Name of course

    • The Final Solution The Second World War
    • Research Forum
    • Research Methods for Holocaust Studies
    • Reserch Design and Thesis Writing
    • *mandatory for track A only

    Elective courses

    Name of course

    • German Jewry under the Nazi Regime The Holocaust in the Soviet union
    • sponsored by Genesis Philanthropy Group
    • Polish Jewry during WWII
    • Nazi Germany
    • From Silence to Omnipresence – Holocaust in the curriculum
    • Holocaust Education for Democratic Values
    • From Violence to Tolerance: Psychological issues in Holocaust Education
    • Holocaust Museums: Three Continents, Three Generations
    • Literature of the Holocaust
    • *given in cooperation with the International School of the Univ. please note that the course starts on Oct. 21st
    • Visual Culture and the Holocaust
    • Anthropology of memory and trauma
    • Psychological Aspects of the Memory of the Holocaust
    • The Holocaust Remembrance and its impact on the memory politics of Genocide
    • The Specter of Genocide

    Languages (mandatory only for track A students)

    • German
    • Yiddish beginners
    • Yiddish advanced

    Other languages: You are invited to register to any of the other language courses offered by the university.

    Supplementary course: Introduction to Holocaust*

    *required course for students without a prior academic background in the history of the Holocaust


    1. An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences from a recognized university in Israel or abroad with a final grade of 80 or more (Israeli system) or 3.0 GPA.2. Candidates, who have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English, must submit official TOFEL scores or equivalent.3. Students, who do not have a background in the study of History of WWII or the Holocaust, will be requested to complete an on-line introduction course.

    There are a variety of financial aid opportunities available to students who are interested in studying at the International School at the University of Haifa. For a complete list, please look under the "Finances" tab that you will find on the left side of every page of our website. Click on "Financial Aid" and a full list of potential scholarships will open.

    Scholarship eligibility considers factors such as length of program, merit, financial need, and nationality, so you will need to review the list to determine for which scholarships you are eligible.

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