M.Sc. Program

The Master's degree study program includes conducting research and submitting a written thesis.

Duration of studies: 2 years.

Study programs:

  1. Physics
  2. Biophysics

The research areas are determined on an individual basis by the student's supervisor.

Advance requirements

  1. For the Physics course of study: Bachelor's degree in Physics with a grade average of at least 80%.
  2. For the Biophysics course of study: Bachelor's degree in Biophysics with a grade average of at least 80%. Holders of a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Chemistry or Life Sciences may be accepted with complementary studies that will be defined based on the research specialization track.

All the applicants in all the tracks are required to find a supervisor among the department's faculty members and to have him/her sign his/her name on a supervision form before they are accepted for studies.

Acceptance to the department is conditional on the presentation of a medical certificate confirming fitness to study in the department, including participation in labs. The certificate is to be presented no later than on the registration day of the study program. Bar-Ilan students registering for Master's degree studies immediately after completing the Bachelor's degree studies, without interruption, are exempt from presenting such a certificate.

Hours and seminars quota

13 annual hours (13 credit points) , including participation in obligatory courses (according to the course of study) and an advanced seminar.

Registration in the departmental colloquium and seminar in the field of specialization in all two years of study is obligatory.

English duties:

Students who have a master's degree exemption do not have a third-degree English requirement.
Students who have not studied at Bar Ilan for a master's degree can be examined in an internal test of the department,
those who do not pass the examination can be examined in a university exemption examination and if they do not pass it will have to take an English course.

Instructions for writing the thesis

See the regulations of the Master's Degree Committee here.

Final exam

The final exam will be based on the thesis and on the bibliography that served as the basis for the research.

Jewish Duties + General Courses:

Students who did not study a bachelor's + master's degree at Bar Ilan - need 4 hours of Judaism courses / foreign students - need 4 hours of general courses.
Students who studied one of the first or second degrees at Bar Ilan - should take 2 hours Judaism courses / foreign students 2 hours general courses.
Registration for Judaism, Rules or English courses is through the "Inbar" or the departments themselves and not through the Physics Secretariat.



 The research proposal must be submitted by the end of the first year of study


For additional details contact the department – tel: 03-5318433

E-mail: physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il