M.Sc. Program


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

Duration of studies: 2 years.

Courses of study

  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, including participation in obligatory courses (according to the course of study) and an advanced seminar.

Participation in the departmental colloquium in all the years of study is obligatory.

Knowledge of languages

English for Master's degree.

(For details on screening exams, the level of courses to be determined and the exemption criteria for those entitled – see the Introduction chapter).

Instructions for writing the thesis

See the regulations of the Master's Degree Committee in the Introduction chapter.

Final exam

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

Jewish studies

Based on the general requirements for Master's Degree (see the Introduction chapter).


 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