Research specialists that are leaders in the fields of solid-state, quantum optics, nanoscience, and statistical physics

Interested in an in-depth study of energy, matter, and motion through space and time? Wondering how the world works? Physics is where it all begins.

The Bar-Ilan University Physics department was founded by Moshe Jammer, an Israel Prize recipient and colleague of Albert Einstein. It has since grown and expanded and is now known for its leadership role in solid-state physics, quantum optics, nanoscience, and statistical physics. It is part of several interdisciplinary centers such as the Nanotechnology Center, the Quantum Technology Center (QUEST), and the Data Science and Network Research Center.

The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs conducted in English. Graduate studies involve course work together with independent research carried out under the supervision of a faculty member from the department. The specific research topics are determined on an individual basis by the student’s advisor.

Major research areas include Biophysics, Complex systems, Nano-Physics, Quantum Optics, Solid State Physics, Statistical Physics, and Astrophysics.

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

Duration of studies: 2 years for MSc and 4 years for PhD.

International students are encouraged to apply to, and are warmly welcomed at, the Physics department. Scholarships are available for highly qualified candidates.

Advanced Requirements

  • Physics course of study: Bachelor’s degree in Physics with a grade average of at least 80%.
  • Biophysics course of study: Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics with a grade average of at least 80%. Those with 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.

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Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel 5290002

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The School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University is one of the few academic institutions in the world to offer research and training in International Communications and Public Diplomacy. It aims to empower Israel’s future generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for Israel across the globe. As a part of the BA program, students are offered the opportunity to immerse themselves in workshops on how to effectively convey messages and build a positive public image for anyone from brands, to themselves. The workshops, offered in areas relating to New Media, Advertising, Public Relations and Broadcast Media, are instructed by individuals considered professionals in their fields.

Why Study Communication

Communication is all around us. We use it every day without even noticing; we maintain personal communications with our family and friends, we consume mass media, and we create and participate in social networks.

Communication studies are intended for those who want to influence and leave their mark on the world, who wish to take part in making tomorrow’s news — today. In order to accomplish that, one has to understand the media: Why is the same topic presently differently from one media outlet to another? What makes Google or Facebook so popular? Which medium is more influential – cinema, TV, radio, internet, or maybe the mobile phone? If you are interested in these questions – your place is with us.

Unparalleled Expertise

Bar-Ilan University has over 30 years of experience in teaching communication, and prides itself with hundreds of B.A. and M.A. graduates. The faculty members of the School of Communication and related units are internationally renowned researchers and lecturers, with extensive experience in all fields of communication: print press, TV, radio, advertising, marketing, public relations, spokesman ship and new media.

Ample Career Opportunities

Our graduates are sought after and well established in all fields of communications, both locally and globally. Many work in advertising or public relations offices, some in radio or TV stations, others in various websites, and a significant number in the press. Many of our graduates are media consultants in government or private offices, while others have chosen to pursue an academic research and teaching career.

During the third year of studies, our BA students can already participate in our internship program, in which they intern in different media organizations such as PR offices, news websites, government offices and others. Through the program, the students gain practical experience in the field and acquire important tools which will assist them in their future careers.

Program Overview

Program Type: Major (25 Credits)
Program Length:
 3 Years
Language of Instruction: English
Admission Requirements:

  • SAT: 1100
    Psychometric: 550
  • 3.5 High School GPA

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions