PhD in Life Sciences
The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
The Life Sciences fulfill a major role in the development of humanity in the 21st century. The challenges we face are becoming increasingly tougher – the questions are becoming broader while the answers need to be more focused.
- How do we preserve ecological systems that are in danger of extinction?
- How do we supply food and energy to the immense population of our planet?
- How do we afford health and quality of life for those suffering from severe diseases and genetic defects?
Simultaneously, scientists are developing unique research instruments that are unimaginably sophisticated in order to cope with these threatening problems, which in the past were thought to be hopeless.
This is a battlefield that is fitting for young and enthusiastic people, who will acquire comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in the different and exciting branches of biology: biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology, molecular genetics, ecology, plant sciences, microbiology, immunology, neurobiology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and more.
The mission of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences is to impart biological knowledge and scientific education based on modern research.
In addition to imparting knowledge, we strive to arouse the curiosity of our students and to cultivate their intellectual and cultural growth. We help them advance their technical abilities in laboratory work and field research, hone their abilities to critically analyze scientific information, and enhance their problem-solving skills while strengthening their awareness of the preservation of the environment.
The Life Sciences Faculty offers an outstanding research and technology environment in English for PhD and Postdoc students.
We are seeking highly-motivated candidates of academic excellence to undertake leading research projects. International students are encouraged to apply and are warmly welcomed.
Full-time commitment to your research is essential. Study fees are therefore waived for PhD students, and scholarships (a monthly stipend) are available for highly-qualified candidates.
The Faculty’s staff includes more than 45 top researchers, who are experts in their fields. Each of them heads an active and lively research group, which includes colleagues, technicians, and graduate students.
The various fields in the Faculty of Life Sciences are divided into several major research categories:
- Cellular and Developmental Biology
- Ecology and Plant Sciences
- Immunology and Cancer Research
- Structural and Computational Biology
- Microbiology and Virology
Duration of Studies: 4 years
Master’s degree in Life Sciences or similar degree with a grade average of at least 85% and thesis grade of at least 85%.
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.
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 Length: 3 Years
Language of Instruction: English
- SAT: 1100
- 3.5 High School GPA
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions