Doctoral Degrees (Ph.D.)
The final rung in the ladder of higher education is the doctoral degree. What a feeling of accomplishment!
Doctoral studies are geared towards the ultimate goal of completing one’s doctoral research – an independent, creative, innovative project in an area not previously explored. As opposed to any other degree, doctoral studies are not merely offered for the purpose of learning, but also for its research, which adds to the world’s body of knowledge.
The student comes with an inquisitive mind, knowing what area s/he would like to specialize in, and works his/her way up from guided to independent researcher. Ultimately, the doctoral candidate demonstrates the worthiness of his/her research project, the quality and integrity of the research, and the value it offers to the world of academia and practice.
Studies are closely supervised by advisors and committees guiding the entire process, allowing the student to receive valuable input from internationally recognized faculty (something along those Lines). However, by the end of the process, the doctoral candidate can be proud of his/her achievements and will be able to continue professionally as an independent researcher and/or be employed in a related practical field.
Bar-Ilan University has invested considerable resources into its doctoral programs and eagerly awaits new students in all fields of study. Doctoral studies in English are available in all departments.
Note: A Post-Doctoral (Post-Doc for short) is a not a degree. It is a funded project based on a grant that pays you, but otherwise you have considerable freedom with your project.
“I joined as a post-doctoral fellow at Bar-Ilan University in the Faculty of Life Sciences. BIU is one of the renowned Universities in Israel for pursuing higher education. My experience at BIU is something that I will remember for a lifetime. The departmental officials extended their help, selflessly. It was truly an enriching experience to be an international student at Bar-Ilan University.”
Dr. Boudhayan Bandyopadhyay
Assistant Professor, VIT Bhopal University, India
Former post-doctoral fellow, Bar Ilan University, Israel
“After finishing my BA in Chemistry from the University of Costa Rica. I am now a PhD student in Computational Chemistry.
My experience at Bar-Ilan has been really good, and though my mother tongue is Spanish, people at Bar-Ilan have been really warm and helpful and I have made friends and am thoroughly enjoying the study of science.”
“I am currently working on my PhD dissertation at the Department of English Literature and Linguistics, on the interaction between discourses of geometry, taxonomy, and characterization in Anglophone literary culture from the 16th century to the present. The departmental graduate coordinator fully supports me with my reading, research, and personal development, and I am a recipient of the Bar-Ilan Presidential Fellowship.”
Adir Petel, Rechovot Israel.
English Literature and Linguistics
Ramat-Gan, Israel 5290002
Tel: +972- 3-738-4245
Email for further information
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