Bar-Ilan University emphasizes an interdisciplinary and open-minded approach to language and linguistics dealing with the theoretical, applied and experimental fields.
This two-year program provides students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each course of study is constructed by the individual student and the supervisor.
The program may include specialization in a combination of two or more areas in linguistics, as well as in other fields such as brain sciences, psychology or philosophy. Student research can focus on the structure or use of any specific language or languages.
During the course of their degree, students are also required to take 1-2 Jewish Studies courses or 1-2 general elective courses.
For a more extensive list of courses and electives, consult the program website.
New immigrants to Israel, who are under the age of 30, are eligible to receive significant tuition subsidies (for up to two years) from the government of Israel through the Student Immigration Authority.
Bar-Ilan University offers students the opportunity to apply for both needs-based and merit-based scholarships. In addition, students are highly encouraged to explore the options that numerous organizations and foundations offer regarding financial assistance for study in Israel.
The MA in Linguistics programs are designed to be completed in three years. Part-time study programs are possible for the MA without thesis (Track B). The following table summarizes the options for an M.A. in Linguistics in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics:
|Prerequisites for Admission
Track A: Thesis Track
B.A. in Linguistics or equivalent with an 88 grade point average at least
Track B: Non-Thesis Track
B.A. in Linguistics or equivalent with an 80 grade point average at least
Admission to Direct B.A./M.A. in Linguistics- Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information
|Clinical Research, Track A: Thesis Track
|BA in Communication Disorders, Psychology, Brain Science Studies, Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology or similar fields with an 88 grade point average at least
|Clinical Research, Track B: Non-Thesis Track
|BA in Communication Disorders, Psychology, Brain Science Studies, Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology or similar fields with an 85 grade point average at least