Program posted by: University of Haifa
Posted on: March 19, 2013
The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa offers an academic program unlike any other in the world. It provides students with more than just an academic program; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research.
Taught in English over three semesters, the one-year master's degree program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing the next generation of Holocaust researchers, archivists, curators and educators.
Internships An internship program is offered to enrich the curriculum and prepare students for actual employment upon graduation. Available internships include: Ghetto Fighters' House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum, Hagana Archives and the Diaspora Museum.
Volunteer Program with Holocaust Survivors Students receiving scholarships are required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project, in coordination with Haifa Hillel. Within this framework, students volunteer their time in a number of ways, including visiting Holocaust survivors, leading workshops, or organizing holiday celebrations for the survivors. Students are required to record their activities in a journal or blog.
Study Tours to Archives in Israel and Europe As part of the experiential learning component, students participate in study tours throughout the academic year to relevant museums and sites throughout Israel. Visits to sites such as Yad Vashem, Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and the Atlit detainee camp provides students with the opportunity to implement their academic knowledge into real-life example, by seeing actual archives, historical records and documentation.
One of the highlights of the course is the study tour to select European countries. The study tour is designed to provide students with the opportunity to visit important historical archives, meet local students and researchers, and visit important locations in the study of the Holocaust.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites:
• Accredited BA degree in the humanities or social sciences, diploma and transcript
• Students who do not have a background in the study of history, will be requested to take relevant courses in modern European history (during the first semester of the program). Each case will be considered by its own right.
• A minimum of 3.0 GPA or 80% or equivalent
• TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test); 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test)
• Two letters of recommendation (academic references preferred)
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
• Personal statement (500-750 words)
• Copy of your valid passport & six passport-sized photos
• Medical forms
For tuition, fee and application information please visit: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il