MSc Courses & Rotations Requirements

Physical Sciences

Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 40 credit points points (CPs)
  • At least 28 in the first year, and the balance in the second year.

 

Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment

 

Obligatory Courses


Physics track (22 CPs)

  • Quantum Mechanics I (6 CPs)

  • Quantum Mechanics II (6 CPs)

  • Statistical Physics (6 CPs)

  • Experimental projects - must be taken in the first year (4 CPs)

  • Student Seminar - must be taken in the second year (0 CPs)


Applied Physics track (16 CPs)

  • Quantum Mechanics I (6 CPs)

  • Statistical Physics (6 CPs)

  • Experimental projects - must be taken in the first year (4 CPs)

  • Student Seminar - must be taken in the second year (0 CPs)


Biological Physics track (26 CPs)

  • Quantum Mechanics I - must be taken in the first year (6 CPs)

  • Statistical Physics - must be taken in the first year (6 CPs)

  • Introduction to Complex Systems (4 CPs)

  • Introduction to Biophysics (4 CPs)

  • One lab rotation – could be done in any lab at the Institute, however, the subject should be related to biology. Students must consult with the of the Board of Studies concerning the placement (6 CPs)

  • Experimental projects: No project is required, but attendence in the presentation sessions is obligatory. (0 CPs)

  • Student Seminar - must be taken in the second year (0 CPs)

 

Elective Courses


Physics track (18 CPs)

  • Elective credit points must be accumulated from courses offered by the Board of Studies in Physical Sciences.
  • Students may take a course offered by another Board of Studies (e.g. Math & CS) subject to prior approval by the Board of Studies in Physical Sciences.

 
Applied Physics track (24 CPs)

  • Elective credit points must be accumulated from courses offered by the Board of Studies in Physical Sciences.
  • Students may take a course offered by another Board of Studies (e.g. Math & CS) subject to prior approval by the Board of Studies.


Biological Physics track (18 CPs)

Elective credit points must be accumulated according to the following scheme:

  • At least two additional courses in Physics
  • At least three additional courses in Biology (students must consult with the Board of Studies).
  • For all other elective courses students must consult with the Board of Studies)



External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference

 

Chemical Sciences

Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 24 credit points (CPs)
  • At least 16 in the first year, and the balance in the second year
  • Students may earn credit points from courses offered by other Boards of Studies ONLY if the courses are categorized as shared course and appear in the choice list under Chemistry. Earning credit points from non-shared course will be allowed ONLY after obtaining an approval from the Board of Studies in Chemistry in advance.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Rotations (0 CPs)

  • Students must do three rotations in three different Research Groups.
  • Two rotations must be done in the Faculty of Chemistry.
  • Up to two rotations are allowed in the same department.
  • Each Research Group may host up to three rotation students per year and only one student per rotation.
  • Exemptions must be approved by the Board of Studies.



Obligatory Courses / presentations (1 CPs)

  • Research Presentations - must be taken by first year MSc students (0.5 CPs).
  • Public Presentation of the thesis - Second year MSc students must present their thesis in front of an audience, either immediately before or after their MSc defense exam ( 0.5 CPs).

 

Obligatory Courses for students with Physics and Engineering (excluding Chemical Engineering ) background (2 CPs)

  • General chemistry
     

 
Core Courses (9 CPs)

  • The Board of Studies in Chemical Sciences offers every year several core courses.
  • MSc students must take at least three core courses (within the four semesters of their studies).
  • Students should consult the online course schedule about core courses that are offered by their Board of Studies, including the availability of these courses.


Elective Courses (14 CPs)
Elective credit points must be accumulated from courses offered by the Board of Studies in Chemical Sciences and courses offered by other Boards of Studies - provided they have a prior approval by the Board of Studies in Chemical Sciences.


External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference

 

Life Sciences - ExCLS (Excellence Clusters)

Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 24 credit points (CPs)
  • At least 12 (but no more than 20) in the first year, and the balance in the second year.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Rotations

  • Students must do three rotations in three different Research Groups during their first academic year.
  • Each Research Group may host up to three rotation students per year and only one student per rotation.
  • Up to two rotations are allowed in the same department.
  • Previous work or summer programs are not considered to be rotations.


Obligatory courses

  • Introduction to Statistics - must be taken in the first year (3 CPs).
  • Scientific Writing - For second-year students. (1 CPs).
  • ExCLS Cluster Seminar (1CP) 
  • Students should consult, at the beginning of the academic year, with the head of the track about the list of obligatory courses, if such exists.


Core courses (three courses, 7.5 CPs) [applicable to student whose start date is < October 2021]


ExCLS Clusters

  • At least three courses (or 5 CPs) from your cluster of choice
  • At least three courses (or 4 CPs) from at least two other clusters


Elective courses

  • Most elective courses are offered by the Board of Studies once every two years.
  • Students may select elective courses from all courses offered within the Life Sciences program, or other courses approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences.
  • Students should mind the following restrictions:  Up to 8 CPs from approved external courses. Up to 3 CPs from laboratory courses; Up to 0.5 CP from a lecture given in conference or in a departmental seminar.


Important!

Any deviation from the guidelines outlined above must be approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences. Requests may be submitted through the FGS Courses and Exams Coordinator.


External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference.

You may consult the following list of external courses that are offered by the Faculty of Agriculture (HUJI) or Coursera.

Excluding a course from the personal Grade Point Average (GPA)
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)  

Second-year MSc students will be allowed to exclude from their GPA one (non-obligatory) course provided they have enough credit points to fulfil their academic requirements without it. Applications must be submitted in writing during September to the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences. Applicants must state the code and title of the course they wish to exclude. Note that an excluded course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript.  

Excluding a repeated course from the GPA
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)

Students who repeat the same course (even if it’s obligatory) will be allowed to exclude its early occurrence from their GPA. To activate the process, the student must send the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences the codes and titles of both occurrences of the course they wish to exclude. Note that the earlier occurrence of the course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcriptץ

 

Carrying surplus credit points from your MSc studies to your PhD studies at FGS
Upon starting your PhD studies at FGS, you may approach your FGS coordinator and ask that the number of credit points be reduced from 12 to 10 provided that you:

  • Continued from MSc to Ph.D. without a break (or with a gap of no more than one year)
  • Accumulated at least two extra credit points in your MSc studies (e.g., 26 instead of 24)


For students in the Ph.D. direct track, the Graduate School automatically considers all their M.Sc. courses, grades, and credit points as part of their Ph.D. transcript. In this case, the total number of credit points they must complete to receive a PhD is 30.

Life Sciences: Brain Sciences (Systems, Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Brain Sciences - Systems, Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience


Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 24 credit points (CPs)
  • At least 12 (but no more than 20), in the first year, and the balance in the second year.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Rotations

  • Students must do three rotations in three different Research Groups
  • Previous work or summer programs are not considered to be rotations.
  • Each Research Group may host up to three rotation students per year and only one student per rotation.
  • At least two of your three rotations must be conducted in labs related to Brain Research, in any department at the Weizmann Institute. A list of Research Groups that are affiliated with this track will be sent to all first-year MSc students prior to the beginning of the first semester.


Obligatory courses (6 CPs)

  • Introduction to Statistics. This course must be taken in the first year (3 CPs)
  • Scientific Writing. - For second-year students. (1 CPs).
  • Methods in Neuroscience -Theory and Practical (2 CPs)
  • Only obligatory courses listed under Life Sciences - Brain Sciences may count as obligatory courses for students in this field of study.


Core courses (7.5 CPs)

  • Students must take three core courses
  • If a core course carries more than 2.5 CPs then the balance is counted toward elective CPs.
  • Only core courses listed under Life Sciences - Brain Sciences may count as core courses for students in this field of study.


Core courses required for this track
Students in this field of study must take at least three of the following core courses (they are offered every other year):

  • Introduction to Neuroscience: Cellular and Synaptic Physiology
  • Introduction to Neuroscience: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Introduction to Neuroscience: Molecular Neuroscience - Genes to Behavior
  • Introduction to Neuroscience: Systems Neuroscience
  • Data analysis and models in neuroscience


Complementary courses
Beyond the above-mentioned courses, each student is required for complementary courses from the list below. The complementary courses are determined by the director of the track for each student according to his/her specific background (e.g., students with no background in Biology are required to take the course "An overview of molecular biology"; students with no background in Math will either take the "Mathematics for biologists" or the "Differential equations for Chemists"). Complementary courses are regarded as elective courses (see below).

  • Introduction to MATLAB and data analysis
  • Mathematics for biologists or Differential equations for Chemists
  • An overview of molecular biology - adapted for young in biology
  • Neuroanatomy and Neuroanatomy lab

 

Elective courses (10.5 CPs)

  • Most elective courses are offered by the Board of Studies once every two years.
  • Students may select elective courses from all courses offered under Life Sciences - Brain Sciences program, or other courses approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences.
  • Students should mind the following restrictions: Up to 5 CPs from approved external courses. Up to 3 CPs from laboratory courses; Up to 0.5 CP from a lecture given in conference or in a departmental seminar.


Important!
Any deviation from the guidelines outlined above must be approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences. Requests may be submitted through the FGS Courses and Exams Coordinator.

External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference.

You may consult the following list of external courses that are offered by the Faculty of Agriculture (HUJI) or Coursera.


Excluding a course from the personal Grade Point Average (GPA)
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)

Second-year MSc students will be allowed to exclude from their GPA one (non-obligatory) course provided they have enough credit points to fulfill their academic requirements without it. Applications must be submitted in writing during September to the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences. Applicants must state the code and title of the course they wish to exclude. Note that an excluded course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript.


Excluding a repeated course from the GPA
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)

Students who repeat the same course (even if it’s obligatory) will be allowed to exclude its early occurrence from their GPA. To activate the process, the student must send the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences the codes and titles of both occurrences of the course they wish to exclude. Note that the earlier occurrence of the course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript.

 

Carrying surplus credit points from your MSc studies to your PhD studies at FGS
Upon starting your PhD studies at FGS, you may approach your FGS coordinator and ask that the number of credit points be reduced from 12 to 10 provided that you:

  • Continued from MSc to Ph.D. without a break (or with a gap of no more than one year)
  • Accumulated at least two extra credit points in your MSc studies (e.g., 26 instead of 24)


IFor students in the Ph.D. direct track, the Graduate School automatically considers all their M.Sc. courses, grades, and credit points as part of their Ph.D. transcript. In this case, the total number of credit points they must complete to receive a PhD is 30.

Life Sciences: Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology

Credit Points
Students must accumulate 24 credit points (CPs)
At least 12 (but no more than 20), in the first year, and the balance in the second year.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Rotations

  • Students must do three rotations in three different Research Groups
  • Each Research Group may host up to three rotation students per year and only one student per rotation.


Obligatory courses

  • Introduction to Statistics. This course must be taken in the first year (3 CPs)
  • Scientific Writing - For second-year students (1 CPs).
  • Students should consult, at the beginning of the academic year, with the head of the track about the list obligatory courses in neuroscience.


Elective courses

  • Most elective courses are offered Board of Studies once every two years.
  • Students may select elective courses from all courses offered within the Life Sciences program, or other courses approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences.
  • Students should mind the following restrictions:  Up to 8 CPs from approved external courses. Up to 3 CPs from laboratory courses; Up to 0.5 CP from a lecture given in conference or in a departmental seminar.

 

Important!
Any deviation from the guidelines outlined above must be approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences. Requests may be submitted through the FGS Courses and Exams Coordinator.

External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference


You may consult the following list of external courses that are offered by the Faculty of Agriculture (HUJI) or Coursera.

Excluding a course from the personal Grade Point Average (GPA)
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)
 
Second-year MSc students will be allowed to exclude from their GPA one (non-obligatory) course provided they have enough credit points to fulfill their academic requirements without it. Applications must be submitted in writing during September to the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences. Applicants must state the code and title of the course they wish to exclude. Note that an excluded course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript.
 
Excluding a repeated course from the GPA
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)
 
Students who repeat the same course (even if it’s obligatory) will be allowed to exclude its early occurrence from their GPA. To activate the process, the student must send the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences the codes and titles of both occurrences of the course they wish to exclude. Note that the earlier occurrence of the course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript.


Carrying surplus credit points from your MSc studies to your PhD studies at FGS
Upon starting your PhD studies at FGS, you may approach your FGS coordinator and ask that the number of credit points be reduced from 12 to 10 provided that you:

  • Continued from MSc to Ph.D. without a break (or with a gap of no more than one year)
  • Accumulated at least two extra credit points in your MSc studies (e.g., 26 instead of 24)


For students in the Ph.D. direct track, the Graduate School automatically considers all their M.Sc. courses, grades, and credit points as part of their Ph.D. transcript. In this case, the total number of credit points they must complete to receive a PhD is 30.

Life Sciences: Computational and systems biology

Credit points
Students must accumulate 24 credit points (CPs). At least 12 (but no more than 20), in the first year, and the balance in the second year.

Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment

 

Rotations

  • Students must do three rotations in three different Research Groups
  • Each Research Group may host up to three rotation students per year and only one student per rotation.

 

Obligatory courses

  • Introduction to Statistics - must be taken in the first year (3 CPs)
  • Scientific Writing - For second-year students (1 CPs).

 

Core courses

  • Students must take the following core courses:
    • Either Basic Programming Skills Bootcamp (2.5 CPs) or Advanced Programing Skills (2.5 CPs)
    • Principles and Practice of Large-scale Data Analysis Using R (3 CPs)
    • Introduction to Big Data and Machine Learning (2.5 CPs)
    • Projects in Data Science (3 CPs)
    • Computational and Systems Biology Seminar (1 CPs)
  • Students should consult , at the beginning of the academic year with the Head of the track about updates to the list of obligatory courses relevant to this track.

 

Elective courses (8 CPs)

  • Most elective courses are offered by the Board of Studies once every two years.
  • Students may select elective courses from all courses offered within the Life Sciences program, or other courses approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences.
  • Students should mind the following restrictions:  Up to 5 CPs from approved external courses. Up to 3 CPs from laboratory courses; Up to 0.5 CP from a lecture given in conference or in a departmental seminar.

 

Important!
Any deviation from the guidelines outlined above must be approved by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences. Requests may be submitted through the FGS Courses and Exams Coordinator.
External courses Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference. Requests may be submitted through the FGS Courses and Exams Coordinator.


You may consult the following list of such courses that are offered by the Faculty of Agriculture (HUJI) or Coursera.


Excluding a course from the personal Grade Point Average (GPA)
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)
Second-year MSc students will be allowed to exclude from their GPA one (non-obligatory) course provided they have enough credit points to fulfill their academic requirements without it. Applications must be submitted in writing during September to the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences. Applicants must state the code and title of the course they wish to exclude. Note that an excluded course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript.


Excluding a repeated course from the GPA
(Starting in the academic year 2021/2022)
Students who repeat the same course (even if it’s obligatory) will be allowed to exclude its early occurrence from their GPA. To activate the process, the student must send the FGS Coordinator for the Life Sciences the codes and titles of both occurrences of the course they wish to exclude. Note that the earlier occurrence of the course will carry zero credit points and will NOT be part of the GPA calculation; however, it will remain in the academic record and show in the transcript


Carrying surplus credit points from your MSc studies to your PhD studies at FGS
Upon starting your PhD studies at FGS, you may approach your FGS coordinator and ask that the number of credit points be reduced from 12 to 10 provided that you:

  • Continued from MSc to Ph.D. without a break (or with a gap of no more than one year)
  • Accumulated at least two extra credit points in your MSc studies (e.g., 26 instead of 24)


For students in the Ph.D. direct track, the Graduate School automatically considers all their M.Sc. courses, grades, and credit points as part of their Ph.D. transcript. In this case, the total number of credit points they must complete to receive a PhD is 30.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 30 credit points (CPs)
  • At least 18 in the first year, and the balance in the second year.
  •  At least 14 CPs must be accumulated from courses offered by the Board of Studies in Math & CS.
  • The rest may be accumulated from other sources (see details and restrictions below).
  • Any deviation must be approved in advance by the Board of Studies.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Obligatory Courses (1 CPs)

  • First year students' seminar (1 CPs)


Mathematical and Computational Projects (0-6 CPs)

  • First-year students may obtain up to 4 CPs for projects.
  • Up to 4 CPs for projects done during the first year and up to 2 CPs from a project done in the summer preceding their first year as MSc students.
  • Each project must involve eight hours per week for twelve weeks
  • Each project may carry a maximum of 2 CPs.
  • A student may not do two projects under the supervision of the same scientist.
  • All projects must be approved in advance by the Board of Studies.
  • Only first year students may accumulate credit points from projects.


Individual Guided Reading Courses

  • Individual Guided Reading Courses must be taught by a PI in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Each such course may carry a maximum of 2 CPs.
  • If taken for CPs, the course (and its scope) must be approved in advance by the Board of Studies.


Enrichment Courses (0-4 CPs)

  • Students may obtain up to four credit points for participation in the enrichment courses.
  • Awarding the credit points is subject to the recommendation of course instructors and approval by the Board of Studies.
  • Each enrichment course may carry up to two credit points.


Elective Course (22-30 CPs)

  • Students should accumulate the rest of the credit points from courses offered by the Board of Studies in Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Any deviation must be approved in advance by the Board of Studies.


Rotations
None.



External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference

 

Mathematics and Computer Science: Systems Biology

Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 30 credit points (CPs)
  • At least 18 in the first year, and the balance in the second year.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Obligatory Courses (1 CPs)

  • First year students' seminar (1 CPs)

 

Obligatory Mathematical and Computational Project (2-4 CPs)

  • First-year students must obtain at least 2 and not more than 4 CPs from projects.
  • Srudents may obtain 2 CPs from a project done in the summer preceding the start of their first year as MSc students.
  • A project must involve eight hours per week for twelve weeks
  • A project may carry a maximum of 2 CPs.
  • A student may not do two projects under the supervision of the same scientist.
  • All projects must be approved in advance by the Board of Studies.

 

Core Courses (up to 9 CPs)
Students must take at least 3 of the courses listed below:

  • Host-microorganism interactions in physiology and disease
  • Contemporary Systems Biology
  • Cell Biology by the Numbers
  • Introduction to statistical inference and learning
  • Convex Optimization
  • Basic Topics 1
  • Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory
  • Topics in Machine Learning
  • The RNA world
  • Random walks and algorithms
  • Protein Structure and Function 1
  • Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression


Elective Course (18-20 CPs)

  • Students should accumulate the rest of the credit points from courses offered by the Board of Studies in Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Any deviation must be approved in advance by the Board of Studies.

 

Rotations

None.



External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference

 

Archaeological Science

Important note
Students in this track are not awarded a degree in Archeological Science, but rather a Master's degree either in Chemical Sciences or in Life Sciences.  Therefore, as far as obligatory and core courses are concerned, students must pay attention to the notes herein and be consistent in following the requirements corresponding to either Chemical Sciences or Life Sciences.


Credit points
Students must accumulate 24 credit points (CPs)
At least 16 in the first year, and the balance in the second year.

Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Rotations (0 CPs)

  • Students must do three rotations in three different Research Groups in the first year.
  • Up to two rotations are allowed in the same department.
  • One of the rotations can be substituted by a 2-week participation in an archeological excavation.


Obligatory Courses / presentations (3-5 CPs)

  • Field school in micro-archaeology (2 CPs)
  • Either all the obligatory courses required by the Board of Studies in Chemistry (1 CPs); or, all the obligatory courses required by the Board of Studies in Life Sciences (3 CPs).


Core Courses (9-7.5 CPs)
Students should take at least three core courses during their two-year studies. All three courses must be offered either by the Board of Studies in Chemical Sciences or by the Board of Studies of the Life Sciences. Students should consult the online course schedule about core courses that are offered by the relevant Board of Studies, including the availability of these courses.


Prescribed Courses (0-12.5)
The Board of Studies is likely to prescribe to students (on an individual basis) basic courses in either basic sciences or archeology/anthropology (the number of credit points for each such course will be determined in advance by the Board of Studies).
 

Elective Courses (0-12.5 CPs)

  • Guided reading in archeological science (2 CPs)
  • Weekly archeological seminar (1 CPs)
  • Methodology courses - e.g. electron microscopy (1 CPs)
  • Archeological Excavation - In addition to substituting a rotation with a participation in an archeological excavation, student may participate in another 2 or 3-week excavation and submit a 5-page report on the findings (2 CPs).
  • Conference Presentations (0.5 CPs).
  • Other elective courses offered by the Boards of Studies in Chemical Sciences, or the Board of Studies in the Life Sciences.



External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference

 

Science Teaching

Credit points

  • Students must accumulate 26 credit points (CPs)
  • At least 14 in the first year, and the balance in the second year.


Obligatory orientation courses (0 CPs)
All FGS students must take the following orientation courses during the first semester of their studies:

  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Prevention of sexual harassment


Obligatory Courses (10 CPs)

  • Introduction to Science Education (or Introduction to Mathematics Education); (2 CPs)
  • Introduction to the Methodology of Science Education Research (2 CPs)
  • Either quantitative or qualitative research methods (2 CPs)
  • Cognition, Learning and Instruction (2 CPs)
  • Thesis Seminar and Departmental Seminar (2 CPs)


Elective Course (16 CPs)

  • Each student should construct an individual list of courses in consultation with the advisor and the Chair of the Board of Studies
  • Six CPs must be accumulated from elective courses in Science Teaching.
  • Ten CPs must be accumulated from elective courses in Science



External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference



External courses
Please note that approved external courses will not be recorded in your FGS grade transcript. This is also true for intensive courses offered to participants at international conferences. If you wish to provide proof to a third party of your participation in external courses, you must request a transcript from the external institution, and keep it for future reference