​​​flower in the desert 

A joint program of the Department of Life Sciences and the Albert Katz International School of Desert Studies

The program provides students with a theoretical background in ecology and evolution, with emphasize on biodiversity, community dynamics and organism-level processes, combined with methodological knowledge, including statistics, mathematics, model developing and assessment procedures specific to nature conservation and management.

The program offers a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree based on a research thesis in one of two study tracks that overlap in their thematic background but emphasize different aspects of ecology:

- Evolutionary Ecology (E)

- Nature Conservation and Management (N)

The M.Sc. program in Ecology and Nature Conservation​ offers a thesis (research) track.

For further information about the program please visit the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies


M.Sc. Requirements:

» A B.Sc. degree in science is required from an accredited institution.

» A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English.

» Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis (for more details, please refer to "Faculty Members").


Mandatory documents for preliminary consideration:

» A copy of the applicant's undergraduate diploma

» A copy of the applicant's academic transcripts

» A copy of the applicant's  TOEFL/IETLS score

» Two letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic work and skills. These should be sent by the recommender directly to foreign_reg@bgu.ac.il

» A copy of the first page of your passport

» A copy of your CV


Please note: original documents must be presented upon arriving in Israel.