research and standard tracks
The program includes training in the theoretical foundations and the practical skills relevant to the study and practice of sustainable development. All mandatory courses during the first two semesters will be concentrated in a single weekday. Electives and opportunities for internships will be offered through the rest of the week. During this period, students will also be able to learn about some of Israel’s most pioneering initiatives in sustainable development.
In the third (summer) semester, students will be required to apply their learnings in a practical manner through intensive fieldwork that will be conducted in teams in sites in Israel or in other countries in Asia or Africa where Tel Aviv University is working with local partners from academia, civil society and industry.
Students can apply to enroll in the standard (non-thesis) or research (thesis) tracks.
The standard (non-thesis) track is designed for students interested in pursuing non- academic careers in sustainable development and will be completed after the third (summer) semester. In special cases, they will be able to join the semester abroad.
The research track is designed for students interested in conducting cutting edge applied research on sustainable development and will be completed in four semesters. The fourth (fall of the second year) semester will be dedicated to guided research and thesis writing based on the third semester’s fieldwork.