The Institute of Earth Systems is currently accepting applications for its new Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Earth Systems being launched in October 2017.
The M.Sc. in Earth Systems is a 3-semester full-time taught course and is ideal for first degree graduates in Earth systems and other relevant science subjects. The course programme has been designed to provide students with a strong postgraduate grounding in key concepts and current thinking relevant to Earth systems science and its application to policy and planning. Students will also gain a solid methodological foundation as well as having the opportunity to carry out specialised research, during the third semester, in a thematic area of their choice.
The thematic areas being offered in October 2017 comprise biodiversity conservation, weather and climate, and integrated water and coastal resources management. Specialised course content in these areas will be delivered during the second semester, providing students with a sound knowledge base as well as the required methodology on which to build their individual research projects during the third and final semester.
Graduates can thus expect significantly enhanced prospects of employment within organisations addressing the management of environmental resources, as well as the planning and policy aspects of activities at the human-nature interface. Graduates of this programme will also have the option of pursuing a doctoral degree, either with the University of Malta or abroad.
Full details about the M.Sc. in Earth Systems, including the programme of study and the course bye-laws, are now available. Applicants may also address any further queries to the Course Coordinator, Dr Charles Galdies or may contact the Institute’s administrative office on +356 2340 2877.
Interested students are encouraged to apply online. The first application deadline is 20 July 2017.