Welcome to the Faculty of Science Website
The Faculty of Science was established in 1915 and, apart from a brief interlude in the early 1980’s when it was dissolved, has continued to fulfil its primary roles of teaching and research by producing some excellent Maltese and international science graduates, and numerous high calibre research publications.
The Faculty consists of six departments, each offering a range of study-units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The main undergraduate programme offered is the four-year joint honours B.Sc. degree course, where students can choose a combination of two subject areas offered by Faculty of Science departments as well as some departments from other Faculties. In addition, some departments run single-subject three-year degree courses. Details about these courses can be found here.
All departments have active research programmes in various fields of specialisation and also offer M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes associated with the research interests of the academic body. In addition, several academic staff members are involved in national and international research projects, sometimes in association with industry. Some Departments are also responsible for rendering essential specialised services at the national level. For example, the Geosciences Department runs a seismic monitoring network on the Maltese Islands, is responsible for the GAW station on Gozo, and the maintenance of permanent sea monitoring systems. The Department of Physics provides specialised services in elecromagnetics, including EMC/EMI, measurement of electromagnetic fields in the environment and occupational exposure.
Professor Charles V. Sammut
Faculty of Science
29 September 2016