About us

At the Department of Geography, within the Faculty of Arts, we offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

Our undergraduate course has five interrelated components: physical geography, human geography, research, technical and fieldwork skills, environmental and spatial management. The fifth dimension is the use of IT skills, these include: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Aerial Photography Interpretation, Geographic Positioning Systems. Cartography and Cartometry are additional skills forming part of the first-year curriculum.

We offer M.A. by Research and Ph.D. opportunities for qualifying candidates.

There is a strong Mediterranean component in most of the programmes however the global situations and physical and human scenarios are included together with examples and case studies from the Maltese Islands. Fieldwork forms a substantial part of the courses and most study-units in the undergraduate programme carry a field practical element which is very popular with students.

The programmes are enhanced by extra-curricular events that take place regularly throughout the academic year. These include attendance at conferences, workshops seminars and field excursions organised by the department and led both by local members of staff and by foreign lecturers. These events, in addition to the field and practical-based approaches to the subject, provide the appropriate spatial evaluation of the world we live in.


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