This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.
The intention of this course is to instill scientific rigour in the endeavour to propose improvement in the area of specialisation. This course will acquaint the student with skills pertaining to dissertation preparation and presentation methodology. In particular, the students will acquire skills in the research, augmentation, evaluation, presentation, defence and scientific procedure of the selected field. The presentation shall consist of the student's appraisal of a subject area relate to that of the dissertation.
The course shall be offered in areas of study in which the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision and subject to the availability of resources as determined by the Departments of Intelligent Computer Systems.
Students are required to write a dissertation based on work of an advanced or original nature carried out by them. The dissertation will include the students` findings and conclusions presented in a scholarly manner.
Department of Intelligent Computer Systems
Research Areas include:
• Adaptivity and user adaptive systems • Agent technologies • Ambient assistant living • Ambient intelligence/Ubiquitous computing • Computational Semantics • Image and sound processing • Intelligent e-Learning systems • Gaming • Machine translation • Machine learning • Maltese language computing and resources • Natural language processing • Information extraction and retrieval • Search engine technology • Simulation of complex systems • Text classification • Web science
Applicants interested in pursuing an M.Sc. by Research with the Department of Intelligent Computer Systems are to consult with academic staff members of the department before submitting their application in order to agree upon a research proposal. Applications received without such a proposal will not be accepted. If required this process may be coordinated by contacting the Head of Department.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
(a) a Bachelor degree with a strong ICT component obtained with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and comprising 180 ECTS credits or more or
(b) a Bachelor degree with a strong ICT component obtained with at least Second Class Honours and comprising 180 ECTS credits, together with a Postgraduate Diploma in an ICT related discipline or
(c) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – B.Eng.(Hons) - with at least Second Class Honours in an ICT related area of study.
The admission of applicants may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.
Interviews, when necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2020.
For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.
Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400 Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: NIL
The student will be able to demonstrate acquired expertise, define hypothesis, define originality, expound ideas and defend them through evaluation and orally.
This course is intended for students who have completed the Bachelor's degree within an ICT area and who now wish to pursue specialization within this or a related ICT area. This course in not intended for graduates from non ICT disciplines. This course shall be offered in areas of study in which the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision and subject to the availability of department’s resources.
On completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to either pursue a research career in academia, or within other Research and Development establishments, or be eligible to more lucrative career opportunities and career growth paths within the ICT industry.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0 and click here for entry points.
Last Updated: 24 January 2020
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication. The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints. Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice. Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.