Master of Science

Master of Science

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Course title Master of Science
Course code PMSCICTFTR0
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Ivan Grech
Delivered by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
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 instil scientific rigour in the endeavour to propose improvement in the area of specialisation. This course will acquaint you with skills pertaining to dissertation preparation and presentation methodology. In particular, you will acquire skills in the research, augmentation, evaluation, presentation, defence and scientific procedure of the selected field. The presentation shall consist of your appraisal of a subject area related to that of the dissertation. The Course shall be offered in areas of study in ICT where the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision. You will be required to write a dissertation of 80 ECTS credits with a maximum of 35,000 words. If you are interested in pursuing an M.Sc. by Research with the Faculty of ICT, you are to consult with academic staff members of the departments before submitting your application and research proposal.

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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 October 2022.

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.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Bench fees may apply - Kindly refer to 'Bench Fees Indicative Charges' document available at: https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/341557/BenchFeesIndicativeCharges.pdf

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400

Bench fees may apply - Kindly refer to 'Bench Fees Indicative Charges' document available at: https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/341557/BenchFeesIndicativeCharges.pdf
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Demonstrate acquired expertise.
• Define hypothesis.
• Define originality.
• Expound ideas.
• Defend ideas through evaluation and orally.
This course is intended for you if you have competed the Bachelor’s degree within an ICT area and are now seeking to pursue specialisation within this or a related ICT area. You will not be eligible for enrolment if you are a graduate 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 resources in the various departments within the Faculty.
On completion of the course, you 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 2022/3.

Last Updated: 20 April 2022

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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.

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