Master of Science in Infrastructure

Master of Science in Infrastructure

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Course title Master of Science in Infrastructure
Course code PMSCINRFTR7
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 Paul Gauci
Delivered by Faculty for the Built Environment
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 subject areas of this programme correspond to the Departments of the Faculty, and to the research interests and activities within each, including civil, structural, building engineering, architectural, building and conservation science, built heritage, architectural and urban design, planning and construction management, and interdisciplinary themes, in which guidance and supervision can be offered, and subject to the availability of resources as determined by the Faculty Board. You will typically follow a short-directed reading component, deliver a presentation related to the research, and embark on the preparation of a dissertation, based on work of an advanced or original nature that you will undertake.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualification listed in paragraph (a).

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research via an extended interview and the submission of appropriate documentation, provided that where deficiencies are identified applicants shall be required to take specific study-units intended to compensate for the deficit.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than 10 years previous to their application for the Course may also be admitted, provided that they provide sufficient proof of their competence to follow the Course with profit. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants may be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 and not more than 60 credits as directed by the Board, depending on the number of credits already obtained in their course of study, with an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.

Preparatory programmes of study shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 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

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: NIL
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theoretical perspectives in their chosen area of study.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the methods used in research and the conclusions derived.
- Analyse and evaluate information that is relevant to the research problem.
- Develop an appropriate research methodology, based on the research question(s) set.
- Design research tools (questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, observation schedules etc.) which are not biased and respecting ethical considerations.
-Select appropriate sample size and selection, being aware of type of claims that can be drawn from the results obtained.
The course is intended if you would like to further your undergraduate studies to a postgraduate level, and have the opportunity to contribute your own research in a field of interest related to Infrastructure.
As a holder of the M.Sc. in Infrastructure (by Research), you will be able to enter a career in the field depending on the research area that you will have followed during the course.

If you would like to further your studies or pursue an academic career, then you may enrol in a doctorate course offered at the University of Malta, or at a foreign institution abroad.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 10 December 2021

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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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