Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute for European Studies

Geography (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO1005 The Geography of Populations: Concepts and Theories 4 ECTS
GEO1008 Cartography: Introduction, Development and Use 4 ECTS
GEO1012 Introduction to Climatic and Biogeographic Processes 4 ECTS
GEO1015 Fieldwork in Human Geography 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO1002 Applied Cartography: Design, Principles and Measurement Practicals 3 ECTS
GEO1009 Culture and Society 3 ECTS
GEO1010 Introduction to Oceanographic and Geomorphic Processes 4 ECTS
GEO1016 Fieldwork in Physical Geography 2 ECTS




YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units as indicated in the programmes of study for the two Main Areas, students are required to register for optional/elective study-units to bring their total to 60 ECTS credits per academic year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO3004 Economic Geography 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2000 Geology 4 ECTS
GEO2008 Geomorphology: Basic Principles, Methods and Applications 4 ECTS
GEO2009 Landscapes, Natural Hazards and Human Opportunities 4 ECTS
GEO2010 Environmental Impact Assessment 4 ECTS
GEO3021 Climate Change and Sustainability in the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
GEO3096 The Geography of the Rural Environment: Agriculture and Food Production 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

BIO2010 Biotic Communities: Composition and Dynamics 4 ECTS
GEO2013 Geographical Applications 4 ECTS
GEO2035 Geographic Information Systems 4 ECTS
GEO3006 Urbanisation and Development 4 ECTS
GEO3028 A Geographical Approach to Travel Planning 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units as indicated in the programmes of study for the two Main Areas, students are required to register for optional/elective study-units to bring their total to 60 ECTS credits per academic year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO2050 Historical and Political Geography 4 ECTS
GEO3085 The Human Geography of the Maltese Islands 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2025 Land Degradation and Desertification 4 ECTS
GEO3009 Marine Management: Spatial and Resource Perspective 4 ECTS
GEO3010 Environment and Resources: Issues and Management 4 ECTS
GEO3095 The Geography of the Rural Environment: Pedology 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GEO3086 The Physical Geography of the Maltese Islands 2 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

GEO2005 Physical Structure of the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
GEO3022 Coastal Geomorphology: Physical Processes and Shoreline Management 4 ECTS
GEO3027 Transport Geography 4 ECTS




 
Last Updated: 17 April 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.

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