Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Faculty of Science

Master of Science in Geosciences

(for courses commencing February 2022)


Students are required to obtain a total of 90 ECTS credits over a period of 5 Semesters of part-time study.

Students will be required to register for the study-units as directed by the Board.

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 Department of Geosciences.

Students are required to write a dissertation, to which 85 ECTS credits are assigned, based on research work of an advanced or original nature performed by students during the Course and the presentation of their findings and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The student will also undertake a Seminar Assignment to which 5 ECTS credits shall be assigned.

Semester 2 (February 2022 - June 2022)

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

GSC5008 Seminar 5 ECTS
GSC5108 Dissertation 85 ECTS

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2021 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Master of Science - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Science.
Last Updated: 26 April 2022
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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.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.