Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute of Earth Systems

Master of Science in Natural Environment and Resources Management
(M.Sc.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 15 ECTS credits from the thematic elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

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

EMP5019 Research Methods for Natural Environment and Resource Management 5 ECTS
LIN5063 Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking in English for Postgraduates 5 ECTS




Semester 1

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

EMP5004 Earth Systems Science 5 ECTS
EMP5006 Spatial Technologies for Environment Resources Management 5 ECTS
EMP5007 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 5 ECTS
EMP5016 Tools and Techniques 5 ECTS




Semester 2

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

EMP5013 Sustainability, Society and Change 5 ECTS
EMP5017 Directed Study 10 ECTS
EMP5018* Dissertation 30 ECTS

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

EMP5008 Biodiversity Conservation: Theory and Application 10 ECTS
EMP5009 Biodiversity Conservation: Policy and Planning 5 ECTS
EMP5011 Weather and Climate: Theory and Application 10 ECTS
EMP5012 Weather and Climate: Policy and Planning 5 ECTS
EMP5020 Environmental Pollution - Policy and Planning 5 ECTS
EMP5021 Environmental Pollution - Theory and Application 10 ECTS

* Work on the dissertation is expected to start in Semester 2 and continue up to the end of Semester 3.



This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards 2008 and by the Bye-Laws for the Degree of Master of Science in Natural Environment and Resources Management - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Institute of Earth Systems.
 
Last Updated: 31 July 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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