Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Faculty of Science

Master of Science in Physics

(for courses commencing February 2020)


Semester 2 (February 2020 - June 2020)

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 Physics.

Students are required to write a dissertation, to which 85 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 credits shall be assigned.

Compulsory Units

PHY5008* Physics Seminar 5 ECTS
PHY5108** Dissertation 85 ECTS

* Study-unit PHY5008 starts in Semester 2 of academic year 2019/20 (February 2020) and continues up to the end of Semester 1 of academic year 2020/21 (January 2021). Students will receive direction from the Board with regard to the presentation of the seminar which may occur at any time during the course.

** Work on the dissertation is expected to start in Semester 2 of academic year 2019/20 (February 2020) and continue up to the end of Semester 1 of academic year 2021/22 (January 2022).

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 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 March 2020
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