Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute of Earth Systems

Master of Science (Rural and Environmental Sciences)
(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 5 ECTS credits from the 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)

LIN5063 Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking in English for Postgraduates 5 ECTS
RFS5001 Directed Study 5 ECTS

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

IES5021 Biodiversity Conservation: Theory and Application 5 ECTS




Semester 1

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

RFS5006 Application Tools and Research Methods 5 ECTS

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

RFS5003 Soil and Water for Rural Sciences 5 ECTS
RFS5004 Crop Management and Health 5 ECTS
RFS5005 Animal Husbandry and Health 5 ECTS




Semester 2

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

RFS5002* Dissertation 70 ECTS

* Work on the dissertation is expected to start in Semester 2 of academic year 2020/21 and continue up to the end of Semester 3 of academic year 2021/22.



This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008' and by the bye-laws for the award of the Degree of Master of Science - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Institute of Earth Systems.
 
Last Updated: 3 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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.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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