Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy

Master of Science in Space Sciences and Astronomy
(M.Sc.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Students are required to write a dissertation, to which 80 ECTS credits are assigned, based on research work of an advanced or original nature performed by students during the Course. The students will also undertake a number of study-units to a total of 10 ECTS credits.

The dissertation shall be offered in areas of study in which the Institute can offer expert guidance and supervision. The areas offered are subject to the availability of resources as determined by the Institute.

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)

SSA5040 Project Seminar 5 ECTS




Semester 1

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

SSA5025 Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology 5 ECTS
SSA5045* Dissertation 80 ECTS

* Work on the Dissertation is expected to start in Semester 1 of academic year 2020/21 (October 2020) and continue up to the end of Semester 3 of academic year 2021/22 (September 2022).



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 Astrophysics - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Institute of Space Science and Astronomy.
 
Last Updated: 1 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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.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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