Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy

Master of Science in Space Sciences and Astronomy

(for courses commencing February 2022)


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.

Semester 2 (February 2022 - June 2022)

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

SSA5025 Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology 5 ECTS
SSA5040* Project Seminar 5 ECTS
SSA5045* Dissertation 80 ECTS

* Work on the Dissertation and Project Seminar is expected to start in Semester 2 of academic year 2021/22 (February 2022) and continue up to the end of Semester 1 of academic year 2024/25 (January 2025).

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2021 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: 18 March 2022
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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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.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.