Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science for Education and Communication with specialisation in Biology
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

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)

MSS1001 Physical Science 6 ECTS
MSS1003 Chemical Science 6 ECTS
MSS1008 Science in the Community 1 4 ECTS




Semester 1

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

BIO1010 Cellular and Biochemical Basis of Life 5 ECTS
BIO1020 Diversity of Life: Animals 5 ECTS
MSS1006 Communicating and Engaging with Science 4 ECTS
MSS1007 Presenting Science in the Digital Age 4 ECTS
MSS1208 Mathematics for Biologists 1 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

BIO1030 Diversity of Life: Non-Animals 5 ECTS
BIO1080 Microbial Diversity 5 ECTS
BIO1090 Introduction to Conservation Biology 2 ECTS
MCS1070 Presentation Techniques 4 ECTS
MSS2005 Introduction to Earth Systems 6 ECTS
MSS2008 Mathematics for Biologists 2 2 ECTS




YEAR TWO

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)

MSS2014 Principles and Perspectives of Science 4 ECTS
MSS2015 Popular Culture and Science 4 ECTS
MSS2016 Science in the Community 2 8 ECTS




Semester 1

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

BIO1100 An Introduction to Marine Biology 2 ECTS
BIO1500 Introductory Applied Biology 2 ECTS
BIO2070 Biochemical Strategies of Life 5 ECTS
BIO2041 Ecology 4 ECTS
MCS3110 Radio Production 4 ECTS
MSS2009 Science in the Home 4 ECTS
MSS2010 Science and Art 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

BIO2020 Plant Biology 7 ECTS
MSS2011 Forensic Science 4 ECTS
MSS2012 Earth-Space Interactions 4 ECTS
MSS2013 Diversity and Equity in Science 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

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)

MSS3009 Science in the Community 3 4 ECTS




Semester 1

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

BIO3130 Genetics and Developmental Biology 6 ECTS
EER2508 Science for Sustainable Development 4 ECTS
MCS2020 Video Production 1 4 ECTS
MCS2040 Basic Photography 4 ECTS
MSS3004 Science and Music 4 ECTS
MSS3005 Science and Sports 4 ECTS
MSS3007 Science and the Quest for Truth 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

BIO2030 Animal Form and Function 1 6 ECTS
BIO3030 Evolution, Phylogeny and Adaptation 4 ECTS
BIO3520 Natural History of the Maltese Islands 4 ECTS
EER3101 Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles 4 ECTS
MSS3006 Fact or Fiction 4 ECTS
MSS3008 Ethical Issues in Science 4 ECTS




 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 18 May 2021
 
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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