Admissions & Requirements

The International Master’s Programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability is interdisciplinary. Students normally come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds including geography, engineering, archaeology, chemistry, wildlife studies, psychology, biology, agriculture, environmental science (or studies), and physics. This diversity is a valued strength in our program. To qualify for admission, you must have a relevant bachelor’s degree.

Applicants from the United States and Canada (citizens and permanent residents) must apply through the James Madison University online graduate school application system. 

All other applicants can apply online on this website

1. A recognised degree.

The entry requirements for this MSc are a Bachelor's honours degree at second class or better. For students who hold an American undergraduate degree, a BA or BSc degree in a relevant area of study (such as engineering, geography, economics, science) is needed.

2. English Language Proficiency.


(a) who are citizens or have lived for at least 5 years in a country where English is the native language; or

(b) who have studied at a school or university where English is the native language; 

automatically satisfy the University’s English Language Requirement.

All other applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by presenting a TOEFL or equivalent Secure English Language Test (SELT).  Such candidates will be required to have obtained an overall TOEFL score of 114 (iBT) (with a writing score of at least 24) or IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.  Test results are only valid if obtained after October 2011 and are to be presented as soon as possible. 

3. Letters of Recommendation.

All applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a 400-600 word statement of interest; instructions and a sample statement are available here.

Upon submission of the application, applicants receive an automatically-generated email, reminding them to submit the above documentation in support of their application. Applicants may send a scanned copy of the requested documents by email to or As soon as the documents are received the application will be processed and after the decision is issued applicants will be asked to submit their original documents for authentication. It is recommended that applicants do not wait until they have the final transcript to submit their on line application. Original or copy of the documents can be send after the application is submitted.

 Application deadline extended to 20th July 2017.

All documents should be sent to:

Board of Studies: MSc ESM

International Collaborative Programmes

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University of Malta

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Malta (Europe)




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