Master of Science in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Study full-time for a taught Master in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment!

This degree programme is offered by the Institute of Earth Systems and will open next in October 2024.

The M.Sc. in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment is an intensive, full-time taught course and is ideal for first degree graduates in Earth Systems and other relevant science subjects. The three-semester course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and expertise to work in the field of environmental science. The industry is increasing its demands for qualified graduates, and the course will therefore train you in monitoring approaches, handling of environmental data and assessing observed changes for the sake and responsible use of environmental resources. To ensure the responsible governance of our environment, the course will provide you with substantial and specific expertise. You will carry out environmental assessments and audits, handle environmental information, and work with geospatial data.

Full details about the M.Sc. in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment are now available, including the admission requirements, programme of study, career prospects, applicable fees and the course bye-laws.

If you are planning to pursue a profession or technical work in the environmental field, in the areas of resource management applications, environmental monitoring, assessment and appraisal, as well as implementation of environmental policies, then this is the course for you!


Applicants may wish to note that this M.Sc. programme is eligible for the Get Qualified Scheme

How to apply and deadlines

Admission requirements

(a) a first cycle degree in Science with Earth Systems as a main area of study obtained with Second Class Honours or better or
(b) a first cycle degree in Science obtained with Second Class Honours or better in an area that is deemed relevant by the Board.

Applicants with a first cycle degree in Science with Earth Systems as a main area of study obtained with Third Class Honours may be admitted if they show evidence of significant experience in work relevant to the area of study of the Course, obtained after their first cycle degree. The admission of applicants under this paragraph may be made conditional on the results of an interview.

The application deadline will be announced shortly.

CPD opportunities

A number of study-units within this degree programme are regularly made available as standalone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units for individuals in full-time employment who wish to keep up with technological advances and current thinking in environmental monitoring and assessment.

Online applications are currently open for the following study-units being delivered during the second semester i.e. between February and June 2024:

  • EMP5031 - Water Monitoring and Assessment
  • EMP5032 - Habitat and Species Monitoring

The deadline for online applications for these CPD units is 31 January 2024.

It is essential that all applicants submit their application as NEW USERS, and each applicant is required to create a new username and password which are specific to this new application. When prompted to choose the Course Start Date from the drop down menu, applicants should select Visiting Student (1/F) - 2023/4

Applicants being sponsored by Ambjent Malta should refer to the email they have received containing special instructions regarding payment. All other applicants should complete payment normally, as prompted during the application process.

On successful completion of a CPD study-unit, students will be issued a detailed transcript free of charge, and students who successfully complete a sufficient number of units will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.

If you require further information, including guidance on your application, or have any questions about this programme, please contact the Course Coordinator, Professor Charles Galdies.