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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Sustainable Energy








M.Sc.(Melit.) Sust.Energy

Second Cycle Qualification

Level 7

5 Semesters

Part-time (by Research)


Maurizio Fenech

This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

This programme is mainly offered to graduates having a background in areas related to Sustainable Energy. Research projects normally investigate the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency, covering topics ranging from new technology to policy, economic and environmental issues. Research topics in other areas related to Sustainable Energy may also be considered if an academic supervisor with the necessary expertise is available.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a first cycle degree from this University with at least Second Class (Honours) in a discipline related to Sustainable Energy or in any other area of study of the proposed research which the Board considers as appropriate, with a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, obtained in the ten years previous to registration for the Course or

(b) a qualification and work experience deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent to the qualifications listed in paragraph (a). The admission of applicants under this paragraph shall be made conditional on the results of an interview, provided that such applicants may be required to complete a preparatory programme as specified below.

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research via an extended interview and the submission of appropriate documentation, provided that where deficiencies are identified applicants shall be required to take specific study-units intended to compensate for the deficit.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than ten years previous to registration for the Course may also be admitted provided that they produce sufficient proof of their competence to follow the Course with profit. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 ECTS credits and not more than 60 ECTS credits shall be assigned.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the Preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration in the Course.

The Board may grant students full or partial exemption from the requirement of the preparatory programme if it is satisfied that the students possess post-first cycle qualification work experience that is relevant to the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 30 November 2017
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.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
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