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Following the successful completion of their studies by five students who graduated with a M.Sc. in Natural Environment and Resources Management last November, the Institute of Earth Systems is once again accepting applications for this degree programme starting in October 2020.
The M.Sc. in Natural Environment and Resources Management is an intensive 12-month full-time taught course and is ideal for first degree graduates in Earth systems and other relevant science subjects. The three-semester has been designed to provide students with a strong postgraduate grounding in key concepts and current thinking relevant to Earth systems science and its application to policy and planning.
The elective thematic areas being offered in October 2020 are:
As a follow-up to the specialised course content in these thematic areas delivered during the second semester, students will have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest and to carry out an individual research project, either in Malta or abroad.
Students on this programme may have further opportunities for travel in connection with the above thematic areas. One of the programme’s highlights during 2019 was a field study expedition to the rainforest of French Guiana, organised as part of the elective study unit on biodiversity conservation.
Full details about the M.Sc. in Natural Environment and Resources Management are now available, including the admission requirements, programme of study, career prospects, applicable fees and the course bye-laws.
Recent graduates interested in applying for this course, as well as final-year students currently awaiting the results of their first cycle degree, are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator, Dr Charles Galdies, in order to discuss their specialisation area and potential research topic before applying online.