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 programme of studies spans three semesters and 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.
Students will also gain a solid methodological foundation as well as having the opportunity to carry out specialised research, during the third semester, in a relevant thematic area of their choice. There may be opportunities for travel to other countries to conduct primary research.
The thematic areas being offered in October 2018 comprise biodiversity conservation, weather and climate, and integrated water and coastal resources management. Specialised course content in these areas will be delivered during the second semester, providing students with a sound knowledge base as well as the required methodology on which to build their individual research projects during the third and final semester.
Graduates can thus expect significantly enhanced prospects of employment within organisations addressing the management of environmental resources, as well as the planning and policy aspects of activities at the human-nature interface. Graduates of this programme will also have the option of pursuing a doctoral degree, either with the University of Malta or abroad.