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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Physics
 
COURSE CODE PMSCPHYFTR8

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

M.Sc.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters

Full-time (by Research)

90

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

Research Areas:

Electromagnetics
• measurement and modelling of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the environment
• EMF health risk assessment
• electromagnetic compatibility
• measurement of permittivity in biological tissue and certain inorganic materials under different conditions
• medical applications of microwaves

Instrumentation
• development of novel sensors in collaboration with industry

Astronomy and Astrophysics
• radio astronomy
• galaxy formation and development

Quantum Mechanics (Theory)
• quantum optics
• optomechanics
• quantum thermodynamics
• mesoscopic quantum mechanics
• quantum information
• quantum condensed matter, as well as related fields

Plasma Physics
• plasma dynamics
• solar physics with specific focus on solar wind and coronal mass ejections


Applicants interested in pursuing an M.Sc. by research with the Department of Physics are to consult with staff members of the department before submitting their application and research proposal. If required, the process may be coordinated by contacting the departmental secretary.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course or

(b) the Bachelor of Science with Third Class Honours in an area of study deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the applicants have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following their first cycle degree. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

The Board, at its discretion, may also recommend the admission of applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science with at least Category II in an area of study deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the admission of such applicants shall be made conditional on the result of an interview and in such cases they shall be required to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

The Board, at its discretion, may also recommend the admission of applicants with a first cycle degree deemed by the Board to be relevant to the proposed area of study and obtained in the 10 years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the admission of such applicants may be conditional on the result of an interview and in such cases they may be required to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than 10 years previous to registration for the Course may also be admitted following an interview to ascertain their capability to follow the Course. 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 credits and not more than 60 credits are assigned and shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration for the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

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


 

 

 
Last Updated: 22 November 2017
 
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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.

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