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Master of Science in Geosciences
Master of Science in Geosciences

Master of Science in Geosciences

  • ID:UM10946
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • IELTS:  a minimum of 6.0 in each element

  •  TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (iBT): a writing score of at least 24

  • † TOEFL Internet-Based

  • ††Academic IELTS

  • ††† Cambridge Certificates: a pass at a Grade C or better is required

Course Information

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

Seismology and Geophysics

  •  Mediterranean seismicity, seismic networks and earthquake location

  •  Mediterranean geodynamics and crustal structure; use of regional ambient noise

  •  Seismic site response studies using ambient noise and earthquake data

  •  Geophysical investigation of subsurface

  •  Historical seismicity, seismic hazard studies, attenuation relations

  •  Earthquake source studies

  •  Seismic data processing and interpretation

Marine Geology

  •  Marine geomorphology, submarine canyons and gullies, submerged palaeolandscapes

  •  Submarine landslides and marine geohazards

  •  Continental shelf dynamics

  •  Fluid flow processes

  •  Carbonate escarpments

  •  Seafloor and habitat mapping

  •  Seafloor surveying technology, geomorphometry and GIS

  •  Experimental geomorphology

  • Atmospheric and Climate Studies

  •  Validation of Numerical Weather prediction model and applications to Etna emissions.

  •  Analysis of data from Tracerlab Radon monitor in the Central Mediterranean.

  •  Analysis of greenhouse gas and ozone trends in the Central Mediterranean.

  •  Study of 3D Ultrasonic anemometer data at Giordan Lighthouse.

  •  Study of shipping in the Gozo - Sicily channel.

  •  Indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring and modelling.

Physical Oceanography

  •  Hydrodynamics of the sea in the vicinity of the Maltese Islands at shelf and coastal scales

  •  Acquisition, processing, analysis and management of high quality oceanographic observations in real time or delayed

  •  Oceanographic data quality control, management and archival according to international standards and formats

  •  Numerical modeling of the marine environment for forecasts of meteo-marine parameters, and as a tool in environmental assessments and research

  •  Marine Spatial Planning

  •  Dynamics of Jellyfish Blooms

  •  Monitoring of shipping impacts on the marine environment

  •  Ocean literacy and citizen science

  •  Science-policy interface and marine environmental management

  •  Monitoring of coastal sediments

Applicants interested in pursuing an M.Sc. by research with the Department of Geosciences 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.

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Semester 2 (February 2021 - June 2021)
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • GSC5008*, Seminar, 5 ECTS,

  • GSC5108**, Dissertation, 85 ECTS,

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Career Opportunity

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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