IELTS: a minimum of 6.0 in each element
TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (iBT): a writing score of at least 24
† TOEFL Internet-Based
††† Cambridge Certificates: a pass at a Grade C or better is required
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.
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 geomorphology, submarine canyons and gullies, submerged palaeolandscapes
Submarine landslides and marine geohazards
Continental shelf dynamics
Fluid flow processes
Seafloor and habitat mapping
Seafloor surveying technology, geomorphometry and GIS
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.
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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