18 months
8933 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Rural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Malta stakes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing current issues of concern relating to the two areas of study, based on the rationale that there are strong interlinkages between environmental, planning, rural, urban, and other social and economic concerns. 

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Learning outcomes include a solid understanding of key aspects of these disciplines and of the complex issues with which professionals are often confronted. Furthermore, the course will foster an awareness not only of the science of environmental and/or rural science concerns, but also of their ethical, sociological and economic dimensions.

Throughout the course, participants will be trained in a range of skills from both the natural and social sciences, enabling them to critically address their area of research specialization in a holistic and integrated fashion. Students will also gain experience in practical applications through hands-on projects throughout the course, and will also be able to focus on an area of particular interest to them through directed study units and through their dissertation research.

The Master of Science in Rural and Environmental Sciences  at the University of Malta  is being offered in two subject areas, namely (i) Environmental Management and Planning, and (ii) Rural Sciences. The course is designed for those intending to pursue professions and technical work related to these areas of study. These may include resource management applications, the drafting and implementation of environmental, agricultural and planning policy, as well as relevant work in technical appraisals.

Career opportunities

The course provides career opportunities in a variety of aspects of environmental management and planning and/or rural sciences, including with government agencies, with private sector consultancies and with international organizations, including those within the European Union as also the United Nations system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking in English for Postgraduates
  • Directed Study
  • Application Tools and Research Methods
  • Soil and Water for Rural Sciences
  • Crop Management and Health
  • Animal Husbandry and Health
  • Techniques in Environmental Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree obtained with Second Class (Honours) or better, in a discipline related to Earth Systems, or in any other area of study which the Board considers as relevant.
  • The Board may, at its discretion, recommend the admission of applicants in possession of a first cycle degree obtained with Third Class (Honours), in an area of study which the Board considers as relevant, and obtained within the ten years previous to registration for the Course, provided that the applicants have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following their first cycle degree. 
  • All applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research via an extended interview and/or the submission of appropriate documentation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8933 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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