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Master in Creativity & Innovation
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Stay Ahead of the Curve

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.  We need creativity and innovation in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.”  (Edward de Bono)

The Masters in Creativity and Innovation attracts professionals from a broad base of disciplines from the local and  international scene.  This unique Master Programme has been designed with the collaboration of Professor Edward de Bono, the inventor of Lateral Thinking and author of over 75 books published in 38 languages. Internationally recognized experts will form part of the faculty for this course.

The course is designed to be interdisciplinary and innovative in order to assist participants to expand their perception, employ creative skills, develop ideas with their team, sustain a creative climate and manage innovation. It offers methods and processes designed to help identify opportunities and cultivate appropriate skills and attitudes.

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to create a process to develop and promote imaginative, flexible and
practical thought and action by:

  • Developing a more creative attitude
  • Improving their ability to respond practically and creatively to problems and opportunities
  • Learning a variety of approaches designed to develop ideas, manage innovation and apply the knowledge and skills gained
  • Being better placed to help establish an organisational climate in which creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation can be fostered
  • Understanding a variety of approaches to restructuring organisations
  • Learning strategies to deal with the constantly changing landscape
  • Appreciating the contextual nature of knowledge 
Programme Timeline
  • Lectures are held during the daytime.
  • Start Date: October each year
  • Duration for Full-time Students: 3 semesters
  • Duration for Part-time Students: 6 semesters 


Please click here to access the programme of studies.


Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements are a Bachelors degree from the University of Malta or an equivalent qualification obtained from any other recognised university.



Information on application procedures for local and international students is available here



University of Malta General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees

University of Malta Bye-Laws for Course 


WCIW 2014

The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta is celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) between the 15th and 21st April 2014.  

Press Release - GEC 2014
The Edward de Bono Institute at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress
2nd Semester Timetable
Click here to download the  time table for the Master in Creativity and Innovation for Academic Year 2013/14 - Semester 2
Applied Creativity at Discover University - A Roaring Success!
On Sunday 10th November, the Edward de Bono Institute participated in the Discover University Family Day with activities running throughout the whole event. Visitors of all ages were engaged in activities that focused on the development of everyday creativity. The range of activities included a shared effort in creating a drawing and a
collaborative story-writing exercise where participants chose a word at random and incorporated it in a story. Another popular addition were the Puzzle Trees, where live trees were used to hang puzzles and brain-teasers and visitors were invited to choose one and come up with suitable answers. For photos and updates please visit and like
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Master in Creativity and Innovation

Annual October intake.

Course available Full time and Part time.

The Master in Creativity and Innovation attracts professionals from a broad base of disciplines from the local and  international scene.

M.Sc. in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation

This Program is currently being re-structured. Full details will be uploaded as soon as they are available.

Student's Initiative - New NGO
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Kokka Internazzjonali Award

The University of Malta Students' Council (KSU) held their annual Kokka Night on the 6 May 2012. One of the Master in Creativity and Innovation Students, Sagar Dave, was honoured with the 'Kokka Internazzjonali Award' as the most active student in student organisations at the University of Malta. 

June Exam Provisional Timetable
Please click here to view the provisional timetable for June Examination Session. 
Last Updated: 31 January 2013

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