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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies
 
COURSE CODE PMADST8

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

M.A. (Dip. St.)(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters

Full-time

90

COURSE OVERVIEW
The M.A. programme aims at providing advanced instruction in Diplomatic History, International Relations, International Economics, International Law and Diplomacy. The programme provides the students with both theoretical perspectives and practical work in the diplomatic field, concentrating mainly on the 20th century diplomatic history and international affairs. Students are familiarized with the major diplomatic and military events including World War I, World War II and the Cold War which are all discussed from a general and a Mediterranean perspective.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES Students will:

• be familiar with the fundamental principles and concepts of international relations and international history,
• have a holistic view of the basic concepts in international economics at the micro and macro levels,
• have a good understanding of general principles of public international law, maritime law and human rights issues,
• be able to identify and practice diplomatic skills particularly within the ambit of intercultural diplomacy in the Mediterranean,
• have a critical appreciation of international, regional and national dimensions of diplomacy, with a specific focus on diplomacy in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Graduates from previous years have found employment in a variety of backgrounds where diplomatic skills are useful. These include the diplomatic service and other governmental agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR The M.A. programme is designed for students with a background in political science, economics, law and history.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours from the University of Malta or of a degree recognized by Senate as equivalent in any of the following fields of International Relations, Law, History, Economics, Political Science, European Studies and Diplomacy, or any other related disciplines as approved by the University Admissions Board on the recommendation of the Board.

Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must be in possession of a certificate of proficiency in English at the level required by the University.

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: 27 February 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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Courses in Diplomatic Studies
Applications for the Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution will open in January 2017. For more information please contact Mr. Simon Bajada - simon.bajada@um.edu.mt
 
 

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