European Masters in Mediterranean Historical Studies European Masters in Mediterranean Historical Studies
seeking to understand the often complex historical origins of currently prevailing conditions and situations in the Mediterranean world

This October, the Department of History of the University of Malta will be launching a new postgraduate programme – the European Masters in Mediterranean Historical Studies (EMMHS). Funded by the EU, the programme has been designed and organized jointly by a partnership of six reputable Universities – Malta, Athens, Pisa, Sofia, Thessaloniki, and Valencia.

EMMHS is a one-year full-time taught (evening) course, which is interdisciplinary and offers candidates a wide choice of study-units on historical themes ranging from pre-historic to modern times.

It aims to provide candidates with an objective analysis of the long-term history of the Mediterranean, both as a single regional entity and in its composite parts. Moreover it seeks to understand the often complex historical origins of currently prevailing conditions and situations in the Mediterranean world. EMMHS assigns importance to the comparative approach to the history of societies of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean Europe, considered in their political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions. The course shows an appreciation for the value of the diversity of opinion and promotes the importance of different interpretations.

Students may form own Programme of Studies

There will be 12 study-units on offer, each carrying 10 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. Candidates need 75 ECTS, including a research dissertation (25 ECTS), to qualify for the Masters degree. An interesting element is that with no compulsory unit except for the dissertation, candidates will be allowed to form their own programme of studies.

Admission Criteria

To register for the EMMHS course, candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s degree with Second-Class Honours or Category II in History or in any other related subject.

For further information, prospective candidates should get in touch with the Course Coordinator: Professor Victor Mallia-Milanes, Department of History, Old Humanities Building Room OH 251,University of Malta; email: victor.mallia-milanes@um.edu.mt telephone: (+356) 23402297