Master of Arts in Anglo-Italian Studies

Master of Arts in Anglo-Italian Studies

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Course title Master of Arts in Anglo-Italian Studies
Course code PMAAISFTR8
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Gloria Lauri Lucente
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
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.

The M.A. by research in Anglo-Italian studies offers you the opportunity to conduct research in the field of Anglo-Italian cultural relations, with special reference to language and literature. This is a diverse and rich area of interest, drawing in international conferences and seminars. While it concerns the vast world of literary works involving the two cultures, from travel writing to poetry translations, you will be encouraged to come up with a unique topic of research that might bring a work or works of art of your choosing in new light under the lens of Anglo-Italian relations. We offer this postgraduate degree if you are interested in language and literature, especially where the two cultures meet, and to prepare you to write high-quality research papers in this interdisciplinary field of studies.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Second Class or better in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for,
provided that the Board may consider applicants in possession of the Degree with Third Class Honours only if it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or

(b) the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the same or in a closely related area of study as that applied for, with an average mark of not less than 55% in that area or

(c) a degree from this or from another university which the Board considers as comparable to any of the degrees indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b) above. This comparability may, in exceptional cases, extend to applicants proposing a research topic which in itself bridges the area of study of the first degree and the one being applied for. In such cases, applicants would be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability, in accordance with procedures established by the Board.

Preparatory Programme

In the case of a mainly research course, applicants in possession of a degree with Third Class Honours or Category III and those admitted under paragraphs (b) and if necessary (c) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 and not more than 60 ECTS credits as directed by the Board, with an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course. The number of credits included in the preparatory programme will be determined by the Board.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: NIL
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- Write and publish academic works of high-standard involving the field of Anglo-Italian studies
- Prepare research and written material for conferences and seminars in a professional method
- Analyse cross-cultural, literary, and historical studies involving all kinds of productions, from architecture to art
- Critique literary works and historical realities from the perspective of Anglo-Italian interest
The course is intended if you are interested in the language, literature and culture of the two countries, and would like to gain a holistic and academic understanding of the subject for better career prospects and a better appreciation of the area.
As a graduate in the MA in Anglo-Italian Studies, you will be able to enter a career, both locally and abroad, as a teacher, writer, journalist, researcher and academic. You will also possess transferable skills that will allow you to enter careers in managerial and administrative positions. The option of pursuing a doctorate with the Faculty of Arts in the University of Malta, or in a foreign institution abroad, is also available if you are interested in furthering your studies.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 2 December 2021

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