Master of Arts in Comparative Euro-Mediterranean Education Studies

Master of Arts in Comparative Euro-Mediterranean Education Studies

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Course title Master of Arts in Comparative Euro-Mediterranean Education Studies
Course code PMACESPET7
Postnominal M.A. CEMES(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (mainly by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Ronald Sultana
Delivered by Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research
The course aims to enrol high achieving graduates from education studies and related humanities, and is designed to develop a cadre of education scholars who are critically aware of educational developments internationally, and who have the skills to analyse such developments in terms of their impact on individuals, groups and societies.

The comparison of education systems heightens the ability to critically analyse national and regional efforts in the development of educational institutions and services, and to consider alternatives that might be more sound and effective. As educational policy-making increasingly falls under the influence of globalisation, and as educational agendas travel across countries and regions through the impact of such supra-national organisations and agencies as the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation, the OECD, UNESCO, and the European Commission, it becomes important to develop an understanding of how education is being shaped, and the directions it is taking in socialising present and future generations, and in preparing them as citizens and workers in an increasingly complex and inter-dependent world.

While the particular focus of the Masters is on educational developments in the European Union, and in the Mediterranean region more generally, a global comparative perspective is maintained throughout the course. Graduates of the course will be able to contribute to national and regional quests for positive policy options and alternatives in addressing common educational challenges. They may expect to be employed by state policy units, by international organisations specialising in education, and by research institutions.

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

(a) a Bachelor degree in Education with at least Second Class Honours from this University or a degree from another university recognised as equivalent for the purpose, or

(b) any other degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II together with a recognised teaching or education qualification.

Admission to the Course is subject to approval of a preliminary proposal to be submitted by the applicant, with approval being conditioned by: (i) adequate foundational background of the applicant in relation to the dissertation proposal, and (ii) availability of a supervisor with expertise in the area identified in the dissertation proposal.

Applicants must provide proof of adequate English proficiency to the satisfaction of the Board, as applicable.

Students eligible for registration may be required to follow supplementary study-units laid down by the Board up to a maximum of 12 credits, after taking into consideration the relation of their previous studies to the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

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.

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Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 3,900
Fee per semester: Eur 650

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400
The course is mainly intended for students who have a background in education studies (e.g. a B.Ed.(Hons) degree, or a first degree followed by a P.G.C.E.), persons with a strong academic degree in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in such areas as anthropology, regional and international affairs, economics, history, legal studies, philosophy, political science, policy studies) can also apply. All applicants must have an excellent command of the English language. Proficiency in another foreign language is a helpful asset that may facilitate comparative research.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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