Master of Arts in English (English Language)

Master of Arts in English (English Language)

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Course title Master of Arts in English (English Language)
Course code PMAELGPDT5
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Lydia Sciriha
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The Master of Arts in English is a taught postgraduate programme that will help you bring together the theoretical and practical aspects of the English language, especially and generally in applied contexts related to the Maltese linguistics environment. If you’re interested in exploring English language use in a variety of genres and local contexts, this M.A. will guide to address the current demands in the workplace for enhanced English language use. It will train you to see the lacunas in the Maltese linguistic landscape and to address them using the current global language. By guiding you in the best possible ways to collect data, you will be appositely prepared to write extensively about the English language in the current climate.

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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.

Depending on the nature of the programme, the Board may allow applicants possessing a degree other than those specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) to join the Course subject to an interview to establish whether they have sufficient proficiency and background to be able to profit from the Course.

Applicants who are not in possession of an undergraduate degree in English or in a closely related area, but who hold a DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) or Dip.TESOL (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, may be eligible to follow this Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

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 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
— Communicate flexibly and incisively in English in professional settings
— Develop a keen sense of self-evaluation in your knowledge and use of the English language
— Create and redesign approaches to describing, analysing and teaching language in different contexts
— Demonstrate sensitivity to different expectations and requirements about language policy
— Conduct large scale, scientifically representative language surveys
— Development of professional writing skills in the discipline
Past and current undergraduates, teachers in schools, representatives from the language schools, NGOs, the ESU and other professional bodies.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 7 May 2021

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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.