Master of Arts in Information Policy and Governance

Master of Arts in Information Policy and Governance

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Course title Master of Arts in Information Policy and Governance
Course code PMAIPGPER9
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Joseph Cannataci
Delivered by Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences
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.

Since research-based programmes are primarily dedicated to tutored investigations (80 ECTS credits) and taught study-units (10 ECTS credits), one expects a student to have acquired a solid framework in the area of study together with a focused research direction evidenced by a dissertation proposal at the time of application. Students intending to undertake this path of further studies are encouraged to contact members of the Faculty before they make a formal presentation of their proposal. The Faculty will accept such proposals once it can ascertain it has the capability to offer support in the area requested by the student.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(1) (a) a Bachelor’s degree with Honours obtained with Second Class or better in the same area or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for, or

(b) the degree of Bachelor in the same area or in a closely related area of study as that applied for, with an average mark of not less than 65% in that area of study, or similar qualifications deemed by the Board relevant to that chosen for the Course, or

(c) a degree from this or another university, which the Board considers as comparable to any of the degrees indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b).

(2) The Board may also consider applicants in possession of degrees or qualifications other than those referred to above if they also present a portfolio of work confirmed to have been carried out by them and which is related to the area of study applied for to the satisfaction of the Board.

Applicants shall indicate the provisional title for the dissertation on their application for admission. The application shall include a research proposal as well as a statement by the head of department concerned that applicants possess the training, knowledge and capabilities required for the proposed line of study and research.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants applying in terms of sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph (1) and in terms of paragraph (2) may be required to follow a preparatory programme as specified by the Board, which extends over one year of full-time study. The preparatory programme shall include synoptic study-units in the area of study concerned, and may include also study-units which are intended to train students in the competencies required to conduct research work.

During the preparatory programme students shall be required to register for a number of study-units for which a total of not less than thirty and not more than sixty credits are assigned.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration for the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.

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.

The International Office at UM provides information about admission, English language requirements, and comparability of qualifications. Dedicated personnel assist international students with visas, health tests, accommodation and other related issues.

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

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fee: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 28 May 2018

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
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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