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The M.A. in International Relations is a Master’s by research that aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand government negotiations, diplomacy, international businesses and non-governmental organisations. If you’re excited by policy, strategy, political deals and world commerce, the M.A. under the guidance of experts in the Faculty of Arts will provide you with the keen edge to be critical of the world around you and its governance. The degree invites you to explore topics of your choice, to help you discover your interests and to write about them cogently and at length.
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.
In the case of a mainly research course and depending on the nature of the programme, applicants 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, depending on the number of ECTS credits already obtained in that area of study, with an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.
The Board may grant applicants full or partial exemption from the requirement of the preparatory programme if it is satisfied that the applicant possesses post first cycle degree work experience that is relevant to the area of study applied for.
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.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800 Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: NIL
— Collect data for research analysis and apply sources and references to strengthen your writing — Learn how to be critical and proposing hypotheses that are convincing and interesting — Present arguments that are well-written and articulated, clearly expressed and supported with evidence — Understand political case studies from all over the world — Evaluate key decisions in various countries in the context of personal research and development
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.
Last Updated: 18 June 2021
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