Master of Arts in Insurance and Risk Management

Master of Arts in Insurance and Risk Management

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Course title Master of Arts in Insurance and Risk Management
Course code PMAISRPET5
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 5 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (mainly by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Simon Grima
Delivered by Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy
The Master of Arts in Insurance and Risk Management is assessed mainly on the research dissertation which you will be supervised on a one-to-one basis, and a taught section on research methodology. If you are intending to pursue an academic career, it would be ideal if you seek counsel from the Department of Insurance within FEMA, as some specialisms may require skills that can more easily be provided via the taught programmes.

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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 Commerce (Honours) in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for, provided that applicants in possession of this degree with Third Class Honours shall satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or

(b) a degree with at least Second Class Honours, in any other area deemed relevant by the Board or

(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualifications listed in paragraphs (a) and (b),

provided that, in appropriate cases, where applicants lack essential knowledge in the area of research methodology, the Board may require students admitted to the Course to follow and pass supplementary study-unit/s in the said area to which a maximum of 12 ECTS credits are assigned, in addition to the programme of study specified in bye-law 6 of the bye-laws for the course.

The admission of applicants under paragraph (b) and if necessary (c), may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.

Interviews, if necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed by the Board for the purpose.

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.

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Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 3,900
Fee per semester: Eur 780

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400
By the end of the postgraduate course, you will have:
• Developed advanced research skills in business areas.
• Explored an area of interest in depth.
• Tested out a possible research topic.
• Learned the skills of extended scholarly writing.
If you would like to acquire an attractive advanced qualification in Insurance and Risk Management, which may also be suitable for a career in academic research, then this is the ideal course for you.
As a graduate with an MA in Insurance and Risk Management, you will be eligible for a career in the Insurance public/private sector. As noted above in the learning outcomes, the skills gained will prepare you for PhD studies or any other research areas.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 22 November 2021

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