The Master of Arts is assessed mainly on the research dissertation which is supervised one-to-one and a taught section on research methodology. Students intending to pursue an academic career should seek prior advice from the Department/Unit within FEMA, as some specialisms may require skills that can more easily be provided via the taught programmes.
(1) 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 sub-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.
(2) Applicants in possession of the Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Management and Effective Decision Making may be allowed to join the research component of the Course in Management, if they successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate programme with a minimum average mark of 55%: provided that such applicants may be required to follow and pass the supplementary study-units referred to above.
(3) The admission of applicants under sub-paragraph (b) and, if necessary, sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (1), and of paragraph (2) may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.
(4) 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 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.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 3,900 Fee per semester: Eur 780
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800 Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400
This Masters has been devised for students who wish to develop advanced research skills in business areas and explore an area of interest in depth, test out a possible research topic, and learn the skills of extended scholarly writing.
This is an attractive advanced qualification which may also be suitable if you are seeking a career in academic research.
As noted above this will help you to develop your advanced research skills, in business areas and help you explore your area of interest in depth, test out a possible research topic, and learn the skills of extended scholarly writing. Thereby preparing you for PhD. studies or any other research areas.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1 and click here for entry points.
Last Updated: 30 September 2020
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