Master in Maltese Studies

Master in Maltese Studies

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Course title Master in Maltese Studies
Course code PMMTSPET8
Postnominal M. Malt. St.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Carmel Cassar
Delivered by Institute of Maltese Studies
Who is Maltese? What constitutes nationality, affinity, belonging? If there was a Maltese identity in the past, what will this be like in the future?

This English-taught programme is a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach that is focused on Malta and the Maltese, with special reference to culture and identity in their various forms and manifestations, both past and present. You will be looking into themes such as ethnicity, politics, governance, migration, society, agriculture, environment, religion, archaeology, architecture, law, medicine, music, museums, archives, language, literature, art and heritage. This Master’s course draws on expertise from a wide range of disciplines in different faculties, so that you will be exceptionally well-supported and have access to a wide and unique range of knowledge.

By the end of the course, you will accumulate sufficient knowledge to carry out a research-based dissertation.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University or an equivalent qualification from another recognized university, in an area of studies deemed suitable by the Board.

In exceptional cases the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants not in possession of a Bachelor degree, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a first degree.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

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: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of the course, you will:

• Realise what the quality of being Maltese and living in a Maltese habitat is and has been, including overseas contacts and collective memory.
• Familiarise yourself with the public, ecclesiastical and private sectors with special emphasis on the influence that museums and collections had on the development of culture and identity in Malta.
• Demonstrate the openness of Malta’s economy and the extent of dependence on trade and the maritime sector for employment and the business sector.
• Gain an understanding of notions as “imagined communities” and an awareness of the role of Maltese literature in the construction of identity and the national imaginary.
• Comprehend gender influences, human options, conditions and experiences.
If you are an interested candidate who would like to learn about the plethora of themes which constitute Maltese culture, heritage, language, history and origins, then this is the ideal course for you.
As a graduate in Maltese Studies, you will be able to enter a career in the public and private sectors of Maltese institutes, such as heritage and teaching. If you would like to further your studies, or are interested in pursuing an academic career, then you may choose to enrol in a doctorate programme offered by the University of Malta.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 29 March 2022

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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.