Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements
for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements
Applicants shall be required to undertake an interview and an audition. Applicants with a pass at Grade C or better at Intermediate Matriculation Level or higher in Music shall be exempt from both the interview and the audition.
Auditions and interviews for the Music Studies area of study will be held either in July or in September 2020. Applicants whose main training is in musical composition must send their composition sample by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) on dates, which will be communicated in due course. Applicants with a pass at Grade C or better at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Music shall be exempted from both interview and audition.
For Fine Arts, applicants are required to submit a portfolio which shall be assessed during an interview held by an interviewing board, which shall be composed of at least three members. Applicants who are unsuccessful in the interview shall not be admitted to the Course.
All applicants choosing the Fine Arts area of study are required to sit for an interview which will be held on a date which will be announced in due course. Once announced, these dates cannot be changed. No late applications will be accepted for this area of study.
The Board shall recommend to Senate the number of applicants that may be allowed to register for the Fine Arts area of study, depending on the availability of resources. The number of students shall be limited to 8 students.
If the number of applicants for the area of Fine Arts, exceeds the number of available places, applicants shall be rank ordered in accordance with the criteria approved by Senate. The University Admissions Board, after seeking the advice of the Faculty Admissions Committee, shall first consider eligible applicants whose qualifications were obtained in the Matriculation Certificate Examination or from another recognised examining board, if the Faculty Admissions Committee is satisfied that the qualifications presented are comparable in content and equivalent in standard to the Matriculation Certificate Examination in the same subject/s. For the purpose of selection, applicants whose qualifications were obtained by 31 August preceding the commencement of the Course and pass the interview as stipulated in paragraph (h) of bye-law 5 of the bye-laws for the course, shall be considered first. If vacant places are still available, applicants who satisfy all course requirements after the 31 August and before the 30 September shall be considered to take up the remaining places.
Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to sit for an interview which will be held on a date which will be announced in due course. Once announced, this date cannot be changed. The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' is 31 August 2020. The closing date for other applicants is 30 September 2020.
Applicants may also be required to submit a Learning Portfolio. Further information about the Portfolio will be forwarded to applicants.
At the end of the first year of the Course, students shall be required to choose between the B.A. (Hons) and the B.A. degrees. Students shall be allowed to proceed to the B.A. (Hons) degree (except in the areas of study listed under paragraph (2) of bye-law 3 of the bye-laws for the course) if at the end of the first year of study they obtain a minimum average mark of 65% in the chosen area of study.
Students who obtain the 65% minimum average mark in the area of study chosen for the Honours Course but lack up to 10 credits for any compulsory study-units in this area of study may be allowed to proceed conditionally to Year II of the B.A. (Hons) Course, provided that they successfully complete the failed compulsory unit/s during the following year.
Students who wish to proceed to the B.A. (Hons) course in a successfully completed area of study, but do not possess the necessary average mark of 65% in that area of study (as required by paragraph (1) of bye-law 8 of the bye-laws for the course) may be allowed by the Board to follow the first year programme (without exemptions) in that area in an additional year of study in order to try and obtain the required average mark. This provision may be availed of once only during the Course.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) may be awarded in any one of the following areas of study:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Dance Studies, English, European and Global History, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian, Linguistics, Maltese, Music Studies, Oriental Studies (Arabic), Oriental Studies (Chinese), Oriental Studies (Hebrew), Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Philosophy, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Theatre Studies and any other area of study recommended by the Board and approved by Senate.
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.
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Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so preferably during the second year of the course.
Students are required to consult the respective department for further guidance vis-à-vis mobility period.