The main objectives of the Tourism Studies programme are to provide a comprehensive background to the local and international dimensions of the tourism industry and to equip students with skills to critically analyse the tourism industry and its impacts on society, the environment and the economy. It is an inter-disciplinary programme, covering a wide range of subjects.
Students will also be expected to carry out two supervised industry placements, where they will gain valuable work-place insights and skills. In Year II, students are encouraged to apply for student exchange programmes for one or two semesters at one of the universities which have links with the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture.
The Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture works closely with local tourism stakeholders, such as government entities and ministries, hotels, restaurants, heritage agencies, and is an active member of several European and international networks. These links ensure that programmes of study offered by the Institute are relevant and useful for anyone who wishes to develop an interest or career in the tourism sector.
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 who are in possession of the Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management or the Higher National Diploma in Tourism Studies awarded by the Institute of Tourism Studies (Malta), or similar qualifications, may be admitted to Year 2 of the Course under those conditions as the Board may impose.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.
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.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9.
Last Updated: 2 July 2018
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