Students registering for the course shall be required to indicate their choice of a second Main Area of study to be taken with European Studies at the time of applying for admission.
Students shall be required to register and obtain credits for study-units to which a total of not less than 180 ECTS credits are assigned as indicated in the programmes of study for the chosen Main Areas.
The programme of studies aims to provide you with a solid and comprehensive knowledge of the European Union from a multi-disciplinary angle, involving the politics, economics, law and history of European Integration. The degree programme also allows you to focus on two major areas of study chosen from a list of study-areas offered by other faculties and university entities. Another aim is to develop your analytical skills and to deepen your critical appraisal of EU policies and EU affairs in general. Special emphasis is also laid, where appropriate, on the deepening of knowledge of the theories and theoretical frameworks employed by the various disciplines in assessing EU policies. During the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ mobility programme for a more holistic and multicultural academic journey.
Communication and Academic Skills Programme The communication and academic skills programme complements students’ main course of study. It introduces them to writing and presenting as situated within academic contexts sensitive to specific disciplines and develops their competences for future careers.
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:
An Intermediate Level pass in English.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2023.
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.
No fees apply
Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Assess and analyse policy developments in the EU. • Write reports on such developments and recognise the developing trends. • Make presentations or report EU developments succinctly.
Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
• Participate in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discussions about contemporary Mediterranean issues. • Compose and carry out research and analytical essays by using the appropriate methodological skill-set required. • Have a broader scope of interrelations and the different policies and formulations carried out between countries.
If you are a mature student in mid-career or a student seeking to learn more about European Studies and Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, then this is the ideal course for you.
As a graduate in European Studies, you will be able to find jobs in the EU institutions, international organisations, government ministries (where our alumni have been detailed to work on EU related projects or units working on EU initiatives), in the diplomatic service, the media, teaching, and the enterprise and business organisations. If you will be in possession of a good Bachelor of European Studies qualification, you will be admitted to read for a higher degree, usually at Masters level in European Studies or closely related areas requiring a strong knowledge of European Studies. While many of our alumni have graduated with their Masters at the University of Malta, as a European Studies graduate, you will be able to gain admission to Universities overseas.
Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
As a Contemporary Mediterranean Studies graduate, you will be able to work in a variety of occupations, both locally and abroad, as an office supervisor, operations manager, chief executive, personal service manager, and research consultant. If you are interested in furthering your studies for a more holistic academic experience, or to pursue an academic profession, then you are encouraged to take on a postgraduate course offered at our University.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access a sample Programme of Study for European Studies (Joint Area). Click here to access a sample Programme of Study for Contemporary Mediterranean Studies (Joint Area).
Last Updated: 12 July 2023
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication. 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.