Bachelor of European Studies with International Relations

Bachelor of European Studies with International Relations

Course information

Course title Bachelor of European Studies with International Relations
Course code UBESTIRL
Postnominal B.Eur.Studies(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Delivered by Institute for European Studies
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.

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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 and an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in either History or Economics or Arabic or French or German or Russian or Spanish or a pass in Chinese obtained in the Chinese University/College Entrance Examination (Gaokao).

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

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: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

European Studies

• 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.


International Relations

• Carry out and conduct critical academic research in a professional manner as expected at an undergraduate level.
• Have a familiarised knowledge about theories and concepts of international relations and apply them to contemporary world affairs.
• Develop a keen sense of awareness through your refined interpretation of reading news and international events.
If you are a mature student in mid-career or a student seeking to learn more about European Studies and International Relations, then this is the ideal course for you.
European Studies

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.


International Relations

As a graduate of this programme of study you will be employable, both locally and internationally, as an intelligence analyst, policy office political risk analyst, international aid worker, public affairs consultant, diplomatic service officer and as a civil service fast streamer. If you would like to further your studies, or are considering an academic profession, then we encourage you to enrol in one of our local post-graduate courses.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the second semester of the second year of the course or during the first semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study for European Studies (Joint Area) applicable from 2021/2.
Click here to access the Programme of Study for International Relations (Joint Area) applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 26 November 2021

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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.

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