Bachelor of European Studies with Oriental Studies (Arabic)

Bachelor of European Studies with Oriental Studies (Arabic)

Course information

Course title Bachelor of European Studies with Oriental Studies (Arabic)
Course code UBESTOSA
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
Coordinator European Studies (Joint Area)
Mark Harwood

Oriental Studies (Arabic) (Joint Area)
Martin Zammit
Delivered by Institute for European Studies
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 students 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 students 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 students’ analytical skills and to deepen their 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.

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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.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

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.

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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 the graduate will have the skills needed to understand the politics, economics and law of the EU and to assess and analyse to a very relevant degree policy developments in the EU, write reports on such developments and recognise the developing trends. With job training, the graduate will be employable in most EU policy related positions requiring no more than graduate skills. He/she should be in a position to make presentations or to report EU developments succinctly.
Students entering the University and also mature students in mid-careers who wish to further their education/training.
Graduates in European Studies have found jobs in the EU institutions, in international organizations, government ministries where they have been detailed to work on EU related projects or units working on EU initiatives, in the diplomatic service, the media and some have also gone into teaching. A number of graduates have also found jobs in private enterprise and business organizations. Graduates with a good Bachelor of European Studies have also been 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 graduates continue with their Masters at the University of Malta, European Studies graduates often gain admission to Universities overseas.
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 2019/0.
Click here to access the Programme of Study for Oriental Studies (Arabic) (Joint Area) applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 30 September 2019

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.

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