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The Edward de Bono Institute offers a Part-Time Evening Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This Diploma is aimed at individuals who would like to further their education and improve their career prospects but are not in a position to attend full-time day courses due to other commitments. Students shall develop knowledge, transferable skills and attitudes concerning creativity and idea generation, innovation (including innovation management), and entrepreneurship.  These are vital both for starting up and running a business and for enhancing employment prospects and advancing careers, since the demand for creative employees who are able to adapt to change, recognise opportunities, solve problems, and lead innovation is rising, both locally and overseas. 

Course Duration and Time Table:

The Course extends over a period of four semesters (i.e., two academic years) of part-time study.  Lectures are held at the University of Malta twice a week (usually Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 5pm to 8pm. The full programme of studies is available here.

To view the study unit descriptions, please click on study unit codes (e.g., IOT 1008).

Course Fees:

The course fees for EU students are 900 Euros per annum (generally payable in installments at the beginning of each semester - i.e., October and February).

The courses fees for non-EU Students are Eur4,250 per annum. 

Entry requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions Regulations (2016) of the University.

However if you are over 23 years of age, you may apply for this Diploma as “Adult Learners”.  This means that you would not require any formal qualifications, but you would be required to attend an interview to determine your eligibility (i.e., to confirm that you are able to achieve the same academic standards as younger applicants who have the required certificates).


Applications are now open and may be submitted online here.

With the application you would be required to submit a letter written in English giving your motivation for applying for the course, together with a copy of your CV and the relevant application fee. 


Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004

Admissions Regulations, 2016

Get Qualified 

This Diploma forms part of the 'Get Qualified' Scheme offered by Malta Enterprise. Upon successful completion, eligible students will benefit from a tax credit of up to 70% of the course fees, thus recovering most of the costs incurred. For more information please click here



Budding Rockstars Conference wins Award

Our Budding Rockstars Conference has won this year's National Enterprise Support Award (Section A) for Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit. This conference is held annually in November as part of our GEW Malta programme of events, with the aim of engaging Malta’s brightest young minds in the exciting world of entrepreneurship and innovation. Congratulations to the main organisers Dr Bernard Agius and Mr Alistair Farrugia at the Malta Communications Authority, our team at the Edward de Bono Institute who coordinate the creative thinking workshops that are held during this conference, namely Dr Leonie Baldacchino, Dr Margaret Mangion, Professor Sandra M. Dingli and Ms Shirley Pulis Xerxen, our students who assist us in conducting the workshops, and all our partners who contribute to the organisation of this event. 


Proceedings of the Innovation Challenge: Go Green
We are pleased to announce the publication of the proceedings of the Innovation Challenge Go Green. Please click here for further information.
Institute launches GEN Malta Platform

In the run-up to this year's GEC, The Edward de Bono Institute launched the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Malta online platform, which is designed to connect local and international entrepreneurs, educators, students, researchers, investors and policy makers.

Click here to read more 

Annual Report Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

We are pleased to announce the publication of The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. Please click here to download the document.

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Study with us and you could benefit from a tax credit of up to 70% of your course fees! 

Last Updated: 21 January 2019

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