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The Edward de Bono Institute offers PhD opportunities in the areas of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and/or foresight. The programme is available both on a full-time and a part-time basis. The duration for full-time students is 3-4 years, while that for part-time students is 6-8 years.

Entry Requirements
The PhD is open to individuals who:
a)    Possess a Master degree from the University of Malta or another university in an area of studies which is relevant to the degree; or
b)    An equivalent or higher qualification. 

Course fees

EU Students: Full-time course – €600 per annum (3-4 years)
EU Students: Part-time course - €1,350 per annum (6-8 years) 
Non-EU Students: Full-time course - €11,000 per annum (3-4 years) 
Non-EU Students: Part-time course -  €5,550 per annum (6-8 years)

To Apply

Applications may be submitted via the University's online portal at any time of the year but students shall be registered with effect from one of the following dates: 1 October, 1 December, 1 February, 1 April, and 1 June.

Prospective students are required to contact the Institute ( in order to discuss their research ideas and to identify a suitable supervisor prior to submitting their application for the course.


Doctor of Philosophy Degree Regulations (2008)

Doctor of Philosophy Bye Laws (2016) 

Get Qualified 

This PhD degree 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


Opening Hours

Kindly note that on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 March, the office will be open till 1330hrs. 

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Master Timetable for Semester 2

Please click here to download the Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable for Academic Year 2017/8 - Semester 2

Diploma Timetable Year 2 - Semester 2

Kindly, click here to access the Diploma Timetable for Academic Year 2017/8 - Semester 2

Optional Study Units Timetable - Semester 2

Please click here to download the Optional Study Units Timetable for Semester 2

Annual Report Oct 2016 - Sep 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. Please click here to download the document.

Last Updated: 11 October 2017

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