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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


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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