University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

 

The Faculty of Arts is one of the largest Faculties with a student population totalling some 1,300. Sixteen departments - Anthropological Sciences, Classics and Archaeology, English, French, Geography, German, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian, Maltese, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies and Translation and Interpreting – make up the Faculty of Arts. Additional areas of study, administered by Boards of Studies, include Communication Studies, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Libarary Information and Archive Studies, Linguistics, Music Studies, Psychology, and Theatre Studies. The Faculty of Arts offers full-time and part-time courses leading to B.A., B.A.(Hons), M.A. and Ph.D., as well as a number of certificate and diploma level courses. The Faculty’s taught programmes are a balance of compulsory study-units and elective ones, creating space for students to pursue their individual interests and preferences. This has made it possible over the years for the Faculty’s undergraduate students to participate in student mobility programmes both in Europe and elsewhere. The Faculty does its best to be flexible in order to promote such student experiences. The Board of the Faculty of Arts and its committees are increasingly concerned with quality assurance of academic programmes. At all degree levels, external examiners are involved in the final assessment of students, after a long tradition that has secured international recognition to all the degree programmes of the Faculty of Arts, long before the onset of modern audit systems. Besides offering its own degree programmes, the Faculty of Arts services a number of faculties, institutes and centres within the University, often supplying a substantial proportion of the content of their programmes. The Faculty of Arts boasts of an excellent staff-student relationship, which students coming from other universities sometimes find impressive. Although student numbers have grown over recent years, the staff-student ratio is still a good one. While some classes can be large, most classes are small enough to allow for more personalised and participatory learning/teaching practices such as tutorials, seminars and workshops. Students in the Faculty of Arts are among the most active in student life and participate readily in exchange programmes. The presence of a significant number of overseas students, in regular enrolment or on exchange visits, enriches the experience of students and academic staff alike.

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  • Lucas, Antonio (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Among the multiple experiences of cooperativism, there is one in Spain that is especially recognised as unique or unusual: That of the Mondragon Cooperative Group which is a really paradigmatic example of successful ...
  • Nicolaou-Smokoviti, Litsa (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Cooperatives have a long history in modern Greece (Sanders, 1962). Greek law is special here insofar as the state maintains a strong presence in cooperative matters, because the cooperative movement was always considered ...
  • Munkner, Hans H. (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    First of all, thank you for inviting me to Malta and giving me the chance to come back where I worked some years ago in the drafting of cooperative legislation. It is always a good feeling after having been instrumental ...
  • Muralt, Jurgen von (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Long before the pioneers of Rochdale opened their first cooperative store, people nowadays forgotten and famous thinkers propagated and experimented with cooperative forms of production and living together. The list is ...
  • Theophanous, Andreas (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    The objective of this paper is to explore ways to address the current socio-economic challenges within the framework of the cooperative movement and the trade unions. The context and scope of this analysis will basically ...
  • Lucas, Antonio (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Since the dawn of industrialization in Spain, there have been numerous attempts to resolve the problem of dissatisfaction or alienation of workers to their tasks. These attempts have been pointed out in several specific ...
  • Jones, Michael (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    The Scott Bader Commonwealth has existed now for 43 years, within a highly competitive sector of business; the chemical industry. Therefore, it could be argued very strongly that this form of enterprise is no longer an ...
  • Azzopardi, Joe; Borg, Lucienne; Catania, Lorraine; Delia, Diane; Magro, Dunstan (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Spotless Cleaning and Maintenance Cooperative Ltd. was established as a worker cooperative primarily to safeguard the employment of a group of employees who are now its worker members. The service offered by this ...
  • Mellor, Mary (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    The worker cooperative movement in Britain has never been as strong as the consumer cooperative movement and the reasons for the relative success of the one and the relative failure of the other are directly connected. ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Worker-owners typically work better, they work harder, they offer competitive services, they distribute their gains more equitably, they enjoy high levels of participation in decision making, they enjoy high levels of job ...
  • Unknown author (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    The Mediterranean Office of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung based in Malta, has granted generous financial assistance to this project by funding the 1993 seminar and the publication of this volume. The FES has been collaborating ...
  • Zammit, Edward L. (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    Cooperative enterprises are guided by both economic and social principles. Like other firms, they operate in a free market economy and, in order to compete successfully they have to meet the normal commercial criteria of ...
  • Ullrich, Gabriele (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    I have tried to put together some points which might highlight for you the 75 year old tradition of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) promotion of cooperatives while, at the same, looking into the history ...
  • Comforth, Chris (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    I have worked at the Open University for a number of years. First with a small research unit which has been involved in doing research on cooperatives particularly worker cooperatives. A few years ago I moved faculties ...
  • Rizzo, Saviour (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    The hi story of cooperatives is generally replete with references to the role played by support agencies in the promotion and development of the cooperative movement. The promotional exercise is very often directed at ...
  • Vianello, Mino (Workers' Participation Development Centre, 1994)
    A cynical remark often made about Italian society is that there seem to be few institutions which work efficiently in Italy. Such and similar comments proposing that Italy 'enjoys' a culture of organisational inefficiency ...
  • Caruana Dingli, Petra (University of Malta. International Institute for Baroque Studies, 2018)
    Unprecedented quantities of documents began to be produced, recorded and stored in Malta in the late sixteenth century. Besides the Church and the governing bodies, private individuals also became increasingly immersed in ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Stamperija Nazzjonali, 1972)
    Critical study by Oliver Friggieri of the four plays written by playwright Oreste Calleja
  • Camilleri, Adrian (University of Malta, 2017)
    This dissertation looks at Graffiti Artists in contemporary Malta. The research aimed to explore the divide between ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’ in the local context where graffiti is perceived as an illegal act and street ...
  • Buttigieg, Michael (University of Malta, 2017)
    This study of Maltese Evangelical Christians starts with my personal experience of being the son of born-again parents, and the difficulty I found in relating my own upbringing as an Evangelical with the experience of ...

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