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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  • Bonanno, Anthony (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    Certainly one of the most striking aspects of the Maltese archaeology of the Roman period is the comparatively large number of villas, or rural houses, distributed in different areas of the two major islands of the Maltese ...
  • Mizzi, Charles (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    The following essays an examination of the nature of education in the 'World of Antiquity'. It attempts to answer how people experienced education, how they viewed it, 'supported it and were changed by it. It is well at ...
  • Bernstein, Harry (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    The lines of late medieval and early modem trade that once linked Portugal with Barcelona and Spain ran overland from Atlantic Lisbon to Mediterranean Spain. They carried goods from Brazil as well as metals from Spanish ...
  • Gullick, Charles J. M. R. (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    The theoretical background to the study of migration can in most cases be placed at the door of Ravenstein and his laws of migration. One of his laws said that: 'Each main current of migration produces a compensating ...
  • Martin, David (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    The discussion of statist regimes of the right must turn on the same axis as discussion of statist regimes of the left: the monopoly of the means of power. By extension, this inevitably directs attention to the area of ...
  • Serracino-Inglott, Peter (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    IN June 1976, the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, which has claims to being the international conference in human history with the largest number of participant nations ever, stands adjourned. It is not ...
  • Azzopardi, Mario (Union Press, 1970)
    Ġabra ta’ poeżiji miktuba minn Mario Azzopardi fil-ktieb Analiżi’70 (It-tielet kwartett).
  • Massa, Daniel (Union Press, 1970)
    Ġabra ta’ poeżiji miktuba minn Daniel Massa fil-ktieb Analiżi’70 (It-tielet kwartett).
  • Fenech, Victor (Union Press, 1970)
    Ġabra ta’ poeżiji miktuba minn Victor Fenech fil-ktieb Analiżi’70 (It-tielet kwartett).
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Union Press, 1970)
    Ġabra ta’ poeżiji miktuba minn Oliver Friggieri fil-ktieb Analiżi’70 (It-tielet kwartett).
  • Azzopardi, Mario; Fenech, Victor; Friggieri, Oliver; Massa, Daniel (Union Press, 1970)
    Wara l-merħba li kellhom "Kwartett" (1966) u "Antenni" (1968), issa jmiss it-tielet damma ta' poeżija li ġġib l-isem ta' "Analiżi '70". Mario Azzopardi jissokta fejn ħalla f"'Antenni", waqt li Daniel Massa jerġa' ...
  • Kvastad, Nils Bjorn (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1976)
    Arthur Koestler was an influential writer during the first years after the war. His attacks on communism got a world-wide echo, in particular among intellectuals. To the reading public he was in the first place a political ...
  • Beum, Robert (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1976)
    The revival of interest in Balzac among the English-reading public in the late 1960' s and in the 1970's - attested to, for example, by the success of new translations by Donald Adamson, Marion Crawford, Herberc J. Hunt, ...
  • Aquilina, J. (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1976)
    A selection of poems written by J. Aquilina: 'Dying', 'The bondsmen', 'Epitaph on a fanatic politician', 'Burial', 'Political power', 'Les betes', 'Gloria mundi', Epitaph', 'Faces', and 'Love's mistake'.
  • De Rocher, Gregory; Weber, Bernerd Clarke (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1976)
    The trend toward interdisciplinary study is becoming well-established, despite inevitable conflicts arising from our traditional university divisions. The development of a course or seminar attempting to draw parallels ...
  • Vassallo, Mario (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    This volume is being offered as a contribution by the University of Malta towards the study of the culture of the Mediterranean region. The phrase 'culture of the Mediterranean' and not 'cultures of the Mediterranean' is ...
  • Vassallo, Mario (University of Malta. Faculty of Arts, 1977)
    Table of contents: 1/ VASSALLO, M. - Forward -- 2/ SERRACINO INGLOTT, P. - The law of the sea and the Mediterranean -- 3/ MARTIN, D. - Secularization in Spain, Portugal and Greece -- 4/ GULLICK, C. - Reciprocal migration ...
  • Portelli, Sergio; Caruana, Sandro (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018)
    Although Maltese is genetically a Semitic language, several technical terms, including those used within EU institutions, are integrated or non-integrated loanwords of Italian or English origin. Contact is also evident ...
  • Portelli, Sergio (Mediterranea. Universita` di Trieste, 2017)
    L’isola di Malta, che dista appena 96 km dalla Sicilia, ha sempre avuto stretti legami con l’isola vicina e con il meridione della penisola italiana. Lungo i secoli, tali rapporti sono stati caratterizzati dal movimento ...
  • Portelli, Sergio (Marsilio, 2015)
    Per motivi geografici, la storia culturale di Malta è stata da sempre intrecciata con quella dell'Italia. Vi sono testimonianze archeologiche che dimostrano contatti tra gli abitanti di Malta e quelli della Sicilia già ...

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