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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  • Frendo, Henry (Malta : Empire Press, 1970)
    Mhux kullhadd jaf dwar is-"Sette Giugno, 1919”. Din id-data hija relatata ma jum it-twelid tal-jeddijiet kostituzzjonali. Din il-ġrajja kienet għadma iebsa u kontra x-xewqa ta' l-Ingilterra għaliex din dejjem riedet iżżomm ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Routledge, 2019)
    The dramatic explosion of sovereign states since 1945 has brought to life various island and archipelagic jurisdictions. To the old state formations of the United Kingdom and Japan, and former colonies of Cuba and ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Malta Midwives Association, 1994)
    Waħda mill-aktar żviluppi qawwija li seħħew fid-dinja tax-xogħol f'dawn l-aħħar snin hija l-enfażi li bdiet titpoġġa fuq il-kwalita’ tas-servizz li jiġi pprovdut lill-klijent. Fejn qabel kien jgħodd il-kwantita’ jew ...
  • Spiteri, Richard (l'Harmattan, 2017)
    À partir de septembre 1968, Rolin a fait partie de la Nouvelle résistance populaire, branche militaire de la Gauche prolétarienne et qui s'est dissoute en 1974. Des décennies plus tard, dans une interview parue en ...
  • Spiteri, Richard (Association Intemationale de la Critique Litteraire (A.I.C.L.), 2017)
    Claude Simon est un écrivain qui se débat devant la page blanche. Il le fait parce que, pour lui, dans notre monde toujours sujet à des tentations nihilistes, monde somme toute effrayant, la pratique de l' écriture ...
  • Asempasah, Rogers (University of Malta. Department of English, 2019-04)
    This essay explores the centrality of beginning in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road. Beginning is explored not as a narratological category but a dominant trope in anticolonial nationalists’ discourses of nation formation and ...
  • Antae Editorial Board (University of Malta. Department of English, 2019-04)
    Short biographies of the contributors in this issue.
  • Yang, Yan (University of Malta. Department of English, 2019-04)
    Victorian intellectuals explored the origins of primitive myths to understand the early human mind and its evolution to its present state. Among various interpretations, Max Müller’s Comparative Mythology, based on Comparative ...
  • Aquilina, Aaron; Farrugia, James (University of Malta. Department of English, 2019-04)
    How does one begin to speak of beginnings? If we are here and the beginning is thus behind us, how does one begin again? Should one attempt to, and is it up to us to choose? On the first day there was, primarily, a beginning. ...
  • Sarnou, Dallel (University of Malta. Department of English, 2019-04)
    This era of ubiquitous and unprecedented technological advancement has captured the attention of scholars in the humanities, encouraging them to investigate the nature of computing and the prolific use of technology in ...
  • Adams, Richmond B. (University of Malta. Department of English, 2019-04)
    Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men has generated significant discussion that moves beyond earlier works in his oeuvre. As McCarthy’s first novel after September 11, 2001, its concerns relating to American exceptionalism ...
  • Spiteri, Kimberly (University of Malta, 2017)
    Poplu jeħtieġ l-għeruq. Dawn it-tempji huma għeruq tagħna. Jitimgħu lġuħ spiritwali tagħna ta’ poplu bl-ambrosja prezzjuża tagħhom. Huma jindikawlna u jnaqqxulna fil-ġrajja u fil-memorja kollettiva tagħna lpellegrinaġġ ...
  • Cyprus. Ministry of Education; Symeonides, Klitos; Baldacchino, Godfrey; (Nicosia : Ministry of Education, 1996)
    The predicament of small island economies is significantly shaped by developments elsewhere AII the more so when the external agency is none other than the largest economic block in the world today . The European Union ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Spes, 1986)
    Il presente libro è una summa di quanto Oliver Friggieri, ormai da più di un decennio, ha scritto intorno alla storia ed alla cultura di Malta: contributi fondamentali, in parte già editi o rielaborati a distanza, accresciuti ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Union Print Co., 2016-04-10)
    Vincenzo Dimech twieled fil-belt Valletta fid-29 ta' Gunju tal-1768 minn Francesco Dimech u martu Siniforosa. Tghammed l-ghada, 30 ta' Gunju, fil-Knisja ta' San Duminku, Valletta, minn Patri Vincenzo Sinatra, Dumnikan, u ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Nicosia : Ministry of Education, 1996)
    Cyprus and Malta. Islands. Small Sovereign states . Mediterranean fortresses for much of their long colonial history. Achieved independence from Britain in the 1960s. With strong trade union movements, especially in the ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Gulf Publishing Ltd., 1983)
    Literature has always been considered as one of humanity's most significant ways of expression. It has its own language imposed, so to say, upon or alongside the generally known language spoken and written according to the ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Gulf Publishing Ltd., 1983)
    Dun Karm (1871 - 1961), born at Zebbug, remained proud of his rural origin throughout his life and succeeded in identifying the real character of Malta without renouncing to his cultural background which was largely ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Gulf Publishing Ltd., 1984)
    Ruzar Briffa (1906-1963), born at Valletta, is one of the more important romantic poets of Malta. His lyrics translate personal sorrow into a universal vision of human suffering and express in a sentimental way his attitude ...
  • Friggieri, Oliver (Gulf Publishing Ltd., 1984)
    Guze Muscat Azzopardi (1853 -1927), born at Qormi, is one of the more colourful personalities in Maltese literature. His literary activity is rather vast and embraces various genres. Like most writers of his time, he is ...

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