The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) is an institution of higher learning with a unique focus on the Mediterranean region.
It offers Master degrees in Diplomatic Studies, click here for more informationand a Joint Masters Programme with George Mason University in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security. For more information click here.
For the full prospectus of the Academy click here (PDF).
The one-year academic programme in Diplomatic Studies comprises International Law, International Relations, International History, International Economics and Diplomacy. The programme provides students with an opportunity to study and interact in an international setting with students coming from North Africa, Middle East, Africa, Europe and beyond. The relationships developed in the classroom flourish into life-long friendships and professional networks.
MEDAC strives to give its students an all-round experience which includes study visits to Switzerland and Germany, simulation of negotiation experiences, guest lecturers and a dip in the culture of the Maltese islands.
Year in, year out, MEDAC students have the opportunity of engaging with distinguished speakers. Recent keynote personalities include Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, the Foreign Minister of Switzerland, EU Commissioner Stefan Fὓle, General Mikhail Kostarakos Chairman of the EU Military Committee, and Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Roth. A specific feature of the programme is the regularly held debates on topical issues in international affairs.Visits to institutions and international companies in Malta are also standard. Additionally, students are provided with the opportunity to enhance their language skills in English or French.
Culture and food top the extra-curriculum activities. MEDAC’s annual cultural night is a celebration of culinary diplomacy with students themselves preparing mouth-watering dishes. Guided tours to some of Malta’s finest cities are also included.
Students from the Conflict Resolution degree join in most of these activities. Graduation takes place in a 500-year old church in the capital city of Valletta.
Both programmes are ideal for those active or aspiring to positions in international organisations, diplomatic missions, public administration, non-governmental organisations or in the private sector.