Welcome to the University of Malta (UM)
Our Faculty of Arts is an excellent place to foster or further develop your broad outlook on life. We are home to the Humanities, to human creation and to creativity.
We produce high-quality research on anything from the languages, to the arts, cultures, history and philosophy, among others.
We discover what people did and do, what they made and make. We interact with it. We live it. We do culture, civilisation. We look at facts and artefacts, what underlies them, the effect they have, how they refer to what we are.
We look at ideas, how they evolve, their relevance to us. We look at beauty, and ugliness sometimes. We strive to understand, but above all to find meaning. We seek to understand our world, material and intellectual, and engrave our place in it. We deal, in short, with life and the world we live in.
As they progress in their journey with us, our graduates are equipped with highly sought-after skills, such as unparalleled resourcefulness and creative thinking, enabling them to thrive in the working world.
We don’t tell you how to think or what to think. You learn that for yourself. We don’t try to indoctrinate you, or engineer your brain, or dictate what value sets you must embrace in order to be worthy.
We just want you to be informed and knowledgeable, and to be aware, and connected to your knowledge, because along the way you’ll find your own value sets, probably good ones. But we hesitate even to tell you what good means. It’s the freedom of your mind that we care for.
Join us if you’re interested in broadening your outlook on life as you discover and cultivate your sense of self-identity.