University of Malta

Introduction

The University of Malta

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to provide relevant and timely courses that are able to meet the needs of the country.

The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate. Over the past few years, the University has reviewed its structures in order to be in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area.

There are some 11,000 students including over 600 international students from 80 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. The University regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and other exchange students. A basic Foundation Studies Course enables international high school students who have completed their secondary or high school education overseas but who do not have the necessary entry requirements, to qualify for admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Malta.

The Valletta Campus and International Collaborative Programmes

Although the main campus is situated at Msida, the University of Malta has two other satellite campuses in Valletta and Gozo. The Valletta campus is housed in the Old University Building that dates back to the founding of the Collegium Melitense 1592. Today, the Valletta Campus serves as a prestigious setting for the hosting of international conferences, seminars, short courses and summer schools. It is also the venue of the University's International Collaborative Programmes (ICP).

Masters' Degree Programmes

The ICP offers, one year, three semesters, International Masters Programmes on a double degree or collaborative basis. These programmes seek to achieve a wide exchange of cultural viewpoints, networks and experiences that provide students with global perspectives. The Masters degrees that form part of the ICP are accredited by the University of Malta and in case of dual degrees also by participating university or universities.

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Master

MSC IN Environmental Management and Sustainability

Campus Full time 13  September 2017 Malta Valletta

The Master's programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability is an accelerated, 12-month, international double degree programme. Students completing the programme receive a Master of Science degree from both James Madison Uinversity and the University of Malta. [+]

This dual programme, in collaboration with James Madison University, starts in September and ends the following August. All coursework is undertaken in Malta between September 2016 to May 2017 and students work independently during the summer months to complete a capstone project. The degree is flexible, and enables each student to design a programme of studies that meets their long-term career goals. The curriculum provides a foundation for both natural resource conservation as well as sustainability management. The educational benefits of the programne are not limited to the classroom. As a small Mediterranean island, Malta is a wonderful living laboratory for the study and practice of sustainability. A number of field experiences provide a hands-on feel for both sustainable technologies and resource conservation. The field experience includes site work at a nature park in Italy. Expert faculty from both the University of Malta and JMU are involved in all teaching and instruction, providing participants with valuable international viewpoints. Intercultural awareness and deepened self-confidence grow from working with students and faculty from around the world. Graduates will become well versed in the science of environmental sustainability and management and acquire an understanding of its practical applications. The programme is appropriate for both recent graduates and for those who are already working. It will allow you to experience sustainability challenges first-hand and significantly enhance your employment prospects. For further information visit: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/msc-environmental-management-and-sustainability [-]

MSc

Dual MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [+]

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. The main objective of this program is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two Masters degrees: MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in late September. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. The tuition fee for this dual programme is 13,500 Euro. Prospective students may apply online at any time as applications are received on a rolling basis. The course general admission requirements are (i) a recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area, at second class or better, (ii) certified English language proficiency, and (iii) letters of recommendation. More information is available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [-]

MA

MA in Ocean Governance

Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance</strong> being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. [+]

Ocean Governance is a topic of increasing significance and concern in the 21st century. The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and other International law instruments are useful tools that safeguard the rule of International Maritime law. Notwithstanding their valuable contribution emerging international concerns, essentially based on the escalating crisis of unsustainability, instigate an urgent need to explore new trans-disciplinary approaches on ocean governance,. Evidently, a more comprehensive, legal framework is required to improve the manner in which States and their nationals maintain the rule of law in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and in regulating anthropogenic activities affecting the ocean and its resources. Emerging issues and threats, such as global maritime security, the sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, as well as linkages between natural sciences, socio-economic requirements and the law, necessitate a multidisciplinary approach for promoting learning and research on ocean governance. This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. The Master’s in Ocean Governance serves to further enhance the development of learning and research in the field of marine resource management and maritime security from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this era of globalization and sectoral integration, capacity building in the regulation of ocean governance plays a pivotal role in ensuring safe and healthy oceans for the benefit of humankind and the planet. http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/ocean-governance [-]

MA Integrated Marketing Communications

Campus Full time 13 - 13  October 2017 Malta Valletta

The programme is offered under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta with the participation of a number of international academics in the field from King’s College, University of London. The experienced teaching faculty provide participants with an international perspective of communications and marketing. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in October. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. [+]

The MA in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is a programme of the University of Malta in collaboration with King’s College, University of London. On successful completion of this postgraduate programme students are awarded the MA in IMC from the University of Malta.

The objective of the MA in Integrated Marketing Communication degree is to help participants understand the rapidly evolving world of marketing and communications and to learn how various marketing and communications tools including social media can be combined effectively to meet an organisation’s marketing and communication needs.

The programme is offered under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta with the participation of a number of international academics in the field from King’s College, University of London. The experienced teaching faculty provide participants with an international perspective of communications and marketing.... [-]


MA IN TRANSCULTURAL COUNSELING

Campus Full time 18 - 18  October 2017 Malta Valletta

The M.A. in Transcultural Counselling is a collaborative degree programme offered by the University of Malta and the University of New Orleans. The programme brings together cohorts of international students and an outstanding teaching faculty that includes academics from Europe and the US. [+]

The M.A. in Transcultural Counselling is a collaborative degree programme offered by the University of Malta and the University of New Orleans. The programme brings together cohorts of international students and an outstanding teaching faculty that includes academics from Europe and the US. The mission of the M.A. in Transcultural Counselling is to train world counsellors who are able to serve diverse populations worldwide. Graduates of this programme are global citizens who as counsellors possess a sense of social responsibility and global civic engagement, as well as global competence. To this end, the foundation of the programme is the development of transcultural counselling competency. The programme promotes an understanding of and sensitivity to cultural diversity as it is reflected worldwide and a broader view of the sociocultural context surrounding counselling. The programme will provide students with a solid knowledge base and a broad spectrum of counselling skills and competencies necessary to work in a variety of counselling settings. The programme is intended to equip students with knowledge of counselling theories and skills, as well as provide them with the opportunity to practice these skills under supervision and to undertake their own research efforts. Why study for a degree in "Transcultural Counselling”? If the counselling profession is to have an impact globally, it will require individuals with the awareness, knowledge and skills to address worldwide challenges to mental health and wellbeing. As global interconnectedness narrows the physical and social distance between people, the future of counsellor training lies in preparing professionals with a global perspective. The transcultural aspect of the curriculum is reflected by the international makeup of both the teaching faculty and the expected student population. While the curriculum continues to provide students with traditional counsellor training, the international composition of the programme will also provide them with a wider exchange of cultural viewpoints and experiences surrounding contemporary counselling theory and practice. The programme is offered by the Department of Counselling at the University of Malta and the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations (ELCF) at the University of New Orleans. Both institutions contribute to the experienced teaching faculty of the programme, thus exposing students to both a European and a US perspective of transcultural counselling. The delivery of the programme starts with each academic year in September. The course duration is spread over eighteen months (twelve months full-time and six months of practicum). The programme is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters dedicated to the taught component of the programme and the third semester devoted to independent student research. The last six months will be assigned for the practicum. Applications for admission will be accepted on a rolling basis with periodic reviews. The admission requirements for the course are (i) an undergraduate Honours degree (second class or higher) from a recognised institution; (ii) three letters of recommendation; and (iii) certified English language proficiency. All candidates will be asked to sit for an interview. Prospective students are advised to consult the Admission Requirements page on this website http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/ma-counseling-counselling [-]

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International Collaborative Programmes

MA in Transcultural Counselling

MSc in Conflict Resolution Analysis

MA in Integrated Marketing Communication

MA in Ocean Governance

Contact

University of Malta

Address Msida MSD 2080, Malta
Website http://www.um.edu.mt/
Phone +356 2340 2340