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MSPC - Master in the Science of Performative Creativity, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The founders of the MSPC - Master in the Science of Performative Creativity at the University of Malta had one specific aim: to design a unique, highly innovative and dynamic Joint European Master’s degree programme in the science of performative creativity.


Apart from the five founder-representatives, the academic body is composed of academics and researchers from the founding institutions and from other institutions now involved in the programme; these include Dr. Noellie Brockdorff (University of Malta), Dr. Clive Zammit (University of Malta), Professor Tsutomu Fujinami (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Dr. Maciej Kijko (Adam Mickiewicz University), Professor Joanna Ostrowska (Adam Mickiewicz University), Mr. Victor Jacono, M.A. (University of Malta), Mr. Jacques Sciberras, M.A., Mr David Wright, M.Sc. (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Ms Michela Loporto, M.Sc. (Manchester Metropolitan University).

Bringing together a number of disciplines that bridge the arts and the sciences, the two-year, interdisciplinary, taught MSPC - Master in the Science of Performative Creativity at the University of Malta follows a groundbreaking path to inquire into Creativity by focusing upon Memory Systems and Learning Processes, studying contexts which potentiate them and contexts which, on the other hand, inhibit them. 

The research proposed by this programme faces long standing questions such as:

  • What enables creativity and innovation? 
  • Why are some people more creative than others?
  • What contexts enable individuals to develop their creative powers, entrepreneurial skills... and what contexts inhibit the growth processes and potentials of so many?
  • How does the human being take decisions, even those as what to have for dinner or what car to buy?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mapping the Performer as Bodymind – A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
  • Towards an Ethology of Performance
  • Decide, Take Action, Improvise
  • Theatre Anthropology and Technique
  • Culture and the Concept of "Performance"
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • If you are in possession of qualifications (e.g. GCE Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Examinations; Diploma di Esame di Stato; VWO Diploma etc…) that are not considered 'Local', select Overseas Qualifications when submitting your online application, after you have selected the course of your choice. 
  • UM accepts the International Baccalaureate and the European Baccalaureate.
  • As an overseas applicant, you are to submit the required documents according to the entry requirements of the course of your choice. Since the language of instruction and communication at UM is English, as an overseas applicant, you must satisfy the University’s English Language Requirement.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Msida

  • 690 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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