18 months
7200 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts in European Legal Studies from the University of Malta is in essence a taught course, with teaching based on guided research and teaching and the presentation of a paper by yourself in a teacher-led seminar. The course includes an important dissertation component.

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The European Legal Studies programme from University of Malta aims to:

  • Provide postgraduate specialization in European Union Law and related comparative law to holders of a good first degree which is not in law.
  • Prepare you for a specialist career as an advisor to government and other entities in Malta and abroad.
  • The course provides knowledge that ranges over the understanding of treaty provisions, laws and other acts through study and critical analysis of the academic literature as well as the case law of the Court of Justice of the Union. The knowledge and skills acquired are applicable in law practice, in adjudication, and in further studies to Ph.D. level.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

This postgraduate academic programme provides you with an in-depth education in European law. The degree establishes a balance between providing knowledge of the core economic/social and the constitutional/institutional aspects of European law and allows for specialization in a number of areas of law which are fundamental to the European Union such as competition law, aspects of the law of the internal market, judicial protection among other.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Law of Fundamental Freedoms of the European Union (Internal Market)
  • EU and Comparative Competition Law and Policy
  • Judicial Protection in the EU
  • Labour Law in the European Union
  • Environmental Legislation and Policy of the European Union
  • EU Transport Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University or any other institution recognized by Senate obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

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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