18 months
6333 EUR/year
6333 EUR/year
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Through the M.A. in Global Maritime Archaeology from the University of Malta is a programme rooted in archaeological principles and concepts but with special emphasis on the underwater and maritime sub-disciplines. 

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Students in the M.A. in Global Maritime Archaeology from the University of Malta  is especially concerned with human interaction with the sea and other bodies of water, including submerged landscapes and associated physical remains. 

You will analyse past archaeological reports on complete excavations in the Mediterranean as well as apply post-excavation methods and laboratory techniques to acquire data on maritime heritage. 

The programme encourages hands-on fieldwork and trains you to characterise and prescribe in-situ conservation techniques to various cultural artefacts situated on the seabed. It will ultimately prepare you to organise exhibitions to submit your findings and detailed reports.

Career opportunities and access to further studies

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, professional archaeologists, research assistants, park managers, sonar operators, curators and planners. Graduates from this programme will be well positioned to pursue doctoral research in various maritime related subjects. Furthermore, those interested in developing further the synergy between science and the humanities will find fertile ground for the expansion of their research interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology and the Sea - Theory and Methods
  • Archaeology of Maritime Mobility
  • Power Projection and the Maritime World
  • Conservation and Management of Maritime Cultural Heritage
  • Manifestations of Maritime Culture: Objects, Voices and Landscapes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Third Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree in Archaeology, History, Geography, or Oceanography or in another area which the Board considers as appropriate, obtained with a Second Class Honours or Category II classification,
  • provided that applicants in possession of a degree with Third Class Honours or Category III shall satisfy the Board through an interview that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree.
  • The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 15 students.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

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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