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Mediterranean Studies

University of Malta

18 months
7200 EUR/year
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This MA in Mediterranean Studies is an innovative interdisciplinary programme of studies offered by various departments from within the Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta; the participating departments include History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History of Art, International Relations, Oriental Studies, Philosophy and Sociology.

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The accent in this Mediterranean Studies programme from University of Malta will be on the thematic: the importance of phenomena like migrations, urbanisation, isolation, connectivity, the human and the physical elements, the arts and so on, will be explored. 

There will be an emphasis on the ever malleable boundaries between the local, the regional and the global: thus, while in the sixteenth century the Spanish soldier Antonio Vázquez defined the Netherlands as a land where produce had ‘neither juice nor taste’, today Italy – a land hugged by the Mediterranean sun – needs to import nearly 50,000 tonnes of fresh tomatoes from the same Netherlands. 

Such developments blur the traditionally-accepted – and expected – lines of history, geography and culture. Furthermore, key debates such as the idea of a ‘clash of civilizations’ will be addressed by placing them in a context of engagements of cultures, which is the only way in which Jewish-Christian-Muslim (and other) human encounters can be properly understood.

Career opportunities and access to further studies

The taught Master of Arts in Mediterranean Studies is intended for students with a flair for challenging and enriching learning experiences; in turn, this lends itself to prepare an individual for careers in European Union affairs, broadcasting, journalism, publishing, consultancy, foreign affairs, marketing, political careers, education, museums and galleries, as well as businesses, NGOs and enterprises with a Mediterranean focus who seek people capable of devising strategies for development and action in the Mediterranean region and beyond. 

A student who graduates with an MA in Mediterranean Studies will be in a position to inform policies on Euro-Med relations, long-term processes and transformations in the region, the relations between humans and their environment, Mediterranean demographics, conflict and co-operation. Furthermore, students will also be able to go on to doctoral study after having obtained their Master of Arts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Geography of the Mediterranean
  • The Mediterranean: Crossroads of Civilizations
  • Borders and Spaces in the Mediterranean
  • The Classical Tradition: Reverberations of Greece and Rome in the Mediterranean
  • Comprehending the Mediterranean and Its Philosophical Heritage
  • Sexuality, Gender and the Body in the Mediterranean
  • The Performing Arts in the Mediterranean

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants who are in possession of:

  • a first cycle degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in any subject or
  • a first cycle degree obtained with at least Third Class Honours or Category III in any subject, provided that they satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following their first cycle degree.

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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