36 months
3600 EUR/year
2960 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Banking and Finance at the University of Malta will help students grasp the modern theories of banking, investment, finance, stock and bond analysis, and portfolio and wealth management. The Master degree will also assist students to learn how to conduct empirical techniques, to test and verify these same financial theories.

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The Banking and Finance programme of studies at the University of Malta  extends over a period of three years of part-time studies spread over 6 semesters. Lectures are held in the evening, normally spread over three days a week.

The programme will be composed of 12 study-units delivered over 4 semesters of part-time evening lectures. All study-units will have part of the final grade (25 percent) based on a project, problem sets, or case studies. Workshops and discussions will also be conducted for most of the study-units.

During the last 2 semesters, students will have to write a dissertation of about 25,000 words. Students will also be encouraged to submit a shorter version of their main findings in an academic journal. The dissertation will help students learn how to do independent and serious research in an area of their choice, and will sharpen their skills of summarizing important aspects in the literature and also testing important hypothesis using empirical data.

Career opportunities

On completing the Master degree, the students will have the necessary academic qualification to fill managerial posts in banking, financial institutions, investment companies and hedge funds. They will be able to conduct serious and deep analysis of any investment decision in stocks, bonds, alternative assets, mutual funds, currencies, and commodities.

The graduating students will continue to lead the banking and financial services industry in Malta and help it to expand and develop to a higher level of sophistication. They will become effective leaders in this growing industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asset Valuation and Trading Strategies
  • Bank Financial Management
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Structured Investment Products
  • Advanced Corporate Financed
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Hedge Funds
  • Risk Management and Finance Ethics
  • International Banking
  • Investment Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance from this University, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or
  • the degree of Bachelor of Commerce from this University with at least Category II, and a minimum average mark of 65% in the credits assigned to the second and third year study-units of the Banking and Finance main area of study or
  • a degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II, in any other area deemed relevant by the Board or
  • a qualification deemed equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2960 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8880 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 1,480
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 5,400 / Yr 2: Eur 5,400 / Yr 3: NIL

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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