18 months
7200 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Financial Services Masters programme at the University of Malta aims to provide students and practitioners with the opportunity to thoroughly and comprehensively examine the evolving legal framework which greatly influences the way financial services are carried out and how these services are regulated in Malta and overseas.

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While it is offered by the Faculty of Laws, The Financial Services programme at the University of Malta benefits from the close collaboration and academic input of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy and is, as a result, better placed to deliver a mixed skill programme not exclusively restricted to law subjects. 

While the focus is on the provisions, mechanisms and remedies that arise from Maltese law, a broader and comparative approach is included wherever possible. 

Special focus lies on the impact of European Union law particularly through the various directives and regulations that have been adopted during the past twenty years which affect almost every area of financial services, such as the BRRD, CRR, CRD and MIFID.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

With this knowledge, you will be well equipped to occupy a number of senior posts in legal, corporate, advisory and regulatory services both in the private and public sectors including financial institutions, banks, stock-broking firms, regulatory agencies, journalism, international organisations, diplomatic service, and the academic field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Fiscal Principles
  • The Legal Framework of Financial Services and Investor Protection
  • EU Financial Services Law
  • Strategic Issues in Financial Control
  • Trusts and Trustees: Legal and Practical Issues
  • Core Issues and Developments in Company Law
  • Banking and the Financing of Transactions
  • The Legal Framework for Insurance Business
  • Securities Regulation
  • Financial Derivative Investments
  • Securities Markets: Financial and Organisational Aspects
  • Legal Aspects of Winding Up and Corporate Recovery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • 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:

  • the degrees of Doctor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws with at least Category II, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with at least Second Class Honours or the Diploma of Notary Public or
  • a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in one of the following areas of study: Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Economics, or Insurance, or
  • professional qualifications in Accountancy or Accountancy and Auditing recognised by the University of Malta for the purpose or
  • a degree from the University of Malta or a professional qualification from a recognised institution in an area of study deemed to be relevant, and comparable to the qualifications indicated above.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

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

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 2,000
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 10,800 / Yr 2: 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.


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