Tourism and Culture, M.A. | Part time | University of Malta | Msida, Malta
30 months
4320 EUR/year
1920 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Tourism and Culture programme from University of Malta of studies is designed to develop your intellectual abilities and promote a deeper understanding of the current themes facing the cultural sector and its connection with tourism.

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As the statistics of tourism in Malta show, the number of visitors to cultural venues is on the rise and this is not a phenomenon peculiar to Malta. This segment of tourism needs professionals who know how to present and offer cultural products in the best way so as to offer a better service to more and more tourists and thus help to strengthen the industry in this segment.

These professionals need to know the subject matter well and master its application so as to present a strong product to the interested tourist and be in a position to attract those who may as yet not be appreciative enough of the cultural products on offer. The areas of culture which the students will gain a deep knowledge and understand of include the built and rural heritage, cities of culture, artistic manifestations, traditions, legislation, Mediterranean culture, religious heritage, and cultural tourism.


The Tourism and Culture programme at the University of Malta  aims to:

  • provide a unique opportunity for the participants to explore the richness of the Mediterranean region, its peoples, heritage and culture from a multi-perspective approach;
  • create a solid academic set-up for those students wishing to deepen their understanding about the evolution of the Mediterranean mind-set, life, and structures;
  • encourage students to build on their established interest in the Mediterranean by developing their sensitivity to different aspects of the cultural and heritage diversity of the region and beyond, and of their relevance of cultural and heritage issues to identity formation;
  • provide students with personal and key skills enabling them to develop as independent and reflective individuals so that they may later contribute towards the continuous improvement of heritage and cultural activities of the region and beyond;
  • create the awareness that both heritage and culture are a segment of the tourism industry and the knowledge of how to integrate cultural aspects within the tourism product;
  • equip students with the right skills (including extrapolation, evaluation, empathy, interpretation, sense of direction, organisation, planning, coordinating, etc.) that a modern, efficient tourism industry requires – people who know how to take the right and strategic action as required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cities of Culture
  • Exhibiting Cultures: The Arts and the Media
  • Religious Heritage and Niche Tourism
  • Cultural and Geographic Landscapes in Tourism
  • Traditions and the Tourism Product
  • Development of Cultural Identities
  • Cultural Tourism and the European Dimension
  • Cultural Legislation and Policy
  • The Marketing and Management of Culture

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a Bachelor degree from this University, or another recognised university, with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in Tourism Studies or in other related areas deemed suitable by the Board or
  • a Bachelor degree from this University, or another recognised university, obtained with Third Class Honours or Category III, in Tourism Studies or related areas deemed suitable by the Board, provided that they have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following their first cycle degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 960
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 5,400 / Yr 2: Eur 5,400

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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