18 months
7200 EUR/year
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The M.A. by research in Geography at the University of Malta offers you the unique possibility to investigate any valid hypothesis of your choosing in one of the vastest fields of science.

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Questions you may posit in this Geography course at the University of Malta  may deal with environmental issues, gender and race, urban development, economies, social and spatial theory, and even the Earth’s physical makeup.

You will be tasked with researching and writing on the topic of your choosing and you will be trained, by extension, to develop proficiency within a broad scope of topical issues within the field, whether that be environmental policy and planning, or social justice and sustainability.

Learning outcomes

  • Write and publish academic works of high-standard involving the field of geography
  • Learn how to make use of archival resources and to write academically about the field
  • Collect data for research analysis and apply sources and references to strengthen your writing
  • Cultivate a critical understanding of a research process, including fieldwork.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Studies in Geography
  • Dissertation
  • Methods of Research

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 one of the following qualifications:

  • the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Second Class or better in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for, provided that the Board may consider applicants in possession of the Degree with Third Class Honours only if it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or
  • the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the same or in a closely related area of study as that applied for, with an average mark of not less than 55% in that area or
  • a degree considered comparable to any of the degrees indicated. This comparability may, in exceptional cases, extend to applicants proposing a research topic which in itself bridges the area of study of the first degree and the one being applied for.

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
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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