36 months
3600 EUR/year
1300 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts in Religious Studies at the University of Malta is ideal for anyone seeking to gain greater understanding of the impact of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world.

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This Religious Studies course at the University of Malta  enables students to become both highly aware and expertly articulate about the diversity of global religious and spiritual life. 

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the programme seeks to probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture. Through a re-discovering of texts and traditions, students will explore central concepts and teachings as well as analyse the phenomenon of religion from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

The areas of studies are divided mainly into: Holy Scriptures, Ministry, Comparative Theology (Ecumenism, Inter-religious Dialogue and Dialogue with society), Historical Theology, Systematic Theology and Ethics. Students choosing this course will become trained in advanced research skills and will network with scholars dedicated to the study of religions or religious thought.

Career opportunities

This course is addressed to any person who is:

  • pursuing jobs in academia, development work, community-based roles, aspects of welfare, social care and counselling, or
  • interested in local and central government policy-making and administrative departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Church at the Margins: Select Issues on Christianity and Culture Today
  • Making Sense of Christian Theological Debates
  • Spiritual Authenticity: Ways of Reading Scripture
  • Readings in Theology
  • Theological Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality
  • Faith, Dialogue and the Public Sphere

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a Bachelor degree with at least a Second Class Honours in Religious Studies or in Theology or in an area of study which the Board deems suitable for the proposed area of research or
  • a Bachelor degree with Category II or better in an area of study which the Board deems suitable for the proposed area of research.

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

    1300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 650
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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