36 months
3600 EUR/year
1600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership at the University of Maltais a professional course designed to empower you to be involved in the leadership of schools and other faith entities.

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The Catholic School Leadership  programme of studies at the University of Malta  is intended to give a fresh and dynamic contribution to these institutions by fostering research and good practices in managerial and leadership skills. Moreover, this course will give due importance to reflective practice in Catholic leadership.

The programme of studies is a part-time taught MA spread over 6 semesters, with lectures held in the evening. The first four semesters consist of lectures for compulsory study-units which are assessed at the end of the semester. The final two semesters are dedicated exclusively to research and the writing of a dissertation.

Career opportunities

The contents of the course are specifically aimed at preparing individuals who are aspiring to become leaders in Catholic Schools or other faith formation institutes. However, this does not preclude those who are people those who are already occupying a leadership role in Catholic Schools or faith formation institutes and wish to nourish and sustain their leadership roles from a Catholic point of view.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Educational Management and Leadership
  • Applied Educational Research Methods
  • Professional Development Models
  • Critical Issues for School Leaders
  • Effective Leadership in Schools
  • Catholic Understanding of Humanity for Contemporary Culture
  • Leadership in the Church
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Nurturing Professional Learning Communities in Maltese Schools
  • Contemporary Catholic Institutions: Implications for Leadership
  • Developing Emotional and Relational Competence

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 degree in education with at least Second Class Honours from this University or a degree from another university recognised as equivalent for the purpose, together with a minimum of five years’ teaching experience or
  • any other degree with at least Second Class Honours together with a recognised teaching or education qualification and a minimum of five years’ teaching experience or
  • a degree in education or a Teacher's Certificate, together with at least five years’ teaching experience and other suitable qualifications obtained following the degree or after the Teacher's Certificate or
  • any first cycle degree with either the Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a recognised teaching qualification, together with five years’ experience in an education setting 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

    1600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 800
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.


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