36 months
3600 EUR/year
1600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The course in Contemporary Family Studies at the University of Malta seeks to attract potential researchers and policy makers in the area of contemporary family issues with a special focus on policy and practice.

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Given the dearth of research on family related issues on our islands, the Department of Family Studies at the University of Malta  aims to train a critical mass of researchers in this important area of study. Masters graduates in family studies would be a valuable asset for policy makers who seek an empirical base for their work.

Through the Contemporary Family Studies  course, graduates would also contribute to a body of knowledge in this cross disciplinary area of study through their research and scientific publications.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates of the programme may be employed in family-practice related areas such LEAP centres. Equally, they may be employed as researchers in various research centres and policy units in academia. They will also be welcome in policy units of various Ministries, and other agencies such as Sedqa.
  • NGOs with an interest in research on issues related to the family, may be also interested in recruiting highly-skilled graduates particularly if they are in a position to bid for EU-funded projects.
  • Students may go on to apply for a PhD course with the Department upon successful completion of this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Family Studies
  • Research Methods in Family Studies
  • Family Policy
  • Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking in English for Postgraduates
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Family Policy and Practice
  • Practical Applications of Research Methods in Family Studies
  • Internship at a Family-related Entity

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 Bachelor’s degree from this University, or another higher education institution recognized by Senate for the purpose, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II, in an area of study deemed relevant by the Board.

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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