24 months
10800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master in Teaching and Learning (MTL) in Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of Malta is an entry-level qualification for teachers.

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Students who will follow this Early Childhood and Primary Education  course at the University of Malta  will specialise in Pedagogical Content Knowledge (after having obtained a first-cycle degree at first-cycle level in Content Knowledge), in Educational Context Knowledge and in Educational Research and Inquiry. These are intrinsically related to the Field Placement in schools. Furthermore, the wider educational context will be included in the programme through Educational Themes and Creative Positive Learning Environments. The MTL bridges theory and practice thereby forming educators as reflective, inquiring and collegial professionals. It promotes teaching and learning for democracy and social justice.

Skills acquired throughout the course are directly transferable to classrooms, schools and communities: these include teaching techniques, class management skills, teachers as leaders, democracy and social knowledge within the teaching profession etc. The research element of the MTL will allow students to engage with specific issues related to Education and/or their field of specialisation.

Career opportunities

On completion of the MTL one is eligible to apply for a teacher's warrant and is fully qualified to teach in schools and to start a career in a field related to Education. The course also leads to further study in the field should one wish to obtain a degree of specialisation in Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Themes in Education
  • Creating Positive Learning Environments
  • Educational Contexts: Contexts, Conditions and Communities of Learners
  • Teaching and Learning English
  • Educational Contexts: Learners and Learning
  • Educational Contexts: Curricula and Pedagogies
  • Teaching Humanities, Democracy and Ethics in the Primary School

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Apart from being in possession of a first cycle degree obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) or Category II as indicated further below, applicants shall:

  • submit a Police Good Conduct Certificate issued by the Commissioner of Police in terms of the Conduct Certificates Ordinance and
  • not be included in the Register established under the Protection of Minors (Registration) Act.
In addition to the requirements for admission applicants shall be in possession of the following:
  • the first cycle degree in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • a first cycle degree with a main area of study that is a subject directly related to at least one subject taught as part of the Primary Education Curriculum or
  • a first cycle degree with a main area of study in an area related to human/child development or childhood.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:

  • Yr 1: Eur 10,800 / Yr 2: Eur 10,800

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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