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Integrated Marketing Communications, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two degrees: MSc Business Administration Marketing from San Diego State University and an MA in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of Malta.


The MA in Integrated Marketing Communication/ MS in Business Administration (with concentration in Marketing) is a collaborative dual degree programme between the University of Malta and San Diego State University in the USA. On successful completion of this postgraduate programme students are able to satisfy the requirements of both universities and earn two Masters in Marketing- one from each university.

The objective of this programme is to help participants understand the rapidly evolving world of marketing and communications and to learn how various marketing and communications tools including social media can be combined effectively to meet an organisations marketing and communication needs.

The programme is offered under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta, and the School of Business at San Diego State University. Both institutions contribute experienced teaching faculty to the programme thereby providing participants with both a European and US perspective of communications and marketing.

Course delivery starts with each new academic year in October. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research.

Programme Structure

For more information visit the university's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree from a recognised institution. Generally For universities using degree classification systems, the degree is required to be an Honours degree at Second Upper Class or better.For universities that do not use classification systems, a cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required.
  • English Language Proficiency - Applicants whose undergraduate degree was not completed in English must demonstrate proficiency in English as evidenced by a TOEFL or equivalent test. Such candidates will normally be required to have completed a TOEFL (650 paper based examination or 280 computer based test or 114 Internet based) or IELTS (minimum level of 6.5).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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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