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University of Malta

4.2 out of 5 (190 reviews) Msida, Malta
The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. The University's structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country. The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University is one of the oldest in Europe and was originally a Catholic university. Its origins dates back to 1592 when the Collegium Melitense was founded by the Bishop Garagallo and originally run by the Jesuits.


The University today has fourteen faculties: Arts; Built Environment; Dental Surgery; Economics, Management & Accountancy; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Information & Communication Technology; Laws; Media & Knowledge Sciences; Medicine & Surgery; Science; Social Wellbeing and Theology.

The University's structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area by 2010.


Researchers at the University of Malta conduct research in a variety of areas ranging from adaptive systems to seismic monitoring.

As the only University in Malta, we have a special responsibility to study areas of an indigenous or national dimension, such as local marine and terrestrial fauna and flora, properties and conservation issues related to the Maltese globigerina limestone, Malta's rich history, indigenous disorders such as thalassaemia, Maltese linguistics, and the resilience and vulnerability of islands and small states.

The University is also home to a number of leading research programmes, including digital games research, climate change, metamaterials, physical oceanography and maritime law.


Student services

  • Disability Support Unit
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling Services
  • Events Team
  • Childcare Centres
  • Project Support Team
  • Students Advisory Services

Library services

The Library’s mission is to support the University’s teaching and research programmes by providing adequate scholarly information resources, emerging technologies and user support services.

ICT services

IT Services manages a number of wireless hotspots in designated areas on campus. The service enables University of Malta (UoM) staff, students and visitors to connect to the campus network using laptops and other devices that support wireless connections.

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus is situated at Msida.

There are two other campuses.

One is the Valletta campus which is housed in the Old University Building which dates back to the founding of the Collegium Melitense and incorporates the Aula Magna. T

he Valletta Campus also serves as a prestigious setting for the hosting of international conferences, seminars, short courses and summer schools. It is also the venue of the University's International Collaborative Programmes, the Research, Innovation & Development Trust and the Conference Unit.

The other is the Gozo Campus on Malta’s sister-island, Gozo, where part-time evening degree and diploma courses in various areas of study are offered.

Sports facilities

The University sports and recreational facilities are made available to all students on request. Outdoor facilities include a football pitch, an athletics track and two 5-a-side football courts, whilst a multi-purpose sports hall can be booked for various sports including handball.

An Olympic-size swimming pool and diving pool in the University grounds was inaugurated for the 5th Games of the Small States of Europe in May, 1993. There is also a fitness centre next to the Olympic-size swimming pool. Student can benefit from special rates for the use of both facilities.

Student Reviews

Mediterranean Agro-ecosystems Management programm at university of malta
CYRIEN BEN HAJ BRAHIM rated 5 out of 5 stars
The course I am currently studying (B.Sc. (Hons) Mediterranean Agro-ecosystems Management ) consists of different modules including organic chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, math, statistical analysis and modeling, herb science and natural products, environmental stewardship, food sciences, animal biology and nutrition, soil biology, biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
It's a nice university, but the system itself isn't the best one out there.
Needs Improvement
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
I liked the course overall. Achieving a Major in Spanish Studies was something that I really wanted. However, the teachers' attitude towards the students and their behaviour during the lessons could be improved. The teachers weren't very constructive and that made many students drop out, including me.