One of the most popular courses at the University of Malta is the BA (Hons) which is offered by one of the largest Faculties with a student population totalling some 1,300. There are sixteen different areas of studies namely:
Anthropological Sciences, Classics and Archaeology, English, French, Geography, German, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian, Maltese, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies and Translation and Interpreting – make up the Faculty of Arts. Additional areas of study, administered by Boards of Studies, include Communication Studies, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Library Information and Archive Studies, Linguistics, Music Studies, Psychology, and Theatre Studies.
The Faculty of Arts offers full-time and part-time courses leading to B.A., B.A.(Hons), M.A. and Ph.D., as well as a number of certificate and diploma level courses.
The course duration is three years and is a balance of compulsory study-units and elective ones, creating space for students to pursue their individual interests and preferences. This has made it possible over the years for the Faculty’s undergraduate students to participate in student mobility programmes both in Europe and elsewhere. The Faculty does its best to be flexible in order to promote such student experiences.
The Faculty of Arts boasts of an excellent staff-student relationship, which students coming from other universities sometimes find impressive. Although student numbers have grown over recent years, the staff-student ratio is still high. While some general classes can be large, most classes are small enough to allow for more personalized and participatory learning/teaching practices such as tutorials, seminars, and workshops.
Students in the Faculty of Arts are among the most active in student life and participate readily in exchange programmes. The presence of a significant number of overseas students, in regular enrolment or on exchange visits, enriches the experience of students and academic staff alike.
Duration: 3 years
Tuition fee: for Non-EU – 8500 Euro per year / EU – no fees