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university of malta

University of Malta

The university today

May 2007


The University of Malta is geared towards the infrastructural and industrial needs of the country so as to provide expertise in crucial fields This brief overview gives a short historical note, outlines the University’s basic structures and indicates some of the undergraduate courses offered. A wide range of certificate, diploma and postgraduate courses is also available.For further information visit our website address any queries

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University of Malta
  • The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the ‘Collegium Melitense’ by the Jesuits in 1592. The College was raised to University status by Grandmaster Manoel Pinto de Fonseca in 1769.
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University of Malta
  • The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate. The University is empowered to confer degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level whilst research is carried out in various fields.
  • All those in possession of the MATSEC Certificate or equivalent are eligible to enrol.
officers of the university
Officers of the University
  • Chancellor -Professor John Rizzo Naudi
  • Pro-Chancellor (President of Council) -Professor David J.Attard
  • Rector -Professor Juanito Camilleri
  • Pro-Rectors -Professor Alfred Vella, Professor Richard Muscat,

Dr. Mary Anne Lauri

  • Registrar -Mr. Anthony Gellel
  • Director of Finance -Mr. Ronnie Attard
  • Director of Library Services -Mr. Anthony Mangion
  • Deans of Faculties
  • Directors of Institutes
  • Heads of Department
the university has ten faculties
Architecture & Civil Engineering


Dental Surgery

Economics, Management &Accountancy




Medicine & Surgery



The Universityhas ten Faculties
and a number of interdisciplinary institutes
and a number of interdisciplinary Institutes
  • Agriculture
  • Anglo-Italian Studies
  • Baroque Studies
  • Energy Technology
  • Edward de Bono Institute for the Design & Development of Thinking
  • Forensic Studies
and a number of interdisciplinary institutes9
and a number of interdisciplinary Institutes
  • Health Care
  • Linguistics
  • Maltese Studies
  • Masonry & Construction Research
  • Mediterranean Institute
  • Physical Education & Sport
  • Public Administration & Management
and centres
and Centres
  • Centre for Communication Technology
  • European Documentation & Research Centre
  • Centre for Environmental Education & Research
  • European Centre for Gerontology
  • Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research
  • Centre for Labour Studies
  • Centre for Literacy
  • Gozo Centre
the campus is also home to
The campus is also home to
  • The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies
  • The IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI)
  • The IOI International Ocean Institute Malta Operational Centre
the foundation for international studies is housed in the old university building valletta
The Foundation for International Studies is housed in the Old University Building, Valletta
  • International Environment Institute
  • Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics
  • Islands and Small States Institute
each faculty is made up of a number of departments
Each Faculty is made up of a number of Departments

Faculty of Architecture

& Civil Engineering:

Bachelor of Engineering & Architecture (Honours)

Bachelor of Planning (Honours)

  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Building & Civil Engineering
faculty of arts bachelor of arts bachelor of arts honours
Arabic & Near Eastern Studies

Classics & Archaeology




History of Art

International Relations





Translation &

Interpreting Studies

Faculty of Arts:Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
faculty of economics management accountancy

Banking & Finance




Public Policy

Social Policy & Social Work

Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy:

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Science [Business & Computing]

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts [Social Work/Social Administration] (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts Tourism Studies/ (Honours)


Faculty of Education:Bachelor of Education (Honours) Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Youth & Community Studies

  • Arts & Languages in Education
  • Education Studies
  • Mathematics, Science & Technical Education
  • Primary Education
  • Psychology
  • Youth & Community Studies
faculty of education
Faculty of Education:
  • Programmes:
  • Adult Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Education in Corrective Facilities
  • Critical & Creative Thinking in Education
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Teaching for Diversity
  • Inclusive Education
  • Physical Education
  • Resources, Information & Computer Technology in Education (RICTE)
  • Culturally Responsive Education
faculty of engineering bachelor of engineering honours
Faculty of Engineering:Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Communications & Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Power & Control Engineering
  • Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
faculty of laws bachelor of laws doctor of laws
Faculty of Laws:Bachelor of LawsDoctor of Laws
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • European & Comparative Law
  • International Law
  • Public Law
faculty of medicine surgery doctor of medicine surgery bachelor of pharmacy honours

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Physiology & Biochemistry



Obstetrics & Gynaecology




Public Health

Family Medicine

Faculty of Medicine & Surgery:Doctor of Medicine & SurgeryBachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
faculty of science bachelor of science honours


Computer Information Systems

Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence



Statistics & Operations Research

Faculty of Science:Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Faculty of Theology:Bachelor of Sacred Theology Bachelor of Arts [Theology & Human Studies] Bachelor of Arts [Theology] (Honours)
  • Church History, Patrology & Palaeochristian Archaeology
  • Fundamental & Dogmatic Theology, Ecumenism
  • Moral Theology
  • Pastoral Theology, Liturgy & Canon Law
  • Philosophy
  • Sacred Scripture, Hebrew & Greek
board of studies for information technology bachelor of science information technology honours
Board of Studies for Information Technology: Bachelor of Science [Information Technology] (Honours)
  • This degree course is an inter-faculty initiative
  • between departments in the Faculties of
  • Engineering and Science
  • Communications & Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence
among the institutes a varied choice of subjects is available
Among the Institutes a varied choice of subjects is available:

Mediterranean Institute

Bachelor of Arts/ (Honours)

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Contemporary Mediterranean Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Theatre Studies
institute of health care bachelor of science honours
Institute of Health Care:Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Communication Therapy
  • Dental Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Health Services Management
Centre for Communication TechnologyBachelor of Communications/ (Honours) Bachelor in Library Information & Archive Studies
  • Communications & Instructional Design
  • Library & Information Studies
  • Law and Information Technology Research Unit
  • Language Laboratory
  • Audio Visual Library
Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage Bachelor in Conservation & Restoration Studies (Honours)

This degree course is conducted by the ICMCH, the teaching and research arm of Heritage Malta but is regulated by the University of Malta.

priority areas
Priority Areas
  • Information Technology
  • Relations with industry
  • Engineering
  • Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Forging of inter-university links and participation in collaborative research projects
research areas a comprehensive list may be viewed at www um edu mt pub res html
Research Areas- a comprehensive list may be viewed
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medical Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Microelectronics
  • Renewable Energies
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Anglo-Italian Literary & Cultural Relations since 1300
  • EU - Malta Relations
  • Islands and Small States
  • Environmental concerns
the university today
The University Today
  • The University of Malta opens its doors to over 2500 new students annually. There are at present about 9800 students including some 750 foreign/exchange students from 80 different countries following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. About 2300 students graduate each year.
junior college matsec certificate
Junior CollegeMATSEC Certificate
  • The University is also responsible for the Junior College, a pre-tertiary institution having some 4000 students. The two-year course prepares students for the MATSEC Certificate which gives access to University.
relaxing at the university of malta
Relaxing at the University of Malta
  • It’s not all work and no play at the University of Malta. The Students’ Council, Kunsill Studenti Universitarji is one of the oldest Students’ Unions in Europe. In 2001, it celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Consiglio Permanente Universitario, its forerunner. The Council is affiliated to ESIB - The European Students’ International Bureau.
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Relaxing at the University of Malta

Apart from intervening in matters that directly concern students, the Council organises a number of social events. Other Faculty and Student Associations also exist. There is an active Sports Club. An olympic-size swimming pool is available for use as is a well-equipped multi-purpose sports hall.