High-quality European education with a strong academic base and promising opportunities attracts a huge number of applicants from all over the world. One of the most popular educational centers among foreigners in Europe is a small island state - Malta . In addition to the high level and variety of educational programs, students are attracted by the comfortable Mediterranean climate and the opportunity to combine study with tourism, because Malta is a picturesque island archipelago with a rich centuries-old history.
Until 1964, Malta was a British colony, which undoubtedly affected the education system. Modern universities in Malta build their teaching according to British standards. It is important to note that tuition fees are significantly lower than in the UK itself. The rating of the education system in England has been a leader in the world for many years: an integrated approach combines classical and innovative teaching methods, and also offers preparation programs for admission to undergraduate programs.
Pros of higher education in Malta
- English language education
- Comfortable climate
- Affordable tuition and living costs
- A diploma recognized all over the world.
Among the most popular areas, many students choose higher education in economics and business, which provides promising skills for building a career in any country. Specialists who have received an economic education are able to quickly adapt to rapid changes in the development of society in the face of global challenges. Their competence is the settlement of global financial and management issues that arise at every stage of business projects.
The main directions in the learning process:
- determination of patterns and mechanisms of market functioning
- study and forecasting of demand, identification of needs, motivations, trends in the development of demand and supply
- development of a competitive development strategy based on an understanding of the logic of business development
- practical application of theoretical and experimental studies of financial and economic processes.
Features of the higher education system in Malta
Bachelor's programs usually last 3 years, less often 4-5 years, depending on the chosen specialty.
Master's degree studies take 1-2 years. Graduates of bachelor's programs with honors are admitted to the magistracy. A master's degree is awarded after successfully completing a course and defending a master's thesis.
In Malta, there is the possibility of obtaining a doctoral degree:
- MD (Doctor of Medicine)
- LLD (Doctor of Jurisprudence)
- PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).
The first two types of doctoral studies are designed for 5-6 years of study and the defense of a doctoral dissertation. A PhD is awarded in all other areas of knowledge after 3 years of study and dissertation defense.
University of Malta (Msida)
The University of Malta is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Founded in 1594. Every year 10 thousand students study here, including foreigners from 75 countries of the world. Many of them come on exchange partner programs with universities in the USA, England and France .
Education is conducted in English and provides an opportunity to obtain a bachelor's, master's, doctor's degree. Currently, the university has 15 faculties and 30 specialized institutes and centers.
- Undergraduate: IELTS - from 6.0 points / TOEFL iBT - from 80 points
- Master's degree: IELTS - from 6.5 points / TOEFL iBT - from 95 points.
American University of Malta (Cospikua, aka Bormla)
A private university in Malta, built on the American Liberal Arts model. Founded in 2016. at the initiative of the Jordanian educational trust Sadeen Education Investment Group.
The AUM undergraduate and graduate curriculum duplicates the curriculum adopted at the private American De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois. The training program is conducted in English.
Business School GBSB (Sliema)
A top educational institution whose graduates receive a prestigious business education in English in marketing, business and finance.
GBSB Global in Malta is accredited by numerous international bodies. The high ranking of the school around the world was won for using an innovative approach using learning-by-doing, creative thinking, adaptive business games and practical business projects while studying.