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MA in Islands and Small States Studies at the Gozo Campus

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MA in Islands and Small States Studies at the Gozo CampusThere is the opportunity to take a Master of Arts in Islands and Small States Studies at the University of Malta Gozo Campus, in a course starting this October.

The aim of the programme is to impart knowledge on Islands and Small State issues and to provide the opportunity for students to conduct research on the same issues by submitting assignments and writing a dissertation.

On completion of this course students should be able to understand the special problems and opportunities faced by Small States and Small Island Jurisdictions with regard to environmental, economic, social and international relations concerns, depending on the major and minor areas of study chosen by the students. Students should also be able to conduct research and write a dissertation on islands and small states issues.

Career opportunities include the following:- working in international organisations, working within government departments, teaching at secondary and tertiary levels, working in environmental NGOs.

The target audience includes students who completed a degree in geography, economics, social studies, environmental studies and related subjects who wish to specialise in the study of Islands and Small States.

The Course will be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class (Honours) or Category II in an area of study relevant to the major area selected by applicants or

(b) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent to the qualification listed in sub-paragraph (a) or

(c) in exceptional cases the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants not in possession of a Bachelor degree, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a first degree.

The admission of applicants whose first degree or professional qualifications and experience is not in the major area of study chosen by them shall be made after an interview during which their ability to successfully complete the Course with profit shall be assessed.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board will be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2013. For more detailed information please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here. Or applicants can apply here for the course.

The level of qualification will be Second Cycle, the duration is over 5 semesters, taken as part time in the evenings, the total ECTS credits will be 90.

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