As of October 2022, the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI) at the University of Malta is offering an online/blended Master by research in Islands and Small States studies (full-time or part-time), as well as a PhD programme.
This inter-disciplinary postgraduate course relates, among others, to economic, social, environmental, public health and political issues associated with islands and small states. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ISSI is now offering the opportunity to follow courses online by distance tuition, using secure platforms and dynamic interaction techniques with all academics. You can opt for part-time study if you so wish, which will allow more time for writing your dissertation.
The ISSI is a centre of excellence in teaching and research associated with islands and small states, hosting world renowned scholars and lecturers, and has been offering the highest academic and professional standards for over thirty years [PDF]. Watch our promotional video and discover the numerous opportunities that studying with us can offer to your career advancement, personal development and networking.
The Maltese Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA), in collaboration with the University of Malta, is providing scholarships for students who are nationals of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) eligible for Official Development Assistance [PDF] (ODA). For the Academic Year 2022/23, the MFEA will be offering two scholarships for students reading for a full-time Master of Arts (Research on Islands and Small States). Selection criteria, among others, include past academic achievement and quality in the research proposal.
Furthermore, the University of Malta is also offering scholarships for the waiving of tuition fees, including for Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) students: access this link for full details. Browse through this website to learn more about entry level requirements.
How to apply and deadlines
Deadlines to submit expression of interest is 29 April 2022, for the application is 31 May 2022, however, we recommend that you contact us the soonest; we will be happy to discuss your research interests and guide you through the application process.