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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
EUR 10800 per total

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About European Legal Studies at The Department of European and Comparative Law, University of Malta

The Master of Arts in European Legal Studies is in essence a taught course, with teaching based on guided research and teaching and the presentation of a paper by the student in a teacher-led seminar. The course includes an important dissertation component. The first aim remains that of providing postgraduate specialization in European Union Law and related comparative law to holders of a good first degree which is not in law. The programme of studies ranges over a large list of subject areas which are sub-disciplines of European Law and often overlap with their counterpart domestic law, and from which the student chooses a number of study units. In principle, the comparative (national law) dimension is worked into most subjects, while also being the principal methodology employed in a number of study units. The second aim is to prepare successful students for a specialist career, whether in the European Union Institutions, in other international organizations, as advisors to government and other entities in Malta and abroad.

European Union law is an all-embracing, rapidly developing, and ever more significant and fascinating area of law. A solid and in-depth knowledge thereof is essential in all areas of legal practice today. The programme provides an in-depth education in European Union law. It establishes a balance between the economic and the constitutional aspects of European law, and emphasizes both the increasing complexity of EU law and the context in which it is evolving. As this programme is intended for non-law graduates, it includes a study-unit which introduces students to EU legal methodology and research and a number of compulsory study-units that focus primarily on the understanding of the EU Legal order.

The programme aims to provide students with knowledge that will range over the understanding of the relevant Treaty provisions and the laws and other acts adopted under them through study and critical analysis of the academic literature as well as the case law of the Court of Justice of the Union. Reference will also be made to relevant Member State legislation and court judgments. Practice is not forgotten and practitioners’ journals are frequently referred to in many of the courses. This approach develops interpretational and applicational skills against the backdrop of sound theoretical knowledge and understanding. The knowledge and skills acquired are applicable in law practice, in adjudication, and in further studies to Ph.D. level should the student wish to pursue an academic career in Malta or abroad.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 10800 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:
Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 10,800; Yr 2: NIL

Entry requirements

All graduates with a good first degree in any discipline except law from the University of Malta, or its equivalent from any other recognized university, who wish to specialize in European legal studies at post-graduate level.

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