Yesterday marked the start of a new academic year at the University of Malta, with a new student intake of 4,900 joining the community as at September 29. Over 2,700 students have enrolled into undergraduate courses, while over 1,500 students will be reading for postgraduate degrees and a further 700 Erasmus+ and Visiting students will be registered for individual study-units.
The Junior College is welcoming over 1,000 students, bringing the total number of students there to over 1,900. The University Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella addressed this year’s cohort during the Opening Ceremony, with a speech titled ‘Education Lifts You Up; At UM, You Rise Much Higher’. The ceremony was held at Sir Temi Zammit Hall.
International students: A total of 1,800 international students representing no less than 125 different countries will be pursuing studies at the University this year.
Total number of students: Over 12,400, following 945 courses.
New postgraduate courses: Master of Arts in Banking, Investments and Finance; International Master of Business Administration (New Course Structure); Master in Resilience in Educational Contexts; Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics; Master of Science in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; Postgraduate Certificate in Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.
New areas of study in Master courses: Master of Arts in English (Literary Studies); Master of Education in Business Education; Master of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) and Moral Education.
New Undergraduate courses: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics and Governance (New Course Structure); Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Primary Education; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Scripture Studies; Higher Diploma in Organisation and Business Leadership.
This academic year, students are experience University life first-hand by attending lectures in person. Continuing students returned on September 25, whereas most first-year students will commence on Thursday.