The University of Malta is proud to announce a new M.A. Program in Mediterranean Studies which will be run for the first time as from October 2014. The M.A. in Mediterranean Studies (MAMS) is an innovative interdisciplinary programme of studies offered by various departments from within the Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta; the participating departments include History, Anthropological Sciences, Classics and Archaeology, Geography, History of Art, International Relations, Oriental Studies, Philosophy and Sociology. The Faculty of Laws and the School of Performing Arts are also participating.
The Mediterranean has been a focus of academic interest at the University of Malta for decades, with the Faculty of Arts pioneering an international tradition that has attracted the interest of scholars and students, inspired Mediterranean initiatives abroad, and locally generated a pool of expertise with several recognised authorities in the field.
A distinctive feature of this tradition is its address of the Mediterranean as a whole, rather than fragments of it, in recognition of the regionís nature of a global microcosm. The M.A. is meant to serve as a compass to assist the curious and enterprising to chart their own course into the dazzling diversity and unity of the Mediterranean by delving into the long-term processes and transformations in the region, the relations between humans and their environment, encounters of civilizations, historical and contemporary Euro-Mediterranean relations, that together help us understand the world we live in. This M.A. is intended for students seeking a learning experience that is both challenging intellectually and relevant to a variety of career applications.