The Malta Independent 9 August 2020, Sunday

Top 3 reasons why you should study Maltese history in context

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Why is there the George Cross on the flag of Malta, rather than the ‘Maltese cross’? Why is the Maltese language so similar to Arabic, yet full of English and Italian words? How come that out of the dozens of islands in the Mediterranean, only Malta and Cyprus are independent nation states?

There is much more to Maltese history than knowing when or where significant events occurred. It is about facts and stories, themes and personal accounts, inquiry and analysis. The richness of the Maltese history is the combined result of an eventful past and its present legacy, and studying it will help you interrogate your most fundamental assumptions about how our contemporary society came to be.

The University of Malta's Faculty of Arts is opening its doors for anyone who is interested in asking and answering the most pertinent questions from a unique perspective. Studying Maltese history at the University of Malta means getting the best education by the most qualified academics in the field, who have inspired many students to go on and forge their successful careers.


Because the Diploma of Maltese History in context covers a broad variety of topics, it can supplement many different careers: from teaching to advertising, to museum direction, to fund-raising to real estate, event planning or facilities management.

At a time of information overload, studying history gives you the necessary life skill of reading a variety of materials using critical thinking, analytical skills and the ability to synthesise them.

If the above has caught your interest, you may apply for the Diploma in Maltese History in context, or contact the University for additional information

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