What is Graduate School?

Graduate School constitutes an advanced program of study focused on a particular academic discipline or profession. Traditionally, graduate school has been “academic” (centered on generating original research in a particular discipline),
but it may be “professional” (centered on developing skills and knowledge for a specific profession), or a combination of both.

How is Graduate School Different from Undergraduate Education?

Compared to undergraduate studies, graduate school is a more concentrated course of study and expectations regarding the quality and quantity of your academic work are greater. 

The programs also entail:

• focused studies in a specific discipline with fewer elective possibilities
• rigorous evaluation of your work by professors and peers
• smaller classes with much student interaction
• work experience via internships, teaching, or research
• production of original research is often required

What are ECTS?

The acronym ECTS stands for the European Credit Transfer System and is intended to harmonise the further and higher education systems throughout the European Union. Each one ECTS is equivalent to 25 hours of learning, 5 hours of which are face to face with a tutor. In higher education, students are expected to invest in 60 ECTS in one academic year, which means 1500 hours of learning, out of which 300 would be face to face classes.
An MQF level 5 diploma must consist of 60 ECTS.
An MQF Level 6 undergraduate degree must consist of 180 ECTS spread over a minimum of three academic years.
An MQF Level 7 postgraduate master degree must consist of a minimum of 60 ECTS.

What does MQF stand for?

Please revise: the MQF is the Malta Qualifications Framework as established by the Subsidiary legislation 327.431 and maintained by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). The MQF eases the understanding of qualifications and Awards in Malta. Furthermore, it facilities the recognition of qualifications as it is mapped to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

What is the language of tuition at EIMS?

The language of tuition at the Institute is English and Italian.

What does the Institute provide for the well-being of the student?

The Institute provides fully equipped classrooms, which are air-conditioned and offer internet based, interactive boards with projectors. WIFI is available at the Saint Martin’s Foundation Building.  The Institute provides the library on the third floor, student common area and administration. Students have areas reserved as canteens and outdoor terraces.

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