ASA @ Freshers’ Week

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Freshers’ Week is back and ASA welcomes the freshers on Campus!

ASA is a University of Malta student organisation. It represents Faculty of Arts students.

The aims of this association are: to work in the interests of all its members, to instil a culture of participation and develop communication and cooperation between students.

Therefore Arts Students should visit us for further information about courses, where we can offer our help, and get informed about our activities.

ASA teamed up with many other organisations to organise the 4th edition of Freshed Up on the 11th October. For further details log into:

Join us | Be Active on Campus

See you on our Stand!


MA in Human Rights and Conflict Management (a.y. 2013-2014) – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa, Italy

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy). Call for Applications for the XII Edition of the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management (a.y. 2013-2014).


Applications shall be submitted online at


Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than 17th October 2013.


The selection process of Non-EU citizens will instead be held in two rounds. The application deadline for the first round of selection of non-EU candidates was set on 2nd July 2013, while the application deadline for the second round is set on 17th September 2013.


We encourage applicants to apply in the first round, as space in the class may be limited by the second round. In addition, applying in the first round leaves more time for visa procedures.




The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.




The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2014, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2014, and a presentation of the students’ final dissertation in spring 2015.


Key features:


• 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme

• Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice

• Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise

• Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at Headquarters

• Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV

• International and multicultural student environment


Why should I apply?


You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.




The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.




The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.


Tuition fee:


The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.250,00 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.


The Master Programme offers one scholarship in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri – former UN Assistant Secretary General – covering the full tuition fee and to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy .


Contact us


For further details, please visit or contact:

Master of Arts in “Human Rights and Conflict Management”

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa – ITALY


Tel. +39 050 882653/55

Fax +39 050 882665


Brochure_Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management_2014

Artists in Wonderland

ASA will be holding an exhibition of artworks, photography, graphic designs, etc from the 8th till the 12th April in the KSU common room at the University of Malta Campus. If you would like to showcase your skills and art, or know someone that would like to, please contact us on

Artists in Wonderland. Be part of it.

Artists in Wonderland. Be part of it.

Further information:

Master of Arts in ‘Literary Tradition and Popular Culture’

The Faculty of Arts is proud to announce the launching of an interdepartmental taught Master of Arts  in ‘Literary Tradition and Popular Culture,’ a full-time day programme which will run over 3 semesters and will start in October 2012. The first two semesters will consist of a taught component comprising six 10-ECTS credits units. During the third semester students will be required to write a dissertation under supervision. It is possible for full-time students to transfer to part-time study while they are writing their dissertation.

The entire programme will be taught in English and will also be offered on a part-time basis.

Popular culture in its increasingly varied contemporary manifestations draws immensely on literary tradition. The programme will seek to explore the complex engagement of these two conceptual categories with one another as well as their shared areas of theory and critique. In the process, a series of canonical and popular works will be studied as they are viewed and rewritten from several angles of interpretation, including non-traditional ones.

Seven different departments of the Faculty of Arts will offer lectures and seminars on the following key areas, among others: comparative literature, cultural theory, theory of literature, film and the literary canon, Biblical literature, modernist literature, postmodernist literature, the literature of the avant-garde, the aesthetics of decline, representations of the Mediterranean, the translation of canonical and popular texts.

The intent of this cutting-edge programme is to provide students with a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogical exchange on a vast array of comparative issues and to build a dynamic postgraduate community.

The course is not restricted to graduates of language and literature but welcomes Honours graduates (Second Class or better) as well as all those holding an Ordinary degree at Category II or better. Indeed it is designed to address the interests of students from different academic backgrounds.

A programme description and further details on admission requirements may be found at:

Or please send an email to

The online application is available at:

Official Notice

Call for Subcommittees

This year ASA shall bring a number of events to strengthen its link to you students, but we need your help to do this.

We are seeking students who would like to help us achieve our targets, by joining us in our subcommittees.

These subcommittees are the following:

– Events Subcommittee

– International Office Subcommittee

– Design and Public Relations Subcommittee

– Financial Office Subcommittee

We are also seeking students who would like to help us in proof-reading texts for our magazine Agora. (Either to proof-read texts in Maltese, or texts in English.)

Those interested in joining any of these subcommittees, or are willing to help in any other way, do not hesitate to contact us on

Malta University Consulting – Short Courses starting this September-October

Whether you are looking to gain new job skills or you want to develop or refresh your professional practice, check out the new set of courses Malta University Consulting Limited has designed to help you.

The following courses are schedules to start at the end of September/beginning of October:

Hedge Fund Strategies & Analysis

Investment Analysis: Investing Wisely Part 1

Understanding Young People in today’s Society

Inclusive Education: Transforming Schools into Communities

Public Speaking

Psychology of Humour

Emotional Intelligence

Residential Care & Day Care: Introductory Module

Food Handling Courses

Examination notices

The September session of examinations is due to start on the 1 September, 2010.

Please read carefully the following two notices issued by the Registrar’s Office
which you can access at

Click to access examination-notices-august2010.pdf

(i) Important Notice Regarding Examinations
(ii) Absence From Examinations

You may also view them on the Notice Board of your Faculty/Institute/Centre.

The University takes a very serious view of any cheating or attempts at cheating
during examinations. Disciplinary proceedings are undertaken in all cases reported.
These may result in the examination concerned being cancelled, besides other
disciplinary action as decided by the University Disciplinary Board.

You are also reminded that under no circumstances should mobile phones or similar
equipment be kept by you (on your person or desk whether switched on or not) during
an examination. Such equipment should be placed in your bags or handed over to the
invigilators before the commencement of the examination.

We wish to take this opportunity to wish you success in your examinations.

ASA Executive