Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI), University of Malta The programme is designed so as to enhance the knowledge of the students on islands and small states matters. The course is intended to be inter-disciplinary and will relate to economic, social, environmental and political issues associated with islands and small states. The different study units offered by the programme are designed so as to strengthen the capacities of the students to understand and identify the advantages and constraints associated with small country size and insularity. The programme should enhance the students' capacities for thinking, reasoning, conceptualizing, and assessing key theoretical, and applied, aspects relating to islands and small states, thus, additionally, contributing to their intellectual development.
The students who successfully complete the course are likely to be considered as having a relevant qualification for positions in (a) international and regional organisations which have small islands states as one of their constituencies (such as the World Bank, the IMF, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, and others) (b) Ministries of Foreign Affairs in small states and (c) universities of small states. In addition those who successfully complete the course could proceed to follow a PhD programme in the same area of study.
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis.
Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI), University of Malta, Malta