Diploma in Education for Cultural Mediation


Immerse yourself in this one-year, full-time course focusing on mediating and building relationships across the various cultures​

Cultural mediation facilitates the establishment of good communication and mutual understanding between different cultures. It also promotes and enhances access to local services provided in a number of specific areas of intervention such as reception, health, education and employment. It is important for successful cultural mediation to be exercised by trained and experienced professionals who are able to promote and not hinder its scope.

The Diploma in Education for Cultural Mediation course trains professionals in facilitating the relations between migrants and citizens in the host country, aiming at the mutual exchange of knowledge and the establishment of positive relations between individuals of different cultural backgrounds and ethnic origins. The course aims at promoting awareness and to sensitize all parties involved in otherness issues.

Maltese and non-Maltese citizens interested in this course are encouraged to apply. The course is also open for those who already practice a profession such as nurses, teachers, social workers etc. and want to be cultural mediators at their place of work.

For more information about the course and the programme of studies, visit here.

You can also send an email to doreen.zahra@um.edu.mt or call on 2340 3751. 

To apply please visit: um.edu.mt/apply​​ 

International Students are asked to contact the International Admissions Office for more details before applying - intadmissions@um.edu.mt   |  +356 2340 2225​​

What is the duration of this course?

The course will start in October 2022. This is a one-year, full-time course.

What is the value of this programme of study?

The Programme of Study shall consist of a number of study-units to which 60 ECTS credits shall be assigned.

When will lectures be held?

This is a one-year, day course.

Where will lectures be held?

Lectures will be held at the University of Malta. If necessary and in particular circumstances such as the ones in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures will be held online.

What language/s will be used?

English and Maltese.

What are the course requirements?​

  1. Applicants can be Maltese or non-Maltese citizens. All applicants must prove that they have resided in Malta for a minimum of three (3) years prior to the commencement of the Course.
  2. Applicants must be in possession of a Secondary Education Certificate pass at Grade 5 or higher in English and Maltese. Passes at the same standard in comparable qualifications will also be accepted. In case of missing certification, written and oral proficiency tests approved by the Faculty will be held in September for students claiming to have the language competences in Maltese and English.
  3. Applicants must have native or near-to-native speaker competence in a third language other than Maltese or English.
  4. Applicants shall be required to satisfy the Board, through an interview, that they have reached the necessary aptitude and disposition to follow the Course with profit.
  5. Applicants are to submit a motivation letter written in English and a copy of their Curriculum Vitae together with their application. All applicants must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than three (3) months from the date of application.

What is the course fee?

No course fees apply for local and international students. The course is co-financed by EU Funds under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020, and National Funds.​