Malta College of Arts (MCAST)

About Malta College of Arts (MCAST)

Malta College of Arts (MCAST) Description

Why Malta?

Located at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is only around 100 km away from mainland Europe, to which it is linked via air and sea. The Malta International Airport offers easy access through connections to most major cities across Europe and beyond.Malta is bilingual, which means that practically everyone in Malta speaks both Maltese and English fluently, making communication simple and straightforward as well as friendly! Academic experts and industry players come together to share their expertise and support you in your chosen field. As a higher education institution, MCAST has been awarded self-accrediting status by the Malta National Commission for Higher and Further Education. Studying at MCAST will give you access to high-quality degrees that are in line with the European Qualifications Framework, and are therefore internationally recognized. Our sun-kissed islands are jam-packed with culture and history, as well as entertainment and night-life and beaches galore! So besides getting qualified, your stay in Malta promises an experience like no other.

WHY MCAST?

The Malta College of Art, Science and Technology offers a learning environment that connects you directly to the real world. Through a broad array of undergraduate courses and a growing number of postgraduate programmes, you will be provided with practical skills and underpinning knowledge ensuring holistic preparation for competitiveness and success on the international market.Academic experts and industry players come together to share their expertise and support you in your chosen field.As a higher education institution, MCAST has been awarded self-accrediting status by the Malta National Commission for Higher and Further Education. Studying at MCAST will give you access to high-quality degrees that are in line with the European Qualifications Framework, and are therefore internationally recognized.

MCAST goes international


 MCAST has a growing international student community from all over the world following a diverse range of study programmes, which are delivered in English. Students may apply at MCAST individually and are guided towards their field of interest at the level that is most appropriate for them. Alternatively, at MCAST we offer custom-made programmes of study for cohorts that are usually brought together by common interests and/or goals. This allows greater flexibility in terms of course delivery and timeframes.

Choice, choice and more choice...MCAST offers a growing choice of programmes at different EQF levels, undergraduate and post-graduate courses in a broad range of fields includingHealth Sciences - Sports - Nursing - Chemical Technology - iGaming - Environmental Engineering - Marine Engineering - Construction Engineering - Power Generation and Renewables- Electronics - Software Development - Multimedia Business and Finance - Art and Design - Journalism - Heritage and Restoration - Horticulture - Fish Management... and much more!

MCAST Mission Statement
 "To provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy."

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Six Institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, MCAST offers 180 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to Master’s degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 7).

The six MCAST  Institutes namely the Institute of Applied Sciences, the Institute for the Creative Arts, the Institute of Engineering and Transport, the Institute of Business Management and Commerce, the Institute of Community Services, the Institute of Information and Communication Technology and the Gozo Campus provide all the technical and professional expertise towards the delivery of the programmes at MCAST. They also maintain the aim of driving forward all the areas of study under their respective responsibility. This corporate structure enables focused strategies, which address the specific needs of students at each level while maintaining a healthy dialogue with all interested stakeholders in order to provide the best programmes for the needs of the local economy and society.

MCAST’s relationship with industry stimulates the College’s success – its programmes are flexible, relevant and responsive to the aspirations of the students and to the needs of industries which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy. The College supports small and medium-sized enterprises through a multidisciplinary approach. This encompasses work-based learning through the Apprenticeships Programme, the various entrepreneurship initiatives and through MG2i (MCAST’s commercial arm) services whereby it provides training courses tailor-made to their needs. The College is focusing on increasing the portfolio of MG2i by developing new programmes in Life Long Learning, accrediting new programmes at different levels, including Master’s degrees, and introducing more professional development programmes. It is working on the internationalisation of MG2i through the Training and Professional Development Programmes and joint-venture opportunities in different vocational areas.


Malta

Top facts about Malta – the basics

  1. Geographic size: Just 121 square miles, 316 km². Main island Malta stretches roughly 17 miles or 27 km across and the total shoreline of Malta, Gozo and Comino tallies up to a little over 168 miles or 271 km (1)
  2. Population size: Over 425,384 (2)
  3. Population Density: 1,346 per km² (8th most densely populated country/territory in the world, 4th in Europe) (3)
  4. Official languages: Maltese and English
  5. Currency: The Euro, since 1 January 2008. Previously: the Maltese Lira
  6. Electricity: 230 Volts, 50Hz. Plug type G (3-pin plugs, UK)
  7. Weather: Average temperatures: 23º C (daytime, annual). Lowest average temperature: 12º C (January daily average). Highest average temperature: 27º C (August daily average). Average hours of sunshine per day (annually): 8.4. (4)
  8. Capital City: Valletta
  9. Annual tourist arrivals: > 1.6 million (5)
  10. Religion: Roman Catholic (over 90% of the population)
  11. Number of churches: 365 (!)
  12. Malta and the EU: Malta joined the EU on the 1st of May, 2004
The island-state of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy), it consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino, of which Malta is the largest island. In its history the Maltese archipelago was strategically important for the domination of the Mediterranean. Malta became an EU member in May of 2004.

Background:
Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in the early 19th century. The island supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964. On 13 December 1974 Malta became a republic. Over the last 15 years, the island has become a major freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a popular tourist destination.
(Various Sources)

Political system
Malta is a parliamentary republic, its government is modelled on the British Westminster system, with a mixed legal system of English common law and civil law (based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes). Head of state is the President of Malta. Head of government is the Prime Minister.


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