Master of Education
Primary Education

Master of Education
Primary Education

MQF Level: 7

ECTS Value: 90 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 3 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme is targeted towards professionals who wish to enhance their skills and competences in pedagogy. The target audience is graduates wishing to join the education sector as a Primary educator or persons already within the primary education sector who wish to pursue an initial teacher training programme. It aims to equip participants with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively in the 21st century classroom whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for learning.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are to be in possession of:

1.Three (3) Ordinary Levels at MQF Level 3 (minimum Grade C or 5)  in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics awarded by MATSEC or an equivalent examination body recognised by the Institute for Education*.


2. A Bachelor degree (MQF 6 with a minimum 180 ECTS) with 60 ECTS in one of the subjects being taught in the Primary Curriculum OR in an area related to early childhood education and care OR inclusive education.


3. In the case where applicants are in possession of a Bachelor’s degree not in one of the subjects taught in the Primary Curriculum and are already employed as a supply teacher, applicants may be admitted based on an interview where they will be asked to submit a portfolio evidencing their work and accomplishments during their teaching experience.

*Applicants not in possession of an MQF Level 3 may also present a Grade D or better at Advanced Level (MQF Level 4) or a Grade C or better at Intermediate Level (MQF Level 4) for the mentioned subjects. 

Course Outline

First Year Compulsory

Second Year Compulsory:

Electives (6 ECTS should be chosen):

Third Year Compulsory:

Code Description Credits

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.


Applications for the Master of Education programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September​. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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