Choosing HISTORY

History deals with past human experiences and, therefore, it provides a better understanding of current affairs and future developments.

The Advanced level course covers Maltese, International and Mediterranean History (1789 – 2004). Matsec exam papers are set in English and students are expected to answer in English.

The Intermediate level covers Maltese & European History (1789 – 1921). In the examination, the paper (1 paper) is set in English and answers are to be given in English.

You can study History at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 5 lessons per week 1 tutorial per week
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week NA

Special Considerations

  • A good knowledge of English is recommended

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course.

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits to the National Archives and to other historical places related to the syllabi topics.
  • Research projects

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta. History is a required subject for International Relations. It is a great asset for courses in law, archival studies, archaeology and European Studies
  • Institute of Tourism Studies