Join the World-Class

Study a University of London Degree, with Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE]

St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is committed to providing a world-class education to students in Malta.

The University of London Degrees are recognised and valued globally. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides the academic direction for the degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS), which are designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to progress in a range of careers or in postgraduate study.

University of London Honours Degrees taught at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education (Malta)

BSc Accounting and Finance

BSc Banking and Finance

BSc Business and Management

BSc Economics and Management

BSc Management and Digital Innovation


Professor Paul Kelly Pro-Director, Teaching & Learning LSE

About the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

A world class educational institution

The LSE is a global community of people and ideas that transform the world. The School is unique in its focus on Social Sciences and was founded with the purpose of academic engagement with real world issues. This ethos informs the Economics, Management, Finance & Social Sciences programmes, all of which are based on world-leading research and led by LSE’s expert faculty.

QS Top Universities Ranking

The LSE has world recognition in higher education. In the 2018 QS World Rankings, LSE was ranked second worldwide (after Harvard University of the USA, and higher than both Oxford and Cambridge Universities of the UK) for Social Sciences. The School also has the highest proportion of research rated ‘World Leading’ of any UK University.


Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education (Malta) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education has offered tuition for the University of London degrees since 2000, giving students a rare opportunity to study an internationally leading programme without the cost or difficulty of travelling abroad.

Students are taught by St Martin’s faculty and attend classes at the institute, following an innovative and rigorous curriculum designed and written by academics from LSE. Examination papers are set by the LSE and are marked by LSE academics, and all students are invited to receive their final degree in a graduation ceremony in London.

Graduation Ceremony of the University of London

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education has been running these degrees under the academic direction of the LSE since 2003 as an Affiliate Teaching Institution of the University of London in Malta.

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education offers two Diploma Programmes accredited by the National Commission for Further & Higher Education (NCFHE) at Malta Qualification Framework (MQF) Level 5.

Diploma in Finance (60 ECTS);
Diploma in Management & Leadership (75 ECTS).

Students who successfully complete any of these two diplomas may continue reading for the EMFSS degrees conferred by the University of London from year two (in other words, graduates from the Diploma in Finance are automatically exempted from the first year of the BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance or the BSc (Hons) Economics & Management and the graduates from the Diploma in Management & Leadership are exempted from the first year of the BSc (Hons) Business & Management).

Saint Martin’s Institute students have achieved very high grades in their examinations, resulting in very good classifications in their degrees, year on year. Check here for 2017 academic achievements by Saint Martin’s students.


Ms Veronica Castillo

BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance — graduated with First Class Honours

My time at Saint Martin’s was undoubtedly the best years, as it unlocked my potential. Through the assistance my colleagues and myself attained from all of my lecturers, who were at the students’ disposal whenever needed, we were given the necessary tools and developed abilities to explore a vast range of subjects within the realm of Banking and Finance. In turn, I managed to learn, to grow and to succeed, not simply academically, but also personally. The degree I followed is led by the LSE, and the depth in subject matter was very apparent. It was a tough degree to follow, but I always wished to distinguish myself and look for rigour and validity of what I learn.

I would recommend Saint Martin’s to anyone who asked for my advice and guidance about their tertiary education in finance because I have no doubt, as I speak purely from my own personal experience, that they will receive a life changing education, that is unrivaled in Malta.”

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Students may read for these qualifications either on a full time basis earning stipends and maintenance grants under the MGUS scheme, or as an evening student.
Students who successfully complete the Degree may choose to pursue their studies at Postgraduate, or seek employment in Malta or overseas. The Institute supports students in their career search through its annual Careers Symposium organised every February.
Professor Richard Jackman is the Academic Director for the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences programmes of the University of London that fall under the Academic Direction of the LSE

Applications are now open.

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education accepts students with a minimum age of 16 years and with six ordinary level SEC passes including Mathematics and English.

Students receive stipends and maintenance grants under the MGUS scheme offered by the Government of Malta.

Summer paid internships with blue chip firms in Malta are readily available.

The Institute accepts a maximum of 20 students every year for the Diploma in Finance and 20 students for the Diploma in Management & Leadership in order to provide for the personal attention that each student deserves, and thus an early application is recommended. Acceptance is on a first come first served basis.

An application fee of €125 is applicable. Tuition Fees may be paid at €100 per month under the SMIFlexiPay™ (some terms and conditions apply) Click Here for details.

You may contact us on +356 2123 5451or infodesk@stmartins.edu

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