University of Malta Special Course Entry Requirements 2017 Undergraduate

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University of Malta Special Course Entry Requirements 2017 Undergraduate

FACULTY OF ARTS

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Applicants are required to choose two areas of study from different groups.

GROUPA

GROUPB

GROUPC

GROUPD

GROUPE

ORIENTAL STUDIES

ENGLISH*

ORIENTAL STUDIES

ANTHROPOLOGY

GERMAN *

(ARABIC)

(CHINESE)

ARCHAEOLOGY

MUSIC STUDIES*

CLASSICS

COMMUNICATION

EUROPEAN

6

ANDGLOBAL

STUDIES*

HISTORY*8

ORIENTAL STUDIES

SOCIALSTUDIES*1

CONTEMPORARY

HISTORY*8

MEDITERRANEAN

FRENCH*

(HEBREW)

STUDIES *4

ITALIAN *

SOCIOLOGY*2

GEOGRAPHY

HISTORYOFART

PSYCHOLOGY

KNOWLEDGE AND

SPANISH AND

INTERNATIONAL

HISTORY OF ART

INFORMATION

LATINAMERICAN

WITH

5

MANAGEMENT

STUDIES*3

RELATIONS *

FINE ARTS *7

ORIENTAL STUDIES

LANGUAGE

(NEAREASTERN

MALTESE*

TECHNOLOGY

STUDIES)

PHILOSOPHY

THEATRESTUDIES

LINGUISTICS

Shaded areas of study do not have any Special Course Requirements.

*If either English, or French, or German, or Italian, or Maltese, or Music Studies (Music) is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in the subject.

*1 If Social Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

*2 If Sociology is chosen, an Advanced Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

*3 If Spanish and Latin American Studies is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Spanish.

*4 cannot be combined with areas of study from Group D or Group E.

*5 If International Relations is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in either Arabic, or Economics, or French, or German, or History, or Russian, or Spanish, or a pass in Chinese obtained in the Chinese University/ College Entrance Examination (Gaokao).

*6 If Communication Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in English.

*7 If History of Art with Fine Arts is chosen, applicants are required to submit a portfolio which shall be assessed during an interview. (For Selection Criteria refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

*8 If either European and Global History or History is chosen, an Advanced Level pass in History.

Diploma in Maltese Literature

An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Maltese

Certificate in Proof Reading: Maltese

An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Maltese

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FACULTY FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies

(A)The Diploma in Design Foundation Studies; and

(B)Advanced Level passes at Grade C or better in: Applied Mathematics (Mechanics) or Pure Mathematics; and Physics; and

(C)An Intermediate Level pass in ONE of:

Applied Mathematics*, Art, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communication, English, History, Information Technology, Philosophy, Pure Mathematics*, Sociology.

*if not already offered at Advanced Level.

FACULTY OF DENTAL SURGERY

Master of Dental Surgery

(A)Advanced Level passes at Grade C or better in: Biology and Chemistry; and

(B)An Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in: Physics.

Provided that all grades indicated are obtained together in one session of examinations (i.e. one sitting) and are from recognised examining boards from the same country. (For Selection Criteria refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

All MDS applicants are required to undergo an occupational health assessment.

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

(applicants are required to choose either Dental Technology or Dental Hygiene.) (For Selection Criteria refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

If Dental Technology is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

either

(A) an Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in Chemistry

or

(B) an Advanced level pass in Chemistry.

Applicants who are in possession of the Diploma in Health Science in the area of Dental Technology awarded by the University of Malta, may be admitted to the second year of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in the same area.

If Dental Hygiene is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

either

(A) an Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in Biology

or

(B) an Advanced level pass in Biology.

All B.Sc.(Hons) applicants are required to undergo an occupational health assessment.

Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance (including preparatory course)

either Six Secondary Education Certificate Examinations which must include: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics, and any other subject at Grade 5 or better; and Biology and Chemistry at Grade 4 or better.

or the MCAST Diploma for Dental Surgery Assistants

Applicants wishing to join the preparatory course leading to admission to the Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance are required to be not less than 18 years of age within three months from the commencement of the course. Moreover, prior to enrol for the preparatory course, accepted applicants are required to undergo an occupational health assessment.

(For Selection Criteria refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

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FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTANCY

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) An Intermediate Level pass in: Pure Mathematics.

An Advanced Level pass in Accounting if Accountancy is chosen as a main area of study.

Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce course is also open to applicants in possession of:

either

the Certificate in Banking of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (6 subjects) and

an Intermediate Level pass in Pure Mathematics,

or

the Diploma in Banking and Financial Services offered

by

MCAST and

an

Intermediate Level pass in Pure Mathematics

provided that such applicants may

only choose ‘Banking and Finance’, and either

‘Insurance’

or

‘Economics’

or

‘Management’ or ‘Marketing’ or ‘Public Policy’ as

their two main areas of study.

Bachelor of Science (Business and Information Technology)

An Intermediate Level pass in: Pure Mathematics.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care

A pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in any one of the following subjects:

Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics and Human Ecology, Information Technology, Italian, Maltese, Mathematics (Applied or Pure), Music, Philosophy, Physics, Religious Knowledge, Sociology and Spanish.

Applications for the B.A. (Hons) ECEC shall also be accepted from persons who are not in possession of the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations but have obtained the following:

(A)EITHER the MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Early Years

OR the MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care Learning and Development OR the MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Child’s Play Learning and Development

OR the Certificate in Pre-School Education (Education Division - Further Studies and Adult Education Department)

OR the Certificate in Childcare (Education Division - Further Studies and Adult Education Department); AND

(B)a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at grade C or better in any one of the following subjects: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, French, Geography,

German, History, Home Economics and Human Ecology, Information Technology, Italian, Maltese, Mathematics (Applied or Pure), Music, Philosophy, Physics, Religious Knowledge, Sociology and Spanish; AND

(C)a pass at SEC level at Grade 5 or better in Mathematics.

Applications for entry into any year after commencement of the B.A. (Hons) ECEC shall also be accepted from applicants who are in possession of the following:

(A)MCAST–BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years OR any other comparable and equivalent recognised qualification; and

(B)passes at SEC level at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics.

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Further requirements for all B.A. (Hons) ECEC

1)All applicants shall have achieved the level of Good Users, as defined in the guidelines issued by the Faculty, in each paper of the Faculty of Education Written and Spoken Proficiency Tests in English and in Maltese, or a qualification recognised by the Board as comparable, obtained not more than three years prior to the commencement of the Course, provided that for courses commencing in 2017, applicants who obtained a pass at SEC level at Grade 3, or an Intermediate Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher, or an Advanced Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher in English and/or Maltese may be exempted from obtaining a pass in the respective Written and Spoken Proficiency Test.

Applicants who do not pass the English and Maltese proficiency tests at the required level (as applicable) by the 30 September, and are not exempted from this requirement as specified above, shall not be admitted to the Course.

2)All applicants shall submit with their application a Police Good Conduct Certificate issued by the Commissioner of Police in terms of the Conduct Certificates Ordinance, and shall not be included in the Register established under the Protection of Minors (Registration) Act.

Notes

The Course shall have a limited number of students that may be allowed to register for the Course depending on the availability of human resources and the number of suitable classes available for the practicum component. The number of available places shall be announced when this information is made available and shall be confirmed at the time of the call for applications.

If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants shall be selected according to criteria se out by the Faculty. (For Selection Criteria refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Home Economics

(a)two passes at Advanced Level at grade C or better in Home Economics and Human Ecology and in any other subject; and

(b)a certificate showing a pass in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Standard Certificate.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Technical Design and Technology

A certificate showing a pass in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Standard Certificate; and

(a)a pass at Advanced Level at grade C or better in Engineering Drawing or in Graphical Communication, a pass at Intermediate Level at Grade C or better in Physics, and a pass at Advanced Level at grade C or better in any other subject; or

(b)a pass at Advanced Level at grade C or better in Physics, a pass at Intermediate Level at grade C or better in Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communication, and a pass at Advanced Level at grade C or better in any other subject; or

(c)(i) five passes at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination, including English Language and Maltese, together with the Advanced Technicians Diploma of the City and Guilds of London Institute, or the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering Level 5, or the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electronic Engineering Level 5, or the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Level 5, or a qualification considered equivalent by the University Admissions Board on the recommendation of the Board; or

(ii)five passes at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination, including English Language and Maltese, together with an MCAST Advanced Diploma Level 4 of the Institute of Engineering and Transport related to either Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education

Pass the proficiency tests in English and Maltese, approved by the Faculty of Education, and be in possession of the European Computer Driving Licence. (Applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test in English if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or an Intermediate Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher, or an Advanced Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher. Applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test in Maltese if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or an Intermediate Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher, or an Advanced Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher). (In the case of English, passes at Grade B or better at GCE level, is also accepted).

Applicants shall be chosen according to the bye-laws for the Selection of Applicants for admission as approved by Senate available on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations . Also vide note 9 at the end of the leaflet.

All applicants are to provide a recent police good conduct certificate.

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

(applicants are required to choose either Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering as their area of specialisation.)

Advanced Level passes at Grade C or better in: Pure Mathematics and Physics.

Admission to the above courses is also open to applicants in possession of:

passes at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination in English Language and Maltese; and of

either the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in an area deemed to be relevant to the course by the Board of the Faculty of Engineering, or the MCAST Diploma in Industrial Electronics.

If applicants are graduates of a university or have other qualifications considered to be sufficient, they may be exempted by the University Admissions Board, on the advice of the Faculty Admissions Committee, from the whole or part of these special course requirements.

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in:

Applied Biomedical Science*/ Environmental Health/ Podiatry

(A)Advanced Level passes at Grade C or better in Biology and Chemistry; and

(B)An Intermediate Level pass in Physics.

B.Sc.(Hons) in Applied Biomedical Science applicants who possess a grade D instead of grade C in one of the required subjects at Advanced level will be admitted subject to satisfying special conditions within the course. (Refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences

(A)Advanced Level passes at Grade C or better in Biology and Chemistry; and

(B)An Intermediate Level pass in either Physics or Mathematics (Applied or Pure).

B.Sc.(Hons) in Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences applicants who possess a grade D instead of grade C in one of the required subjects at Advanced level will be admitted subject to satisfying special conditions within the course. (Refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

Communication Therapy*

either (A) An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Biology; and

(B)An Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in English or Maltese.

or (A) An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in English or Maltese; and

(B)An Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in Biology.

Mental Health Nursing / Midwifery * / Nursing / Radiography*

An Advanced Level pass in Biology.

Admission to the B.Sc. (Hons) in Nursing courses is also open to applicants in possession of a pass in the MCAST BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) and the MCAST Level 5 Award in Life Sciences.

Applicants for the B.Sc (Hons) Radiography are required to be not less than 18 years of age within three months from the date on which the Course commences.

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Occupational Therapy*

An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Biology.

B.Sc.(Hons) in Occupational Therapy applicants who possess a grade D instead of grade C in Biology will be admitted subject to satisfying special conditions within the course. (Refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

Physiotherapy *

(A)An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Biology; and

(B)An Intermediate Level pass in Physics.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Health Science (Part time )

A. either the Diploma in Health Science awarded by the University of Malta;

Or a professional qualification deemed by senate to be equivalent to the Diploma in Health Science

and

B.passes in the following ECDL Core Course Modules:

Module 2: Using the Computer and Managing Files; Module 3: Word Processing;

Module 6: Presentations; Module 7: Information and Communication.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing (Part time)

The Diploma in Health Science in either Midwifery or Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing awarded by the University of Malta or a comparable qualification.

Higher Diploma in Health Science (including preparatory course) in Nursing Studies

either Six passes at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination which must include: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics, and Biology.

or the MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies), or the MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences ,or equivalent.

Applicants wishing to join the preparatory course leading to admission to the Higher Diploma in Health Science with Nursing Studies, as the area of study may, instead, present the Certificate in Nursing Practice awarded by the Institute of Health Care, or the Certificate of Enrolled Nurse awarded by the Department of Health.

Certificate in Clinical Nursing Practice (The areas of study offered in any particular year shall be published before the commencement of each Course)

either

a Diploma in Nursing awarded by the University of Malta;

or

a professional qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent to the Diploma in

Nursing

Notes for all Faculty of Health Science applicants:

All applicants are required to undergo a medical fitness test.

For entry to the diploma course, applicants are required to be not less than 18 years of age within three months following the date on which the Preparatory Course commences.

Courses marked with an * have limited number of places. Applicants shall be chosen according to the bye-laws for the Selection of Applicants for admission as approved by Senate available on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/ regulations . Also vide note 9 at the end of the leaflet.

All applicants are to provide a recent police conduct certificate.

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FACULTY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Engineering /Computing Science/ Microelectronics and Embedded Systems

Applicants are required to indicate their choice of either Computer Engineering or Computing Science, or Microelectronics and Embedded Systems as their area of specialisation.

B.Sc.(Hons) applicants who possess a grade D instead of grade C in one of the required subjects at Advanced level will be admitted subject to satisfying special conditions within the course. (Refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

If Computing Science is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

(i)passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics and in any other subject; and

(ii)a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in one of the following subjects (excluding the subjects presented at Advanced Level): Accounts, Applied Mathematics, Biology,

Chemistry, Computing, Economics, English, Information Technology, Music, Philosophy and Physics.

If applicants have other qualifications considered to be sufficient, they may be exempted by the University Admissions Board, on the advice of the Faculty Admissions Committee, from the whole or part of these special course requirements.

If Computer Engineering or Microelectronics and Embedded Systems is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

(i)passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics and in one of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, and Physics, ; and

(ii)a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in one of the following subjects (excluding the subjects presented at Advanced Level): Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, English, Information Technology, Music, Philosophy, and Physics.

Admission to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course with Computer Engineering or Microelectronics and Embedded Systems is also open to applicants in possession of:

(i)Five passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination, including: English Language and Maltese; and

(ii)either the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in an area deemed to be relevant to the Course by the Board, or the MCAST Diploma in Industrial Electronics.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours)

Applicants are required to indicate their choice of either Artificial Intelligence or Computing and Business, or Software Development as their area of specialisation.

B.Sc. IT (Hons) applicants who possess a grade D instead of grade C in one of the required subjects at Advanced level will be admitted subject to satisfying special conditions within the course. (Refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

If Artificial Intelligence is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

A)A Pass at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics and in one of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Physics; and

B)A Pass at Intermediate Level in one of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics,

Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, English, Information Technology, Music, Philosophy and Physics (excluding the subjects presented at Advanced Level).

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Admissions to the Artificial Intelligence area is also open to applicants in possession of:

A)A pass at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics; and

B)either the Diploma in Applied Information Technology of the City and Guilds of the London Institute course no. 7235;or the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing.

If Computing and Business is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

(A)passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in two of the following:

Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Computing, Chemistry, Economics, English, Information Technology, Marketing, Philosophy, Physics, and Pure Mathematics; and

(B)a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Pure Mathematics at Grade C or better (if not offered at Advanced Matriculation Level) and

(C)a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Computing or Information Technology (if not already offered at Advanced Matriculation Level)

Admissions to the Computing and Business area is also open to applicants in possession of:

Five passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination, including English Language and Maltese; and a pass in Systems of Knowledge at Intermediate Matriculation Level; and a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics, or at a corresponding level of other examinations recognised by Senate for the purpose of the Admission Regulations; and

any one of the following:

the Diploma of the City and Guilds of London Institute Course No.7235 in Applied Information Technology;

the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing;

any other qualification from a recognised Institute considered to be equivalent by the Board of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.

If Software Development is chosen as the area of specialisation, applicants shall have:

A)A pass at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in two of the following subjects: Applied

Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, English, Information Technology, Philosophy, Physics and Pure Mathematics; and

B)A pass at Intermediate Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics (if not already offered at Advanced level); and

C)A pass at Intermediate Level in Computing or Information Technology (if not already offered at Advanced Level).

Admissions to the Software Development area is also open to applicants in possession of:

Five passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination, including: English Language and Maltese; a pass in Systems of Knowledge; a pass at Intermediate Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics; and any one of the following:

The Diploma in Applied Information Technology of the City and Guilds of the London Institute course no. 7235;

The MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing;

any other qualification from a recognised Institute considered to be equivalent by the Board of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.

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FACULTY OF LAWS

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

(A)two passes at Grade C or better at Advanced Matriculation Level or equivalent in English and Maltese; and

(B)three passes at Intermediate Matriculation Level or equivalent, one of which at grade C or better, in subjects chosen as follows: one subject from Group 2, one subject from Group 3, and one subject (except English and Maltese) from any group.

FACULTY OF MEDIA AND KNOWLEDGE SCIENCES

Bachelor of Communications/ (Honours)An Intermediate Level pass in English.

For the Bachelor of Communications/ (Honours) course applicants are required to choose one subject as their second area from Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Classics, Computer Information Systems, English, European and Global History, European Studies, Geography, German, Oriental Studies (Hebrew), History, International Relations, Italian, Knowledge and Information Management, Maltese, Music Studies, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Theatre Studies, or Theology.

Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Classics, Geography, Oriental Studies (Hebrew, Knowledge and Information Management, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Psychology, Theatre Studies, or Theology do not have any Special Course Requirements.

If either English, or German, or History, or Italian, or Maltese, or Music Studies (Music) is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in the subject.

If International Relations is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in either Arabic, or Economics, or French, or German, or History, or Russian, or Spanish, or a pass in Chinese obtained in the Chinese University/ College Entrance Examination (Gaokao).

If European and Global History is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in History.

If European Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in English.

If Social Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

If Sociology is chosen, an Advanced Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

If Spanish and Latin American Studies is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Spanish.

If Computer Information Systems is chosen,

either an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics,

or an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Computing or Information Technology and an Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts (Honours)

(A) An Advanced Level pass in Art;

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Admission to the above courses is also open to applicants in possession of:

(A)The Diploma in Design Foundation Studies from the University of Malta; or

(B)The MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Arts and Design or Creative Media Production, together with an Advanced Level at grade C or better in one of the following subjects: English, Graphical Communication, History, Information Technology, Marketing, Philosophy, and Sociology, or a subject deemed equivalent by the Board, together with passes at SEC Level at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Mathematics and Maltese; or

(C)An MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in a related subject, together with passes at Secondary Education Certificate Level at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Mathematics and Maltese.

All applicants shall be required to attend for an interview and present to an interviewing board a portfolio of their recent works.

Bachelor of Knowledge and Information Management (Honours)

For the Bachelor of Knowledge and Information Management (Honours) course applicants are required to choose one subject as their second area from: Anthropology, History of Art, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Classics, Communication Studies, English, European and Global History, European Studies, French, Geography, German, History, International Relations, Language Technology, Linguistics, Maltese, Music Studies, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Theatre Studies, Theology.

Anthropology, History of Art, Classics, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Geography, Language technology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Theatre Studies and Theology do not have any Special Course Requirements.

If either English, or French, or German, or History, or Maltese, or Music Studies (Music) is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in the subject.

If Communication Studies or European Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in English.

If European and Global History is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in History.

If International Relations is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in either Arabic, or Economics, or French, or German, or History, or Russian, or Spanish, or a pass in Chinese obtained in the Chinese University/ College Entrance Examination (Gaokao).

If Social Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

If Sociology is chosen, an Advanced Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

If Spanish and Latin American Studies is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Spanish.

FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology (Honours)

(A) An Advanced Level pass at Grade D or better in Chemistry;

Admission to the above courses is also open to applicants in possession of:

(A)An MCAST Diploma for Pharmacy Technicians together with a pass at Advanced Level at Grade D or better in Chemistry and SEC level passes in English Language, Mathematics and Maltese at Grade 5 or better; or

(B)Be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Pharmacy Council and have two years of experience in a pharmaceutical setting as a Pharmacy Technician, together with anAdvanced Level pass at Grade D or better in Chemistry.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science

(A)An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Chemistry; and

(B)An Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in one of Biology, Computing, English, Philosophy, Physics; and

(C)An Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics.

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery

(A)Passes in the Matriculation Certificate Examination at Advanced Level at Grade B or better in Biology and Chemistry; and

(B)A pass in the Matriculation Certificate Examination at Intermediate Level at Grade B or better in any subject except for Environmental Science .

Provided that all passes in these Special Course Requirements have been obtained together in one session of examinations (i.e. one sitting) and are from recognised Examining Boards from the same country.

All MD applicants are required to undergo an Occupational Health Assessment.

Note: Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate

(i)Maltese applicants who, in terms of paragraph (5) of regulation 12 of the Admission Regulations, 2016, are exempted from possessing a pass in Secondary Education Certificate in Maltese are required to present the Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate awarded by the University of Malta prior to the commencement of the Course; and

(ii)non-Maltese applicants are required to present the Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate awarded by the University of Malta, or a pass in the study-unit in Medical Maltese as part of the Certificate in Medical Foundation Studies course, prior to the commencement of the Course,

provided that applicants presenting overseas qualifications and a pass in the Secondary Education Certificate examination in Maltese shall be exempted from presenting the Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate.

Applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications may also apply for the M.D. course:

1.a Bachelor of Science with a classification of Category II or better or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Second Class Honours or better in both cases with Biology and Chemistry as principal areas, or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Second Class Honours or better in either Biology or in Chemistry or in Chemistry with materials; or

2.Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Second Class Honours or better in one of the following: Applied Biomedical Science (or Medical Laboratory Science), Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences, Communication Therapy, Community Nursing, Community Midwifery, Health Science, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Radiography; or

3.a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with Second Class (Honours) or better; or

4.a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science with Second Class (Honours) or better; or

5.a B.Ch.D. (with Second Class Honours or better if obtained from 2009 onwards); or

6.a Master of Dental Surgery awarded from July 2018 onwards.

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

All applicants are required to choose: either one area of study from the following:

Biology;

Chemistry;

Chemistry with Materials;

Computational Physics

or two areas of study in one of the following combinations:

Banking and Finance and Statistics and Operations Research;

Banking and Finance and Mathematics;

Biology and Chemistry;

Biology and Mathematics;

Biology and Statistics and Operations Research;

Chemistry and Mathematics;

Chemistry and Physics;

Chemistry and Statistics and Operations Research;

Computing Science and Mathematics;

Computing Science and Statistics and Operations Research;

Mathematics and Physics;

Mathematics and Statistics and Operations Research;

Physics and Statistics and Operations Research.

Area of Study

Special Course Requirements

Banking and Finance*

Pure Mathematics (i)

Biology

Biology (aC) and Chemistry (iC)

Chemistry /

either

Chemistry (aC) and Physics (iC)

Chemistry with Materials

or

Chemistry (aC) and Pure Mathematics (iC)

Computing Science*

Pure Mathematics (aC)

Computational Physics

Pure Mathematics (aC) and Physics (iC)

Mathematics*

Pure Mathematics (aC)

Physics*

Pure Mathematics (aC) and Physics (iC)

Statistics and

either

Pure Mathematics (aC)

Operations Research*

or Applied Mathematics (aC)

or

Computing (aC) or Information Technology (aC)

and Pure Mathematics (aD)

or

Computing (aC) or Information Technology (aC)

and Applied Mathematics (aD)

Key: (aC) Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better

(aD) Advanced Level pass at Grade D or better

(iC) Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better

(iB) Intermediate Level pass at Grade B or better

(i)Intermediate Level pass

(*)cannot be taken as a single subject but must be taken with another area of study.

Students in possession of one grade ‘D’ instead of grade ‘C’ in any of the required subjects, whether at Advanced or Intermediate Level will be admitted subject to satisfying special conditions within the course. (Refer to bye-laws on www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations)

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FACULTY FOR SOCIAL WELLBEING

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

An Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or better in: Biology.

FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology

The B.A.(Hons) in Theology may be offered as the single Honours Main area of study or in Theology as the Honours Main area of study with a subsidiary area of study approved by the Board.

Applicants choosing Theology with a subsidiary area must also be in possession of the Special Entry Requirement of that area as follows:

Philosophy does not have any Special Entry Requirements

If Mathematics is chosen an Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics

If Physics is chosen either Physics (aC) and Pure Mathematics (iC) or Pure Mathematics (aC) and Physics (iC)

Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Human Studies

Applicants are required to choose one subject as their second area from Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, Anthropology. Communication Studies, English, European and Global History, German, Oriental Studies (Hebrew), History, History of Art, Italian, Knowledge and Information Management, Language Technology, Linguistics, Music Studies, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Philosophy, Psychology, Social Studies, or Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, Anthropology, Oriental Studies (Hebrew), History of Art, Language Technology, Knowledge and Information Management, Linguistics, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Philosophy

and Psychology do not have any Special Course Requirements.

If either English, or French, or German, or History, or Italian, or Music Studies (Music) is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in the subject.

If Communication Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in English.

If European and Global History is chosen, an Advanced level pass at Grade C or better in History

If Social Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

If Sociology is chosen, an Advanced Level pass in either Economics, or History, or Philosophy, or Sociology.

If Spanish and Latin American Studies is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in Spanish.

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INSTITUTE OF EARTH SYSTEMS

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Earth Systems

A pass in the Matriculation Certificate Examination at Intermediate Level at Grade C or better in any one of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Biology,

Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Sociology.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mediterranean Agro-ecosystems Management

Admission to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mediterranean Agro-ecosystems Management course is also open to applicants in possession of

either

the General Entry Requirements

or

the Diploma in Agriculture of the University of Malta.

Preparatory Course for Diploma in Agriculture

either Six passes at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination including English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and a Science subject;

or A diploma from the College of Agriculture of the Department of Education with a grade of merit or better;

or A similar qualification which is considered to be equivalent by the Board of the Institute of Agriculture.

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

Bachelor of European Studies/ (Honours)

An Intermediate Level pass in English.

Applicants are required to choose one subject as their second area from Anthropology, Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, History of Art, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Classics, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Communication Studies, European and Global History, French, Geography, German, History, International Relations, Italian, Linguistics, Maltese, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Philosophy, Psychology, or Theatre Studies.

Anthropology, Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, History of Art, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Classics, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Geography, Linguistics, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Philosophy, Psychology, or Theatre Studies do not have any Special Course Requirements.

If either French, or German, or History, or Italian, or Maltese is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in the subject.

If Communication Studies is chosen, an Intermediate Level pass in English.

If European and Global History is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in History.

If International Relations is chosen, an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in either Arabic, or Economics, or French, or German, or History, or Russian, or Spanish, or a pass in Chinese obtained in the Chinese University/ College Entrance Examination (Gaokao).

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INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Physical Activity

All applicants shall submit a medical fitness certificate, as per prescribed form provided by the Institute of Physical Education and Sport, taken in the same year when submitting the application and present a portfolio demonstrating interest in and commitment to Physical Education and Sport.

INSTITUTE FOR TOURISM, TRAVEL AND CULTURE

Bachelor of Arts (Honours )in Tourism Studies (2nd Year)

Applicants who are in possession of the Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management or the Higher National Diploma in Tourism Studies awarded by the Institute of Tourism Studies (Malta), or similar qualifications, may be admitted to Year 2 of the Course under those conditions as the Board may impose.

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours)

Applicants who satisfy the General Entry Requirements of the University are required to attend an interview and a dance audition.

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Courses not requiring Special Course Requirements

The University offers several other courses which do not require Special Course Requirements, including:

Bachelor of Arts /(Hons) - several combination of areas of study from:

Anthropology, Oriental Studies (Arabic), Archaeology, Oriental Studies (Chinese), Classics, Contemporary Mediterranean Studies, Geography, Oriental Studies (Hebrew), History of Art, Language Technology, Linguistics, Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies), Philosophy, Psychology, Theatre Studies.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Criminology

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Policy/ Social Work*

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Wellbeing Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theology (some areas of studies)

Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Human Studies (some areas of studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Tourism Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies

Bachelor of Humanities

Bachelor of Knowledge and Information Management (Hons) (some areas of studies)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Language Technology

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mediterranean Agro-ecosystems Management

Bachelor in Occupational Health and Safety (Honours)

Bachelor in Theatre (Honours)

Bachelor in Work and Human Resources (Hons)

Higher Diploma in Administration and Management

Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance

Higher Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics

Higher Diploma in Logistics and Transportation Management

Higher Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management

Higher Diploma in Political Studies

Diploma in Agriculture

Diploma in Archives and Record Management

Diploma in Baroque Architecture

Diploma in Chinese

Diploma in Commerce

Diploma in Design Foundation Studies

Diploma in Diplomatic Studies

Diploma in Gender, Work and Society

Diploma in German

Diploma in Gozo Studies

Diploma in Journalism

Diploma in Lace Studies

Diploma in Language Proficiency (in the named area of study)

Diploma in Library and Information Studies

Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management

Diploma in Religious Studies

Diploma in the Laws of Procedure

Certificate in Banking and Finance

Certificate in Community Access for Disabled People

Certificate in Food Culture

Certificate in Marketing and Sales Management

Certificate of Finance in International Trade

For a full list of courses not requiring any Special Course Requirements refer to the list of courses offered on the University Website www.um.edu.mt/registrar/students/admissions, as not all the above courses are offered each year.

*Applicants for the B.A.(Hons) Social Policy/ Social Work should submit a recent police conduct certificate (not more than 6 months old).

See Also

University of Malta Special Course Entry Requirements 2016 Undergraduate

University of Malta Special Course Entry Requirements 2018 Undergraduate

University of Malta General Entry Requirements

University of Malta Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Courses

University of Malta Contact Address

University of Malta Campus Map

University of Malta Academic Calendar

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