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University of Malta

Faculty of Laws

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
(LL.B. (Hons))

(for courses commencing October 2013)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (52 ECTS), students are required to choose 8 ECTS from the elective study-units and/or Elective Stream, for a total of 60 ECTS.

Elective Streams

Law and Society
Law and Theology
Law and European Studies
Law and the Media
Law and Morality
Law and Selected Social Issues
Law and Gender
Law and the Family
Law and Medicine
Law and Human Rights
European and Comparative Law
Law, the Environment and Resource Management
International Law


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CRL1010 Principles of Criminal Law 10 ECTS (NC)
CVL1021 Philosophy of Law 6 ECTS (NC)
PBL1015 Constitutional Law 8 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL1018 Roman Law 1 4 ECTS (NC)
LHM1017 Introduction to Legal History 4 ECTS (NC)
MCT1005 Introduction to Law 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG1062* English Proficiency 2 ECTS
PBL1000 Statistics Law 4 ECTS
PBL1009 Local Government Law 4 ECTS
PBL1011 Parliament: Functions, Procedure, Practice and Field Studies 4 ECTS
PBL1012 Education Law 4 ECTS
PHI1014 Political Philosophy 4 ECTS
LHM1014 History of Police Law: The British Period 1814 -1964 4 ECTS
LHM1015 Introduction to Historico Legal Research: The Notarial Archives 4 ECTS
LIT1001 Introduction to ICT Law 4 ECTS

Elective Streams

Law and Society

CVL1022 Law and Society: Key Debates 4 ECTS

Law and Theology

SHG1300 Introduction to Sacred Scripture 4 ECTS

Law and European Studies - European and Comparative Law

EST1030 Introduction to Comparative Politics of Europe 4 ECTS

Law and the Media

MCT1003 European Media Law 4 ECTS

Law and Morality

PHI1101 Ethical Foundations of Law 4 ECTS

Law and Selected Social Issues

CRL1008 Family Violence Law 4 ECTS

Law and Medicine

MCT1004 Mental Health Law 4 ECTS

Law, the Environment and Resource Management

ERL1001 Development Planning Legislation 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CML1001 Basic Notions of Commercial Law 4 ECTS (NC)
CVL1000 Comparative Legal Systems and Legal Pluralism 4 ECTS (NC)
CVL1019 Roman Law 2 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG1426* English Writing Skills 2 ECTS

* Recommended to students who fail the English Proficiency screening examination.



YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units (52 ECTS), students are required to choose 8 ECTS from the elective study-units and/or Elective Streams, for a total of 60 ECTS.

Elective Streams

Law and Society
Law and Theology
Law and Philosophy
Law and the Media
Law and Morality
Law and Selected Social Issues
Law and Gender
Law and Medicine
Law and Human Rights
European and Comparative Law
Law, the Environment and Resource Management
International Law


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL2008 Law of Property 8 ECTS (NC)
ECL2001 European Union Law 8 ECTS (NC)
PBL2015 Administrative Law 8 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

FRE1014 Etudes en français (Niveau intermédiaire) 4 ECTS
LIT2001 Computer Crime 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CML2010 Duties of Traders and Commercial Intermediaries 4 ECTS (NC)
CRL2006 Substantive Criminal Law 1 6 ECTS (NC)
CVL2015 Law of Persons 4 ECTS (NC)
INL2000 Basic Principles of International Law 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CVL2009 Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition 4 ECTS
DBS2001 Legislation: A Force for Social Change 4 ECTS
LHM2000 Maltese Legislation in Historical Context 4 ECTS
MCT2000 Communications Law 4 ECTS
PBL2000 Tourism Law 4 ECTS
PBL2012 Judicial Review of Administrative Action and the Redress of Grievances 4 ECTS
PBL2014 Public Corporations 4 ECTS
PBL2018 The Constitution of Malta and European Union Law 4 ECTS
PBL2021 Sports Law 4 ECTS
PBL3000 Ombudsman Legislation 4 ECTS

Elective Streams

Law and Society

CVL1013 Introduction to Legal Anthropology 4 ECTS

Law and Theology

FDT2303 God and Jesus Christ 4 ECTS

Law and Philosophy

PHI2201 A Philosophical Analysis of the Internet 4 ECTS

Law and the Media

MCT2011 Press Law 4 ECTS

Law and Morality

MRT2010 Principles of Moral Theology 4 ECTS

Law and Medicine

MCT2001 Medical Jurisprudence 4 ECTS

Law and Human Rights

INL3011 European Court of Human Rights 4 ECTS

European and Comparative Law

ECL2002 The European Union and National Constitutions: Main Issues 4 ECTS

Law, the Environment and Resource Management

ERL2003 Principles of Environmental Law 4 ECTS

International Law

INL2002 International Dispute Settlement 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CML2011 Company Law 4 ECTS (NC)
CRL2007 Substantive Criminal Law 2 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Streams

Law and Selected Social Issues

CRL2008 Child Trafficking Law 4 ECTS

Law and Gender

SOC2057 Introduction to Queer Studies 4 ECTS

Law and Philosophy

PHI2202 Philosophy and Social Networking: Theorising Facebook 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (56 ECTS), students are required to choose 4 ECTS from the elective study-units and/or Elective Streams, for a total of 60 ECTS.

Elective Streams

Law and Society
Law and Theology
Law and Philosophy
Law and Morality
Law and Selected Social Issues
Law and Gender
Law and the Family
Law and Medicine
Law and Human Rights
European and Comparative Law
Law, the Environment and Resource Management
International Law


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL2000 Family Law 8 ECTS (NC)
CVL3000 Law of Obligations 10 ECTS (NC)
INL3000 Selected Topics in International Law 8 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CML3006 Competition Law 4 ECTS (NC)
CVL3034 Nominate Contracts 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CVL3021 Tort Law in Comparative Perspective 4 ECTS
ERL3005 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation 4 ECTS
FRE3028 Initiation au jargon juridique: études en droit 4 ECTS
ITL3133 Italiano per studenti di legge (Italian for Law Students) 4 ECTS
MCT3001 Gaming Law 4 ECTS
PBL2017 Public Procurement Law and Policy 4 ECTS
PBL2020 Public Administration Law 4 ECTS
PBL3015 Social Law and Practical Issues of Industrial Law 4 ECTS
PLC3230 Church Legislation on Marriage 4 ECTS

Elective Streams

Law and Society

ANT2002 Law, State and Society in Southern Europe 4 ECTS

Law and Theology

MRT2030 Christian Moral Thought 4 ECTS

Law and Philosophy

PHI3055 Augustine and the Law 4 ECTS

Law and Morality

MRT3010 Law and Catholic Social Teaching 4 ECTS

Law and Selected Social Issues

CRL3000 Gender and Deviancy Law 4 ECTS

Law and the Family

CVL4023 Advanced Studies in Family Law 4 ECTS

Law and Medicine

MCT3002 Bioethics and the Law 4 ECTS

Law and Human Rights

PBL3014 European Court of Human Rights Case Law Relevant to Malta 4 ECTS

European and Comparative Law

ECL4007 Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Legislation 4 ECTS
ECL4009 Commercial Agreements under EU Competition Law 4 ECTS

Law, the Environment and Resource Management

ERL3001 Principles of International Environmental Law 4 ECTS

International Law

INL4002 International Criminal Law 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CML3009 Commercial Obligations, Commercial Sale and Credit Instruments 4 ECTS (NC)
ECL3004 EU Internal Market Law 4 ECTS (NC)
LHM3000 Research Methods 4 ECTS (NC)
PBL3010 Introduction to Private International Law 4 ECTS (NC)
PBL3017 Industrial Legislation 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MCT3003 Utilities Law 4 ECTS
PBL3012 Social Security Law 4 ECTS
PBL3013 Law on Voluntary Organisations and Foundations 4 ECTS
PBL3016 International and EU Sports Law 4 ECTS
PBL3019 National Security Law 4 ECTS
PBL3020 Military Law 4 ECTS
PBL3021 Public Finance Law 4 ECTS

Elective Streams

Law and Gender

ANT3022 Anthropology of Gender 4 ECTS

European and Comparative Law

ECL4012 The Law of EU Trade Policy 4 ECTS




YEAR FOUR

In addition to the compulsory study-units (36 ECTS), students are required to choose 24 ECTS from the elective study-units and/or Elective Streams, for a total of 60 ECTS.

Elective Streams

Law and Society
Law and Theology
Law and the Media
Law and Philosophy
Law and Morality
Law and Selected Social Issues
Law and Gender
Law and Medicine
Law and Human Rights
European and Comparative Law
Law, the Environment and Resource Management
International Law


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LAW4010 Research Project 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CML4007 Introduction to Financial Services Legislation 4 ECTS
CML4011 Regulation of Business: Consumer Protection and Ethical Issues 4 ECTS
CML4012 International Sale, Documentary Credits and Carriage of Goods 4 ECTS
CML4014 Intellectual Property 4 ECTS
CML4015 International Trade and Investment Law 4 ECTS
CML4016 Admiralty Jurisdiction and Salvage, Towage, Pilotage and Collision 4 ECTS
CVL4005 Child Law 4 ECTS
CVL4015 Comparative Family Law in Europe 4 ECTS
CVL4019 Refugee Law and Policy Issues 4 ECTS
CVL4027 Introduction to the Law of Trusts, Foundations and Fiduciary Obligations 4 ECTS
INL4002 International Criminal Law 4 ECTS
LAW4011* Stage in an International Institution 4 ECTS
MCT4002 Labour Unions, Collective Bargaining and Equality Law 4 ECTS
PBL4014 The EU Treaties: Institutional and Democratic Powers 4 ECTS
PBL4015 Due Process in International Human Rights Law 4 ECTS

Elective Streams

Law and Society

ANT3023 Anthropological Perspectives on Human Rights 4 ECTS

Law and Theology

MRT3340 Bioethics 4 ECTS

Law and the Media

MCT3000 Broadcasting Law 4 ECTS

Law and Morality

SHG4770 Law in the Bible 4 ECTS

Law and Gender

CVL4022 Gender and the Law 4 ECTS

Law and Medicine

MCT4001 European Health Care Law 4 ECTS

Law and Human Rights

INL4000 International Human Rights Law 4 ECTS

European and Comparative Law

ECL4000 European Company Law 4 ECTS
ECL4001 EU Labour Law and Policy 4 ECTS
ECL4005 European Conflict of Laws and Comparative Private Law 4 ECTS
ECL4006 EU Consumer Law 4 ECTS
ECL4008 EU Law on State Aid 4 ECTS

Law, the Environment and Resource Management

ERL4000 Climate Change and International Law 4 ECTS

International Law

INL4001 Global Maritime Security and International Law 4 ECTS
INL4003 International Law of the Sea 4 ECTS

* Besides registering for the study-unit on LAW4011 - Stage in an International Institution, students must apply through a letter, for Faculty Board's approval, attaching a copy of the institutions's approval of the traineeship. This must reach the Faculty Office by not later than the end of the registration period for study-units. Students are to note that no approvals will be given for traineeships extending beyond the end of the first semester. Late applications will not be considered.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL4025 The Law of Guarantees 4 ECTS (NC)
CVL4026 The Law of Succession 6 ECTS (NC)
CVL4028 Select Issues in the Law of Letting and Hiring 4 ECTS (NC)
PBL4012 General Introduction to Principles of Taxation 4 ECTS (NC)
PBL4013 Private International Law 8 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

No electives are being offered this semester

Elective Streams

Law and Selected Social Issues

CRL4000 Policy and Crime Prevention Law 4 ECTS

Law and Philosophy

FDT4055 Feminism and the Law 4 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) ­ LL.B. (Hons), the Degree of Bachelor of Laws ­ LL.B. and the Diploma of Legal Procurator ­ Dip. L.P. ­ under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 18 August 2014
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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