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Legal Notice 208 of 2005 ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 17,779 ­ 14 June 2005

EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Certificate in Islands and Small States Studies under the auspices of the Institute for Islands and Small States

IN exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 30(5) and 31(6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Institute for Islands and Small States in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by section 37 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by section 37 (2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Certificate in Islands and Small States Studies under the auspices of the Institute for Islands and Small States.

(2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires -

"the Board" means the Board of the Institute for Islands and Small States;

"the Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies appointed by Senate for the Course; and

"the Course" means the programme of study leading to the Certificate in Islands and Small States Studies.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2003 or later.

Requirements for Admission

3. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations of the University.

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over two semesters of part-time study.

Course Programme

5. The Course shall consist of:

(a) a number of taught study-units covering geographical, environmental, and socio-economic aspects of Islands and Small States Studies, to which 24 credits shall be assigned; and

(b) a study-unit comprising a long essay, to which 6 credits shall be assigned.

Supplementary Assessment

6. (1) Students may be re-assessed in any failed taught study-units during the next scheduled examination session, normally in September.

(2) Students who fail in taught study-units to which 8 or more credits are assigned shall not be eligible for re-assessment and shall be considered to have definitively failed the Course.

(3) Students who fail in the re-assessment of any study-unit shall be considered to have definitively failed the Course.

Long Essay

7. (1) Students shall be required to submit a proposal for a long essay which shall be submitted according to the guidelines published in the catalogue of study-units and within the period established by the Board of Studies.

(2) The Board of Studies shall appoint a supervisor for each student.

(3) Students who do not obtain a pass in the long essay shall be allowed to re-submit it once only for reassessment within a period of six months.

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