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Legal Notice 246 of 2005 ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 17,787 ­ 8 July 2005

EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Lace 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 Diploma in Lace 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 studies leading to the Diploma in Lace Studies.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2004 or later.

Special Course Requirements for Admission

3. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall:

(a) satisfy the general requirements for admission as regular students as specified in the Admission Regulations of the University; or

(b) satisfy the provisions of regulation 2.2 (a) (iii) of the Admission Regulations and be in possession of those qualifications that would satisfy the Board that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit, including having at least a pass at Advanced Level or equivalent in any subject.

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over a period of two years of part-time study.

Course Programme

5. (1) The programme of studies shall consist of:

(a) a number of taught study-units covering historical, cultural, technical and economic aspects of lace making, to which 48 credits shall be assigned (24 credits in each year); and

(b) a study-unit comprising an individual practical project, to which 12 credits shall be assigned.

(2) Students who obtain the 24 credits assigned to the study-units and the 6 credits assigned to a practical project and opt not to proceed to the second year of the Diploma programme shall be entitled to the Certificate in Lace Studies.

Classification of the Award

6. (1) The Final Weighted Average Mark for the purpose of the classification of the Diploma shall be based on the results obtained in each year of the Course, according to the following criteria:

First Year Average Mark - 50%
Second Year Average Mark - 50%.

(2) The names of students who qualify for the award of the Diploma shall be published in a list in alphabetical order classified as follows:

Passed with Distinction
Passed.

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