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Legal Notice 392 of 2011 - Malta Government Gazette No.18,812 ­ 30 September 2011

EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Journalism ­ Dip. Journalism - under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon him by articles 74 (5) and 75 (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 Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by article 81 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by article 81 (2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Journalism ­ Dip. Journalism - under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.

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

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences;

"the Course" means the programme of study leading to the Diploma;

"the Diploma" means the Diploma in Journalism - Dip. Journalism; and

"the Principal Regulations" means the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2011 or later.

Requirements for Admission

3. (1) Applicants may be registered for the Course according to the provisions of these bye-laws if they are eligible for admission to the University as regular students in terms of the Admission Regulations of the University.

(2) Applicants applying for admission in terms of sub-paragraph (a) (iii) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2 of the Admission Regulations are required to have a minimum of one year's journalistic experience and shall be currently working with a publishing establishment as evidenced by testimonials of an employer.

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over one academic year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

Course Programme

5. (1) The Course shall consist of study-units to which 60 credits are assigned including synoptic study-units, a placement and a long essay.

(2) The Board shall publish the course programme in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Principal Regulations and as approved by Senate, before the commencement of each Course. Subject to changes that the Board can make with the approval of Senate, students shall follow the study-units and obtain the credits as indicated in the course programme for the Diploma.

Long Essay

6. (1) Students shall be required to submit a Long Essay of not less than five thousand and not more than seven thousand words, by not later than the final day of lectures of the last semester of the Course.

(2) Students who fail the Long Essay shall be allowed to re-submit it once within a period of six months.

Placement

7. (1) The Placement shall be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.

(2) Students who fail the Placement shall be allowed to repeat it once within a period of six months.

Classification of the Award

8. (1) The overall evaluation of each student's performance in the Course for the purpose of the classification of the Diploma shall be based on the results obtained.

(2) The final result shall be based on the following weighting:

Taught study-units, Placement and Long Essay - 60%
Synoptic study-units - 40%.

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

Pass with Distinction
Pass with Merit
Pass.

Repeal

9. The Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004, for the Diploma in Journalism, under the auspices of the Centre for Communication Technology, published as Legal Notice 13 of 2005, shall be deemed to cease to be in force as from 1st October 2011, provided that students registered for this course before 1st October 2011 shall continue to be governed by the bye-laws that were in force at the time of their joining the course.

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