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Legal Notice 172 of 2005 ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 17,773 ­ 31 May 2005

EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts - B.A. - in Theology and Human Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology

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 Faculty of Theology 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 degree of Bachelor Arts - B.A. - in Theology and Human Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology.

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

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Theology

"the Course" means the programme of studies leading to the degree of Bachelor Arts - B.A. - in Theology and Human Studies;

"the Degree" means the degree of Bachelor Arts - B.A. - in Theology and Human Studies; 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 2003 or later.

Areas of Study

3. (1) The Degree may be awarded in Theology as the Main area of study together with a second Main area of study.

(2) The Board shall make arrangements with other faculties and institutes and shall announce the list of the Humanities areas of study that may be taken with Theology in the Degree before the commencement of the Course.

Special Course Requirements for Admission

4. Apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as regular students as specified in the Admission Regulations, applicants for the Degree must satisfy the special course requirements relevant to their chosen second Main area of study as indicated in the bye-laws for the degree in the subject offered under the auspices of that faculty or institute that has responsibility for the area of study.

Course Duration

5. The Course shall extend over a period of three years of full-time study.

Course Programme

6. The programme of studies shall include:

(a) study-units in Theology taken as a Main area of study, to which 94 credits are assigned, including study-units in Philosophy to which 16 credits are assigned, and two synoptic study-units in Theology, to which 12 credits are assigned;

(b) study-units in a second Main area of study, to which 80 credits are assigned; and

(c) optional study-units, to which 6 credits are assigned.

7. (1) The Board shall publish the programme of study for Theology drawn up in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Principal Regulations, and approved by Senate. Subject to changes that the Board may, with the approval of Senate, be constrained to make, students are bound to follow the study-units and obtain the credits as indicated in the programme of studies they are following for the Degree.

(2) The programmes of study for the Main areas of study that may be taken together with Theology in the Course shall similarly be published by the Boards of the academic entities responsible for each area of study.

Classification of the Award

8. The overall evaluation of each student's performance shall be based on the results obtained in each year of the Course which shall be weighted according to the following criteria:

First Year Average Mark - 10%
Second Year Average Mark - 25%
Third Year synoptic study-units - 40%
Third Year Average Mark of other study-units - 25%

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