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COURSE TITLE Diploma in German







Dip. Ger.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

4 Semesters

Part-time Evening


Malta’s economy is increasingly developing links with Germany. Over the last two decades, quite a large number of German industrial concerns opened shop in Malta. Furthermore, Germany is one of Malta’s largest sources for incoming tourists. Contact with Germans over the last few decades increased the interest Maltese have in German culture and history. As a result many Maltese have sought to discover the country for themselves by visiting Germany.

In all these contacts, English is used as the main medium of communication, except for the fortunate few who had the opportunity to learn German themselves. But it is widely recognised that communication in German would help Maltese interests, not only to advance business and commerce, but also to deepen personal and social communication between Maltese and Germans.

The recently established Department of German at the University has recognised this gap, and is offering, for the first time, a unique opportunity to those individuals who know that knowledge of German will improve their career opportunities in industry, in financial services and in the tourist sector. The Diploma seeks to improve their knowledge of German, as it is used in everyday life and in specialised sectors of the German economy.

The Diploma programme is divided into three main modules, respectively covering Language, German in Economy and Business Life and German Culture and Society. The Learning Outcomes for the Diploma are explained more fully below.
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

- demonstrate an improvement in his/her language skills, whereby he/she will comprehend and be able to articulate arguments in the German language

- demonstrate linguistic awareness and widen his/her comprehension of Germany in a wider European context

- identify and appraise aspects that defined and/or are still defining German society and culture

- recognize and relate to contemporary German society and culture whilst being able to discuss a range of topics related to this society

- describe the main developments in the literary and cultural history of Germany

- apply the knowledge and skills obtained when applying for jobs in various sectors (ranging from tourism, financial services, medicine and technology)

- establish what is sought after and how the applicant can satisfy such requisites when applying for a job in the above mentioned sectors amongst others

- engage and improve his/her intercultural competences
COURSE INTENDED FOR This diploma is of particular interest to persons who are employed in professions and sectors where knowledge of German is very beneficial and as well to those who wish to widen their knowledge of German language, culture and society.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants admitted under sub-paragraph (a) (iii) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Faculty Admissions Committee that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. The eligibility of such applicants shall be decided by the Faculty Admissions Committee, following an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three persons.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 26 September 2016
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