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Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS) 

PLAS Units are open to any person who has the ability to follow such Units with profit. Acceptance may be subject to a short interview, and certain qualifications and/or experience may be specified for particular Units. The Programme targets mainly (but not exclusively) adult learners who would like to start or continue their university education, whether to follow their personal interests or for the purpose of professional development.

Students may register for any and as many individual PLAS Units of their choice, depending on their availability, interests and needs. Each Unit has a value of 4 or 8 ECTS credits and is assessed mainly through assignments, which may include seminars, presentations, field work and visits. Units of 4 ECTS credits normally involve 24-28 hours of teaching, usually spread over 14 weeks (one 2-hr session per week); Units of 8 ECTS credits normally involve 48-56 hours of teaching, usually spread over 14 weeks (two 2-hr sessions per week). Lectures will normally be held between 1800hrs and 2000hrs at the Main Campus (Msida) or the Valletta Campus.


The Programme’s flexibility allows students to use accumulated credits to achieve a Certificate, a Diploma, a Higher Diploma and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, without any limits of time, as follows:

Students shall be awarded qualifications as follows:

a Certificate in Liberal Studies if they obtain at least 30 Credits;
a Diploma in Liberal Studies if they obtain at least 60 Credits, provided that not more than 40 Credits are at the Introductory Level;
a Higher Diploma in Liberal Studies if they obtain at least 120 Credits, provided that not more than 60 Credits are at the Introductory Level;
a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies if they obtain at least 180 Credits, of which not more than 80 Credits at the Introductory Level.

Please click here to view the Centre's Statute and the Programme's Regulations.

Please click here to view the Guidelines for Achieving Awards in Liberal Studies.

For information and guidelines regarding LAS2100 Research Project (12 ECTS), click here.

Calendar
Notices
PLAS Applications are now being received
Click here to apply for PLAS Units commencing in October
PLAS Gift Voucher Facility
A mindful gift - short courses for relatives, friends & colleagues.
PLAS Testimonial Videos

Click here to view PLAS Testimonial Videos.

Applications for Units commencing in October 2017 close on 15 September. 

Parking Permit for PLAS Students
PLAS students can apply for a parking permit through the KSU website. Click here for more info.
Statute, Regulations Guidelines
Click here for Centre's Statute, Programme's Regulations, and Liberal Studies Awards Guidelines
PLAS Nature Photography Exhibition
Click here for more information on the PLAS Nature Photography Exhibition
LAS2100 Research Project
For more information click here
PLAS Introductory Meeting Presentations

Click here to access the presentations delivered during the PLAS Introductory Meeting.

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Last Updated: 11 January 2016

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