PLAS units

The list of Units on offer for Academic Year 2021/2 - February.   Click the Apply Now if you are interested in applying for any of the below Units.


Reaching for the Stars: Astronomy and the Universe
4           
Semester 2                                         
Il-Malti, il-bieraħ u llum. U Għada?
4           
Semester 2                                         
Marketing: The Art and Science of Customer Retention
4           
Semester 2                                         
Mediterranean Food Culture
4           
Semester 2                                         
Couple Relationships in Contemporary Society
4           
Semester 2                                         
From Plato to the Playstation
4           
Semester 2                                         
Compensation For Damages and Loss: Your Legal Rights
4           
Semester 2                                         
Microbes: Unseen Life on Earth
4           
Semester 2                                         
Our Restless Planet: Earthquakes and More
4           
Semester 2                                         
Building Bridges: Developing skills to work with people from different cultures
4           
Semester 2                                         
Getting to Know Indigenous Trees: Description, Benefits, Uses, Protection, Propagation, Management
4           
Semester 2                                         
Culture and Identity
4           
Semester 2                                         
Under the Waves: Our Seas in Focus
4           
Semester 2                                         
The Art of Winemaking
4           
Semester 2                                         
Consumer Rights and Protection
4           
Semester 2                                         
Communication and Learning in Museums, Hands-On Centres and Outdoor Settings
4           
Semester 2                                         
Dark Tourism: Sites of Death, Suffering, and the Macabre in Malta
4           
Semester 2                                         
Horror, Mystery and the Supernatural in British Victorian Fiction
4           
Semester 2                                         
Audio Engineering: An Introduction
4           
Semester 2                                         
An Introduction to Data Science: Storage, Visualisation and Analysis
4           
Semester 2                                         
Introduction to Cyber Security
4           
Semester 2                                         
Strategic Industry 4.0 for Leaders
4           
Semester 2                                         

Other Units offered by the Centre


Prehistory to Byzantine Times: Malta's Archaeology
4           
 
A Short History of the Universe: The Big Bang to the Dinosaurs
8           
 
Patterns in Human Geography: The Maltese Scenario
4           
 
Lighting up the Skies: The Chemistry of Fireworks
4           
 
Health, Food and Lifestyle
4           
 
Exploring Malta’s Mediascape
4           
 
The Maltese Legal System: An Introduction
4           
 
Dante’s Divine Comedy
4           
 
Nature Photography
4           
 
Beekeeping and the Art of Honey Making
4           
 
The Environment: Issues and Challenges
4           
 
Preserving our Treasures
4           
 
Social Research Methods
4           
 
History of Art from Giotto to Cézanne
4           
 
A Taste of Spain and Latin America
8           
 
Millennial Milestones: A History of Malta
8           
 
Physical Geography of the Maltese Islands
4           
 
Plants: Their Role in Life on Earth
4           
 
Gardens at Risk: Fighting Plant Pests and Diseases
4           
 
Understanding Economics
4           
 
Adventures in Philosophy
4           
 
War, Trade and Exploration: An Archaeology of the Sea
4           
 
Written in Stone: Fossil Records in Malta
4           
 
Empowering Media Audiences
4           
 
Travels in Architectural History
4           
 
Opera, Symphony and Ballet in Russia
4           
 
Herbal Science: From Field to Consumer
4           
 
Plants, Insects, Birds and Man
4           
 
Fundamental Questions in Biology
4           
 
Sociology: An Overview
4           
 
Introduction to Digital Citizenship
4           
 
Psychology of Communication: Theory and Practice
4           
 
Valletta: The Making of a City
4           
 
Malta: People and History 1
4           
 
Malta: People and History 2
4           
 
Introduction to Film History and Film Directing
4           
 
The Child beyond the Label: Advances in the Understanding of Dyslexia
4           
 
An Introduction to Disability Issues
4           
 
Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning
4           
 
Kitchen Chemistry
4           
 
The Ascent of Finance, Commerce and Money in Modern Economies
4           
 
Opera Appreciation: Voice, Drama and Music
4           
 
An Introduction to the Nineteenth-Century French Novel
4           
 
A Short History of the Universe: The Big Bang Theory and the Formation of the Universe
4           
 
Dinosaurs and the Evolution of Life on Earth
4           
 
Sustainable Disability Practice for Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Managers
8           
 
Narrative Research for Community Inclusive Development (CBID) Practice
4           
 
Introduction to Disability Concepts and Practice for Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Workers
4           
 
The Medico-Legal Conundrum: Action and Reaction
4           
 
Herbal Medicine in Western and Chinese Culture
4           
 
Plant Health Controls: The Role and Duties of a Plant Health Inspector
4           
 
Unleashing the Writer in Every Child – The Writing Workshop Approach
8           
 
The Blockchain World: An Introduction
4           
 
Managing Group Dynamics
4           
 
Farming with Profits: Fundamentals of Rural Entrepreneurship
4           
 
Gender based Violence for Healthcare Professionals
4           
 
Sustainable Development: Understanding the ifs and the buts
4           
 
Managing Tourism Today – A Guide for the Non-Tourism Host and the Seasoned Practitioner
4           
 
Mediation, Diplomacy and Democracy
4           
 
The Splendour of the Baroque: Magnificence in Art and Architecture from the 16th to the 18th Century
4           
 
The rise of the Christian Hero
4           
 
Ancient and Medieval Local Worship Spaces
4           
 
The Underground Christian Monuments: Decoration and Inscriptions
4           
 
Care of the Elderly: Theory and Practice
14         
 
Dementia Care Practice
6           
 
Classics and the Cinema
4           
 
Psychology of the Family and Sexuality
4           
 
Focusing on the Human in Human Resource Management
4           
 
Centre Stage: Celebrating Women in Music
4           
 
Sanskrit Culture: The Roots of the Indo-European Civilizations
4           
 
The Detective and the City: From Dupin and Sherlock to Hannibal and Batman
4           
 
Gods, Heroes and Monsters: Classical Myths
4           
 
People on the Move: Understanding Global Migration
4           
 
Psychology of Adjustment: Negotiating the Challenges of Life
4           
 
Mapping the Crime Scene: Issues in Criminal Justice
4           
 
The Constitution of Malta and Human Rights
4           
 
Saving Lives: Amazing Medical Devices
4           
 
La letteratura italiana moderna e contemporanea (Italian Modern and Contemporary Literature)
4           
 
Lobbying and Campaigning
4           
 
Ir-Rappreżentazzjoni u x-Xbihat Korporali fil-Letteratura Maltija
4           
 
Shakespeare Revisited
4           
 
Popular Culture: Sixties Britain to Contemporary Times
4           
 
Ideas and Business Venturing
4           
 
The Bible and Archaeology
4           
 
English: Structure and Rhetoric
4           
 
Human Unity and Diversities: The Body, Food, and Culture
4           
 
The Decorative Arts in Malta
4           
 
The Art and the Science of Healing
4           
 
The Philosophy of Literature and Artistic Aesthetics
4           
 
Rethinking Leadership: New Realities and New Contexts
4           
 
Representing Presentation: Western Art through the Eyes of Marcel Duchamp
4           
 
Interpreting Music Culture: Multimodality, MTV and the Eurovision
4           
 
Going Deeper Under the Waves: Advanced Marine Issues
4           
 
The Rise of Science Fiction
4           
 
The Human Voice: History and Theory of Vocal Art
4           
 
Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: The Role of Strategic Foresight
6           
 
Games for Learning: Creating Effective Game Experiences for Learning
5           
 
Management Skills: Bringing out the Best in Yourself at Work
4           
 
CEducational Policy Development in Malta. What Lessons Can we Learn?
4           
 
Leaving No-One Behind: Public Health, through the Looking Glass
4           
 
Wining and Dining the Roman Way: The Archaeology of Food Production
4           
 
Storming the Teacup: Conflict Simulation by Tabletop Wargaming
4           
 
Engaging Science and Religion: Finding Common Ground
4           
 
Leadership in Action
4           
 
Women’s Suffrage: International and Maltese Milestones
4           
 
Sound and Soundscapes in the Performing Arts
4           
 
Mind Your Head – The Mental Fitness Guide
4           
 
Sexual and Gender Diversity
4           
 
British Fiction in the Nineteenth Century
4           
 
The Art of Winemaking Part 2
4           
 
Viticulture – Setting Up and Managing Your Own Vineyard
4           
 
Advanced Kitchen Chemistry
4           
 
The Story of Western Drama: From the Greeks to Modern Times
4           
 
The Biology of Struggle: Evolutionary Insights into Everyday Problem
4           
 
Dairy Science and Technology
4           
 
The Biology of Well-being: Evolutionary Insights and Solutions
4           
 
The Art of Public Speaking
4           
 
Decoding the Human Brain
4           
 
Feminism: History, Thought and Achievements
4           
 
Understanding Neoliberalism and its Impact on Society
4           
 
Exploring the relationship between Education and Employment
4           
 
Research Project
12         
 
Essential Palliative Care
10         
 
ACCOBAMS Training Course in Cetacean Conservation
4           
 
Nature Photography: Study Tour
4           
 
Data X - An Introduction to Data Science: Storage, Visualisation and Analysis
4           
 
Enterprise Architecture:  A Practical Guide
4           
 
Extreme Java Development
4           
 
Software Test Automation and Continuous Integration
4           
 
iOS Development
4           
 
Single Page Applications: A Pragmatic Approach
4           
 
In-memory Data Management
4           
 
Aspects of Civil Law and Practice
4           
 
SME Internationalization and Export Management
4           
 
Network Penetration Testing
4           
 
The Spring Framework
4           
 
3D Modeling and Visualisation using Maya
4           
 
Data Science for Business
4           
 
Reactive Microservices With Akka, Kafka and Docker
4           
 
Video Game Design and Development with Unity
4           
 
Blockchain and Smart Contract Programming
4           
 


Last Updated: 09 December 2021

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