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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Gender, Work and Society







Dip. GWS(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

2 Years

Part-time Day


The course aims to give students an introductory overview on gender issues and how these impact on the individual within the social, cultural, economic and political behaviour.

Its objectives are to:

• sensitise participants into the importance of gender as transversal theme in appreciating social, cultural, economic and political behaviour,
• facilitate the effective participation of men and women in decisions which invariably affect their lives,
• empower women and men to request, develop and maintain gender friendly and gender sensitive polices in the home, at work and in society.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY The knowledge, skills and competences gained from this course will enable the holders of this diploma to give a valuable input to the implementation of gender mainstreaming, equality and human rights, which have become an integral part of government policy.

The course is also suitable for persons who are interested in continuing their studies in areas related to human resources and gender studies.

Students who follow the Diploma and obtain an average mark of 60% or more may be allowed to join the third year of the Bachelor in Work and Human Resources (Honours) course (conditions apply – vide programme).
COURSE INTENDED FOR This course is primarily intended for those persons involved or interested in issues related to gender equality, the home, work and society. This course is also suited for those who are interested in jobs in areas such as Human Resources, Government entities, NGO’s and organisations working on gender related EU projects, amongst others.
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 paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of qualifications and experience that would satisfy the Board of Studies, through an interview, that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit.

Applicants admitted in terms of the above paragraph shall be in possession of a pass in an English language proficiency test as approved by the University before being admitted to the Course, provided that applicants in possession of a Secondary Education Certificate pass at Grade 5/GCE Ordinary Level pass at Grade C or higher in English or a pass at the same standard in a comparable qualification, shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test.

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to sit for an English Proficiency Test to be held on 20 January 2017.

Successful applicants will then be required to sit for an interview on 26 January 2017. These dates cannot be changed. Such applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test if they are in possession of SEC level English at grade 5 or better or equivalent. The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' (those who will be sitting for the proficiency test and/or interview) is 15 January 2017. The closing date for other applicants is 27 January 2017.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2017.

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


Last Updated: 28 January 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
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