Master of Advocacy

Master of Advocacy

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Course information

Course title Master of Advocacy
Course code PMADVFTT6
Postnominal M.Adv.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Kevin Aquilina
Delivered by Faculty of Laws
The Master of Advocacy degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of and training in core legal subjects of a procedural nature. The main areas covered during the taught component include Civil Procedure, Constitutional and Human Rights Procedure, Criminal Procedure, EU Procedure whilst the professional practice component is intended to prepare students for the profession of advocate emphasising more practical studies ranging from moot courting to professional ethics.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – LL.B. (Hons) - classified with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) a Bachelor’s degree in Law from this university or any other university recognised by the Senate for the purpose, with at least Second Class Honours or Category II or

(c) the Diploma of Notary Public – N.P.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants admitted under paragraph (b) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme, to which 60 ECTS credits are assigned, and to obtain an overall average mark of 55% or better in the preparatory programme, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course,
provided that applicants who were registered on the course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and who did not qualify for the award of the Honours Degree shall not be eligible to join the preparatory programme.

Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

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

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: NIL
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

(a) learn by doing, thereby acquiring knowledge through experiential learning;
(b) write about and explain the law of procedure;
(c) reflect upon the implications of advice given and propose a course of action in a simulated environment;
(d) acquire various legal skills such as research skills, communication skills, interviewing skills, and legal drafting skills;
(e) participate in simulation exercises;
(f) advice on the law of procedure.
This course is specifically intended for those persons who intend to sit for the bar exam to practice the profession of advocate.
This degree programme leads to the career of an Advocate. For an Advocate to be eligible to sit for the bar exam, s/he should be in possession of the Master of Advocacy degree.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 19 January 2019

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.