Master in Access to Education in Culturally Responsive Education

Master in Access to Education in Culturally Responsive Education

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Course title Master in Access to Education in Culturally Responsive Education
Course code PMAEDCREPET3
Postnominal M. Access Ed.(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Francois Mifsud
Delivered by Faculty of Education
Children in our schools now come from very varied backgrounds and home situations, including many coming from different EU countries as well as other countries across the world. Teachers face the challenge of different cultures, values, languages, religions, calendar of festivities, and student motivations. The MAE(CRE) is aimed at preparing you, as teachers and other support professionals, for taking a leading role in schools and other educational institutions for promoting ‘training and support in the use of pedagogies that are inclusive in nature and cater for diversity’ (NCF). You will deepen your understanding about the development of more responsive attitudes towards student diversity and socially just policies and practices. The course can also serve to enhance your capacity as a classroom teacher to become aware of the risk of discrimination against minority or disadvantaged groups, and to understand, value and support each of their students more effectively.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:


(i) a first cycle degree classified with at least Second Class (Honours) in one of the following areas: Psychology, Education, Communication Therapy, Social Work, Youth and Community Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or any other area deemed relevant by the Board, together with a minimum of one year’s work experience related to their first degree


(ii) a first cycle degree classified with at least Second Class (Honours) in any other area together with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in any area and a minimum of one year’s work experience in education


(iii) a teacher’s certificate with at least five years’ teaching experience and other suitable qualifications obtained following their first cycle degree or the teacher’s certificate


(iv) any first cycle degree followed by a recognised teaching qualification together with three years’ experience in an education setting.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

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: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of the programme, you should be able to:

-Contribute to contemporary international and national debate in the field of inclusive education
-Produce and communicate evidence-informed, reasoned argument in writing and orally
-Demonstrate how concepts, theories and evidence can inform an understanding of issues and practice
-Carry out a focused inclusive education inquiry into educational practice
-Enhance professional practice through greater knowledge, skills, understanding and awareness.
If you are an educator or other professional seeking to enhance your teaching praxis and improve your education outcomes for all learners, with a particular focus on learners associated with minority groups and/or belonging to non-main stream cultures, faiths and ethnicities, then this is the programme intended for you. Furthermore, this programme will assist you to develop skills and strategies to develop the encounter with diversity into educational experience.
As a graduate in the Master in Access to Education, you will have opportunities in areas which require knowledge of inclusion and inclusive practices in educational settings both in compulsory schooling and other educational settings in industry and other services.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 10 December 2021

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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.

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