Master of Education in Teaching of Ethics in Schools (Top-Up Degree)

Master of Education in Teaching of Ethics in Schools (Top-Up Degree)

Course information

Course title Master of Education in Teaching of Ethics in Schools (Top-Up Degree)
Course code PMEDTESPER5
Postnominal M.Ed.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 70
Coordinator Joseph Giordmaina
Delivered by Faculty of Education
This top-up programme is intended for those who wish to conduct research in a particular area related to the teaching of Ethics in schools. It is open only to those who are already in possession of a Postgraduate Certificate in the same area, meaning that such applicants already have a good grounding in the theory and practice of teaching the subject in schools. This course will require students to register for a 10 ECTS study-unit related to research methods, and then apply those research methods to explore, through a 60 ECTS dissertation, an area of specialisation within the field.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of Ethics in Schools.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 7 students.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

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.

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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 2,600
Fee per semester: Eur 650

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400
By the end of the course the student will:
a) Be familiar with the use of Qualitative and Quantitative and Philosophical Methods of Research
b) Acquire new knowledge in the area of teaching Ethics in schools
c) Incorporate that knowledge in everyday teaching situations in class
d) Be more conscious of the ethical and social responsibilities teachers have in their duties at school
e) Have the capacity to develop and adapt further the current Ethics curriculum
f) Communicate better with teachers and parents and other audiences the goals of the Ethics programme in schools
g) Research and develop specific areas within the field
h) Support teachers of Ethics in the continuous professional development in the area
i) Possess learning skills that enhance further ongoing research in the field, leading to a PhD in the area
The course is intended for those are already in possession of a Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of Ethics in Schools and want to further their studies in the area.
With an M.Ed. in the Teaching of Ethics in Schools, one can further one’s education to PhD level. Successful completion of the degree would also improve chances of progression within the educational sector, as well as employment in other related fields.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 31 August 2020

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