Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up Degree)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up Degree)

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Course title Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up Degree)
Course code UBAHECEIIIFT
Postnominal B.A. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Qualification
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Suzanne Gatt
Delivered by Faculty of Education
This 1-year programme is intended for applicants in possession of the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years and continues to prepare students for a career in the Early Childhood contexts. Students are prepared to work in the informal settings of kindergartens. Students learn about appropriate pedagogy which promotes learning whilst taking into consideration young learners characteristics and needs.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the following qualifications:

(i) MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years OR any other comparable and equivalent recognised qualification and

(ii) passes at SEC level at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics and

(iii) passes in proficiency tests in English and Maltese, approved by the Faculty. Applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test in English if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or an Intermediate Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher, or an Advanced Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher. Applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test in Maltese if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or an Intermediate Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher, or an Advanced Matriculation Level pass at Grade C or higher.

All applicants shall submit with their application a Police Good Conduct Certificate issued by the Commissioner of Police in terms of the Conduct Certificates Ordinance, and shall not be included in the Register established under the Protection of Minors (Registration) Act.

Whilst filling in the online application for this course, applicants must have their Police Certificate of Conduct in hand as they are required to include certain details from the Police Certificate of Conduct in the application form.

On acceptance on the course, applicants will be asked to submit an original Police Certificate of Conduct (not more than 6 months old) to the Faculty of Education.

The number of students shall be limited to 60 students.

If the number of fully qualified applicants exceeds the number of students that can be accepted, applicants will be placed in rank order according to criteria approved by Senate. Interviews for selection of applicants will be held where there is a tie for any remaining place/s.

The University Admissions Board, after seeking the advice of the Faculty Admissions Committee, shall first consider eligible applicants whose qualifications were obtained in the Matriculation Certificate Examination or from another examining board, if the Faculty Admissions Committee is satisfied that the qualifications presented are comparable in content and equivalent in standard to the Matriculation Certificate Examination in the same subject/s. For the purpose of selection, applicants whose qualifications and the special course requirements as stipulated above, were obtained by 31 August preceding the commencement of the Course shall be considered first. If vacant places are still available, applicants who obtain all necessary qualifications and fulfil all special course requirements as stipulated above after the 31 August and before the 30 September shall be considered to take up the remaining places.

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: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 4 November 2019

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