Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Wellbeing Studies (Top-Up Degree)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Wellbeing Studies (Top-Up Degree)

Course information

Course title Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Wellbeing Studies (Top-Up Degree)
Type of qualification/award First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Ruth Falzon
Delivered by Faculty for Social Wellbeing
The concept behind this top-up degree is that you are free to “design” your own programme by registering for a number of elective study-units (timetable permitting) on offer by the various departments within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. These would be study-units which you consider most suitable for your academic interest and career plans alongside a number of compulsory core units. A list of the elective study-units on offer during the course is available here.

During this course, you will be exposed to a wide range of concepts which bring together opportunities for achievement and active engagement in society. Focusing on wellbeing, you will benefit from exposure to issues and trends on social inclusion. Personal, professional and social skills will also be addressed. To further address empowerment and the implementation of skills learnt, you are challenged to take responsibility for your learning and to pursue areas of interest to you.

More information available here.

Communication and Academic Skills Programme
The communication and academic skills programme complements students’ main course of study. It introduces them to writing and presenting as situated within academic contexts sensitive to specific disciplines and develops their competences for future careers.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the Higher Diploma in Community Access for Disabled People of this University or a comparable qualification in a related area.

Applicants who have obtained credits for study-units considered by the Board of Studies to be equivalent to those in the programme of study, may also be admitted into the Course under those conditions as the Board may impose and follow a programme of study as directed by the Board of Studies.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

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: Annual Tuition Fees: Eur 4,250
This course is designed to develop a number of important skills, including:

• Intellectual skills: critical thought, analysis and synthesis, creative thinking, problem-solving. These will be fostered through lectures, assessment, supervision and project work.
• Personal skills: reflexivity, communication, assertiveness, time management, stress management, decision-making, ethics and values. These skills will be taught directly in a number of units, but will also be developed in the context of lectures, workshops, seminars and interaction with tutors and peers.
• Research skills: basic skills of independent library and internet research; critical analysis; quantitative and qualitative research design and methods.
• Organisational skills: the capacity to set goals and to organise oneself to reach them. These will be strengthened through choosing and planning one's degree, participating in independent or group work, and working on one's dissertation.

More information available here.

This course is of interest if you are a:

• Young student who has a social calling but are as yet undecided as to your area of specialisation.
• Mature student who may find the holistic and choice-based approach of interest and of relevance to you, and a suitable re-entry point to resuming your studies.
The B.A. (Hons) Social Wellbeing Studies Programme prepares you to be suitable for employment with government departments, ministries and agencies, as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private providers of all kinds of welfare, social and human services, or any service with important social and wellbeing aspects. The training enables you to work successfully in many other capacities in the private and public sector as well.

The B.A. (Hons) Social Wellbeing Studies enables you to access different Masters Courses both locally and overseas. This course will help you to pursue postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 15 September 2022

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.

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