Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Youth and Community Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Youth and Community Studies

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Course title Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Youth and Community Studies
Course code UBAHYTHFT
Postnominal B.A. (Hons) YCS (Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Janice Formosa Pace
Delivered by Faculty for Social Wellbeing
The course aims at providing you with professional training and development as prospective youth workers and youth policy makers. It also seeks to respond and meet the needs of organisations and individuals engaged in youth work. You will thus have the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in preparation for the empowerment of young people through reflective youth work practice. Moreover, you are encouraged to adopt an evidence-based outlook to youth work practice and youth policy development, and to consider research and evaluation as vital characteristics of your practice.

These aims will be achieved by providing you with the opportunity to engage with various academic perspectives of young people in the community at large, and to build a thorough understanding of the myriad domains that influence the lived experiences of young people. In addition, experiential-based study-units will enable you to link theory with practice.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to sit for an English Proficiency Test to be held on 7 September 2022. Successful applicants will then be required to sit for an interview sometime during the last two weeks of September 2022. Once announced, dates cannot be changed. Such applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level English at Grade 5 or better or equivalent.

The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' who will be sitting for the proficiency test is 31 August 2022 at 2pm.

Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.

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: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
After completing the course, you will be able to:

• Apply your working knowledge or theoretical and research perspectives of young people in the community.
• Engage critically with presented material.
• Use your research skills to carry out independent research.
• Use your capacity of knowledge and skills as a youth worker to enable effective communication with young people.
• Develop activities and projects that achieve youth empowerment.
If you are interested in becoming a professional youth worker, are currently working in the youth sector and wish to be more professional in your practice, or are involved in youth policy development, then this is the ideal course for you.
Youth work is one of the newest professions in Malta, and being a holder of this degree programme will provide you with the pre-requisite for a career as a professionally-warranted youth worker. In Malta, professional youth workers may be employed in a variety of settings, including Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, schools, youth centres, youth empowerment centres, local councils, and non-government organisations.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies allows you to proceed to enrolment in postgraduate degree programmes such as the Master in Youth and Community Studies.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 12 April 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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