Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics

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Course title Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics
Course code UBCOMFT
Postnominal B.Com. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Philip Von Brockdorff
Delivered by Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree is open only to students who successfully complete the three years of the course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Students may register for the Honours programme in one of the chosen areas of specialization if they have successfully completed the Bachelor of Commerce course and have been placed in Category II or better in the classification for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, and have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the area chosen at Honours level.

To provide a year of specialised study in Economics covering the major developments in the science over the past two decades, spanning the major themes within Macro- and Micro-economics as well as Econometrics, together with specialised areas such as Development and Environmental Economics.
Students who successfully complete Part One of the Course by obtaining 180 credits may opt to proceed to Part Two of the Course which comprises the fourth year leading to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) if they:

(a) have successfully completed Part One of the Course and have been placed in Category II or better in the classification for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and

(b) have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the “Economics” area of specialization.

Students who do not complete Part Two shall be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, classified according to the criteria indicated in the course bye-laws.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.

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.

The International Office at UM provides information about admission, English language requirements, and comparability of qualifications. Dedicated personnel assist international students with visas, health tests, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
Students should be able to understand the major concepts in contemporary economic thinking and apply them within the context of a junior career position or towards further study.
The target audience is students who have obtained the B.Com. qualification with a major in Economics and with a satisfactory performance.
There are various openings for economics graduates in the private and public sectors of activity, locally and internastionally including with EU institutions. The Honours degree in Malta is also a reputed qualification for entry into postgraduate courses locally and abroad.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9.

Last Updated: 28 May 2018

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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