Bachelor of European Studies with Oriental Studies (Chinese)

Bachelor of European Studies with Oriental Studies (Chinese)

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Course title Bachelor of European Studies with Oriental Studies (Chinese)
Course code UBESTOSC
Postnominal B.Eur.Studies(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 European Studies (Joint Area)
Mark Harwood

Oriental Studies (Chinese) (Joint Area)
Wei Chen
Delivered by Institute for European Studies
Students registering for the course shall be required to indicate their choice of a second Main Area of study to be taken with European Studies at the time of applying for admission.

Students shall be required to register and obtain credits for study-units to which a total of not less than 180 ECTS credits are assigned as indicated in the programmes of study for the chosen Main Areas.

The programme of studies aims to provide you with a solid and comprehensive knowledge of the European Union from a multi-disciplinary angle, involving the politics, economics, law and history of European Integration. Another aim is to develop students’ analytical skills and to deepen your critical appraisal of EU policies and EU affairs in general. Special emphasis is also laid, where appropriate, on the deepening of knowledge of the theories and theoretical frameworks employed by the various disciplines in assessing EU policies. In your final year, you may have the chance to demonstrate your knowledge by carrying out a research-based dissertation. Participation in the Erasmus+ mobility programme is also encouraged, for a more holistic and diverse learning experience.

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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 must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

An Intermediate Level pass in English.

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
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

European Studies

• Assess and analyse policy developments in the EU.
• Write reports on such developments and recognise the developing trends.
• Make presentations or report EU developments succinctly.

Oriental Studies (Chinese)
• Fluently speak and write Chinese in an intermediate or native-like level of fluency.
• Recall important historic events and key figures that have contributed to Chinese literature.
• Understand the contribution of Chinese countries and their current stance in contemporary affairs.
If you would like to pursue a career in European Studies and study Oriental Studies (Chinese) as a subsidiary subject to gain more knowledge on the area, then this is the ideal course for you.
European Studies

As a graduate in European Studies, you will be able to find jobs in the EU institutions, international organisations, government ministries (where our alumni have been detailed to work on EU related projects or units working on EU initiatives), in the diplomatic service, the media, teaching, and the enterprise and business organisations. If you will be in possession of a good Bachelor of European Studies qualification, you will be admitted to read for a higher degree, usually at Masters level in European Studies or closely related areas requiring a strong knowledge of European Studies. While many of our alumni have graduated with their Masters at the University of Malta, as a European Studies graduate, you will be able to gain admission to Universities overseas.

Oriental Studies (Chinese)

As a graduate in this course you will be employable, both locally and internationally, as a translator, writer, researcher, human resources officer, editor, journalist, teacher, social developer, economic and trade relations officer, foreign correspondent, foreign affairs analyst, publisher, librarian, social worker, public cultural educator and as a tourism officer. If you are interested in furthering your education, or are considering an academic profession, then we encourage you to enrol in one of our local postgraduate courses for a honed academic background.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study for European Studies (Joint Area) applicable from 2022/3.
Click here to access the Programme of Study for Oriental Studies (Chinese) (Joint Area) applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 8 June 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.