Diploma in Agriculture

Diploma in Agriculture

Course information

Course title Diploma in Agriculture
Course code UDAFT
Postnominal Dip. Agric.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Anthony Sacco
Delivered by Institute of Earth Systems
The Diploma course is a one-year day course. The students are considered as regular University students. During the first semester, all students follow all study units and an optional study unit. During the second semester, students may follow one stream of specialization, animal science, crop science or herb science. Those students who choose the animal science stream, have to follow a crop production study unit in the first semester, while students who choose the crop or herb science streams, have to follow an animal production study unit in the first semester. In the second semester, alongside the specialisation streams, students follow a study unit on food systems and have to prepare a report on a topic, chosen and agreed upon earlier during the year.

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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.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

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.

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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: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
The students gain knowledge and experience on rural sciences and food systems. They will be able to tackle agricultural problems and perceive agriculture as part of a rural, environmental and urban ecosystem.
The Diploma course is open to those students who complete with success the Preparatory Course or to direct-entry students who possess normal University entry qualifications.
Diploma graduates may be employed as laboratory or agricultural officers with Government, industry or co-operatives. Some students may further their studies by following the Bachelor’s degree offered by the Institute, and other Bachelor’s degrees offered by University and other foreign universities. Depending on the circumstances, some students, follow a veterinary course at a foreign university.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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.