Diploma in German

Diploma in German

Course information

Course title Diploma in German
Course code UDGRNPTE
Postnominal Dip. Ger.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Kathrin Schoedel
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
Malta’s economy is increasingly developing links with Germany. Over the last two decades, quite a large number of German industrial concerns opened shop in Malta. Furthermore, Germany is one of Malta’s largest sources for incoming tourists. Contact with Germans over the last few decades increased the interest Maltese have in German culture and history. As a result many Maltese have sought to discover the country for themselves by visiting Germany.

In all these contacts, English is used as the main medium of communication, except for the fortunate few who had the opportunity to learn German themselves. But it is widely recognised that communication in German would help Maltese interests, not only to advance business and commerce, but also to deepen personal and social communication between Maltese and Germans.

The recently established Department of German at the University has recognised this gap, and is offering, for the first time, a unique opportunity to those individuals who know that knowledge of German will improve their career opportunities in industry, in financial services and in the tourist sector. The Diploma seeks to improve their knowledge of German, as it is used in everyday life and in specialised sectors of the German economy.

The Diploma programme is divided into three main modules, respectively covering Language, German in Economy and Business Life and German Culture and Society. The Learning Outcomes for the Diploma are explained more fully below.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall, apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions Regulations, be in possession of a minimum level of B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in German or the Certificate in German.

Applicants shall provide certification to attest their level of German, or if they do not have such certification, they shall be required to undertake a placement test conducted by the Department of German.

Applicants admitted under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Faculty Admissions Committee that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. The eligibility of such applicants shall be decided by the Faculty Admissions Committee following an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three persons.

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.

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: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 900
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,250
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

- demonstrate an improvement in his/her language skills, whereby he/she will comprehend and be able to articulate arguments in the German language

- demonstrate linguistic awareness and widen his/her comprehension of Germany in a wider European context

- identify and appraise aspects that defined and/or are still defining German society and culture

- recognize and relate to contemporary German society and culture whilst being able to discuss a range of topics related to this society

- describe the main developments in the literary and cultural history of Germany

- apply the knowledge and skills obtained when applying for jobs in various sectors (ranging from tourism, financial services, medicine and technology)

- establish what is sought after and how the applicant can satisfy such requisites when applying for a job in the above mentioned sectors amongst others

- engage and improve his/her intercultural competences
This diploma is of particular interest to persons who are employed in professions and sectors where knowledge of German is very beneficial and as well to those who wish to widen their knowledge of German language, culture and society.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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