Diploma in Gender, Work and Society

Diploma in Gender, Work and Society

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Course title Diploma in Gender, Work and Society
Course code UDGWSPTD
Postnominal Dip. GWS(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Anna Borg
Delivered by Centre for Labour Studies
The course provides an introductory overview on gender issues and helps you to increase your awareness about the impact of gender and its effect on women and men at the individual, family, organisational, political and social level. It also enables you to analyse various subjects through the gender lens, including issues related to: work, sociology, psychology, social policy, politics, law, economics, health, culture and poverty.

The programme of studies will allow you to become more assertive, improve your debating and writing skills and to become more conscious of your biases and stereotypes. It also enables you to spot injustices that stem from inequalities between women and men. The course can also serve as a bridge to further your studies at tertiary level and will allow you to join the third year of the Bachelor in Work and Human Resources (Honours) course, among others.

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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 admitted under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of qualifications and experience that would satisfy the Board of Studies, through an interview, that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit.

Applicants admitted in terms of the above paragraph shall be in possession of a pass in an English language proficiency test as approved by the University before being admitted to the Course, provided that applicants in possession of a Secondary Education Certificate pass at Grade 5/GCE Ordinary Level pass at Grade C or higher in English or a pass at the same standard in a comparable qualification, shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test.

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to sit for an English Proficiency Test to be held on 3 February 2022.

Successful applicants will then be required to sit for an interview on a date which will be announced in due course. Once announced, dates cannot be changed. Such applicants shall be exempted from sitting 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' (those who will be sitting for the proficiency test and/or interview) is 31 January 2022 at 2pm. The closing date for other applicants is 7 February 2022 at 2pm.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 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 4,250
During the course, you will learn:

• How to be sensitised into the importance of gender as a transversal theme in the appreciation of social, cultural, economic and political behaviour.
• How to facilitate the effective participation of men and women in decisions which invariably affect their lives.
• How to be empowered to request, develop and maintain gender friendly and gender sensitive policies in the home, at work and in society.
• Personal and interpersonal skills important for your life style and career.
• How to converse and discuss effectively in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary atmospheres about gender, work and society.
If you are involved or interested in issues related to gender equality, the home, work and society, then this is the ideal course for you. It is also suited if you are interested in jobs in areas such as Human Resources, Government entities, NGOs and organisations working on gender related EU projects, amongst others.
The knowledge, skills and competences gained from this course will enable you to give a valuable input to the implementation of gender mainstreaming, equality and human rights, which have become an integral part of government policy. The course is also suitable if you are interested in continuing your studies in areas related to human resources and gender studies. If you get an average mark of 60% or more, you may be allowed to join the third year of the Bachelor in Work and Human Resources (Honours) course (conditions apply).
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 23 November 2021

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