Diploma in Maltese History in Context

Diploma in Maltese History in Context

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Course title Diploma in Maltese History in Context
Course code UDMHCPTE
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Emanuel Buttigieg
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
Through this programme of study, you will come to understand that History is far more than names, dates, rulers and wars. To properly appreciate Maltese history, you need to do so within a strong contextual framework that takes into consideration historical developments as well as historiographical practices. The main aim of this programme is to enable you to gain a deep understanding of the history of Malta. It aims to deliver a very structured programme of learning through which it will build up your knowledge and expertise of History. In the first year of the course, you will have a chronological and methodological accent which will give you a clear picture of developments and historical debates, while the second year will have more of a thematic accent, through which it will be possible to delve into particular aspects of the past.

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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 as “Adult Learners” under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and experience that would satisfy the Board, through an interview, that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for applying for the Course, together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae.

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: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 1,800
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 4,250
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
• provide an outline account of Maltese history and highlight the archives that are essential to its study;
• grasp the basic notions of what studying history entails;
• illustrate key developments in Maltese history in prehistoric/ancient times to the Middle Ages;
• list pivotal moments in modern and contemporary times;
• identify the importance of military and naval dimensions to wider politico-economic processes; and,
• illustrate the importance of art and its manifestations.
The taught programme of study on Maltese History is intended if you have a flair for enriching learning experiences.
The Diploma (and the Certificate option) will aim to foster your intellectual, analytical, critical and organisational skills that will be of value in any future career. While a diploma/certificate cannot be compared to an undergraduate degree, the experience of History graduates in recent years shows that there are many and varied work environments where a proper grounding in History is an asset and much appreciated.

Furthermore, it is envisaged that it may be possible for you to transfer some of your study-units towards a degree in History, or the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, should you decide to persevere with your studies.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 18 May 2022

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
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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.