Higher Diploma of Legal Procurator

Higher Diploma of Legal Procurator

Course information

Course title Higher Diploma of Legal Procurator
Course code UHDLPRFT
Postnominal H.Dip. L.P.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Short Cycle Qualification
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Delivered by Faculty of Laws
The course leading to the Higher Diploma of Legal Procurator is tailor-made to prepare prospective Legal Procurators. The course is offered on a full-time basis over two years during which the substantive and procedural laws which a Legal Procurator would practice in the profession are imparted.

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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:

Two passes at Grade C or better at Advanced Matriculation Level or equivalent in English and Maltese, and three passes at Intermediate Matriculation Level or equivalent, one of which at grade C or better, in subjects chosen as follows: one subject from Group 2, one subject from Group 3, and another subject (except English and Maltese)

Details regarding the assessment of mature applicants (adult learners) will be made available in due course.

The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' is 31 August 2019. The closing date for other applicants is 30 September 2019.

Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

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Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
Subject knowledge and understanding

1. Develop a Knowledge of the laws as detailed in the Programme of Study relevant to the profession of legal procurator
2. Discuss substantive law pertinent to the profession of legal procurator Intellectual development
3. Understand and describe the functions of a legal procurator

Intellectual development

1. Critically appraise substantive and procedural law relevant to the profession of legal procurator
2. Discuss the principles of law to be applied by a legal procurator in the exercise of the profession
3. Write up and discuss case law relevant to the fields of law relevant to the profession of a legal procurator

Key / transferable skills

1. Through gaining an understanding of the law pertinent to the profession of a legal procurator, develop interpretation skills of legislation
2. Apply the law to the facts for each and every case which might be presented to students
3. Develop critical skills when reading law

Other skills relevant to employability and personal development

1. Reduce risks of giving a wrong interpretation of the law
2. Apply the law following a good grounding in the principles of substantive and procedural law
3. Through a process of academic rigour learnt in the course, draw up written advice on a particular case.
Persons wishing to work in a legal environment.
Graduates of this programme are eligible to sit for the warrant to practice the profession of legal procurator.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 13 January 2020

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