Preparatory Course for Diploma in Agriculture

Preparatory Course for Diploma in Agriculture

Course information

Course title Preparatory Course for Diploma in Agriculture
Course code UPRCAGRFT
Level of qualification Short Cycle Qualification
National Qualifications Framework level Not Applicable
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Anthony Sacco
Delivered by Institute of Earth Systems
The Preparatory Course is a one-year day course focusing on agricultural Biology and Chemistry. The students are also introduced to topics in rural sciences. During this year, students are considered as probationary.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) six passes at grade 5 or better at Secondary Education Certificate Level, including Maltese, English Language, Mathematics and a science subject or

(b) a diploma obtained from the College of Agriculture of the Department of Education with a grade of merit or better, or a similar qualification which, in the opinion of the Board, is equivalent to this qualification.

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
Students will be specifically prepared to follow the Diploma Course. They will be able to understand the science behind the rural activities, to present a short report and to prepare and deliver a presentation on an agricultural topic.
At this point the students are not yet prepared to manage a rural situation or follow further studies. The Preparatory Course is specifically designed to students who intend to follow the Diploma Course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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