Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Financial Literacy

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION Surveys on financial literacy constantly show that a large part of the population do not grasp basic financial concepts. This leads them to at best not be able to take correct decisions in terms of financial matters and at worse to make bad decisions which will impact their financial future. In extreme cases, this might even lead them to lose money. Therefore it is important to start educating people about basic financial concepts.

Furthermore, one of the recommendations of the Maltese Pension Reform working group was to develop a financial literacy strategy. This is in line with this goal. The study-unit is aimed at all students with no prior knowledge about finance, accounting, economics, etc. The study-unit aims to educate students with basic concepts such as inflation, interest rates, pension, investments, budgeting, etc.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the study-unit, students should be able to:

• Where to look for to get information about financial matters;
• To understand the basics of credit, investment, differences between various investment products, inflation, interest rates, budgeting, retirement planning, pensions, etc.

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Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutor during the sessions.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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