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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Education (Honours) with Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies







B.Ed. (Hons)(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

4 Years



The B. Ed (Hons.) Primary and Secondary track programmes are of a four-year duration, consisting of 240 credits and offered on a full-time basis.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education: prepares students for a career in local Secondary schools. The Department of Arts & Languages in Education (DALE) promotes innovative teaching and learning methods for the following areas: Art, English, French, German, History, Italian, Maltese, Music, Religion, Social Studies and Spanish. The Department Mathematics, Science and Technical Education [DMSTE] promotes innovative teaching and learning methods for the following areas: Business Studies, Computing Education, Geography, Mathematics, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies [NFCS], Physical Education, Science [Biology, Chemistry and Physics] and Technical Design and Technology.

Two key components of all the B.Ed.(Hons.) programmes are the hands-on school experiences in every year of the programme and a dissertation in the final year of the programme.
MOBILITY PERIOD Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the second year of the course.
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:

(a) two passes at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Home Economics and Human Ecology and in any other subject,

(b) a pass in the proficiency test in English, approved by the Faculty. Applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test in English if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or an Intermediate Level pass at Grade C or higher, or an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or higher in English. Passes at Grade B or higher in the GCE examination Ordinary Level will also be accepted,

(c) a certificate showing a pass in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Standard Certificate.

Applicants who do not pass the English proficiency test (as applicable) and are not exempted from it in terms of sub-paragraph (b) above, and/or are not in possession of the ECDL by the 25 September shall not be admitted to the Course.

Applicants with other qualifications considered to be sufficient may be exempted by the University Admissions Board, on the advice of the Faculty Admissions Committee, from the whole or part of these special course requirements.

Entry into the B.Ed. (Hons.) course is based on qualifications. If the number of fully qualified applicants exceeds the number of students that can be accepted in particular teaching areas, applicants will be placed in rank order according to criteria approved by Senate. Interviews for selection of applicants will be held (normally during the first week of September) where there is a tie for any remaining place/s in a teaching area.

For the number of available places and the selection criteria, please refer here.

For the purpose of selection, applicants who are fully qualified by 31 August 2015 (including being in possession of the special entry requirements for the course and having submitted the Proficiency Test and ECDL Certificate or Logbook) will be considered first and will be placed in rank order. Those for whom places are available will be accepted and informed accordingly.

If vacant places are still available in the B.Ed. (Hons) with Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies Course, applicants who become fully qualified (including being in possession of the special entry requirements for the course) after the 31 August 2015 and before 30 September 2015 (or after publication of MATSEC results if later), shall be considered for selection to take up any remaining places.

It is advisable that, where possible, all mandatory documents are submitted by hand to the Faculty Office, Room 231, Old Humanities Building by 31 August 2015.

Details regarding the English Proficiency Test can be found here.

Whilst filling in the online application for one of these courses applicants must have their Police Certificate of Conduct in hand as they are required to include certain details from the Police Certificate of Conduct in the application form.

On acceptance on the course, applicants will also be asked to submit an original Police Certificate of Conduct (not more than 6 months old) to the Faculty of Education.

Only applicants who are in possession of a first degree in Computing are exempted from presenting the ECDL Certificate.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2015.

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



Last Updated: 12 June 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
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.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
Examination Timetable
Students can download the timetable for the January 2018 Examination Session from this page.

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