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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics







B.Com. (Hons)(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

1 Year



The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree is open only to students who successfully complete the three years of the course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Students may register for the Honours programme in one of the chosen areas of specialization if they have successfully completed the Bachelor of Commerce course and have been placed in Category II or better in the classification for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, and have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the area chosen at Honours level.

To provide a year of specialised study in Economics covering the major developments in the science over the past two decades, spanning the major themes within Macro- and Micro-economics as well as Econometrics, together with specialised areas such as Development and Environmental Economics.
LEARNING OUTCOMES Students should be able to understand the major concepts in contemporary economic thinking and apply them within the context of a junior career position or towards further study.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY There are various openings for economics graduates in the private and public sectors of activity, locally and internastionally including with EU institutions. The Honours degree in Malta is also a reputed qualification for entry into postgraduate courses locally and abroad.
COURSE INTENDED FOR The target audience is students who have obtained the BComm qualification with a major in Economics and with a satisfactory performance.
Students who successfully complete Part One of the Course by obtaining 180 credits may opt to proceed to Part Two of the Course which comprises the fourth year leading to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) if they

(a) have successfully completed Part One of the Course and have been placed in Category II or better in the classification for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and

(b) have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the “Economics” area of specialization.

Students who do not complete Part Two shall be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, classified according to the criteria indicated in the course bye-laws.

The Board shall publish the Course programme of study and the programmes of study for each area of specialization, drawn up in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Principal Regulations, and approved by Senate. Subject to the approval of Senate, the Board may make any necessary changes to the programmes of study and to the study-units required for the Degree.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2014.

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



Last Updated: 7 August 2017
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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.

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