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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Gozo Studies








Dip. Gozo St.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

4 Semesters

Part-time Evening


Lino Briguglio

The course will cover 60 ECTS. It will have three modules, namely: (i) Economics and Environmental Studies (ii) History and (ii) Culture. Each module will consist of 5 study units (4 ECTS each).

A variety of teaching methods will be utilized during the course programme, including lectures, field-visits, seminars and home assignments. The course will therefore provide students with both classroom instruction and other learning experiences, and will link past and present realities in Gozo with various academic disciplines. The course will be conducted by lecturers of different academic backgrounds, and this will enable the students to look at the subject matter from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The course will provide students with:

• A sound knowledge of past and present realities in Gozo relating to the economy, the culture and the physical environment of the island.
• An understanding of policy implications relating to economic, social and environmental concerns.
• An understanding of the history of Gozo.
• An appreciation of the culture of Gozo from various angles, including the way of life, the arts, music and crafts.
• An understanding of the special constraints and opportunities faced by small islands.
• An introduction to theoretical analysis associated with the various disciplines involved in the course, including economics, management, sociology, anthropology, history, and environmental science.
• An opportunity to meet leading academics in the various disciplines associated with the course programme.

Students will be encouraged to appreciate the benefits of an inter-disciplinary approach and to identify the linkages between the various study units of the course.

During the course students will have the opportunity to improve their communication skills and to work in teams. The course will also enable the students to develop other skills associated with the different study units, including sourcing and inferring tendencies from quantitative and qualitative data, critically evaluating social and economic realities, and interpreting historical information. Students will find such skills useful for career improvement and for life in general.
COURSE INTENDED FOR The programme is aimed at students interested in understanding Gozitan past and present realities, from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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 admitted under sub-paragraph (a)(iii) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2 of the Admission Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Board of Studies that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. The eligibility of such applicants shall be decided by the Board of Studies, following an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three persons.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

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



Last Updated: 4 October 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.

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