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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Laws (Honours)









First Cycle

Level 6

4 Years



Kevin Aquilina

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of and training in the core legal subjects of a substantive law nature. The main areas of the law which will be covered during the course include Public Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Commercial Law, Environmental and Resources Law, Media, Communications and Technology Law, Legal History and Methodology and European and Comparative Law.

The course requires students to acquire a detailed knowledge of the basic principles of law and also good knowledge of substantive law. Various elective study units are offered throughout the course and students must sit for end of semester examinations.
LEARNING OUTCOMES Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws Hons. Degree course should:

a. Demonstrate an ability to develop a research proposal and carry out independent research

b. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of research skills and methods applicable to a particular field

c. Have gained the ability to analyse particular issues in different fields of law

d. Be capable of advancing their knowledge in their chosen area of focus and thus, be eligible to follow post-graduate degree courses in law.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Though not a degree leading directly to the pursuit of a specific profession, the areas covered may equip students with knowledge and skills which may be utilised in other careers (as in the public service, banking and in other commercial occupations).

The course will also enable students to pursue a range of postgraduate studies. At the University of Malta, students may, among others, then read for the degree leading to the profession of Advocate or Notary Public, the Master of Laws in European and Comparative Law, the Master of Laws in International Law, the Master of Arts in Mediation, the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization of Governance, and the Master of Arts in Ocean Governance.
COURSE INTENDED FOR The course is aimed at any student wishing to obtain an undergraduate degree in law.
MOBILITY PERIOD Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the fourth 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:

(i) two passes at Grade C or better at Advanced Matriculation Level or equivalent in English and Maltese and

(ii) three passes at Intermediate Matriculation Level or equivalent, one of which at grade C or better, in subjects chosen as follows: one subject from Group 2, one subject from Group 3, and another subject (except English and Maltese).

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to sit for a written test to be held on 7 September 2017. Successful applicants will then be required to sit for an interview which will be held on 13 September 2017. These dates cannot be changed. Details regarding the assessment of mature applicants (adult learners) can be found here.

The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' (those who will be sitting for the written test and/or interview) is 31 August 2017. The closing date for other applicants is 30 September 2017.

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: 12 January 2018
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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