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Legal Notice 247 of 2005 - Malta Government Gazette No. 17,787 ­ 8 July 2005

EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Social Studies under the auspices of the Centre for Labour Studies

IN exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 30(5) and 31(6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Centre for Labour Studies in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by section 37 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by section 37 (2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Certificate/Diploma in Social Studies under the auspices of the Centre for Labour Studies (previously the Workers' Participation Development Centre).

(2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires -

"the Board" means the Board of the Centre for Labour Studies;

"the Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies appointed for the Course;

"the Course" means the programme of studies leading to the Diploma in Social Studies; and

"the Diploma" means the Diploma in Social Studies.


Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2003 or later.

Areas of Study

3. (1) The Diploma may be awarded in any one of the following areas of study:

(a) Industrial Relations
(b) Gender and Development
(c) Occupational Health and Safety
(d) Occupational Guidance and Career Counselling
(e) Management of Cooperatives.

(2) The area/s of study offered in any particular year shall be published by the Board before the commencement of each Course.

Requirements for Admission

4. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants must satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations of the University.

Course Duration

5. The Course shall extend over a period of two years of part-time study.

Course Programme

6. The Course shall consist of two parts, namely Part One and Part Two, each of one year's duration. The first year programme of study shall consist of study-units to which 30 credits are assigned.

7. Students who successfully complete Part One of the Course and who opt not to proceed with the Course shall be entitled to the award of the Certificate in Social Studies.

8. Students shall be eligible to register for Part Two of the Course if they have successfully completed Part One of the Course and obtained at least 60% average mark.

9. Part Two of the Course shall consist of:

(a) a number of study-units to which 25 credits shall be assigned; and

(b) a study-unit comprising a supervised Long Essay to which 5 credits shall be assigned.

10. Students who proceed to Part Two of the Course but fail to obtain the Diploma shall be eligible for the award of the Certificate in Social Studies.

Long Essay Study-Unit

11. (1) Each student shall be required to write a long essay of approximately 5,000 words on an approved topic intended to illustrate an ability to integrate the various aspects of the course of studies.

(2) The long essay shall be submitted by not later than the start of the session of the last semester examinations, unless otherwise specified by the Board of Studies.

(3) When a long essay is not approved, the student shall be given the opportunity to re-submit it once only, within six months. After resubmission, the maximum mark and grade that may be awarded shall be 45% - grade D.

Classification of the Award

12. (1) The Final Weighted Average Mark for the purpose of the classification of the Diploma award shall be based on the results obtained in each year of the Course, all credits earned being weighted equally.

(2) The names of students who qualify for the award of the Diploma shall be published in a list in alphabetical order classified as follows:
Passed with Distinction
Passed.

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