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Legal Notice 358 of 2011 - ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 18,804 - ­ 9 September 2011
Amended by:
Legal Notice 289 of 2012 – Malta Government Gazette No. 18,963 – 7 September 2012


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Higher Diploma in Political Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon him by articles 74(5) and 75(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 Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy in virtue of the powers conferred upon it under article 81(1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by article 81(2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Higher Diploma in Political Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.

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

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy;

"the Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies appointed by Senate for the Course, on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy;

"the Certificate" means the Certificate in Political Studies;

"the Course" means the programme of studies leading to the Higher Diploma in Political Studies;

"the Diploma" means the Diploma in Political Studies; and

"the Higher Diploma" means the Higher Diploma in Political Studies.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2011 or later.

Requirements for Admission

3. (1) To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations of the University.

(2) 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.

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

For courses commencing in October 2012 or later:

(4)    The Admissions Board, acting on the advice of the Board of Studies, may admit applicants in possession of the Diploma in Political Studies into the third year of the Course in terms of regulation 8.1.1 of the Admission Regulations of the University.

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over a period of three years of part-time study.

Course Programme

5. (1) The Course shall consist of a number of taught study-units to which 90 credits shall be assigned.

(2) Students who successfully complete a prescribed set of study-units totaling 30 credits and opt not to proceed with the Course or, having proceeded, do not successfully complete the Course, shall be entitled to the Certificate.

(3) Students who successfully complete a prescribed set of study-units totaling 60 credits and opt not to proceed with the Course or, having proceeded, do not successfully complete the Course, shall be entitled to the Diploma.

6. The programme of study shall be published after approval by Senate, normally not less than eight months prior to the commencement of the Course.

Classification of the Awards

7. (1) The overall evaluation of each student's performance in the Course for the purpose of the classification of the Diploma and the Higher Diploma shall be based on the results obtained, all credits earned being weighted equally.

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

Pass with Distinction
Pass with Merit
Pass.

Repeal

8. The Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Political Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, published as Legal Notice 166 of 2005, shall be deemed to cease to be in force as from 1st October 2011, provided that students registered for this course before 1st October 2011 shall continue to be governed by the bye-laws that were in force at the time of their joining the course.
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