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Legal Notice 139 of 2011 – Malta Government Gazette No.18,736 – 21 April 2011
Amended by:
Legal Notice 355 of 2011 – Malta Government Gazette No. 18,804 – 9 September 2011


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in the Laws of Procedure under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws

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 Laws in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by 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 Diploma in the Laws of Procedure under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws. (2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires -

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Laws;

"the Board of Studies" means the Board of Studies appointed by Senate for the Course on the recommendation of the Board;

"the Course" means the programme of study leading to the Diploma in the Laws of Procedure;

"the Diploma" means the Diploma in the Laws of Procedure; and

"the Principal Regulations" means the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall apply to courses commencing in February 2011 or later.

Requirements for Admission

3. (1) 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.

(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 that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. The eligibility of such applicants shall be decided by a board appointed for the purpose, following an interview and a written examination which will measure the applicants’ literacy and numerical skills, provided that the Board may waive the written examination requirement if applicants are in possession of a university certificate, diploma or degree.

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

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over a period of two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.

Programme of Study

5. (1) The Course shall consist of a number of taught study-units to which a total of 60 credits are assigned.

(2) The programme of study shall be drawn up by the Board of Studies and published by the Board after approval by Senate, normally not less than eight months prior to the commencement of the Course.

Classification of the Award

6. (1) The Final Weighted Average Mark for the purpose of the classification of the Diploma shall be based on the results obtained in the Course, all credits 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 indicated in the Principal Regulations.
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