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Legal Notice 393 of 2011 - Malta Government Gazette No.18,812 ­ - 30 September 2011
Amended by:
Legal Notice 44 of 2013 - Malta Government Gazette No. 19,023 - 29 January 2013


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Library and Information Studies - Dip. LIS - under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

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 Media and Knowledge Sciences 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 Library and Information Studies - Dip. LIS - under the auspices of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.

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

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences;

"the Course" means the programme of study leading to the Diploma in Library and Information Studies - Dip. LIS;

"the Diploma" means the Diploma in Library and Information Studies ­ Dip. LIS; and

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

Applicability

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

Special Course 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.

(2) Applicants applying for admission in terms of sub-paragraph (a) (iii) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2 of the Admission Regulations shall preferably have at least one year’s experience in librarianship and shall be currently working as librarians as evidenced by testimonials from an employer.

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over a period of one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

Course Programme

5. The Course shall consist of study-units to which 60 credits are assigned, including synoptic study-units, a practicum and a long essay.

6. The Board shall publish the programme of study in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Principal Regulations and as approved by Senate, before the commencement of each Course. Subject to changes that the Board may make, with the approval of Senate, students shall follow the study-units and obtain the credits as indicated in the programme for the Diploma.

Classification of the Award

7. (1) The Overall Weighted Average Mark for the classification of the Diploma shall take into account the results obtained in all the components of the Course, which shall be weighted as follows:

Taught study-units, practicum and long essay - 60%
Synoptic study-units - 40%.

(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:

Pass with Distinction
Pass with Merit
Pass.

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