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Legal Notice 167 of 2012 - ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 18,920 ­ - 25 May 2012


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Postgraduate Diploma in the Regulation of Social Care 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 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 2010 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Postgraduate Diploma in the Regulation of Social Care 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 Course" means the programme of studies leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in the Regulation of Social Care under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy;

"the Postgraduate Diploma" means the Postgraduate Diploma in the Regulation of Social Care; and

"the Principal Regulations" means the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008.

Applicability

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

Requirements for Admission

3. The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy or in Social Work or in an area of study deemed relevant by the Board and a minimum of two years of practice in an area deemed relevant by the Board; or

(b) the Diploma in Social Work; or the Diploma in Applied Social Studies (Social Work); or the Diploma in Social Studies from this University and a minimum of five years of work experience, in an area deemed relevant by the Board, provided that such applicants will also be required to pass an interview, during which they shall be required to provide written andemployer-corroborated evidence of their work experience and other relevant qualifications obtained following completion of the diploma course.

Course Duration

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

Course Programme

5. The Course shall consist of a number of taught study-units to which 60 credits shall be assigned.

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.

Assessment and Progress

7. (1) The assessment of each taught study-unit shall be completed by the end of the semester in which the teaching of the study-unit is held.

(2) Students who in any academic year fail in the assessment of not more than four taught study-units, if following the full-time Course, or not more than two taught study units if following the part-time Course, shall be given the opportunity to re-sit the failed assessment during the September supplementary examination session.

(3) Students who fail more than the number of study-units permitted under paragraph (2) of this bye-law or students who after re-assessment fail to obtain credit for any study-unit, shall be deemed to have failed the Course.

Classification of the Award

8. The Final Weighted Average Mark for the purpose of the classification of the Postgraduate Diploma shall be based on the results obtained in all the components of the course programme, all credits being weighted equally.

Special Provisions for Part-Time Courses

9. The provisions of the foregoing bye-laws shall apply mutatis mutandis to courses followed on a part-time basis, and subject to such changes as may reasonably be deemed by the relevant Board as necessary due to the part-time nature of the Course.

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