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University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Master of Arts in Disability Studies (Preparatory Programme)

(for courses commencing October 2017)


In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 10ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units

PSY1313* An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DBS2002 Disability Issues in Social Policy and Social Work 3 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
PHI1090 Philosophy: Tools and Problems 4 ECTS
SOC1058 Health, Illness and Society 4 ECTS
SWP2311 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 1 5 ECTS

Elective Units

INE2601** Inclusive Communities and Schooling 4 ECTS
YTH2013** Young People and Social Inclusion 4 ECTS

Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY3130 Psychology of Adjustment 2 ECTS
SWP2321 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 2 5 ECTS

Elective Units

SOC2006* Social Inequality 4 ECTS
SWP3132* Social and Economic Policy in Malta 2 ECTS

* Students may register for either PSY1313 or SOC2006 and SWP3132.
** Students may register for either INE2601 or YTH2013.

Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
Last Updated: 29 September 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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