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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Biology

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Biology

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides course participants with a strong foundation in pedagogy, assessment, inclusive practices and educational theory. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all learners. Within this programme, learners shall foster a deeper understanding and engagement of areas such evolution, animal and plant physiology, genetics and body systems.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of:

  1. Three (3) Ordinary Levels at MQF Level 3 (minimum Grade C or 5)  in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics awarded by MATSEC or an equivalent examination body recognised by the Institute for Education.

    AND

A minimum of one of the following:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in Biology at Advanced Level;
  2. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in Biology and another subject, and at least a grade D in a third subject.
  3. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better including Biology and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D.

Applicants applying under the Institute for Education’s maturity clause are asked to refer to Section 2.2. of the Admission Regulations.

 *Applicants not in possession of the MQF Level 3 requirements may be exempt subject to being in possession of an MQF Level 5 (120 ECTS) Higher Diploma taught in English Language or an MQF Level 6 (180 ECTS) taught in English Language.  

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
2 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
10 ECTS
Animal and Plant Physiology 1
5 ECTS
Non-Animal Diversity
5 ECTS
Chemicals of Life
5 ECTS
Organisation of Cells, Tissues and Body Systems
5 ECTS

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
20 ECTS
10 ECTS
​Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology
5 ECTS
Evolution
5 ECTS
​Ecosystem Processes
5 ECTS

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

Applications

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) Biology programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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