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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Religious Education

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Religious Education

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 with the role of religion within society, beliefs, traditions and practices in religion, the Catholic Tradition, the Bible, and major world religions.

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 ofoneof the following:

  1. ​An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in Religious Knowledge at Advanced Level; 
  2. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in Religious Knowledge and three Intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D.
  3. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better including Religious Knowledge 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.

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
2 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
10 ECTS
Maturing in Educati​on through the virtues
5 ECTS
The Word of God
5 ECTS
Beliefs, Traditions, Practices - World Religions
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Descriptions Credits
5 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
10 ECTS
Developing a new vision for the Religion Education Classroom
5 ECTS
Understanding Moral Language
5 ECTS
Community Life, Relationships and Roles in Communities of Faith
5 ECTS
Connectedness with Myself, Others and God
5 ECTS

Third Year

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
20 ECTS
10 ECTS
Major World Religions
5 ECTS
Challenging aspects in human experience
5 ECTS
The Catholic Tradition
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) Religious Education 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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