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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Social Studies

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Social Studies

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: October

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 will deepen their understanding of the individual and the role that religion, politics, health, education, mass media, amongst others, play within society.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of the following:

  1. Three (3) Ordinary Levels at MQF An MQF Level 3 (Grade 1-5, or equivalent) in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

In addition to at least one of the following:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in at least ONE of the following subjects: Social Studies, Sociology, Economics, History, or Philosophy at Advanced Level.
  2. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in at least ONE of the following subjects: Social Studies, Sociology, Economics, History, or Philosophy. In addition, applicants should also be in possession of a grade C or better in another subject and a grade D or better in a third subject.
  3. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better including Social Studies, Sociology, Economics, History or Philosophy 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
Psychology of Education: Child Development, Creativity,
and Managing Difficult Behaviours
3 ECTS
Planning: A Key to Success
4 ECTS
Claassroom Management
3 ECTS
Assessment for Learning and Continous Assessment
2 ECTS
Assessment of Learning: Examination Paper Setting and Evaluation
2 ECTS
Teaching Practice I
10 ECTS
Achieving Standards while Fostering Equity and Social Justice
3 ECTS
Philosophy of Education: The Maltese Educational System and
Collaborative Communities of Learning
3 ECTS
Education, Work and Leisure
5 ECTS
The Individual and Society
5 ECTS
Culture, Religion and Identity
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Description Credits
The Teacher's Role
3 ECTS
Digitial citizenship: Enriching learning through web-based applications
3 ECTS
Psycho-social Issues of Inclusive Education
4 ECTS
Teaching Practice ll
10 ECTS
BHUM200
Introduction to Humanities
5 ECTS
The Human Touch
5 ECTS
Demography and Development
5 ECTS
Gender, Sexuality and Forms of Living Arrangements
5 ECTS
The Young and Social Change
5 ECTS

Third Year

Code Description Credits
Communicating with Parents
2 ECTS
Addressing Diveristy through Inquiry-based Learning (IBL)
and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
4 ECTS
Microteaching
3 ECTS
Leading the Professional Team
2 ECTS
Experiental Learning and Authentic Assessment
2 ECTS
Sociology of Education: Gender Equality, Culture and Values
3 ECTS
Research Methods l: Quantitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods ll: Qualitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Internship in Industry
6 ECTS
Exploring Multiculturalism in Education
2 ECTS
Promoting the Principles of Inclusion through CLassroom Practices
2 ECTS
Politics, Power and the State
5 ECTS
Crime and Deviance
5 ECTS
Mass Media and Communication
5 ECTS

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
Dissertation
20 ECTS
Teaching Practice III
10 ECTS
Health, Welfare and Social Inclusion
5 ECTS
Social Stratification and Inequality
5 ECTS
The Global Sustainable Village
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) Social Studies programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following October. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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