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Award in Administrative Law

Detailed Information

Starting Date:4 December 2024
Time:17:30 till 19:30hrs
Lectures Days:Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Duration:5 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:10 of 50 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Delivery Language:English
Trainer:Prof. Tonio Borg
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme

Throughout this study programme, participants will have the opportunity to study the workings of government agencies and their functions as regulated by law.

Participants will study governmental institutions of the modern nation state, the powers attributed to such institutions, and the manner and limits within which they can be exercised. Comparative studies will be discussed and encouraged.

This unit shall also cover the concept of the judicial review of administrative actions under Maltese law, which deals with various issues ranging from the exercise of ultra vires powers, to action in relation to public offices and service. Participants will also draw comparisons with congruent foreign actions, particularly with relation to other similarly modern democratic societies.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested to understand Administrative Law, Public Service and Public Sector employees,  In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students.

2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English


3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better


Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

There will be two assignments and students will have a choice – they will be able to choose 2 assignments out of 4.

By the end of the study programme, participants will:

  • Gain an independent understanding of the applicable laws relating to executive administration;
  • Understand basic principles relating to administrative law;
  • Study jurisprudence on administrative actions and critically analyse the key concepts therein.
  • The general principles of local and foreign-based administrative law;
  • A thorough comparative analysis with foreign administrative law systems;
  • An understanding of how the Maltese administrative hierarchy works, and the workings of public offices;
  • The notion of liability of the state in administrative actions, along with other forms of liability which may arise therefrom.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of administrative law;
  • Conduct research into the systems of the executive arm of the government and its workings;
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€192.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs

Detailed Time Table

1. Introduction to Administrative Law – 4 December 2024

2. Structures Within the Public Administration Part I – 10 December 2024

3. Structures Within the Public Administration Part II – 11 December 2024

4. Judicial Review & Judgements – 17 December 2024

5. Procedures, Functions & Appointments – 18 December 2024

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