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Award in Constitutional Law

Detailed Information

Starting Date:8 April 2024
Time:17:30 till 19:30hrs
Lectures Days:Mondays
Duration:10 sessions - Part Time
Contact Hours:20 of 100 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Delivery Language:English
Trainer:Prof. Tonio Borg
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Through this course, participants will be introduced to the principles underlying national constitutions, commencing with an in-depth look at the basic principles of public and constitutional law in the modern nation state, covering the rule of law, human rights, and the formation of modern-day governments. Such principles will then be applied and studied in the context of the Maltese Constitution, while comparative studies with foreign constitutional documents will also be drawn.

Participants shall also briefly study the historical development of the Maltese constitution, from the earliest documents granting self-government, to the present-day Constitution making Malta an independent state, and consequently, a republic. Participants will also be encouraged to discuss ongoing consultations on constitutional reform and the implications thereof.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in the Maltese Constitution, In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students and supporting staff in law firms or legal offices.

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.

  • A thorough understanding of public law principles and their practical application vis-a-vis constitutional law;
  • An understanding of the historical development of the Maltese Constitution and its transition over a period of 150 years;
  • The division of state powers and the authorise or persons appointed thereto;
  • A thorough understanding the local general electoral system and the way in which it works;
  • Knowledge on local and international fundamental human rights, together with a thorough coverage of related case-law.
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.
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€332.50 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
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€356.25 will be refunded through the Training Pays Scheme

Detailed Time Table

1. Introduction to Constitutional Law – 8 April 2024
2. Sources of Constitutional Law – 15 April 2024
3. Constitutional Doctrines – 22 April 2024
4. The President of Malta – 29 April 2024
5. Parliament – 06 May 2024
6. Executive and Other Offices – 13 May 2024
7. Judiciary and Human Rights Law – 20 May 2024
8. Human Rights Law – 27 May 2024
9. Commissioner Standards Public Life and Financial Provisions – 3 June 2024
10. Constitutional Commissions and Authorities – 10 June 2024

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