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Award in the Maltese Legal System

Detailed Information

Starting Date:1 October 2024
Time:17:30 till 20:30hrs
Lecture Days:Tuesdays
Duration:5 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:15 of 75 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level:5
Delivery Language:English
Trainers:Dr. Sarah Vassallo Ciliberti
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme

Course Objectives

This study programme introduces participants to basic notions of the Maltese legal system, studying its early developments in a historical context and its development in an environment always at odds with the civil law and common law traditions.

Whilst participants will be introduced to basic generic notions of law and the rationale behind it as the basic governing system of any modern nation, the local legal system will be analysed in light of several past and present influencing factors, including European Union law, which has transformed the face of various facets of local legislation.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested to understand the Maltese Legal System, 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.

Participants will complete a self-assessment examination, where they will assess themselves on certain questions  at the start of the unit and compare their answers to the same questions at the end of the unit.

Participants must also complete 1 out of a choice of 3 assignment titles.

At the end of the study programme the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  1. An overview of the historical development of Maltese law
  2. The basics of the common law and civil law traditions
  3. The effect of common law and civil law on Maltese law
  4. The interplay between Malta’s latest colonisers and their effect on local legislation
  5. Sources of Maltese law
  6. The manner in which local law is categorised
  7. The nature of Acts, Regulations, Legal Notices and other legal publications
  8. Online portals which assist in legal research
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 the Maltese Legal System – 1 October 2024

2. Sources of Maltese Law & the Legislative Process – 2 October 2024

3. The Constitution – 8 October 2024

4. The Courts of Malta – 9 October 2024

5. The legal Profession – 15 October 2024

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