About Bachelor Of Science (honours) In Science For Education And Communication With Specialisation In Biology in University of Malta
While science has greatly influenced life as we know it; the changes society has gone through over time, have impacted the way science is perceived and understood. In our society there is a need to develop an awareness of the nature of science and how science works. Developing scientific literacy has become a crucial skill that needs to be carefully planned, implemented and evaluated. The BSc (Hons) in Science for Education and Communication will provide students with:
• a sound background in scientific knowledge;
• familiarity with the current debate and discourse in science;
• an opportunity to experience interdisciplinary approaches to science in the community;
• experiences of inquiry-based methodologies;
• communication skills to facilitate community engagement in science; and
• practical experiences in the organisation and evaluation of non-formal and informal science education initiatives.
Students following the programme will:
(a) Subject Knowledge & Understanding
• explore various facets of their subject specialization
• demonstrate a sufficient breadth of scientific knowledge outside their area of specialization
• analyse how various historical and social factors influence scientific discovery and innovation
(b) Intellectual development
• integrate basic facts, principles, theories and methods from multiple science disciplines
• identify the interactions of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) and society
• apply scientific principles to real-life contexts
• distinguish between myth, philosophy and science and discuss the answers to the 'big' questions
(c) Key/transferable skills
• assess the educational potential of community sites
• recognize the various educational needs related to science education and communication of different members of the community
• analyse phenomena using scientific principles and methodologies
• plan communication strategies to engage various audiences in science
(d) Other skills relevant to employability and personal development
• display skills for scientific problem-solving
• support community spaces and institutions in the promotion of science education and communication initiatives
• plan, organise and implement science education and communication initiatives in various community settings
Career opportunites and access to further studies
Graduates of the programme will have the option of pursing the Master in Teaching and Learning (MTL) Science with the Department of Mathematics and Science Education to become science (science and biology/chemistry/ physics) teachers.
The programme specifically focuses on the development of science communicators. There is a range of budding community settings related to science education and communication where these graduates can actively contribute.
Admission and progression requirements
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:
A pass at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Biology and a pass at Intermediate Level at Grade C or better in Chemistry.
Applicants who possess a grade D when the minimum specified grade is C in only one of the required subjects, whether at Advanced or Intermediate Level, of the special course requirements indicated above, shall be admitted under those conditions as the Board of Studies may impose to compensate for the qualification deficiency. If, by the end of the first year, such students do not successfully complete all the requirements to progress regularly to the second year of the Course, they shall be required to withdraw from the Course, and shall neither be entitled to repeat the year nor to progress conditionally as normally permitted under the Principal Regulations.
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University of Malta Avg Tution Fees And Other Expenses
|€100 to 150 Euro Per month
||€200 to 500 Euro Per month
above is an approximate guide of the monthly expenses you are likely to incur while studying in Malta. These are only approximations since your monthly bill will be determined by your personal lifestyle. *based on 2 or 3 persons sharing an apartment.