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Study at your own pace: PLAS applications open for Units in February

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Study at your own pace – PLAS applications open for Units in FebruaryFollowing the initial success of its new Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS), the University of Malta has said that it is now receiving applications for Units on offer during the second semester (starting in February 2016).

PLAS is a cross-disciplinary programme which enables students of all ages to study at their own pace by applying for any and as many Units as they wish.

Lectures will be held between 6.00pm and 8.00pm, at the Main Campus (Msida) or the Valletta Campus. Some Units will also be available through videoconferencing at the University's Gozo Campus.

Fifteen PLAS Units will be offered between February and May 2016, covering a variety of fields including the chemistry of fireworks, digital citizenship, disability studies, online teaching and learning, kitchen chemistry, medical devices, modern and contemporary Italian literature, bodily representation in Maltese literature, and consumer rights.

Building on the positive reception to the introduction of the PLAS Tech Units during the last academic year, a cluster of ICT-related hands-on Units within PLAS will once again be offered. The rationale of these Units is to respond to the need for ICT professionals to enrich their academic education with focused expertise on a selection of current and emerging software technologies and tools.

Each Unit is accredited individually and the Programme's flexibility allows participants to use accumulated ECTS credits to achieve a Certificate, a Diploma, a Higher Diploma and a Bachelor's degree, without any limits of time.

The University said that PLAS offers an excellent opportunity for personal growth and professional development: to broaden one's knowledge for its own sake, to improve one's qualifications, to enhance one's flexibility in the job market, and to start or continue studying at university.

The Centre for the Liberal Arts and Sciences is now also offering a voucher option which can be used by relatives, friends or colleagues when applying for PLAS Units.

The deadline for online applications is Wednesday, the 13th of January 2016. More information is available on www.um.edu.mt/clas.

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