FAQs


What is GħST?

The Għaqda Studenti tat-Teoloġija (Għ.S.T.) or Theology Students Association (T.S.A.) is a faculty-based student senate-recognised organisation. It is an autonomous organisation whose members profess Christian principles.

 

What are Għ.S.T’s aims?

The Association’s main aims include representing its members while maintaining their interests on any issue which concerns them, be it an issue to be discussed within the Faculty of Theology or to be presented before the University’s higher authorities.

Għ.S.T. also seeks to support its members, and, where possible, other students in their spiritual and theological formation. Through the organisation of various activities, the association facilitates friendship both among its members and with other Organisations within the University. It also encourages and promotes Christian values on campus.

 

How can I keep myself informed about Għ.S.T. activities?

You can easily do this by liking our Facebook page Għaqda Studenti tat-Teoloġija, or log on to our website: https://ghstmalta.org

 

I’m interested in getting involved, how can I do this?

Applications for the executive team are out in May. You can inform yourself about the details of the election and the different roles within the team by contacting the President of the Executive Committee, or one of its Members. You can also send an email at the following email address: [email protected]

 

 

About the Faculty

 

How many students are there in the Faculty of Theology? 

The Faculty of Theology is one of the smallest Faculties in the UoM. There are currently around 200 students, the majority of which choose to read a Theology Degree as part-time students.

 

Where can I find help if I have a problem with my timetable?

You can go the Faculty’s office, which is situated on the first floor of the Humanities Building Block A (Laws, Theology and Criminology), Rooms 203/204. If you are not yet familiar with the UoM, you can follow the Campus map found here: http://www.um.edu.mt/sitemap

Humanities A Building is marked in this map as number 15.

 

 

Terms frequently used in the UoM, and which would help if you get familiar with:

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/95021/academic_terms.pdf

 

At what time are the secretaries’ offices open?

Student hours are from 10.30 – 12.15, and also between 15.30 – 16.30. One can also phone the Faculty Officer on + 356 2340 3166

 

What is the add-drop period?

It is a pre-announced period of time at the commencement of a semester during which students may withdraw without penalty from a unit previously registered for, or register for a new unit given in that semester. “Adding” or “Dropping” study-units may

be subject to restrictions.

Such requests should be made by writing using the appropriate form and submitted to the Registrar.  This particular Application Form is found on the following link:

http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/students

 

 

I am sick and cannot attend lectures, who do I need to inform?

One can inform the Faculty’s Officer by sending an email. If the need to be absent from only one lecture arises due to important matters, the student may email the lecturer explaining the reason why s/he will not be going for the lecture. Moreover, the most important thing to keep in mind is to inform the Faculty if one is not able to make it for an examination.

For University Regulations about the Examinations held at the end of each Semester, one can click on the following link:

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/127248/ExaminationNotice.pdf

 

On other important matters, like for example plagiarism and other matters which are taken very seriously at the UoM, it is important to read the regulations at the bottom of the following page:

http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations/general

 

 

I am in my first year and am not sure about what subjects to pursue as my elective study unit/s (a unit which must be chosen from a specific list of units in your area of study) next year – where can I get some advice?

You can contact the Course Coordinator (according to which Course you are enrolled in) and set up a meeting with him.

If you need advice with regards to your career path – student advisory services situated in the Gateway building on ground floor can also help.

 

The Course Coordinators in the Faculty of Theology are the following:

For the:

  • B.A. (Hons) Theology – Rev Dr Stefan Attard
  • B.A. (Hons) Theology with a Subsidiary – Rev Dr Mark Sultana
  • B.A. Theology and Human Studies – Rev Dr Ray Zammit
  • S.Th.B. – Rev Prof. Hector Scerri
  • S.Th.L. – Rev Dr Joe Galea Curmi
  • M.A. in Spirituality/M.A. Spiritual Companionship – Rev Dr Charlo Camilleri
  • M.A. in Bioethics – Rev Prof Emmanuel Agius
  • M.A. in Business Ethics – Rev Dr Ray Zammit
  • M.A. in Theology – Rev Dr John Berry
  • M.A. in Religious Studies – Rev Dr John Berry
  • M.A. in Youth Ministry – Dr Pauline Dimech
  • M.A. in Matrionial Canon Law and Jurisprudence – Rev Dr Kevin Schembri

 

 

About exams

 

How many credits can I take up with me from the First year?

If you fail both a first sit and a resit, you can take up to 10ects with you to the next year.

 

What happens if I fail an exam I have taken up with me from last year?

For the UoM Regulations regarding Assesment Methods one can follow the following links. For further queries one is always free to make an appointment with the Faculty Officer

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/47390/harmonisedregs-09.pdf.pdf

(the part on the Assesment methods is found from page 16 onwards), and also here:

 

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/24868/Assessment_Regulations.pdf.pdf

 

How is the average grade for 3rd year computed? What is the weighting for each year?

To derive this information one can access to the following link to check about his/her particular Theology Course, as each Course has its Regulations and bye Laws:

http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations/faculties/theology

 

 

Does the Faculty have a deadline for the publication of results?

All Faculties have the same deadline for the publication of the results; this is published by the Office of the Registrar.

 

How does the revision of paper work?

The Legal Notice 274 of 2009 from the University Assesment Regulations states that “a student may, not later than one week from the publication of the result of the Assessment, request that an examination paper or any other work submitted for Assessment be reviewed for the purpose of ascertaining that no error was made in the award of marks. Students may additionally request that the decision of the revision be elaborated in a detailed report.”

Read the full regulations about the revision of paper here:

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/39213/revguide.pdf

 

Students wishing to apply for a revision of paper are requested to log into eSIMS

https://www.um.edu.mt/esims and select the ‘View your current Results/Apply for

Revision of Paper’ option.

 

ERASMUS Mobility Programme

 

What is the Erasmus programme?

Erasmus+ provides a unique opportunity for you to study at another European institution for a semester or full year. The academic, social, personal and cultural benefits of participating in the Erasmus+ programme are huge. There are currently over 4,000 higher institutions taking part across 33 different countries. With over 2.2 million students having already taken part, it is Europe’s most popular university exchange program.

 

One can find all the information needed for the Erasmus programme on the UoM website:

http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/erasmus

 

I’ve got some more questions, where can I get more information?

You can either visit the International & EU office inside the Administration building on campus – otherwise you can find more information on the university website: http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/erasmus/outgoing

 

For further info on Regulations and important Academic information (such as the Academic Calendar, Semester Dates etc., do not hesitate to use the appropriate links of the University website, such as: http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/students