Studying Accounts at
Studying at the University of Malta
The program of study at the University of Malta is split in two: starting with a 3-year Bachelor of Commerce course (in which you can choose to major in Accountancy and another area during the second and third years as per below) and continuing with a 2-year Master in Accountancy.
Entry Requirements for Bachelor of Commerce
The Matriculation Certificate is a general entry requirement to get into the University of Malta. In it, subjects are divided into four groups and you must choose one subject from each of Group 1, 2, and 3, and any other two subjects. In addition, you are obliged to achieve a pass in Systems of Knowledge to be rewarded the certificate.
Candidates are required to obtain a pass in at least one of the subjects offered in each of Groups 1, 2, and 3, and Systems of Knowledge, and gain at least 44 grade points.
Grade points are awarded in this manner:
An Advanced Level pass (minimum grade E) in Accounting and an Intermediate Level pass (minimum grade E) in Pure Mathematics is required if you wish to continue studying at the University of Malta to graduate as an accountant.
Enter Requirements for Master in Accountancy
To read for the 2-year Master in Accountancy degree, you must obtain a minimum average mark of 65% in all the study-units studied during the 2nd and 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce which include accountancy as the main area of study.
Getting your ACCA Qualifications
The ACCA Qualification is a qualification which is recognised as equivalent to the Master in Accountancy degree by the Accountancy Board, who is the regulator of the accountancy profession in Malta. The ACCA Qualification is offered through the Joint Examination Scheme (JES) which is a partnership between the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The MIA-ACCA JES oversees both the ACCA Qualification and ACCA’s Foundations in Accountancy suite of qualifications. The qualifications are taught by various Approved Learning Providers in Malta.
Although the MIA-ACCA JES route is recognised as equivalent to the Master in Accountancy degree acquired from the University of Malta, in that, choosing either one or the other would both lead you to qualify as an accountant, the approach of each is different. Therefore, you are encouraged to do your research to see which route is suitable for you and your lifestyle.
If you are a mature student and/or you do not have any accounts knowledge, you may consider applying for the ACCA’s Foundations in Accountancy suite of qualifications.
If you have a fully completed Matriculation Certificate Examination, you may be able to proceed immediately with the ACCA Qualification.
Questions about the MIA-ACCA Joint Examination Scheme may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.