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Chemistry

As a discipline, Chemistry forms an important part of science. Chemistry is sometimes called the ‘central science’ because it interacts with the other sciences Biology and Physics. Chemistry can be broken down into distinct disciplines such as Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry among others.

Practicals are held in two fully equipped laboratories. Most practicals simulate examination conditions, thus giving students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with exam questions.

Special Considerations

Advanced/Intermediate Chemistry cannot be taken with Intermediate Environmental Science.

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course.

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Guest speakers from Science and Chemistry related faculties at the University of Malta and from other institutions
  • Visits to different relevant entities

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

  • University of Malta
  • MCAST
  • Institute of Tourism Studies
  • Careers as laboratory technicians, in the health profession, education, and support staff in veterinary services

You can study Chemistry at:

Advanced Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level
(MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

6 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

1 tutorial per week 
2 practical lessons per week

Intermediate Level

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge is required.

Duration

2 years

Lessons

3 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

2 practical lessons per week

Refresher (Advanced)

Prerequisites

Students must have previously completed the two-year course in any institution

Duration

1 year

Lessons

5 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

2 practical lessons per week