Study Public Administration Diploma in Malta with Gateway Institute of Learning

This public administration diploma in Malta is a postgraduate level recognised qualification suitable for learners to gain skills in public service administration. Public service managers face an increasing pace of change, combined with pressures to deliver more with less, navigate a complex policy context and enhance performance while sustaining public service values. Designed for professionals in public and non-profit organisations who provide strong and comprehensive support, this OTHM Level 7 Diploma qualification will equip you to meet these challenges.Over the course of the programme you will grow as a competent and reflective practitioner, both in your current role, and in preparation for more demanding roles in the future.


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration(EQF/MQF Level 7) is an Approved Foreign Higher Education Qualification and accredited by OTHM (UK) regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), which is recognised for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Master’s/top-up programmes.

Regulatory Information

Qualification Title OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration
Ofqual Reference Number 603/5735/6
Duration 1 year
Total Credit Value 120 Credits (60 ECTS)
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 600 Hours
Overall Grading Type Pass / Fail
Assessment Methods Coursework
Language of Assessment English
Structure of Programme Full Time/Part Time
Delivery Mode Campus, Online & Blended


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration(EQF/MQF Level 7) is at the same level as master’s degrees. However, it is shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters or MBA.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
Y/618/0700 Managing and Leading in the Public Sector 7 20/10 100 200
D/618/0701 Public Service Reform and Innovation 7 20/10 100 200
H/618/0702 Policy and Politics – Theory and Analysis 7 20/10 100 200
K/618/0703 Managing Public Finance 7 20/10 100 200
M/618/0704 Managing Public Sector Projects 7 20/10 100 200
T/618/0705 Advanced Research Methods 4/5 20/10 100 200

Advanced Research Methods

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold/meet one or more of the criteria on the list below:

  • NQF/QCF Level 6Diploma or equivalent.
  • An equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Mature students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience may be considered.
  • The provider will determine English Language ability if English is not your native language.
  • This course is designed for learner’s aged 21 and above.


Successful completion of Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration(EQF/MQF Level 7) enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to a Master’s top-up with advanced standing.

Term Dates

Jan/Feb, May/June, Sep/Oct

Registration Fee


Course Fee

Maltese/EU – €3900

Non-EU – €5900

Full Course Details can be found HERE

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