Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Insurance Studies

MQF Level 6

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in

Insurance Studies

April 2024
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Price  (Non-EU)
Part-Time: 39 months
Full-Time: 34 months
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Course Description

The programme delves into the structures and mechanisms of the insurance market and the various types of general and long-term insurance contracts and the principles underlying them.

Students will also cover important related areas including:
• Risk Management
• Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance
• Financial aspects and more modern considerations in the industry.

Additional knowledge is provided to students about managerial, operational, analytical, and research skills which are required of insurance professionals.
Upon learning the general insurance principles, the course will delve deeper into aspects of:
• Regulatory and legislative aspects of insurance
• Insurance products
• Retirement planning & Pensions
• Reinsurance

Beyond the core units, students will be required to undertake a project which gives them the opportunity to choose from a range of topics covered throughout the programme and focus on a particular area that is of interest to them.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

• A related qualification at MQF Level 4


• One ‘A’ Level or equivalent and a pass in English Language*, Mathematics, and/or Business Studies at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent).

• Preference will also be given to applicants having 1 year work experience related to the study programme.

*In the case of students who do not possess all the formal required academic qualifications, then the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process could be applied such that if evidence of equivalent learning is found then the applicant could still be accepted in the course.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

• Individuals seeking to advance their academic and professional knowledge in Insurance.
• Individuals wanting to pursue a wide range of career paths within the insurance profession.
• Individuals wanting to enhance their ability to interpret, assess and communicate insurance related information.

Career Paths

This programme leads to a bachelor’s qualification that will cover the general requirements of the Chartered Insurance Institute, which will secure the competences for individuals who aspire for professional roles in this industry.

The potential positions for which this programme aims to prepare could be and are not limited to:
• Claims: Claims Handler Surveyor, Claims Executives
• Insurance Compliance Officer
• Insurance Advisor
• Insurance Business Analyst / Consultant
• Insurance Operations Executives
• Insurance Product and Business Development Executives
• Risk Management Executives
• Underwriting Executives


You are required to complete all 27 modules to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Insurance Studies

How you’ll be assessed

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.

Assessment is carried out via two mandatory components:

  • Modular Assessment;
  • Project Assessment

The course also includes additional, specialised support to help you write your Dissertation, including classes on Qualitative/Quantitative data analysis tools, as well as Dissertation Workshops



The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.


Course Intake Dates

April 2024

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Knowledge

The learner will be able to:

  • Navigate the Maltese and European insuance market and gain an overall knowledge and understanding of its structure and organisation, including participants, legislation and operations.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of products and services pertaining to general and long-term insurance business and their appication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Maltese pensions framework.
  • Identify the the main features of organisations operating within the General Insurance, Life Insurance and Pensions sectors.
  • Outline and describe the main financial principles which are relevant to long-term insurance business.
  • Explain in detail the operational processes within insurance businesses, including underwriting and claims.
  • Recognise the importance of fair treatment of customers and positive customer outcomes.
  • Navigate relevant Maltese and European legislation and regulations pertaining to insurance and financial services.
  • Gain an overall understanding of financial planning.
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply risk management techniques and analysis.
  • Illustrate the regulatory and legal considerations applicable to insurance business.
  • Appraise AI and machine learning-related topics within an insurance context.

Learning Outcomes for Skills

The learner will be able to:

  • Apply risk management skills and knowledge to a given set of circumstances.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve disputes.
  • Critically appraise contractual documents realting to insurance.
  • Recommend methods to combat financial crime within the insurance industry.
  • Deal with issues related to fraud and money laundering.
  • Analyse and apply knowledge of financial planning.
  • Critically analyse the relationship between the underwriting and the claims functions.
  • Recommend financial solutions for individual and corporate clients.
  • Demonstrate sufficient managerial, good corporate governance, analytical, research and communication skills as required by executives operating within the industry.
  • Recognise the role of the various operational functions within insurance businesses.
  • Apply ESG principles and standards to ensure sustainability within an insurance company.
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