Award in Legal Research and Interpretation Methodology

This Study programme aims at directing participants to begin building upon or further enhance their research skills with particular focus on legal research. Participants will be guided as to the various locations, whether real or virtual, where they can conduct research related to their studies and work, such as the Court or Notarial Archives, the online Court judgment search engine, online sources of EU law and policies, etc.

Participants will also be guided as to theories and research methodology which will aid them to conduct proper research according to the context of the field of law in question and the desired results of such research being made. They will also go through the method of formulating results from the records of their research and understand the process of doing so in order to formulate opinions and results of an adequate standard.

Participants will also analyse the linguistic style which Maltese law adopts, in contrast to certain other styles adopted in other jurisdictions. They will therefore have the opportunity to study the manner in which Maltese law is formulated in order to have an easier understanding of the provisions of the local legislation.

11th Jan 2024

Start Date

100 Hours




21 Academy

Course Provider


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Course Fees


What you'll learn

By the end of the study programme participants will have been exposed to and understand how to:

  • Conduct research into a wide variety of different legal spheres
  • Adapt the results of such research to one’s requirements
  • Analyse results and findings in a manner appropriate to the task at hand
  • Formulate the results of such research in a clear and concise manner
  • Grasp the linguistic style of legal provisions and interpret them in an efficient manner
  • A varied knowledge of existing research methodology skills
  • The application of relevant research methodology to legal research
  • Existing sources for legal research to be conducted
  • How research questions are to be formulated and approached

Who should attend?

Anyone interested to comprehend local legislation and enhance their research skills with particular focus on legal research, In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students and supporting staff in law firms or legal offices.


  • 2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English
  • 3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better
  • Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

Course Provider

Founded in 2018, 21 Academy is committed to providing high-quality education to students from all backgrounds and walks of life. We offer a range of awards and undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in various fields of study, including business, education, law, human resources management, and more. To date, all our study programmes have been locally designed and accredited in order to prepare our students for the specifics of the local and European markets. Our academic staff are professionals in their respective fields and are dedicated to providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers. They deliver the training on a part-time basis while at the same time gathering more experience practicing their profession. This helps to keep the training deliverables continuously updated.

Our institution is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community where students can learn from one another and engage in meaningful dialogue and debate. We promote this particularly among those students who only join us for our online courses

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