Master of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy

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Course title Master of Pharmacy
Course code PMPHRFTT1
Postnominal M.Pharm.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Lilian M. Azzopardi
Delivered by Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
The course consists of three semesters and is taken by graduates in possession of the 4 year BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science degree. It gives an entry-level professional pharmacy degree. It supports students to integrate skills in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice so as to practice in a wide variety of settings including community pharmacy, hospitals, pharmaceutical administrative institutions, pharmaceutical regulatory sciences and the pharmaceutical industry.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science comprising 240 ECTS credits, obtained with at least Second Class Honours.

Applicants in possession of the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Pharmaceutical Science) obtained with Third Class Honours shall be eligible to apply if they submit a portfolio covering three years' practice in an area related to Pharmacy.

Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No enrolment fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
1. Demonstrate critical understanding of care frameworks and a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
2. Interpret and evaluate patient data in relation to prescription of medicines and the patient’s overall needs while liaising with other healthcare professionals.
3. Participate in pharmaceutical regulatory processes that ensure efficacy, safety and quality of medicinal products and pharmaceutical processes.
4. Promote health, wellness and disease prevention.
5. Manage medication distribution and inventory control in the light of pharmaceutical processes including risk management strategies.
6. Critically analyse evidence and literature.
7. Analyse and interpret data, dissemination of results and research report writing.
Applicants who are already in possession of a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science degree having followed a four-year programme of studies and who wish to complete their studies towards a Master in Pharmacy in order to be eligible for a pharmacist’s warrant.
Graduates will be able to register as a pharmacist and practise as a pharmacist in community pharmacies, hospital settings and the pharmaceutical industry. Successful completion of the course will allow graduates to further their studies with a specialised Masters or Doctorate degree.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 12 May 2022

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