The Course shall be open to warranted professionals in possession of a valid registration/licence with the relevant professional council and a first cycle qualification or higher, awarded by this University or any other higher education institution recognized by Senate, obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) or equivalent, in any one of the following areas:
(a) Communication Therapy, Counselling, Education, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Work and Youth Work or
(b) any other area deemed suitable by the Board of Studies.
Applicants in possession of all the required academic qualifications for the acquisition of the respective warrant/license to practise (according to Maltese law) but who are still not in possession of the warrant/license to practice shall also be considered eligible, provided that holders of temporary warrants who do not hold the full academic requirements required by the respective regulatory body to obtain a permanent warrant to practice will not be accepted.
All applicants shall submit with their application a Police Good Conduct Certificate issued by the Commissioner of Police in terms of the Conduct Certificates Ordinance.
During the first year of the Course, accepted applicants may be required to undergo an occupational health assessment so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations.
Further information, including a schedule of interviews for applicants for courses with a limited number of students and for 'adult learners/mature applicants' (in the case of undergraduate courses), as well as important information on the occupational health protocol can be accessed here. Prospective students are encouraged to go through these documents carefully as early as possible.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.
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.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 7,500 Fee per semester: Eur 1,250
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400 Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700 - Yr 3: NIL
Professionals who wish to broaden their theoretical knowledge in a particular area as part of their ongoing professional development. Such professions are Communication Therapy, Counselling, Probation Services, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Work, Education and Youth Work or any other area deemed suitable.
Career opportunities in the branches targeted in this programme are wide and varied; this course will provide students with sound knowledge that allows for critical, reflective and informed decisions in these areas of employment. Moreover, it will provide them with the necessary tools to function in a team that consists of different professionals from multiple disciplines who all need to be involved in care management.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.
Last Updated: 1 June 2021
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication. The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints. Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice. Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.