This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.
This programme aims to stimulate graduates to continue their studies and increase the knowledge and skill level in the area of podiatry. The main aims of this programme are to develop in students: • An in-depth understanding and advanced practical skills in a specialised area in podiatry • The ability to adapt and apply research methodology in a particular research area • Increased analytical and critical reflective capacity in the chosen specialised area of podiatry • A skills base from which they can proceed to advanced professional employment or further their studies in podiatry at doctoral level.
Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science (by Research) are strongly advised to refer to the instructions available here.
A list of potential research topics and potential supervisors for academic year 2021/22 can be accessed here.
It is also advisable for applicants to submit a completed Expression of Interest form, which can be found here, by the end of June 2021.
Guidelines for the formulation of a research proposal can be found here.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) from the Faculty of Health Sciences in an area of study which should be directly related to the area in which the research is to be carried out or
(b) a Bachelor's degree obtained with at least a Second Class (Honours) in a discipline deemed by the Board as being closely related to the area of study in which the research is to be carried out or
(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent to the qualifications listed in (a) and (b) above.
During the first year of the Course, students may be required to undergo an occupational health assessment so as to ascertain that they are fit for work which may bring them in contact with the clinical environment. 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.
Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400 Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: NIL
At the end of the programme students will be able to:
• Apply acquired research skills and knowledge to their clinical practice • Carry out a research project and produce results which are potentially publishable • Communicate and interact with professionals in podiatric medicine and other disciplines
This programme is targeted towards all those who are in possession of a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Podiatry and who are State Registered. It will enable podiatrists to further their knowledge at a postgraduate level; keeping up-to-date with the latest developments will help them improve their career prospects in healthcare.
Completion of this postgraduate programme will provide professional development of podiatrists by enhancing advancement in knowledge and opening new areas of opportunities of specialisation in podiatry. At the end of this programme, students may further their studies in podiatry at doctoral level.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.
Last Updated: 27 September 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.