Master of Science in Podiatry

Master of Science in Podiatry

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Course title Master of Science in Podiatry
Course code PMSCPODFTR2
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Cynthia Formosa
Delivered by Faculty of Health Sciences
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 you as a graduate to continue your studies and increase the knowledge and skill level in the area of podiatry. The main aims of this programme are to develop your:

• Ability to adapt and apply research methodology in a particular research area
• Analytical and critical reflective capacity in the chosen specialised area of podiatry
• 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 2023/24 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 2023.

Guidelines for the formulation of a research proposal can be found here.

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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.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2023.

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.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

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

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: NIL
At the end of the programme, you will be able to:
• Apply acquired research skills and knowledge to your 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.
• Apply your in-depth understanding and advanced practical skills in a specialised area in podiatry.
• Work effectively in a team and at a public or private health institute.
The programme is intended for you if you are in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Podiatry and if you are State Registered. It will enable you as a podiatrist to further your knowledge at a postgraduate level, keeping up-to-date with the latest developments that will help you to improve your career prospects in healthcare.
Upon completing this postgraduate programme, you will be provided with the professional development of a podiatrist by enhancing advancement in knowledge and opening new areas of opportunities of specialisation in podiatry. At the end of this programme, you may further your studies in podiatry at doctoral level.
Click here to access a sample Programme of Study and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 26 May 2023

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.

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