Higher Diploma in Psychology

Higher Diploma in Psychology

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Course information

Course title Higher Diploma in Psychology
Course code UHDPSYFT
Postnominal H.Dip.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Carmel Cefai
Delivered by Faculty for Social Wellbeing
The Higher Diploma in Psychology is a full-time course open to students who do not possess a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree. Together with their first degree, this qualification is considered to be equivalent to a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and enables graduates to apply for a professional training Masters course in Psychology, both in Malta and abroad, provided other requirements are also satisfied.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall be in possession of one of the following qualifications obtained from this or another University:

(a) a Bachelor degree in Psychology obtained with at least Category II or

(b) a Bachelor degree with Psychology as a main area of study obtained with at least Category II and a minimum average mark of 60% in the Psychology area of study, provided that at least 70 ECTS credits in Psychology include those study-units indicated in the programme of study as compulsory for entry into the Course.

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.

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: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 13 April 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.