Studying with us

Courses to be offered as from October 2020

The Faculty of Health Sciences will be offering a number of courses, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, for commencement in October 2020. The Faculty will also be offering Continuing Professional Development courses for registered practitioners.

General information

Dates for interviews that will be held with applicants for limited number courses (in the event of over-subscription), as well as interviews to be held with applicants considered in terms of the 'Adult Learner' clause will be uploaded shortly. You are encouraged to check this page for further updates. Administrative staff of the Faculty will contact applicants closer to the date to inform them of the time and place where the interview will be held.

As potential future health care professionals, students have a duty to provide the relevant information to the Faculty of Health Sciences. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem (that could affect safety of the student him/herself or of others; including patients, clients, students and staff), would be considered to be contrary to the dispositions included in the University Suitability to Practice Regulations. All medical and sensitive personal information provided by students will be held in complete confidence by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Occupational Health (Medical) Unit (OHU). The Occupational Health (Medical) Unit provides a medical service to the Faculty by screening all its students prior to the commencement of clinical placements/practicals. The Faculty of Health Sciences will be informed by the OHU of the impact of a health problem or impairment, if relevant to the student’s educational needs and/or safety, and if there are any recommendations on support or adjustments, that could be of assistance to students.

The completed Occupational Health Protocol (OHP), including the Health Questionnaire in Annex 1, should be submitted as soon as possible, but by not later than 30 November 2020. All documentation should be submitted in a sealed envelope including the student's name, ID Card No and course to the Reception Desk, Faculty of Health Sciences. Students should plan any required vaccinations sufficiently in advance so that these, together with any blood tests needed to show immunity, are completed well in advance of the 30 November 2020 deadline. 

This protocol is applicable to all students following the Certificate for Graduates of Non-EU/EEA Nursing Programmes, the Preparatory Course for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme (direct entry), the Bachelor of Science in Physics, Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, the Master of Science in Diabetes Care, the Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Obesity and Health, the Master of Science in Medical Physics and the Master of Science in Mental Health Studies. Students following particular areas of study within the Master of Science (both mainly taught and mainly research streams) may be directed by the Board to complete this protocol.

Information related to the courses we are offering

Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science (by Research) are strongly advised to refer these instructions  .

Access the list of potential research topics and potential supervisors for academic year 2020/21  

It is also advisable for applicants to submit the completed Expression of Interest Form  ; this form is to be submitted to the Faculty by the end of June 2020.

Refer to the guidelines for the formulation of a research proposal  

Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Audiology are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions regarding the submission of documents to support their application  .
Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions in connection with the submission of documents to support their application  .
Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Obesity and Health are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions regarding the submission of documents to support their application.
Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Mental Health Studies are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions in connection with the submission of documents to support their application.
Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Physics are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions in connection with the submission of documents to support their application.

Applicants interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing top-up Degree are strongly advised to refer to the criteria for the selection of applicants (applicable in the case of over-subscription). Applicants may also access instructions regarding the submission of documents to support their application.

Applicants interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Health Science top-up Degree are strongly advised to refer to instructions regarding the submission of documents to support their application.
Applicants interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing (Elderly Care) top-up Degree are strongly advised to refer to instructions regarding the submission of documents to support their application.

An academic proficiency test will be held for applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause'. The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' (those who will be sitting for the test) is 31 August 2020. Closing date for other applicants is 30 September 2020.

Refer to the notice regarding the Academic Proficiency Test for Adult Learners.

Refer to the sample test paper for the Academic Proficiency Test for Adult Learners.

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are directed to apply for the Preparatory Course for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing programme. If they are in possession of related qualifications or work experience in the healthcare sector, they may submit an application to be considered for direct entry to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing course through the Recognition of Prior Learning process. Access further details on this process, as well as the RPL application form, at www.um.edu.mt/sas/rpl.


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