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The Department of Pharmacy provides undergraduate programmes leading to a Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and a Degree in Pharmacy and didactic postgraduate courses as well as research degrees.


Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology (Honours)


Degree in Pharmacy


The course leading to a degree in pharmacy has been restructured according to a two-cycle education system, whereby graduates in pharmacy will be awarded a Master of Pharmacy degree after completing the two cycles.

The courses will be offered as follows:

a) the first cycle consists of a four-year full-time course leading to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science; and

b) the second cycle consists of a three-semester full-time course leading to the Master of Pharmacy.  Graduates who obtain the first cycle degree with a final classification of at least Second Class Honours will be eligible to proceed to the second cycle degree.

Persons in possession of these two degrees would be eligible for a warrant to practise pharmacy in Malta and in the EU.


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science

Master of Pharmacy


Eligibility to become a Pharmacist

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) applies to students presently following the course (last intake: October 2010)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science and Master of Pharmacy


Postgraduate Courses

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences (M.Sc. Pharm. - part-time day)

Master in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy (M. ACP - Level 7)


Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D. - Level 8 professional doctorate)

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) course is offered by the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA (UIC). This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities.

The programme is targeted at pharmacists who would like to advance their careers by enhancing professional clinical practice with a research perspective. It offers a level 8 doctorate degree in clinical pharmacy and is suitable for pharmacists working in hospitals, primary-care or community pharmacy and pharmacy administration settings. The programme is based over three years of study covering a total of 9 semesters.

The doctorate programme empowers pharmacists practising in professional areas to assume leadership roles that will drive policies and developments in clinical practice and service that draws on scientific, evidence-based research.  

Candidates who do not wish to continue with the programme after successfully completing the first year are awarded a 'Masters in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy’. 

The Department also offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in areas of interest to the Department including practice research, quality systems, clinical analysis, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical chemistry and drug design.


M.Phil. (Regulations here)
Ph.D.  (Regulations here)

Pharm.D. Programme

Postgraduate Programme leading to Doctorate in Pharmacy 

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