60 months
26000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Dental Surgery programme at the University of Malta is to produce Dental Surgeons with a broad academic dental education who will be able to function in all areas of clinical dentistry practising evidence-based comprehensive dentistry based on a problem solving approach, using basic theoretical and practical skills. 

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This Dental Surgery programme at the University of Malta  is aimed at producing Dental Surgeons who are trained sufficiently in dental science, and are able to work with other dental and health care professionals in the health care system (both public and private). 

In addition the Dental Surgeon will be prepared for life-long learning and continuing professional development that is essential in the modern professional world.

Learning outcomes

The programme provides a broad knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • application of basic clinical sciences
  • information handling
  • clinical reasoning and judgement
  • clinical information gathering
  • treatment planning
  • communication
  • treatment procedures
  • health promotion
  • attitudes, ethics and legal responsibilities
  • personal development
  • the role of the dentist within the Health Service and the Community

Career opportunites and access to further studies

The degree enables the successful candidate to practice dentistry both in private practice and in institutional settings. It provides an entry level degree allowing progress to postgraduate studies. Fields for postgraduate study include areas of research in all fields of dentistry (leading to Master’s or Doctorate-level degrees), as well as clinical postgraduate training in any of the dental specialties such as:

  • Orthodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Oral medicine/pathology
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Dental Public Health
  • Dental Radiology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Students 
  • Clinical Orientation for Dental Students 
  • Anatomy, Histology and Physiology of the Oral Cavity 
  • Health Informatics and Statistics 
  • Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Dental Biochemistry 
  • Physiology for Dental Students 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics. 

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements: 

  • passes in the Matriculation Examination at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Biology and Chemistry and 
  • a pass in the Matriculation Examination at Intermediate Level at Grade C or better in Physics, 
provided that all passes in these Special Course Requirements have been obtained together in one session of examinations (i.e. one sitting) and are from one recognized examining board. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 EUR per year during 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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