24 months
10800 EUR/year
3200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Counselling course from University of Malta provides graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base and practice skills in professional counselling. 

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This Counselling programme from University of Malta achieves this through the encouragement of scholarship in counselling, professional skills training and attention to the recognition of the counsellor as person. The programme is intended for students who desire to develop knowledge, skills and competencies for professional practice in counselling. 

Graduates will be able to use the skills to competently serve individuals, couples, families, and groups in the community. 

This programme also promotes the professional status, identity and visibility of counsellors within different cultural contexts and seeks to extend students' abilities to consider counselling within the broader social context as well as within individual client work.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the role of the counselling profession in the value and advancement of individuals, communities, and organisations.
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural competencies and skills.
  • Contribute to the advancement of mental health care for all clients.
  • Develop appropriate skills competence for an eclectic theoretical model.
  • Demonstrate excellence in critical thinking and problem solving analysis
  • Deliver contextually appropriate counselling skills and interventions.
  • Establish identity through participation in professional and academic for a
  • Understand the counsellor’s role as client-advocate with families, agencies, and institutions.
  • Effect positive social change as community leaders.
  • Collaborate with counselling supervisors and other mental health professionals to present data and findings to the professional counselling community.
  • Adhere to the professional counseling code of ethics.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Development Across the Lifespan
  • Counselling Theory and Approaches
  • Case Study Analysis and Counselling Techniques
  • Skills in Transcultural Counselling
  • Group Counselling and Facilitation
  • Advanced Ethical and Professional Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor's degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in one of the human and/or social sciences, or an area of study deemed relevant by the Board, together with a minimum of one year’s experience working directly in a formal human or psycho-social setting.
  • All applicants shall be required to demonstrate that they have the necessary aptitude and disposition to follow the Course with profit.
  • Professional aptitude and disposition shall be measured by means of exercises involving an extended personal interview and personality test. Applicants who obtain less than 60% for the professional aptitude and the disposition criterion shall automatically not be admitted into the Course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6400 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Total Tuition Fees: Eur6400
  • Fee per semester: Eur800
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Total Tuition Fees: Eur21600
  • Fee per academic year: Eur5400

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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