18 months
7200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Gerontology and Geriatrics programme from University of Malta was set up in 1989 by a group of international experts convened by the United Nations International Institute on Ageing, based in Malta.

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The 20th century saw a remarkable revolution in longevity. This has profound consequences for every aspect of individual, community, national and international life. Every facet of humanity is involved. This is a multidisciplinary programme and is a combination of applied and theoretical knowledge. It investigates the impact of ageing on society and the impact of society on older persons. 

Career opportunites and access to further studies

The Gerontology and Geriatrics  programme from University of Malta  can facilitate opportunities for an exciting career with older persons in a variety of capacities and settings, both in community and institutional settings. Successful completion of the course will provide evidence of the knowledge and expertise required by professionals working in gerontological and geriatric settings. 

This will be invaluable in improving the prospect of employment in the field of older care and will enhance the likelihood of career progression in established social and health care professions. Included but not limited to:

  • Community/social services agencies, religious organisations;
  • Health care and long-term care institutions;
  • State, and local government agencies;
  • retirement communities;
  • academic and other educational and research settings;
  • professional organisations and non-governmental organisations;
  • business and industry;
  • the arts and sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ageing: Psychological and Psychogeriatric Issues
  • Fieldwork in Settings for Older Persons
  • Gerontology: Multi-disciplinary and Inter-disciplinary Approaches
  • Geriatric Care Management
  • Sociology of Ageing and Later Life
  • Ensuring Quality of Life in Old Age
  • Health Promotion: A Holistic Approach
  • Biological, Physiological and Medical Issues in Old Age
  • Research and Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Third Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Course shall be in possession of:

  • a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II, or a professional qualification considered by the Board to be comparable to a degree, in a discipline pertaining to one of the caring professions or
  • a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II, or a professional qualification considered by the Board to be comparable to a degree deemed by the Board as relevant and adequate for the applicant to follow the Course with profit or
  • a Bachelor degree obtained with Third Class Honours or Category III if applicants are also in possession of other qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

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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