The overall aim of the Master of Psychology in Health Psychology programme from University of Malta is to equip students with the necessary psychology knowledge, values, attitudes and skills required to practise as a Health Psychologist.
This is done firstly through taught units on the theories and research on health, wellbeing and a lifespan biopsychosocial approach to the development of children, young adults, adults and older adults, as well as a focus on health systems. Promotion, prevention, assessment and interventions for challenges to such wellbeing, development and health will also be explored.
Secondly, students have 9 hours of supervised field placement per week throughout the course for them to develop the professional values, ethics, attitudes and skills to address the various needs of persons through individual, group, system, and society level strategies. Thirdly students are also provided with training in research including the submission of a dissertation.
Career opportunites and access to further studies
Persons who acquire the Master of Psychology in Health Psychology degree, followed by two years of supervised practice, can work as warranted Health Psychologists in a variety of community and mental health settings.
Health psychologists can work directly with clients across all stages of development and in different settings, including clinical health within health centres and hospitals; health promotion, occupational health, community and public health within public/private organisations to promote health and wellbeing. Other Health Psychologists may decide to focus on research in health related issues or influence public policy on health care issues.
The Master of Psychology in Health Psychology also provides candidates access to doctoral programmes in psychology both locally and overseas.
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- Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
- Research Methods
- Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
- Core Placement: Health Psychology - Behaviour Change
- Psychotherapeutic Approaches: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Humanistic-Existential Therapy and Couples Therapy
- Stress, Health and Illness
- Assessment in Health Psychology
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences Clinical Psychology View 8 other Masters in Health Sciences in Malta
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The Course shall be open to applicants who are proficient in the Maltese Language and who are in possession of the following qualifications:
- a Bachelor degree in Psychology with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division), or an equivalent qualification from this or another university or
- a Bachelor degree in Psychology with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division), together with a Master’s degree in Psychology-related areas from this or another University or
- a Bachelor degree in Psychology or a Bachelor degree with Psychology as a main area of study, in both cases obtained with at least Category IIA or another degree in a related area deemed relevant by the Board of Studies.
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International10800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21600 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
- Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800
Living costs for Msida
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.