24 months
10800 EUR/year
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The Master of Psychology in Health Psychology programme from the University of Malta equips you with the necessary psychology knowledge, values, attitudes and skills required to practise as a Health Psychologist. 

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By the end of the Health Psychology course from University of Malta , you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the various theoretical underpinnings of the schools of psychotherapy.
  • Construct relevant therapeutic techniques and strategies whilst drawing from the psychoanalytic, humanistic-existential and systemic theoretical frameworks.
  • Select appropriate health psychology models and interventions to promote health and foster behaviour change on a primary, secondary and tertiary level in different health settings including health promotion, mental health setting and general hospital.
  • Critically assess and comment on both published and unpublished sources with regards to individual and cultural differences.
  • Critically weigh up the contributions and limitations of health psychology in addressing various problems and issues of human development.
  • Demonstrate competence in conducting assessment and intervention sessions appropriately and independently with older adults suffering from depression, anxiety and dementia, as well as plan appropriate interventions to support families and care-givers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

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

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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.

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:

  • Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
  • Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800

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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