The overall aim of the Master of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology programmefrom the University of Malta is to equip students with the necessary psychological knowledge, values, attitudes and skills required to practise as clinical psychologists.
This is done firstly through taught units on the theories and research on the promotion of health and wellbeing, development and learning of all children, young people, adults and older adults, and on relevant prevention, assessment and intervention strategies.
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. The Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology programme is the only route in Malta through which, when followed by two years of supervised practice, individuals can obtain a warrant to practise as Clinical Psychologists.
They gain the knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills required to enable them to provide the necessary professional understanding and support for meeting the psychological needs of children, young people, adults and older adults and their families to ensure the health, wellbeing and development of all.
These include an attitude of care and respect for all clients (individuals, groups and organisations); a focus on people’s strengths and resilience; consideration of the ways in which cultural, gender and lifestyle shape people’s experiences, concerns and the propensity to develop symptoms; sensitivity to issues of diversity and social justice; adherence to professional ethical issues; and acquisition of competences for work on prevention, assessment and intervention for helping people with severe psychological mental health issues.
Career opportunites and access to further studies
Persons who acquire the Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree, followed by two years of supervised practice, can work as warranted Clinical Psychologists in a variety of community and mental health settings.
Clinical psychologists work with clients across all stages of development such as with children and their families facing behavioural and emotional problems, adolescents and adults dealing with substance related and addictive disorders, and adults or older adults facing severe mental health problems. Clinical Psychologists also work with groups helping people to overcome these same psychological challenges.
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- Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
- Psychological Assessment of Children - Clinical Focus
- Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
- Psychotherapeutic Approaches: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Humanistic-Existential Therapy and Couples Therapy
- Leading Groups in Professional Settings
- Psychological Trauma: Working with PTSD, Complex Trauma and Related Issues
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Clinical Psychology View 15 other Masters in Psychology 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 obtained with at least Second Class (Honours)(Upper Division),
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International10800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21600 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEA10800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21600 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Total Tuition Fees: Eur 21,600
- Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: Eur 10,800
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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.