36 months
4466 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology) programme at the University of Malta is intended to provide an advanced level of education, training and research for graduates in Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science and related areas of study, and enables candidates to acquire advanced knowledge and research skills that could be employed in the academic, clinical and industrial settings.

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The Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology) course at the University of Malta  is particularly intended for graduates in Medical Laboratory Science and related Life Sciences, but it is also intended for Medical graduates who wish to train in the various specializations offered or practice in other laboratory based clinical areas and gain experience in bio-medical research.

The various streams allow the candidates to specialize in one of the areas of studies. All streams offer an advanced course in Molecular Biology and Genetics and include as core subjects Research Methodology and Research Seminars. The seminars ensure that the candidates are aware of the research in the biomedical area within the University of Malta and other collaborating institutes.

Career opportunities

The programme allows graduates to pursue further studies at doctorate level. The majority of graduates continued their studies locally and internationally. Graduates have also taken career opportunities at the Child Development Unit (psychologist), University of Malta (as research in funded projects) and Malta Council for Science and Technology (scientific policy).

The Malta College of Pathologists encourages and supports the pursuit of a postgraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and successful graduates will benefit from a ONE year (1) exemption from the required Postgraduate Training Programme for such specialty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Molecular Techniques
  • Research Methodology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Medical Genetics Course
  • Data Treatment and Probability
  • Microbiology and Disease
  • Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology
  • Molecular Pathology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a degree in Medicine and Surgery or
  • the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery or
  • the degree of Master of Dental Surgery awarded from July 2018 onwards or
  • any other degree in an area of study which the Board deems to be relevant, with at least Second Class Honours, including the degrees of Bachelor of Science of the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Health Sciences, the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy, the degree of Bachelor of Science (Pharmaceutical Science) and the degree of Bachelor of Psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4466 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 6,700 / Yr 2: Eur 6,700 / Yr 3: NIL

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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