36 months
4466 EUR/year
2500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Pharmacotoxicology course at the University of Malta consists of study-units which will establish foundations in pharmacology and toxicology, and provide the skills to manage and apply this information in the clinical, regulatory and pharmaceutical setting. 

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The taught study-units will cover the fundamentals of the toxicology and pharmacology principles to provide the background for other study units. 

The Pharmacotoxicology programme from the University of Malta will also provide molecular, cellular and pharmacokinetic aspects of Pharmacotoxicology and discuss the application of these principles in the management and treatment of poisoning of various pharmaceutical products. 

You will also be required to follow compulsory courses in research and statistical methodology. 

Other study units focus on delivering a sound knowledge of application of Pharmacotoxicology principles in the practical emergency and therapeutic fields. There will also be an overview of the forensic and regulatory aspects of Pharmacotoxicology, risk assessment and management, as well as Pharmacotoxicology in the environmental and occupational fields.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

This course will allow students from a variety of clinical and scientific backgrounds to obtain new skills which will enable them to move into research and employment in the field of toxicology and related disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmacotoxicology: Principles, Classification and Toxicokinetics
  • Mechanisms of Drug Toxicity: Molecular, Cellular and Pathological
  • Clinical Toxicology and Management of Poisoning of Commonly Used Pharmaceuticals
  • Statistics and Research Practicals
  • Diagnosis and Management of Toxicological Emergencies
  • Risk Assessment and Management in the Clinical Pharmacotoxicology Setting
  • Poisoning, Toxicology and Treatment of Non-pharmacological Agents
  • Clinical Management of Poisoning with Drugs of Abuse and in Sports
  • Preventive, Forensic and Regulatory Pharmacotoxicology

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:

  • the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery or
  • the degree of Master of Dental Surgery, (or the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery obtained with at least Second Class Honours if awarded prior to July 2018) or
  • the degree of Master of Pharmacy, (or the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) obtained with at least Second Class Honours if awarded prior to July 2012) or
  • an Allied Health Science degree which includes a pharmacology component, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, or any other area of study which includes a pharmacology component and is deemed suitable by the Board of Studies, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II.

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

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 1,250
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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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