30 months
5360 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Systems Management and Leadership course at the University of Malta provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies expected of today’s modern leaders and managers in health care.

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Whilst the course does not focus on any one specific or specialised area of management, it nonetheless provides a detailed overview of all the relevant disciplines and subjects pertaining to health services management and leadership. The course harnesses the work experience and range of the students to create diverse and colourful discussions and debates where the emphasis is on group work and interdisciplinary interaction. 

This provides the students with the required skills and experience to face the realities of the work place as competent and mature managers and leaders in all parts of the health service.

The Health Systems Management and Leadership  course at the University of Malta  is delivered through a wide array of methods, including lectures, tutorials, group work, discussions and debates, seminars and research based activities. Students will be exposed to both the theoretical aspects and models of management as well as their practical implications utilising case studies, review of articles, field work and group interaction. 

Whilst the theoretical basis is important, the course equips students with the practical and work-based experience and skills required in today’s challenging environment, in line with the postgraduate nature of the course and with the aspirations of the students who are all mature and already working in different areas of the health service.

Career opportunities

The Department of Health Services Management has been training and producing managers and leaders in health care for the past 20 years. Many of the senior managers and leaders in the public and private health care sectors have undergone training and instruction through one of the programmes run by the Department.

Qualifications in management is a prerequisite for many middle and senior management posts today and, therefore, a Master’s qualification in health services management would provide graduates with access to management positions, not only in health care but also in other related sectors such as education, social care and in academia.

A qualification at Master’s level also provides graduates with the possibility to continue their studies and research at doctoral level. In fact several alumni have proceeded to acquire doctoral degrees after completing their master’s degree. This allows them to take up an academic or research oriented career in Malta or abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods, Epidemiology and Statistics in Health Studies
  • Designing Effective and Efficient Health Systems
  • Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management and Operations Management
  • Financial Management and Health Economics
  • Governance and Performance, Quality Management and Patient Safety
  • Leading Health Policy Development and Implementation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 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 Bachelor’s degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study deemed suitable by the Board or
  • a degree from this or another university which the Board considers as comparable to the degree indicated.
Applicants may be required to provide evidence of being in possession of the licence to practice in the register of the profession concerned, as kept by the relevant regulatory council.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 1,500
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 6,700 / Yr 2: Eur 6,700

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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