30 months
4320 EUR/year
1920 EUR/year
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This distinctive Health, Medicine and Society postgraduate programme at the University of Malta looks at illness and medicine from a social perspective. It is a taught programme rooted in medical sociology, offering a multi-faceted exploration of health and illness. 

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The key focus is the intersection between the medical world (health, illness, professions) with the social context and social relations.

The taught study units place the practice of medicine and the experience of health and illness within a broad socio-cultural and geographical framework. 

They offer the opportunity to critically engage with sociological areas of interest such as inequalities in health, the lives experience of illness, the social construction of medical knowledge, global health, health and social policy, and the social implications of genomic research, to mention a few. Research methods are also a key focus in the Health, Medicine and Society programme from University of Malta

These are then put into practice in the empirical research-based dissertation, on a topic of your choice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Medical Practices
  • Health Medicine and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • Reflective Analysis for Professional Development
  • Genomics, Knowledge and Society
  • Place, Health and Disability
  • Exploring the Lived Experience of Illness
  • Health, Knowledge and Practice
  • Social Policy and Health
  • Inequalities in Health
  • Global Health

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 who are in possession of:

  • a first cycle degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in any subject or
  • a first cycle degree obtained with at least Third Class Honours or Category III in any subject, provided that they satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following their first cycle degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 960
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 5,400 / Yr 2: Eur 5,400

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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