30 months
5360 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health Department of the University of Malta runs a part-time evening course leading to a Masters Degree in Public Health. The course content is similar to that offered for the membership examination of the Faculty of Public Health in the UK, from which it was originally based. 

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The main areas of the Public Health  course at the University of Malta  are: Research Methods - Epidemiology and Qualitative Research, Medical Statistics, Health Information Science, Health Promotion, Organisation of Health Care Systems and Management, Environmental Health, Sociology of Iillness, Applied Epidemiology, Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases, Social Policy and Health Economics.

Teaching staff are members of the Public Health Department as well as other specialists working in public health in Malta who are experts in the diverse aspects of public health.

Career opportunities

The course is especially attractive for 3 types of career progression:

  • It enables those who intend to pursue a career in public health to get the basic knowledge and skills from a reputable University and department which will set them into the career path of public health and start climbing the ladder as a public health professional.
  • It enables those who wish to pursue an academic career to fulfill the Masters level of academia in public health and bridge the gap between a basic health professional course and a PhD in a public health related field.
  • It enables health professionals who are already engaged in their field and career to garner useful public health and health managerial skills to enable them to take on higher levels of responsibility which utilises population based health skills for higher management and planning.

This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a PhD in a public health related field and gives the vital skills in research methods and health management that enables these to prepare and conduct a research proposal for higher postgraduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Medical Statistics
  • Health Information
  • Health Promotion
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Health Care Systems and Management
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Social Policy and Health Economics
  • Environmental Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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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 degree from this University or another recognized higher education institution, obtained with at least Second Class Honours, in any area deemed relevant by the Board.

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.


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