36 months
4466 EUR/year
2500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Mental Health Studies course at the University of Malta responds to local needs related to the areas of long term Mental Health Recovery, Addictions and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. It is congruent with the development of Mental Health Services in Malta and reflective of the current strategies that are being employed in order to improve service delivery.

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By the end of the Mental Health Studies course from University of Malta , you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate deepened and widened interdisciplinary understanding of the persons affected by mental health issues in the fields of Child and Adolescence, Addictions or Community Care, Holistic and Long-Term Mental Health Recovery, depending on the chosen stream. This will focus on the issues’ origins and manifestations, treatment and therapy, impact and challenges on living and relating, and best ways to respond to these for better quality of life and greater human dignity.
  • Communicate and cooperate across disciplines in an effective manner resulting from mutual understanding, the experience of enhanced and guided cooperation and an appreciation of what is involved in interdisciplinarity.
  • Apply such an understanding in their professional and work practice and as active members of society, in exercising engagement, assessment, intervention, good management, advocacy and/or support, in ways that are appropriate for their profession and role, both in relation to mental health in general and to their chosen study stream in particular.
  • Use the insight given to them by the experience of having conducted postgraduate research to improve the appropriateness and effectiveness of their professional and work practice in the fields of Child and Adolescence, Addictions or Community Care, Holistic and Long-Term Mental Health Recovery, depending on the chosen stream.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

Career opportunities in the branches targeted in this programme are wide and varied; this course will provide you with sound knowledge that allows for critical, reflective and informed decisions in these areas of employment. Moreover, it will provide you with the necessary tools to function in a team that consists of different professionals from multiple disciplines who all need to be involved in care management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mental Well-Being
  • Professional Issues in Mental Health Care
  • Interdisciplinary Understanding and Approaches in Mental Health Care, Rehabilitation, Community Care and Recovery
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Addictions
  • Systemic Approaches to Understanding Mental Wellbeing of Children
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation in the Context of Community Care for Individuals with Complex Mental Health Needs
  • Theories of Addiction
  • Psychological Development: Infancy - Adolescence

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 warranted professionals in possession of a valid registration/licence with the relevant professional council and a first cycle qualification or higher, awarded by this University or any other higher education institution recognized by Senate, obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) or equivalent, in any one of the following areas:

  • Communication Therapy, Counselling, Education, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Work and Youth Work

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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