36 months
4466 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Mental Health Nursing programme at the University of Malta consists of a total of 90 ECTS at Level 5 (Masters’ Degree) conducted over three years.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Mental Health Nursing course at the University of Malta  is targeted for you if you are a nurse working in mental health care settings, to enhance your professional role as a nurse educator, researcher, change agent and clinical leader. 

It seeks to provide you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to improve your own self development and make a major contribution to professional care.

Career opportunities

The programme enables you to master research, educational and professional mental health skills in order to contribute to enhancing clinical practice and service delivery. As a graduate, you may be in a position to take up clinical leadership and/or management and education posts. 

Mental Health services are expanding all the time in recognition of the huge impact mental health and illness has on society. As a masters’ level mental health nurse, you will be able to take a lead in many of these initiatives. Additionally, they may also take up opportunities for further academic and self-development in foreign countries. You will be eligible to undertake the third cycle programme for the fulfilment of Doctorate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Health Care Professionals
  • Professional Issues in Mental Health Care
  • Critical/Creative Thinking in Ethical Applications to Health Care
  • Advanced Therapeutic Interaction in Mental Health Care
  • Social Science
  • Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice

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:

  • 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.

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.

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of work experience following registration with the relevant regulatory council in the proposed area of study or area of specialisation, if applicable. The minimum number of years of experience required shall be indicated at the time of the call for applications.

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 6,700 / Yr 2: Eur 6,700 / Yr3: 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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