Social Work courses

University of Malta

Bachelor Of Arts (honours) In Social Work in University of Malta

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : Oct
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 8,500 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 0

About Bachelor Of Arts (honours) In Social Work in University of Malta

The overall aim of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work programme is to equip students with the necessary social work knowledge, values and skills required to practise as a social worker. This is done through the teaching of a variety of study units, some of which are theory based and others which are practice based. Since the course is generic in nature it seeks to provide students with knowledge, skills and abilities which will lend themselves useful in any practice setting. In addition, the programme is the only route in Malta through which individuals can enter the social work profession, and therefore an important aim of the programme is to expose students to different social work settings in Malta and Gozo. This is primarily done through the placements which students carry out during the course, but also through other tasks set by different study units.

Learning outcomes

Individuals who follow the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work programme are educated into the profession of social work. They gain the necessary knowledge, values and skills which any person who wishes to pursue social work as a career is required to possess. Through the knowledge, values and skills taught, they shall be equipped to work with vulnerable individuals in society, to appreciate diversity and individuality and to identify strengths in people and communities, seek to develop those strengths and build on them.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

Persons who acquire a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work have the opportunity to work within different social work settings. Some of these settings include children and family settings, the drug and alcohol sectors, the disability sector, community settings, health and mental health settings, working with the elderly, working with asylum seekers and refugees and various residential settings.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work allows students access to different Masters Programmes both locally and overseas. Of particular significance is the fact that in October 2009 the first Masters in Social Work Programme began to be offered by the University of Malta’s Department of Social Policy and Social Work.


Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics. 

Applicants in possession of the Diploma in Social Work of this University, or a comparable qualification in an area related to Social Work or Social Policy or who have obtained credits for study-units considered by the Board to be equivalent to those in the Course may also be admitted to the Course. Subject to the provisions of the Principal Regulations, such applicants may be allowed by the Board to transfer these credits to the Course. The number of credits so transferred shall not exceed those obtainable in one year of the Course.

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' are required to sit for an English Proficiency Test to be held on 5 September 2019. Successful applicants will then be required to sit for an interview during the last two weeks of September 2019. These dates cannot be changed. Such applicants shall be exempted from sitting for the proficiency test if they are in possession of a pass at SEC level English at Grade 5 or better or equivalent. The closing date for receipt of applications from applicants in terms of the 'maturity (adult learners) clause' (those who will be sitting for the proficiency test and/or interview) is 31 August 2019. The closing date for other applicants is 30 September 2019.

Applicants may also be required to submit a Learning Portfolio. Further information about the Portfolio will be forwarded to applicants.

Whilst filling in the online application for this course applicants must have their Police Certificate of Conduct in hand as they are required to include certain details from the Police Certificate of Conduct in the application form.

On acceptance on the course, applicants will be asked to submit an original Police Certificate of Conduct (not more than 6 months old) to the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. 

University of Malta Highlights

Type Public
Established 1769
Campus Urban
Academic staff 961
Administrative staff 930
Students 11,117

University of Malta Avg Tution Fees  And Other Expenses

Avg.Tution Fees €5500-10800
Visa Fee €125
 Insurance €60-80

Food Cost

€100 to 150 Euro Per month
Accommodation €200 to 500 Euro Per month
Meals €250
Mobile/Wi-Fi €30
Local Transport €40
Leisure Activities €200
Laundry €30
Electricity/Water €50

above is an approximate guide of the monthly expenses you are likely to incur while studying in Malta. These are only approximations since your monthly bill will be determined by your personal lifestyle.  *based on 2 or 3 persons sharing an apartment.


Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 8,500


€ 8,500