Nursing courses

University of Malta

Higher Diploma In Health Science In Nursing Studies in University of Malta

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Intake : Oct
  • Level : Undergraduate Diploma
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,800 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 0

About Higher Diploma In Health Science In Nursing Studies in University of Malta

The overall aim of the programme is to equip prospective nurses with the knowledge, skills and competences associated with competent, caring and professional practitioners, who are committed to provide quality nursing care in a variety of health and social care settings and to their continued professional and academic development. It is in view of this that this course comprises both theoretical and practical components, with a diversified content that is designed to develop the students’ ability to draw upon the various types of knowledge, the appropriate skills and an understanding of an individual’s personal choices, to guide appropriate nursing action in a variety of settings. The programme conforms to the European Union Directives on Nursing Education and secures recognition as a first level nurse across EU member states.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to:

• Prepare prospective nurses who through critical thinking, knowledge and reflection are able to practice independently in a professional, accountable manner;
• Provide students with knowledge of the theories and concepts that underpin and challenge nursing practice;
• Provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes central to nursing to function effectively as a professional nurse; and 
• Provide students with the interpersonal skills to be key members of the multidisciplinary team within any health care setting.

Course intended for

This course programme is suitable for persons who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in particular listening skills. Nursing is suitable for individuals who are able to work under pressure and cope well in stressful situations. Such persons should have a caring attitude, be able to show respect to clients and their colleagues and uphold professional and personal integrity. These persons need to be flexible about their working hours and have a good background in the sciences, particularly in biology.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

Completion of this programme of studies leads to registration on the general section of the nurse register of the Council for Nurses and Midwives. 

Diploma holders are able to work in a variety of clinical areas, including:

• Community and home care
• School nursing
• Acute hospital settings
• Long-term and rehabilitation settings

Diploma holders are eligible to apply to join part-time programmes offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants must have obtained all the credits of the Preparatory Course, specifically related to the proposed area of study in the Higher Diploma, which shall extend over a period of one year of full-time study, immediately prior to the commencement of the Course. If by the end of the Preparatory Course, students do not successfully complete all the study-units and obtain the 60 ECTS credits they shall not be admitted to the Course. 

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 :

€ 10,800


€ 10,800