This full-time M.Sc. in Nursing programme ( EQF Level 7) consists of a total of 90 ECTS conducted over three semesters. The programme is specifically designed for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing degree to enable them to extend their nursing knowledge, competences and skills. In the first two semesters of the programme a student completes 60 ECTS across a number of study-units. These units embrace a blended approach to teaching and learning, comprising in-class sessions, online activity and self-directed commitment. In the third semester of the programme, a student pursues a research study leading to the writing up of a dissertation under the supervision of an academic supervisor/s appointed by the Faculty Board.
The Department of Nursing collaborates with other Departments and Faculties within the University of Malta and other entities overseas, thus securing an eclectic experience for students. The programme adopts a wide over-arching international approach to health and social care and the nursing profession. It therefore welcomes nurses who have pursued undergraduate studies locally or overseas, and who aspire to a professional career in any context locally or in the international arena.
Through the series of study-units and the dissertation, this programme aims at enhancing the professional role of the nurse as a clinician, an educator, a researcher and as an active player in the realms of academia, policy making, management and innovation. Despite the generic nature of the programme, individual students are encouraged and supported towards a tailored focus of their choice in the course of the programme, in an effort to suit their specific practice setting or interest. In view of this, the focus of the course work pertaining to the study-units in the programme and the dissertation studies are selected by the student.
By the end of the programme, the students will be able to:
• Search and critically appraise the body of knowledge underpinning the nursing profession and nursing practice;
• Evaluate contemporary issues in order to enhance the professional development of nursing and nurses;
• Design and carry out a research study in a rigorous scientific manner;
• Search and apply appropriately the evidence in one’s professional practice;
• Contribute constructively to change, policy and innovation pertaining to the nursing profession and nursing practice; and
• Engage effectively in professional self-evaluation and development.
Course intended for
The programme is intended for nurses with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or with a post-qualification/graduate Diploma approved by the University of Malta. Overseas candidates’ qualifications will be evaluated by the International Admissions Office, University of Malta.
Career opportunites and access to further studies
This programme enables candidates to master research, academic and professional skills which lend themselves well to various clinical and non-clinical posts and roles, primarily within the health and social care sectors. Upon the successful completion of this programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration on a doctoral programme of studies at the University of Malta or elsewhere.
University of Malta Highlights
University of Malta Avg Tution Fees And Other Expenses
€100 to 150 Euro Per month
€200 to 500 Euro Per month
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.