Masters

Masters in Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the more common disorders that might be treated include learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Applicants must be in possession of the following qualifications: .

  • a Bachelor degree in Psychology with at least Second Class (Honours)(Upper Division), or an equivalent qualification from this or another university or
  • a Bachelor degree in Psychology obtained with at least Category IIA or another degree in a related area obtained with at least Second Class(Honours)(Upper Division) provided that all candidates applying in terms of this paragraph would have successfully completed additional study-units in Psychology as approved by the Board, which together are deemed to be comparable to the qualification indicated in paragraph (a).
  • Applicants are also required to have a minimum of 2400 hours of experience in a clinical setting. This experience should normally be obtained after applicants have been awarded the Honours degree in psychology.


Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, shall determine the number of applicants that may be allowed to register in this course. The Board shall announce the number of available places in this area of specialisation.

For more information please enquire on the University of Malta website.

Masters in Clinical Counseling

The Master in Counselling course provides graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base and practice skills in professional counselling. This programme achieves this through the encouragement of scholarship in counselling, professional skills training and attention to the recognition of the counsellor as person. The programme is intended for students who desire to develop knowledge, skills and competencies for professional practice in counselling. Graduates will be able to use the skills to competently serve individuals, couples, families, and groups in the community.

This programme also promotes the professional status, identity and visibility of counsellors within different cultural contexts and seeks to extend students’ abilities to consider counselling within the broader social context as well as within individual client work. Successful students will be able to work as counsellors in government and private institutions and NGO’s. They will also be able to develop their own private practice.

Applicants must be in possession of the following qualifications: .

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in the Psychology, Social Work and/or Education area or a related area subject to the approval of the Board, together with a minimum of two years’ experience working directly in a formal psycho-social or educational setting.


For more information please enquire on the University of Malta website.

Masters in Family Therapy and Systematic Practice

The Master in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice is a professional training course where students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become qualified family and systemic therapists. It enables students to develop reflective practice in their clinical work, as well as explores specialized issues and current theoretical debates in family therapy and systemic consultation and supervision.

The programme of studies extends over a period of four years of part-time study which involves taught units as well as yearly core practicals (which may be held during the day and/or evenings) undertaken in different local therapeutic contexts providing the basis for the development of systemic skills and practice. Individuals who already hold a recognized Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy and who fulfill the necessary criteria for eligibility, may be considered for admission to the third year. The course also includes a research component involving the writing of a dissertation.

Applicants must be in possession of the following qualifications: .

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from the University of Malta, or another institution recognized by Senate for the purpose, with at least Second Class Honours in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Youth and Community Studies or in an area of study related to a caring profession including psychotherapy, counselling, nursing, midwifery, mediation, pastoral counselling and psychiatry.
  • Applicants referred to in the above paragraph are also required to have two years’ work experience that is normally gained within one of the health or social sciences/disciplines or equivalent.


For more information please enquire on the University of Malta website.

Masters in Transcultural Counseling

This programme is a collaborative effort by the University of Malta and the University of New Orleans. The programme aims to provide students with extensive training necessary for practicing in the field of counselling. It provides training in counselling in several areas, whilst giving the students the opportunity to take up a broader view of the sociocultural context surrounding counselling in their training. The course programme equips students with knowledge of theories and skills of counselling, as well as the opportunity to practice these skills under supervision.

The course is delivered over 18 months (12 months full time and six months of practicum) and students who successfully complete this degree programme earn a Master of Arts in Transcultural Counselling.

Why is the degree called “Transcultural?”

The programme has been titled “transcultural” to reflect the international nature of both the programme faculty and expected student population. While the new curriculum continues to provide students with extensive traditional counsellor training, the international composition of the programme will also provide them with a wider exchange of cultural viewpoints and experiences surrounding contemporary counselling theory and practice.

Further details about the University’s International Master’s programmes are available here

Applicants must be in possession of the following qualifications: .

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in the Psychology, Social Work, Humanities and/or Education areas or any other relevant area subject to the approval of the Board.


For more information please enquire on the University of Malta website.

Masters in Educational Psychology

Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning.

Applicants must be in possession of the following qualifications: .

  • a Bachelor degree in Psychology with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division), or an equivalent qualification from this or another university or
  • a Bachelor degree in Psychology or a Bachelor degree with Psychology as a main area of study, in both cases obtained with at least Category IIA or another degree in a related area obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) (Upper Division), provided that all applicants applying in terms of this paragraph would either have obtained 60 ECTS credits in Psychology, as approved by the Board, following the award of their degree, or have obtained a Higher Diploma in Psychology with at least Pass with Merit, which together with their degree are deemed to be comparable to the qualification indicated in paragraph (a).
  • Applicants referred to in the above sub-paragraphs are also required to have a minimum of 2400 hours of experience in a clinical or counselling or educational setting. This experience should normally be obtained after applicants have been awarded the Honours degree in psychology.


For more information please enquire on the University of Malta website.

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