48 months
10800 EUR/year
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Applied Biomedical Science deals with the study of the techniques and procedures involved in the collection and analysis of samples taken from the human body to enable the identification of pathological conditions. To learn more, join the Applied Biomedical Science (Hons) programme at University of Malta.

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Applied Biomedical Science is a vast and multidisciplinary area of health care. A sound knowledge of the biomedical sciences is a prerequisite for this Applied Biomedical Science (Hons) programme at University of Malta .

The following are the major areas of study in Applied Biomedical Science:

  • Cellular Pathology - the study and identification of pathological conditions of cells and tissues
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics - the study of the levels of biochemical compounds in the body and the study of inherited basis of disease
  • Haematology - the study of both the cellular and a cellular components of blood
  • Medical Microbiology/Virology - the study of microorganisms that cause disease
  • Transfusion Medicine - the study of the methodology involved in the collection, preservation, storage, testing and administration of blood and blood products
  • Immunology – the study of the diseases and disorders of the immune system.

Career opportunities and access to further studies

Graduates in Applied Biomedical Science may seek employment as Medical Laboratory Scientists in the Hospital Pathology Laboratories at Mater Dei or with a private hospital.

Some graduates may opt to seek employment in industry with foreign pharmaceutical companies based in Malta.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Anatomy 
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • IT for Health Care Professionals
  • Histology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:
  • Passes at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Biology and Chemistry and a pass at Intermediate Level in Physics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

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.


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