• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The main aim of the Midwifery (Hons) course from University of Malta is to prepare the graduate to achieve the competencies needed to be able to fulfil the requirements of a midwife as laid down in the definition of the midwife,
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Competencies of the Midwifery (Hons)  course from University of Malta  include:

  • To provide sound family planning information and advice
  • To diagnose pregnancies and monitor normal pregnancies to carry out examinations necessary for the monitoring of the development of normal pregnancies
  • To prescribe or advise on the examinations necessary for the earliest possible diagnosis of pregnancies at risk
  • To provide a programme of parenthood preparation and a complete preparation for childbirth including advice on hygiene and nutrition
  • To care for and assist the mother during labour and to monitor the condition of the foetus in utero by the appropriate clinical and technical means
  • To conduct spontaneous deliveries including where required an episiotomy and in urgent cases a breech delivery
  • To recognize the warning signs of abnormality in the mother or infant which necessitate referral to a doctor and to assist the latter where appropriate; to take the necessary emergency measure in the doctor’s absence, in particular the manual removal of the placenta, possibly followed by manual examination of the uterus
  • To examine and care for the new-born infant; to take all initiatives which are necessary in case of need and to carry out where necessary immediate resuscitation
  • To care for and monitor the progress of the mother in the postnatal period and to give all necessary advice to the mother on infant care to enable her to ensure the optimum progress of the new-born infant
  • To carry out the treatment prescribed by a doctor
  • To maintain all necessary records” (Health Care Professions Act Part IV, 23 (5) and European Union Midwives Directive 80/154/EEC Article 4).

Career opportunities and access to further studies

On successfully completing this course the graduate will be eligible to be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and eligible to be licensed by the President of Malta to practise the profession of Midwife.

Midwives are responsible and accountable professionals who work in partnership with women and their families to give the necessary support, care education and advice during preconception, pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. Midwives may practise in any setting including the home, community, Health Centres, Hospitals, Clinics, and Birth Centres. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Introduction Week
    Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
    • Opening Ceremony
    Friday 16 October
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pelvic Anatomy
  • Academic Reading and Writing in English
  • Normal Childbearing
  • The Profession of Midwifery
  • Basic Midwifery Clinical Skills
  • Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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:
  • An Advanced Level pass in Biology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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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