• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences (Hons) programme from University of Malta has been designed to offer a comprehensive range of disciplines in the scientific, technological and health areas that match the competencies needed to manage issues in food and nutritional sciences, and their spin-offs, which include food strategy policy and planning.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The skills acquired will enable the graduates to orientate themselves towards food as well as health oriented careers. The programme will give the student the knowledge base needed to then further their education by following postgraduate programmes that lead to local registration as a nutritionist and a dietitian respectively.

The Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences (Hons) programme from University of Malta will familiarise the student with the basic and fundamental sciences associated with the composition of foods, the manufacture of foods, food safety, principles of human physiology and metabolism. With this curriculum the student will learn to apply theory to practical (industrial/manufacture) scenarios as well as community and clinical settings. The ultimate deliverable is the opportunity to embark on a career which provides the public with potential for improved quality of life and better health status.

Career opportunities and access to further studies

The B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences is a stand-alone degree offering opportunities in food related careers. This degree programme provides graduates with a tertiary education exit point into manufacture, retail industries and regulatory affairs. Other opportunities in health orientated careers (regulated professions) exist where the course will act as a feeder degree to professional training at postgraduate level (Postgraduate Diploma) needed to become fully-fledged health professionals in nationally regulated professions such as those of nutrition and dietetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular and Biochemical Basis of Life
  • Introduction to Chemistry in the Life Sciences
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Food Constituents: A Molecular Approach
  • General Food Microbiology
  • Food Technology
  • An Introduction to Mathematical Techniques in Food Science

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

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 either Mathematics or Physics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?