36 months
10800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery has added an optional “intercalated” year leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science Honours in Medical Sciences to the existing degree programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine. This Medical Sciences (Hons) degree is offered by the University of Malta.

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The intercalated degree is intended to offer innovative opportunities to Medical Students who wish to enhance mainly their laboratory-based research skills possibly with the longer term intention of pursuing careers as “physician scientists”.

Medical Sciences (Hons)  at the University of Malta  permits medical students to exit and join postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery or other Faculties or to re-enter the MD course at a later time.

Career opportunities

The intercalated degree will offer all graduate doctors of medicine and surgery, improved options to pursue personal and career objectives in postgraduate medical specialisation, as it provides a head start for the necessary scientific skills for specialist trainees.

Moreover it is a solid foundation for medical graduates who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree to embark on a medical academic career, since it provides an early introduction to the competitive field of high quality scientific research, publications in high level journals and competitivity for research grants and contracts.

For those who opt to exit the medical course, this degree will open up possibilities for postgraduate studies in science, health and biotechnology with a view to future employment in these areas. The new economic sectors in pharmaceuticals and the Life Science Park and the growing academic programmes shall continue to increase demand for such researchers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Advances in Medical Research Skills Seminars
  • Academic Reading and Writing in English
  • Data Analysis and Statistics in Biomedical Sciences
  • Theoretical Backgrounds to Biomedical Research
  • Methods of Biomedical Analysis
  • Research and Communication Skills
  • Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who successfully complete the first two years of the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Course may opt to join Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 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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