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Pharmaceutical Science (Hons)

University of Malta

48 months
10800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Pharmaceutical Science (Hons) programme at the University of Malta is aimed to prepare graduates to take up the M.Pharm programme whereby the latter leads to a degree in pharmacy. The course provides the entry requirements to join the M.Pharm programme.

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Learning outcomes for this Pharmaceutical Science (Hons)  course at the University of Malta  include:

  • To develop basic skills required to be able to approach development of skills required in pharmacy within the local and the EU legal framework governing the production, supply and use of medicines.
  • To develop skills for the application of principles of chemistry and biological sciences to development, formulation and use of drugs.
  • To apply principles, skills and knowledge of good quality in the development and distribution of medicines.
  • To be able to safeguard patient safety.
  • To develop skills in scientific report writing and to develop research skills.
  • To develop a capacity for lifelong learning.

Career opportunities

Students in possession of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science degree may be allowed to register for the course leading to the degree of the Master of Pharmacy (vide Bye-Laws for M.Pharm course) which in turn gives graduates access to practice the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General and Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Social Aspects of Pharmacy and Terminology
  • Histology and Anatomy
  • Computing for Chemists and Pharmacists
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacy Ethics
  • Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Applied Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Drugs used in Disorders of the Nervous and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Drugs used in Disorders of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems and Cancer: Applications of Molecular Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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:

  • a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Chemistry
  • a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in one of the following subjects: Biology, Computing, English, Philosophy, Physics and
  • a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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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