B.Sc. Blended

Nursing (Elderly Care) (Hons)

University of Malta

24 months
360 EUR/module
60 EUR/module
Tuition fee
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This Nursing (Elderly Care) (Hons) course at the University of Malta provides qualified nurses, with specific competencies and skills in the care of older adults as well as more general competencies, that will contribute towards their academic and professional development.


With an ageing population, qualified nurses in health and social care settings are required to be adequately prepared to provide high quality care for older adults.

The Nursing (Elderly Care) (Hons) programme at the University of Malta spans across preventive, medical, rehabilitative and palliative aspects of care across a range of settings, including community, hospital and long-term settings. Relevant topics such as dementia, nutrition and pharmacology are addressed.

Career opportunites

Graduates of the programme will obtain a degree qualification and a specialization in elderly care nursing. The programme will prepare candidates to assume roles in the care of older adults that are living in the community, are in-patients in acute or rehabilitation hospitals or are residing in residential/nursing homes, by caring for their biopsychosocial needs to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

In terms of career prospects this programme gives graduates the opportunity to further their studies and proceed to a Masters degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Promotion, Rehabilitation and Active Ageing
  • Medical Management of Geriatric Patients
  • Community Care of the Elderly
  • Nutrition in Old Age
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Leading and Managing Services in the Care of Older Adults
  • Pharmacotherapeutic Aspects in Old Age
  • Dementia Care
  • Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Adults
  • Dissertation in Nursing Studies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • the Higher Diploma in Health Science (Nursing Studies) or the Diploma in Health Science (Nursing Studies) awarded by the University of Malta, or
  • a professional qualification deemed by Senate to be comparable to the qualifications indicated in paragraph (a) and
  • a pass in the ECDL Standard Certificate which must include a pass in the Module on Presentation

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of being in possession of a registration to practice in the nursing profession, as kept by the relevant regulatory council.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    360 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 360 EUR per module during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    60 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60 EUR per module during 24 months.

Fees per study unit:


  • 2 ECTS: €60; 6 ECTS: €180
  • 8 ECTS: €240; 10 ECTS: €300
  • 2 ECTS: €360; 6 ECTS: €1080
  • 8 ECTS: €1440; 10 ECTS: €1800

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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