START YOUR MEDICAL STUDIES
EDU’s programme in Medicine* is a 5.5-year study path designed to develop a new generation of medical professionals with 21st century skills. It combines theoretical learning in a digital environment with practical rotations held in EDU’s network of teaching hospitals. The programme in Medicine is comprised of a 3-year Bachelor (B.Med. 180 ECTS) followed by a 2.5-year Master programme (M.Med. 162 ECTS) in Medicine. As such, the programme in Medicine covers a total of 9,440 hours of theoretical education and practical clinical training. Its certification of 342 ECTS is fully compliant with the relevant European requirements (European Qualifications Framework as well as Malta Qualification Framework).
Our degree programmes focus on giving students hands-on clinical experience from the start. EDU students benefit from supervised, high-quality patient-oriented clinical experiences at our partner teaching hospitals. Here, students will engage with experts in their field and continuously receive constructive feedback through work-place based assessments, complementing online teaching with hands-on professional experience.
EDU students gain their first clinical experience early on, starting from Week 10 in the Bachelor programme. With 4 weeks of clinical rotation in every module, EDU medical students spend 3 months per year in a teaching hospital throughout their studies over the course of 5 years. Moreover, the Master programme concludes with a Clinical Clerkship of 6 months.
To provide excellent clinical training, EDU partners with Helios Kliniken, Marienhaus-Gruppe and other partner hospitals. Read more about our teaching hospitals here.
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BACHELOR OF MEDICINE
EDU’s Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med.) is comprised of nine modules and is designed to be completed in three years of full-time study. This applies to both the theoretical study and the practical clinical experience. This programme combines collaborative and self-directed learning with personal mentorship, hands-on experience in teaching hospitals, virtual classrooms and interactive online classes at our digital campus. Created to be accessible to anyone with a passion to study medicine, the successful completion of the course qualifies students to enrol in our Master of Medicine (M.Med.) degree and pursue a future career in healthcare.
Bachelor Of Medicine (B.Med.)
English (Theoretical) and German (Clinical Rotations)
180 ECTS points
3 years, full time
Programme offered by EDU and is accredited by the MFHEA.
Upon successful completion of the B.Med., students can pursue careers in health and healthcare or enrol into EDU’s Master of Medicine to complete the Medicine programme. Students with a B.Med. who do not wish to continue into the M.Med. can continue their education to pursue a career as an adult nurse, pediatric nurse, midwife, paramedic, international aid worker or development worker, higher education lecturer or nurse scientist.
Clinical Rotations & Practical Skills
Because we are dedicated to training future medical professionals who will deliver the highest possible quality of medical treatment to their patients, this curriculum places a strong emphasis on practical experience. The programme is delivered in a holistic one course per trimester structure of intensive practical training rotations (4 weeks) in highly supervised small student teams.
Upon successful completion of the B.Med, students can pursue careers in health and healthcare or enrol into EDU’s Master of Medicine to complete the Medicine programme*. Students with a B.Med who do not wish to continue into the M.Med can continue their education to pursue a career as an adult nurse, pediatric nurse, midwife, paramedic, international aid worker or development worker, higher education lecturer or nurse scientist.
Fees & Tuition
When you study at EDU, you are obligated to pay annual tuition and associated fees. These include, but are not limited to, a non-recurring matriculation fee, which is applied to your full payment of tuition upon your confirmation of attendance.
For more details, consult our Tuition and Fee Regulations.
BACHELOR’S COURSE REGULATIONS
For more information on the rules and regulations governing the entire Bachelor of Medicine programme, including admission requirements, course duration and structure, grading and assessment standards, visit our Admissions page, and feel free to download our Course Regulations document below.
MASTER OF MEDICINE
EDU’s Master of Medicine (M.Med.) is built to take the Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med.) to the next level. It is comprised of six modules, including a Master Thesis, and spans across two and a half years, concluding with a Clinical Clerkship of six months.
EDU’s Master of Medicine continues with the integration of the content studied in the Bachelor’s. During this programme, students delve deeper into the domains of medicine within their study of theoretical content to foster the development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills, while emphasis in the Master’s will be on treatment and clinical management of patients. The final goal of the Master’s is the training of professional and empathetic medical professionals capable of practicing evidence-based medicine from day one, helping to improve the health and welfare of the population.
Master of Medicine (M.Med.)
English (Theoretical) and German (Clinical Rotations)
162 ECTS Points (of which 42 ECTS are credited to the Clinical Clerkship)
2.5 years, full time, including a 6-month Clinical Clerkship
Total learning hours: 4,400, of which: Total contact hours: 948
Self-study hours: 1,344
Supervised placement and practice hours: 1,988 (of which 1,040 take place during the Clinical Clerkship)
Assessment hours: 120
Successful completion of EDU’s Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med.)
Offered by EDU and accredited by the MFHEA.
The Medical Council of Malta is the competent authority for conferring the certificate of equivalence and conformity of the medical programme, amounting to automatic recognition of the degree within Europe. Presently, EDU is in discussions with the Medical Council for securing automatic recognition. You may consult with the Medical Council of Malta directly. Read more here.
EDU students who have successfully completed their Master of Medicine course at EDU and have earned a Bachelor Degree in Human Medicine prior, can work in both warranted and non-warranted professions. Graduates may apply for approbation to work as Medical Doctor wherever this European degree according to 2005/36/EC as updated by 2013/55/EU or as in future is further updated, is recognised.
Moreover, graduates can begin a training position in a hospital, medical practices. Or, alternatively, can apply to a health authority, work in the pharmaceutical industry, work for aid organisations or in medical journalism or other fields of activity open to students in the medical sector. For more information on this, you may contact [email protected].
* EDU’s Master of Medicine programme has been accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in Malta, while the Medical Council of Malta is the competent authority for conferring the certificate of equivalence and conformity of the medical programme, amounting to automatic recognition of the degree within Europe. Presently, EDU is in discussions with the Medical Council for securing automatic recognition. Find out more about accreditation and recognition here.