Bachelor Degree in Psychology

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The course is aimed at students with different backgrounds, ready to integrate the scientific-experimental features of psychology with humanities, interested in the study of consciousness in all its various expressions, curious to understand the biological and cultural foundations of human dynamics. Students choosing the Bachelor’s in Psychology should show a strong interest for the cultural contents of the discipline, which will be able to become subject for further scientific research.

The Bachelor Degree in Psychology enables students to learn the basic theoretical and practical aspects of psychology, integrated with other forms of knowledge especially with reference to sociology, philosophy, medicine and education.
The course aims at providing the students the ability to carry out research and operate in the area of psychological services, social institutions and organisations.
During their studies they will receive, in reference to the European Certificate (Euro-psychologist), six basic skills namely: theoretical, methodological, diagnostic, communicative, interventional and organisational.
This degree course opens opportunities for students for multidisciplinary training both practical and theoretical, graduates will be able to make a clear choice about future careers.
Graduates in psychology can work with their skills in various fields: health care, education, training and coaching, sports teams, communication, marketing, advertising and research.
The student acquires the ability to work in a team, demonstrating advanced skills in group work and personal study. These improved skills will have a prolific impact on the ability to sustain arguments based on personal, scientifically-based ideas, on interpretation and problem-solving in complex psychological situations and will be the foundation of a solid base for future study. It will also highlight the importance of social and emotional interaction with others, whether they are specialists or non-specialists, identifying registers and linguistic codes appropriate to the situation.

The Bachelor Degree graduate may find a job in the following areas:

  • workers in educational facilities;
  • operators in maternal, adolescent and family counselling centers;
  • operators for services aimed at promoting individual and community health;
  • operators in facilities aimed at the treatment of the disabled.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Honours, MFQ 6, 180 ECTS, issued by UCM United Campus of Malta HEI Foundation, is accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority and is based on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

The Malta Qualifications Framework is mapped against:
– the European Qualification Framework ;
– the Qualifications Frameworks in the European Higher Education Area (QF/EHEA) ;
– the Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF) .

UCM Higher Education Institution Foundation is a tertiary level institution and is included – in the quality of Higher Education – in the European university landscape in the same way as the universities, polytechnics and university schools accredited to the Ministries of each State; in particular, UCM is authorized to issue qualifications at level 6 and 7 of the Malta Qualification Framework and European Qualification Framework, i.e. Bachelor and Master Degrees.
The title issued by UCM is absolutely valid and legitimate: the study programs (Bachelor and Master) are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

The UCM Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (MQF 6, 180 ECTS) provides access to the Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (MQF 7, 120 ECTS) offered by UCM.

Can I start practicing as a psychologist immediately after receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?

NO, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology does not entitle you to practice as a psychologist or to use the psychology title. To exercise the profession of psychologist (and use the name) you must have the Master’s level (Master’s Degree in Psychology or equivalent), which is a subsequent level that is accessed after the Bachelor’s degree, and after you have received authorization to practice the profession by the body designated for this purpose in the State where you want to work.

The UCM Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (MQF 6, 180 ECTS) provides access to the  Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (MQF 7, 120 ECTS) offered by UCM.

What do I need to do after completing my Master’s degree to work as a Psychologist?

In Malta

After completing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a graduate student may apply for registration as a Psychologist with the Malta Psychology Profession Board (MPPB) in Malta.

The MPPB is the legal regulatory body for Psychologists in Malta, under the Psychology Profession Act (2004). The MPPB also sets ethical standards for the practice of all psychologists in Malta.

To practice as a psychologist in Malta, you must obtain a license to practice. Authorization is granted to candidates who have an MQF level 7 qualification from a recognized Bachelor’s Degree equivalent to that offered by the University of Malta, plus two years of supervised practice after completion of a Master’s level degree.

The title of ‘psychologist’ is a protected title and no person may use this title without permission.

For the registration process as a Psychologist in Malta read here:

https://family.gov.mt/en/The-Ministry/Pages/MPPB.aspx

In Switzerland

After the achievement of the Master level, you have to apply to the Recognition Authority in Switzerland in Bern:
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/it/home/berufe-im-gesundheitswesen/auslaendische-abschluesse-gesundheitsberufe/annerkennungen-von-psychologieberufen.html

In Italy

After the achievement of the Master level, you have to apply for Recognition of the title to the Ministry of Health in Rome.

The application must be accompanied by the documentation required in Annex N.

http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/ministro/p4_8_0.jsp?lingua=italiano&label=servizionline&idMat=PROFS&idAmb=RTENC&idSrv=N&flag=P

 

IMPORTANT INFO

In general, authorization to practice the profession is given (after achievement of the Master level), upon application, by the Authority in charge in the Country where the graduate intends to practice the profession of Psychologist.

In this regard, it should be noted that each State – in order to issue the authorization to practice as a psychologist – may require an integration of training or an additional examination or other (See Directive 2005/36/EC and Directive 2013/55/EU).

Bachelor in Psychology, MQF 6, 180 ECTS – Study Program

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