How do you become a warranted psychologist?
The path starts with the following:
Two years experience in the field
Following the successful completion of the first degree in Psychology, undergraduates are required to have experience in the field prior to embarking on any of the M.Psy programs. offered at the University of Malta. Entry requirements may be accessed here, under the ‘Special Course Requirements’.
Some examples of the job opportunities that can be found locally are listed below:
- Psychology assistant with private entities
- Psychology assistant within the Education, Health or Home Affairs ministries
- Learning Support Educator
- Education Tutors
- Child Care Worker
- Social Mentor
- Human Resources Centre
- Recruitment Agencies
- Working with the social services
- Voluntary work
Master of Psychology/ Doctorate of Psychology
The University of Malta offers Master in Psychology in the following fields: Clinical, Counselling, Education, Forensic, Health and Neuropsychology. The programs at the UOM are on full-time basis. Further information can be obtained here.
Graduate students may opt to complete their Master, Doctoral or PhD in Psychology at a foreign University. However, it is advisable that students consult with MQRIC (Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre) and MPPB (Malta Psychology Professions Board) to ascertain that the chosen foreign course and qualification is recognised, and to enable students to be able to apply for and get a warrant to work in Malta.
Work as a Psychology Practitioner within the field under supervision
Following the successful completion of the Master/Doctorate degree, experience as a psychology practitioner within the field under the supervision of a registered supervisor will be required.
Apply for a warrant to become a registered Psychologist
As a psychology practitioner, you would then be required to apply for a warrant in order to practice as a registered psychologist. Guidelines to the MPPB criteria for warranting may be accessed here, with their Frequently-Asked Questions available here.