How do you become a warranted psychologist?

The path starts with the following:

First Degree in Psychology

Bachelor in Psychology

2 years experience in the field

Psychology Assistants LSE
Tutors within NGOs
Voluntary work

Master of Psychology or Doctorate of Psychology

Master of Psychology, Doctorate of Psychology or PhD in PsychologyMasters in Psychology at UM or an equivalent Master degree in psychology at another institution
Doctorate or PhD at UM or a foreign University

Working within the field under supervision

Apply for a warrant (MPPB) to become a registered psychologist

Following the successful completion of the first Degree Psychology undergraduates are required to have experience in the field prior to embarking on any the MPSY programmes offered at the university of Malta. Entry requirements may be accessed here. https://www.um.edu.mt/courses/overview/PMPSYCLPFTT2-2019-0-O

Some examples of the job opportunities that can be found locally are listed below: 

  1. Psychology Assistants (Private entities)
  2. Psychology Assistants (Within Ministries – Education, Health, Foreign Affairs)
  3. Learning Support Educators
  4. Education Tutors
  5. Child Care Worker
  6. Social mentor
  7. Human Resources Officer
  8. Recruitment Agencies
  9. Work within social services 
  10. Voluntary work 

The University of Malta offers Master in Psychology in the following fields: Clinical, Counselling, Education, Forensic, Health and Neuro-psychology. The programs at the UOM are on full-time basis. Further information can be obtained from https://www.um.edu.mt/courses/keyword/Postgraduate/Psychology

Graduates students can also opt to read a Doctoral program in any fields of psychology. It is advisable that students consult with MQRIC (The Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre) and MPPB (Malta Psychology Profession Board) to ascertain that the chosen course and qualification is recognized. 

Following the successful completion of the Master/Doctorate Degree, experience within the field under the supervision of a registered supervisor will be required. As a psychology practitioner, you would then be required to apply for the warrant in order to practice as a registered psychologist. Guidelines to MPPB criteria may be accessed here;

https://family.gov.mt/en/The-Ministry/Documents/MPPB/Guidelines%20for%20the%20Vetting%20of%20Warrant%20Applications.pdf