Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

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The increasing demands for more specialised health services on the Maltese health care system due to an increasingly ageing population means that the country’s healthcare system requires more qualified health care professionals (including nutritionists and dieticians) to meet the increasing demands.

Malta Leadership Institute’s M.Sc. Applied Nutrition & Dietetics enables interested participants to pursue a full Masters Degree on a part-time basis.

Through this Master’s programme, students will be able to explore various nutrition topics (such as healthy diets, disease prevention, medical anthropology etc), discuss ethical and psychological issues and delve into specialised areas of nutrition and dietetics.

Overall Competences

During this course, our students will:

  • Discuss and determine what healthy nutrition is and involves.
  • Describe the core ethical issues involved in eating and feeding.
  • Discuss the core psychological and ethical issues related to nutrition.
  • Determine the constituents of food.
  • Learn how to make healthy choices when shopping.
  • Plan and prescribe the best diets related to different medical conditions encountered in a hospital, institution or community setting.
  • Discuss the principle factors linked to nutrition in relation to calorific needs, nutrient requirements, mineral and vitamin deficiencies and food allergies. 
  • Learn how to devise tailor-made diet plans to meet the respective client requirements.
  • Manage and implement clinical nutrition strategies based on the latest research and technology.

Mode of Delivery

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics will be delivered through blended learning, with 50% of contact hours delivered online and the other 50% of contact hours delivered face-to-face.

Course Structure

* The structure of the course will vary slightly in full time. 


Upon completion, the candidate can register with the Council of Professions Complimentary to Medicine as a nutritionist or dietitian, with a license to practice in Malta as a Registered Nutritionist or Dietician.

Students who successfully complete this course can also work in Public Health, Primary Healthcare, Private Practice and the commercial sector as a nutritionist or dietitian. 

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Entry Criteria


€10250 + €750 (bench fees)

For Nutritionist Pathway

€11500 + €1500 (bench fees)

For Dietitian Pathway


MLI provides a great learning environment. Reading a Masters Degree in Applied Nutrition has been a truly invaluable learning experience. As for course content, lecturer's support, guidance, and feedback, I found it excellent. I'm looking forward to complete this course with MLI, earn a Master Degree and become a Registered Nutritionist in Malta.

Jurgen Bonett


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Birkirkara BKR9022

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You must complete the following exemption form: You need to make this request when applying for the course. An official response will be issued during the first week of the course.
If for any reason, you decide to drop out, you need to inform us at least 10 (ten) days before. If we are informed ten (10) days plus before, you are still entitled to a partial refund (according to the amount of deposit requested and the MQF Level of the course).
If you want to switch courses (e.g. from the Certificate course to the Diploma course within the same faculty), you need to inform us at least two weeks before starting the course. If this change requires an additional deposit fee, then this change will be only accepted on the condition that we receive the payment immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot accept such changes if you've already started the original course.
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Duration: Master of Science in Applied Nutrition 104 weeks (Full-time) 156 weeks (Part-time) Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics 139 weeks (Full-time) or 208 weeks (Part-time)
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Level: MQF level 7