University of Malawi Post Graduate Applications – September 2020 Intake

By | November 21, 2019

University of Malawi Post Graduate Applications – September 2020 Intake

Chancellor College, a Constituent College of the University of Malawi, is inviting applications for various Postgraduate Programmes which will commence in September 2020.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREES

The following are the minimum application requirements for all Master’s degree programmes:

A letter of application or a filled PG1 form to be downloaded from our website

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a credit. Candidates with a strong pass (average of 55% above) may be considered.

A detailed CV.

Certified or notarized copies of academic transcripts and certificates.

Two letters of reference from traceable referees (one of which shall be an academician) and to be submitted in sealed envelopes or as PDF attachment.

A copy of bank deposit slip for application fee of MK10,000 for nationals and US$50 for international applicants. Please indicate the name of the programme you are applying for and deposit the money into the following account: Chanco Sundry Income, Account No: 282553, held at the National Bank of Malawi, Zomba Service Centre.

Evidence of sponsorship: Preference will be given to applicants who will present credible evidence of funding for their studies.

NOTE: Specific programmes may have additional requirements which must be complied with. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHD DEGREES

In addition to the general requirements above, applications for doctoral degree programmes should meet the following minimum conditions:

A good Master’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage.

A concept note detailing the proposed research topic in terms of objectives, approach and research questions.

Sample of applicant’s written academic work.

Conditions of admission

Unless specifically indicated, all Masters’ programmes are full-time and will run for 24 months. The first year is for course work while the second year is for research and thesis writing. PhD programmes run for 3 years (full time) and up to 5 years (part-time).

The tuition fees cover costs of registration, examinations, supervision and institutional overheads. Students are expected to meet costs of research, accommodation, meals, medical cover, books, stationery and learning materials.

The College does not provide accommodation and the students will be required to look for their own accommodation outside the campus.

All programmes operate on a no-fees no-classes basis. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they will support their studies either through a letter of commitment from their sponsors or a bank statement.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAMMES

The following are the specific details of the advertised programmes:

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Names of Programmes:

M.Ed. in Policy, Planning and Leadership

M.Ed. in Testing, Measurement and Evaluation

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology

M.Ed. in Sociology of Education

Fee Structure: MK4,125,000 for Malawian nationals; US$6,000 for SADC region students; and US$7,000 for international students.

Contact for further details: Head of Educational Foundation on telephone number 0993450115 or by email: edf@cc.ac.mw

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES

Name of Programme:

M.Ed in Curriculum and Teaching Studies (Social Studies Education)

Fee Structure: MK4,125,000 for Malawian nationals; US$6,000 for SADC region students; and US$7,000 for international students.

Additional Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education (or its equivalent) with credit. Those with a strong pass (average of 55% above) may also be considered. Experience of working in education or education related area will be an added advantage.

Contact for further details: The Department of Curriculum and Teaching Studies on telephone number 0993425995 or by email: cats@cc.ac.mw.

Name of Programme:

PhD in Curriculum Studies (Language Education)

Fee Structure: Local students: MK2,625,000 per year; SADC region students: US$4,000 per year; International students: US$5,000 per year.

Additional Entry Requirements: Interested candidates should possess a good Master’s degree with Education as main area of study. Those with a non education degree but have a University Certificate in Education (UCE) or its equivalent will also be considered. Applicants should also have experience of working in education or education related area.

Duration: 3 to 4 years

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Head of Curriculum and Teaching Studies Department on telephone number 0993425995 or by email: cats@cc.ac.mw

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Name of Programme: (i) Master of Arts in Applied Ethics

List of Courses OfferedCore modules: African Moral Practice and the Ethical Theory, Moral Decision-Making, Biomedical Ethics, Research Methods and Methodology, Environmental Ethics, and Business Ethics. Elective Modules: Developmental Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Public and Private Sector Ethics, and Morality, Law, Politics and the Media.

Duration of Programme: 2 years and programme has taught course component delivered through block release in the first year followed by supervised research leading to dissertation in the second year. Students with no background in Ethics will be required to take a bridging module, General Ethics.

Additional Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s or Honours degree in any field of study with credit or strong pass with a minimum of three years work experience.

Fee Structure: MK4,000,000 for Malawian nationals, US$4,500 for SADC students, and US$6,000 for international studentsfor the entire 2 year period.

Contact for further details: Head of Philosophy Department at head.philosophy@cc.ac.mw or the Postgraduate Coordinator at pg.philosophy@cc.ac.mw.

Name of Programme: (ii) Master of Arts in Philosophy by Research

List of Research Areas: History of Philosophy; Continental Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics Epistemology, Philosophy of Language and Logic, Social and Political Philosophy, Phenomenology & Existentialism, African Philosophy, Applied Ethics.

Mode of Delivery: This programme has two components: a taught course component delivered in the first semester of Year 1 where students will be required to attend compulsory seminars running every Saturday for 5 weeks. The second component will involve research leading to a supervised dissertation.

Additional Entry Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Philosophy with Credit; or A Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Philosophy with a pass and minimum of three years of working experience; or An Honours Degree in Philosophy. Only qualifications from universities recognized by the University of Malawi will be accepted.

Fee Structure: MK3,000,000 for Malawian nationals for the entire two years.

Contact for further details: Head of Philosophy Department at head.philosophy@cc.ac.mw or the Postgraduate Coordinator at pg.philosophy@cc.ac.mw.

DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

Name of Programmes:

MA in Pure Linguistics

MA in Applied Linguistics

PhD in Pure Linguistics

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Additional Entry RequirementsApplicants for MA degrees should have a good first degree (Credit+), or its equivalent in the appropriate subject. Applicants with a higher average pass mark (average of 55% and above) and relevant work experience shall also be considered. Applications into the PhD Programme should already have completed an MA degree. Subject to certain conditions, research students may be accepted on a part-time basis or, under approved arrangements, to work off campus.

Duration of Programme: For the MA degree, it is 2 years maximum (Full-time), or 3 years maximum (Part-time). For the PhD degree, it is 3 years full-time.

Fee Structure: MK1,800,000 per year for Malawian nationals, and US$3,000 per year for international students.

Contact for further details: The PG Coordinator Dr. Victor Chikaipa at vchikaipa@cc.ac.mw or +265009576291 and copy to: all_dept@cc.ac.mw

DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Name of Programme: Master of Theology and Religious Studies

Additional Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies or any other relevant first degree.

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000 for Malawian nationals and US$6,000 for international students.

Contact for further details: Head of Theology and Religious Studies Department, trs@cc.ac.mw.

DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Name of Programme: Master of Arts in Theatre and Media Communications in Development (MA TMCD)

Programme Description: This interdisciplinary programme enables students to critically examine a range of theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to the study of Communication for Development, with specific emphasis on theatre and media. The training covers a range of current media industries including theatre, broadcast (radio and TV), print and digital media modes.

Programme Duration: 2 years with the first year offered on block release and the second year consisting of practice-based and supervised research leading to dissertation writing.

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000.00 for Malawian nationals; and US $7,644.00 for foreign international students for the 2 years.

Additional Entry Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree with credit in the fields of development theatre, media, and communication studies from an accredited university. Candidates with a strong pass (average of 60% and above) may be considered, alongside work experience in theatre, media and communications-related fields.

Contact for further details: The Coordinator Dr. Catherine Makhumula at +265 1 524 222 / +265 1 527 127 or email her at cmakhumula@cc.ac.mw or fpa@cc.ac.mw.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

NAME OF PROGRAMME: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (MES)

Duration of Programme: 2 years (full time)

Description of Programme: The MES programme consists of course work, research and a thesis.

Additional Entry Requirements: Candidates should have a good Bachelor’s degree (at least 55% and above) in natural sciences or related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience.

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000 for Malawian nationals or US$6,000 for international students for the entire two years.

Contact for further details: MES at: mesadmin@cc.ac.mw.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN WATER RESOURCES MODELLING AND GOVERNANCE

NAME OF PROGRAMME: MSC IN WATER RESOURCES MODELLING AND GOVERNANCE

Description of Programme: The WRMG programme consists of course work, research and a thesis.

Duration of Programme: 2 years (full time)

Fee Structure: MK2,250,000 for Malawian nationals and US$3,000 for international students per year.

Additional Entry Requirements: Potential candidates should have at least a high pass in natural/applied sciences or related fields from recognized and accredited universities.

Contact for further details: Programme Coordinator, Dr. Cosmo Ngongondo, at wrmg@cc.ac.mw.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Name of Programme: (i) Master of Science in Applied Chemistry (Research)

Programme Description: The Master of Science programme in Applied Chemistry is intended to improve capacity of trained and experienced professionals and technical man-power working in the many fields that require the application of chemical principles. The programme, which is offered over four semesters (two academic years), is implemented on a completely research basis. The research component allows students to undertake studies on a topic which requires comprehensive application of chemical principles. Typically students take their dissertations in the broad areas of natural products, environmental chemistry, and food chemistry and processing.

Entry requirements: At the minimum, potential candidates should have a high pass Bachelor’s degree (at least 55% and above) in Chemistry or related field from a recognized university.

Fee Structure: MK1,500,00 per year for Malawian nationals and US$2000 per year for international students.

Contact for further details: Ms. Chikondi Shaba, the PG Coordinator, E-mail: cshaba@cc.ac.mwand copy to chemistry@cc.ac.mw.

(ii) Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (by Research)

Programme Description: The aim of the programme is to produce a highly trained cadre of individuals who will contribute to knowledge generation in Chemistry and related disciplines. This is a 3 year full time or 5 year part time PhD programme by research. Students enrolled on full time basis will dedicate full time to the programme of study, spending their time on campus or at a collaborating institution depending on agreements and availability of resources. Those on part time will have to spend a minimum amount of time on campus that is equivalent to the full time students during the 5 year period.

Entry requirements: At the minimum, hold an Honours or Master’s degree in Chemistry or related disciplines obtained from recognized institutions of higher learning.

Fee Structure: MK 1,875,000 for Malawian nationals and US$2,500 for international students per year.

Contact for further details: Ms. Chikondi Shaba, the PG Coordinator, E-mail: cshaba@cc.ac.mwand copy to chemistry@cc.ac.mw .

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND EARTH SCIENCES

Name of Programme: (i) Master of Science in Geography and Earth Sciences (by Research)

Duration: 2 years (full time) and 3 years (part-time)

Description of Programme: Supervised research and thesis

Additional Entry Requirements: A credit or strong first degree (at least 55% and above) majoring in Geography and/or Earth Sciences or any other related discipline. Candidates must also submit a research topic of their choice.

Fee Structure: MK2,587,500 for Malawian Nationals or US$3,450 for international students per academic year.