Announcement

Post Graduate Programmes: September 2018 Intake

December 6, 2017   Registrar

 

 

 

 

 

Chancellor College, a Constituent College of the University of Malawi, is inviting applications for various Postgraduate Programmes which will commence in September 2018.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREES

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

  1. A letter of application or a filled PG1 form to be obtained from pgstudies@cc.ac.mw. For online applications, go to: cc.ac.mw/pg

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

  3. A detailed CV

  4. Certified or notarized copies of academic transcripts and certificates

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

  6. Evidence of bank payment of an application fee of MK10,000 for nationals and US$50 for international applicants which should clearly indicate the name of the applicant and programme applied for. For National Bank of Malawi deposits at the counter, through MO626 or internet banking, applicants should use this account: Chanco PG application fees, Account No: 300000282543. For other banks and international transfers, applicants should use the following account: Chanco Sundry Income, Account No: 282553, held at the National Bank of Malawi, Zomba Service Centre.

  7. 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

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

  1. A good master’s degree (average of 55% above) from an accredited university. Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage.

  2. A concept note detailing the proposed research topic

  3. Sample of applicant’s written academic work

Conditions of admission

  1. 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 36 months (full time) and up to 60 months (part-time).

  1. 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.

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

  1. 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

a) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

      Name of Programmes:

  1. M.Ed. in Policy, Planning and Leadership

  2. M.Ed. in Testing, Measurement and Evaluation

  3. M.Ed. in Educational Psychology

  4. 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.

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

Preliminary Enquiries Head of Educational Foundation on telephone number 0993450115 or by email: hodedf@cc.ac.mw.

b) DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES

Name of Programmes:

  1. M.Ed in Curriculum and Teaching Studies (Language Education)

  2. M.Ed in Curriculum and Teaching Studies (Mathematics and Science Education)

  3. 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: Bachelors degree in Education (or its equivalent) with credit. Those with a strong pass (average of 55% above) may also be considered. Work experience in education or education related area will be an added advantage.

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

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

a) DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Name of Programme: (i) 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 run every Saturday for 5 weeks. The second component will involve research leading to a supervised dissertation.

Additional Entry Requirements: A Bachelors’ or Honours’ Degree in any field of study with credit or strong pass with a minimum of three years work experience.

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

Preliminary Enquiries: Head of Philosophy Department at gkayange@cc.ac.mw or the Post-Graduate Coordinator at ym9769@gmail.com.

 

Name of Programme: (ii) Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Applied Ethics.

List of Courses Offered: Core 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: 24 months 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: Bachelors 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 for the entire two years, US$4,500 for SADC students, and US$6,000 for international students.

Preliminary Enquiries: Head of Philosophy Department at gkayange@cc.ac.mw or the Post-Graduate Coordinator at ym9769@gmail.com.

b) DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

Name of Programmes:

  1. MA in Pure Linguistics

  2. MA in Applied Linguistics

  3. PhD in Pure Linguistics

  4. PhD in Applied Linguistics

Additional Entry Requirements: Applications for MA programmes should have a good first degree (Credit+), or its equivalent in the appropriate subjects. Applicants with a strong pass (average of 55% and above) and relevant work experience shall also be considered. Applications into the PhD Programme should already have completed an MA. 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 24 months maximum while for the PhD, it is 3 years full-time.

Fee Structure: MK1,800,000 per year for Malawian nationals, and US$ 3,500 per year for international students. All programmes will be self-sponsored except for those who may secure funding.

Preliminary Enquiries: The PG Coordinator at: all_dept@cc.ac.mw.

c) 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.

Preliminary Enquiries: Head of Theology and Religious Studies Department, trs@cc.ac.mw.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

FACULTY-WIDE PROGRAMME

Name of Programme: Master of Science in Environmental Science (MES)

Duration of Programme: 24-months (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 (average of 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. A deposit of not less than K300,000.00 shall be paid upon registration.

Preliminary Enquiries: For further information, contact MES Office at: mesadmin@cc.ac.mw.

 

Name of Programme: MSc in Water Resources Modelling and Governance

 

Fee Structure: The annual tuition fees for the programme are MK2,250,000 for Malawian nationals and US$3,000 for international students.

Description of Programme: The MSc in Water Resources Modelling and Governance programme consists of course work, research and a thesis.

Duration of Programme: 24-months (full time)

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

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Programme Coordinator, Dr Cosmo Ngongondo, at wrmg@cc.ac.mw.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Name of Programme: Master of Science in Applied Chemistry

Programme Structure: The programme, which is offered over four semesters (two academic years), is implemented completely on research basis. Students 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.

Additional Entry Requirements: Candidates should have a high pass (55% or above) Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field from recognized university.

Fee Structure: MK1,500,000 for Malawian nationals and US$2,000 for international students per academic year.

Preliminary Enquiries: Head of Chemistry Department, i.e. mmonjerezi@cc.ac.mw; or Programme Coordinator i.e.: cshaba@cc.ac.mw.

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND EARTH SCIENCES

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

Duration: 24 months (full time) and 36 months (part-time)

Description of Programme: Supervised research and thesis

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

Fee Structure: MK2,587,500 for nationals or US$3,450 per academic year

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Head of Department on: geo@cc.ac.mw; or dmoses@cc.ac.mw.

 

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Name of Programmes:

  1. Master of Science in Informatics

  2. Master of Science in Biostatistics

  3. Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences

  4. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

  5. Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics

 

 

(i) Master of Science in Informatics

Mode of Delivery: The programme is run jointly by Department of Computer Science at Chancellor College, and Department of Computing and Information Technology at the Malawi Polytechnic. It is a 2-year full time programme delivered on a 2-week block release mode for the course work (classes, examinations, seminars and workshops) in the 1st year. The 2nd year will involve research leading to a supervised dissertation.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants to be considered under this programme should have a Bachelors degree (average of 55% and above) in the fields of Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent qualifications from recognized universities. Applicants with degrees in related applied sciences from Malawi Polytechnic and Mathematical Sciences from Chancellor College can also apply. Females are encouraged to apply.

Preliminary Enquiries: mscinformatics@cc.ac.mw, copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw. Applicants who were already offered a place in the 2017 intake should submit a letter of commitment to report for classes otherwise their reserved places will be forfeited.

Fee Structure: MWK3,700,000.00 for Malawian nationals and US$6,000 for international students for the entire two year period.

 

(ii) Master of Science in Biostatistics

Description of Programme: A 2-year programme, offered through block-release, and involves coursework and thesis.

Additional Entry Requirements: Candidates must have strong Bachelor’s degree (average of 55% and above), majored in Statistics, with strong background in Mathematics from recognized university. Selected candidates with deficiency in some Mathematics/Statistics will be asked to attend bridging course prior to enrollment.

Scholarships: Limited full scholarships will be available under the DELTAS Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics Training (SSACAB) project, to selected applicants having Statistics degree with at least credit, and aged below 35 years.

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000 for Malawian nationals and US$6,000 for international students for the entire two-year period. Those attending bridging courses will be required to pay US $300 per module.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Coordinator, Mr. Tsirizani Kaombe, on 0888 443 536, copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

 

(iii) Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences

Description of Programme: A 2-year full-time programme involving course work and thesis.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Mathematics with at least credit or a strong pass (an average of 55% and above) with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000 for Malawian nationals and US$6,000 for international students for the entire two-year period. Those attending bridging courses will be required to pay US $300 per module.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the coordinator, Dr. Mwayi Nyirenda-Kayuni, on mkayuni@cc.ac.mw; with copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme (By Research)

Description of Programme: This is a 3-5 year full-time PhD programme by research, including supervisor guided reading. During the entire period of study, candidates should be prepared to devote at least 90 hours of teaching MSc or tutoring undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chancellor College, which is equivalent to offering 3 modules.

Additional Entry Requirements: For PhD in Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics: a strong Masters degree in Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and a Bachelors degree in Mathematical Sciences. It is highly recommended for PhD applicants to pre-identify academic supervisors who are specialists in the proposed research areas.

Fee Structure: MK4,125,000 for Malawian nationals or US$5,500.00 for international students per academic year.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the coordinator, Dr. Mwayi Nyirenda-Kayuni, on mkayuni@cc.ac.mw; with copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

a) ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT 

Name of Programme: Master of Arts Degree in Economics (Full time)

Programme Structure: The MA in Economics is offered jointly by the University of Malawi (www.economics.cc.ac.mw) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) (www.aercafrica.org), in two components. In the first component, students spend their first year doing coursework before embarking on thesis preparation under supervision of senior faculty in the second year. The first semester of coursework year is spent while in residence at Chancellor College in Zomba and the second semester takes students to the Joint Facility of Electives in Nairobi, Kenya. The facility draws students from leading universities in Anglophone Africa.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a first degree majoring in economics from an accredited institution. Those with a background in quantitative methods will have an added advantage.

Scholarships: Under the auspices of AERC, the Department of Economics offers a limited number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates. Applicants are, however, encouraged to identify other sources of funding.

Fee Structure: MK3,240,000.00 per student per year for Malawian nationals and US$5,000.00 per student per year for international students.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Programme Coordinator for MA (R) Economics at economics@cc.ac.mw or 0111951135.

 

b) DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES

Name of Programme: Master of Public Administration and Management (MPAM)

Description of Programme: This prestigious master’s programme is being offered by the University of Malawi at Chancellor College through the Department of Political Administrative Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Development (SUM) at the University of Oslo in Norway. It is programme is a component of a four year research and training project entitled Strengthening Democratic and Economic Governance in Malawi.’ The programme consists of taught coursework component in the first year, followed by independent research and preparation of an examinable thesis in the second year.

Duration and Mode of Delivery: MPAM is a 2-year block release programme of study and students are expected to attend classes for three consecutive weeks in every quarter of the first year course work. In each quarter students will take two courses. All classes take place at Chancellor College in Zomba.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants should have either a minimum of a credit Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Human Resources Management or Business Administration offered by an accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of two years work experience, or a minimum of a credit Bachelors degree in any discipline but holding a managerial position in the public service having worked for at least two years. Applicants with a credit at Bachelors degree in the relevant disciplines with a strong pass (an average of 55% and above) will be considered if they have at least three years of work experience. The work experience requirement will be waived for those persons belonging to marginalised, disadvantaged or underrepresented social groups such as those disabilities of any kind. Applicants should also submit a two-page typed brief of proposed research interests in the chosen discipline of study.

Fee Structure: MK4,725,000.00 for Malawian nationals and US$ 7,500 for foreign students for the entire two year programme.

Scholarships: Partial or full scholarships will be offered to marginalised groups such as persons with disabilities and those with special needs. Partial scholarships will also be awarded through a competitive process to those interested in undertaking gender related research leading to the production of a master thesis.

Preliminary Enquiries: Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies through the following email address: hkayuni@cc.ac.mw or pastudies@cc.ac.mw call 0882436251 or 09990798766.

Name of Programme: Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (MA HRM&IR)

Description of Programme: The programme consists of taught coursework component in the first year, followed by independent research and preparation of an examinable thesis in the second year.

Duration: 24 months (Full time)

Mode of Delivery: Block release where students meet once every three months. The eight taught modules will cover ten weeks spread through four residential block release teaching sessions.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a strong Bachelor’s degree with a credit or strong pass (an average of 55% and above) in human resource management, industrial relations, general management, public administration and business administration. Applicants who wrote a project at undergraduate level will have added advantage. Those with Journalism, Humanities, and Social Science degrees will be admitted if their undergraduate programme had some human resource management or industrial relations courses and have a minimum of 2 years working experience in management. Applicants should also submit a two-page typed brief of proposed research interests in the chosen discipline of study.

Fee Structure: MK5,250,000.00 for Malawian nationals and US$ 8,500 for foreign students for the entire two year programme.

Preliminary Enquiries: Preliminary enquiries may be directed to the Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies through the following email address: hkayuni@cc.ac.mw or pastudies@cc.ac.mw call 0882436251 or 09990798766.

Name of Programme: Master of Arts in Political Science

Description of Programme: The programme consists of taught coursework component in the first year, followed by independent research and preparation of an examinable thesis in the second year.

Duration: 24 months (Full time)

Mode of Delivery: Block release where students meet once every three months. The eight taught modules will cover ten weeks spread through four residential block release teaching sessions

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a strong Bachelor’s degree with a credit or strong pass (an average of 55% and above) in Political Science or Public Administration. Applicants with a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from an accredited institution will be considered if they had some Political Science subjects in their undergraduate programmes. Applicants should also submit a two-page typed brief of proposed research interests in the chosen discipline of study.

Fee Structure: MK3,750,000.00 for Malawian nationals and US$ 6,500 for foreign students for the entire two year programme.

Preliminary Enquiries: Preliminary enquiries may be directed to the Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies through the following email address: hkayuni@cc.ac.mw or pastudies@cc.ac.mw call 0882436251 or 09990798766.

 

(c) FACULTY-WIDE PROGRAMMES

(i) Master of Arts in Development Studies (Full Time)

Programme Description: This is a multi-disciplinary programme consisting of taught coursework component in the first year, followed by research and preparation of an examinable thesis in the second year.

Duration of Programme: 24 months (Full time)

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a minimum of a credit at Bachelor’s degree level in a Social Science or development related-field. Applicants with a strong pass (average of 55% and above) degree and have some relevant working experience will be considered if space is available.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Deputy Programme Coordinator, Mr. Julius Chingwalu or the MDS Administrator, Mrs. Annie Banda, on pg_socialscience@cc.ac.mw. Candidates who were already admitted to the programme but had their places reserved need to apply for re-admission.

Fee Structure: K4,500,000.00 for Malawian nationals and US$8,000.00 for foreign students for the entire programme.

(ii) PhD in Development Studies

Programme Description: The ultimate objective of the programme is to produce PhD graduates who are knowledgeable about the developmental challenges confronting African countries and the developing world in general. The programme exposes candidates to high level analytical skills, classical and contemporary development theories, and perspectives, and to the practical side of development and underdevelopment from multidisciplinary approaches. This programme which is of duration of 3- 5 academic years (full time) has two components: taught courses and a research component. In the taught component, candidates are required to take a minimum of three full courses and a maximum of four on a block release format. The courses are organised in clusters of compulsory core courses and elective courses. Candidates take a combination of any two half courses to constitute a full course. The method of delivery involves a combination of lectures, presentations, and seminars, offered on a block release format. The courses are delivered in bloc releases of two to three weeks, every three months in the academic year. Classes take place at Chancellor College.

Additional Entry Requirements: Candidates with specialisation in social science fields such as public administration, sociology, psychology, history, economics and population studies are eligible to apply. Prospective candidates must be capable of carrying out independent research in the social sciences, use and exchange ideas with a view to improving and critically analysing development interventions. Candidates should have a strong Masters degree from a recognised institution in social science related field. Candidates from other disciplines will be considered if they have some background in development related fields.

Fee Structure: MK3,000,000.00 per academic year for Malawian nationals and US$ 5000 per academic year for foreign students.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Faculty of Social Science Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator, Dr. Boniface Dulani, on pg_socialscience@cc.ac.mw.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS

All applications should clearly state the programme applied for and should reach the following address by Friday, 12th January, 2018:

The Registrar

Chancellor College

P.O. Box 280

Zomba, MALAWI

For further details, including getting PG1 Form, please contact pgstudies@cc.ac.mw. For online applications, go to: cc.ac.mw/pg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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