Announcement

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES JANUARY, 2021 INTAKE

June 16, 2020   Registrar

CHANCELLOR COLLEGE

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

 

JANUARY, 2021 INTAKE

 

Chancellor College, a Constituent College of the University of Malawi, is inviting applications for various Postgraduate Programmes which will commence in January, 2021.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREES

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

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 PROGRAMMES

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

Name of Programme: (i) University Certificate in Education (UCE)

 

Duration: 12 months (beginning from April, 2021)

 

Fee Structure: MK850,000.00 for the entire programme

 

Description of Programme: This is a non-residential programme which will be offered on modular basis combining face-to-face and distance modes of learning. Successful candidates will have three face-to-face sessions, teaching practice and an examination at the end of the academic year. This is a programme designed to meet the needs of currently serving teachers (with no teaching qualification) as well as those who are not serving teachers but would like to have a teaching qualification.

 

Additional Entry Requirements: Prospective candidates should have at least a diploma from a well recognized institution of higher learning. Those with first degrees or higher degrees have a better chance. Applicants that are sponsored by the Ministry of Education should submit their full application package through the Ministry and the self sponsored applicants should show evidence of funding (e.g. letter of commitment from sponsor or bank statement).

Contacts for further details: The UCE Coordinator, Dr. C. Manthalu at cmanthalu@cc.ac.mw or cell phone numbers 0888594508 during office hours.

 

CURRICULUM AND TEACHING STUDIES DEPARTMENT

 

Name of Programmes:

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

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

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 0992759446 or by email: cats@cc.ac.mw.

 

Doctoral Degree Programmes:

Name of Programmes:

PhD Curriculum Studies (Language Education)

PhD Curriculum Studies (Science and Mathematics Education)

PhD Curriculum Studies (Social Studies Education)

Mode of study: All programmes are by research.

Duration: All programmes are full-time and must be completed within three to four years.

Additional Entry Requirements: 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. The application dossier should also include a concept note explaining the expected area of research.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the Department of Curriculum and Teaching Studies on telephone number 0992759446 or by email: cats@cc.ac.mw.

Fee Structure: MK2,625,000 per year for Malawian nationals; US$4,000 per year for SADC region students; and US$6,000 per year for international students.

Other related costs including book allowance, field research costs, medical cover etc, are borne by the student.

All applicants are required to indicate how they will finance their studies. Those sponsored should include a letter of commitment from the sponsor. Note that the institution does not provide accommodation but students will be required to meet with their supervisors on a regular basis.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Name of Programme: (i) Master of Science in Environmental Science (MES) 2021

Duration of Programme: 24-months (full time)

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000 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.

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 an upper pass) in natural sciences or related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience.

Contacts for further details: The MES Coordinator at: mesadmin@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) programme.

 

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

 

Description of Programme: Supervised research and thesis.

 

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

 

Contacts for further details: The Head of Department on: geo@cc.ac.mw; or mmwinuka@cc.ac.mw.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography by Research

Duration: 3 years (full time); 5 years (part time)

 

Fee structure: MK3,750,000 for Malawian nationals or US$5,000 for international students per academic year.

Description of Programme: Full-time students will dedicate their time to the programme of study, either at Chancellor College campus or at a collaborating institution depending on agreed upon arrangements and availability of resources. Those on part time basis will have to spend a minimum amount of time on campus that is equivalent to the full-time students during the 5-year period. Students will be required to attend and participate in regular seminars, reading exercises and presentations, offer tutorials to MSc and BSc students, and attend to other scholarly activities as may be arranged by the department from time to time.

 

Additional Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Geographical or related disciplines obtained from accredited institutions of higher learning.

Contacts for further details: The Head of Department on: geo@cc.ac.mw; or mmwinuka@cc.ac.mw.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Sciences by Research

Duration: 3 years (full time); 5 years (part time)

 

Fee Structure: MK3,750,000 for Malawian nationals or US$5,000 for international students per academic year.

 

Description of Programme: Full-time students will dedicate their time to the programme of study, either at Chancellor College campus or at a collaborating institution depending on agreed upon arrangements and availability of resources. Those on part time basis will have to spend a minimum amount of time on campus that is equivalent to the full-time students during the 5-year period. Students will be required to attend and participate in regular seminars, reading exercises and presentations, offer tutorials to MSc and BSc students, and attend to other scholarly activities as may be arranged by the department from time to time.

 

Additional Entry Requirements: Students applying to be admitted into this programme must hold a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences or related disciplines obtained from accredited institutions of higher learning.

 

Contacts for further details: The Head of Department at: geo@cc.ac.mw; or mmwinuka@cc.ac.mw.

 

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

(i) Master of Science in Biostatistics

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

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

Fee Structure: MK4,500,000 for Malawian nationals and US$6,000 for international students for the entire 2 years period. Those attending bridging courses will be required to pay US $300 per module.

Contact for further details: The Coordinator, Nelson Dzupire, on ndzupire@cc.ac.mw, copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Name of Programme: PhD in Sociology (By Research)

Fee Structure: MK6,000,000.00 for the entire period of study for Malawian nationals and USD 3,000 per academic year for International students.

Duration of Programme: 3-5 years

Programme Description: Candidates will undergo a compulsory research methods course at Chancellor College prior to commencement of their research studies. Candidates will later be expected to work with allocated supervisors on their research topics during which they will make at least two presentations one on the proposal and the other on the findings. Each candidate is also expected to publish articles in scholarly journals before completion of the study.

Additional Entry Requirements: Prospective candidates must be capable of carrying out independent sociological research, use and exchange ideas with a view to improving and critically analysing societal phenomena and development interventions. Candidates should have a strong Master’s degree in Sociology, Development Studies and other social science fields from a recognised institution. Candidates from Development Studies and other social science fields will be considered if they have some background in Sociology at underground or Masters levels.

Contacts for further details: The Programme Coordinator, Prof. Paul Kishindo on +265 999 680 608.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Name of Programme: Master of Arts in Economics (Non-Residential Programme)

 

Duration of Programme: 24 months (full time)

Fee Structure: MK4,851,000.00 for nationals which is payable in two equal installments of MK2,425,500.00.

Description of Programme: The Programme consists of two components; namely, a one-year taught course work in the first year followed by research and thesis writing in the second year. Modules are delivered in block-release form in a specified period of not more than three working weeks and these will be sequenced over a period of one year.

Additional Entry Requirements: A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university majoring in Economics or closely related fields of study. The applicant should also have covered Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Quantitative methods/econometrics with an average grade of a high pass (55% and above). Applicants with a bare pass in their first degree (less than 55% average) and relevant work experience will also be considered.

Preliminary Enquiries: For further information please contact: The MA (NR) Coordinator, Economics Department on Tel: 265 111 951 135, or Email: economics@cc.ac.mw

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES

 

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: 2 years (Full time)

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.

Contact for further details: The Coordinator or Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at: pastudies@cc.ac.mw, or call 0882436251/0993007186.

 

FACULTY OF LAW

Name of Programme: Master of Laws in Commercial Law [LLM (Commercial Law)]

Duration of Programme: 18 Months

Fee Structure: The tuition fee for the entire programme is MK7,875,000 or US$10,500.00 for international students.

 

Description of Programme: The LLM (Commercial Law) programme consists of coursework, supervised research and thesis. The course modules are delivered at the purpose-built Faculty of Law complex situated at Chancellor College in Zomba where they have access to the National Bank of Malawi Postgraduate Computer Lab, which includes free access to the Chancellor College internet resources, and the Macknight Machika Resource Centre, which stocks a wide variety of up-to-date Library resources relevant to the postgraduate study of Commercial Law.

Additional Entry Requirements: Admission into the programme is open to graduates who have either: (a) Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Upper Second Class degree (or its equivalent); or (b) A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Lower Second Class degree (or its equivalent) and two years’ experience working on matters directly related to the application of commercial law.

 

Preliminary Enquiries: The Dean, Faculty of Law, Phone: +265 1 951 096, deanlaw@cc.ac.mw or the Programme Coordinator or postgradlaw@cc.ac.mw.

 

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS

Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged. Those who were previously offered a place but did not reserve their places should re-apply.

 

All applications should clearly state the programme applied for and should reach the following address by Friday, 24th July 2020. This includes electronic applications.

 

The Registrar

Chancellor College

P.O. Box 280

Zomba

 

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