Announcement

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES - SEPTEMBER 2020 INTAKE

December 9, 2019   Registrar

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 and a filled PG1 form to be downloaded from our website <www.cc.ac.mw>

A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with at least a credit. Candidates with a strong pass 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 Malawian 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 a recognised 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 EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS

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: Contact the Head of Education Foundations via email: edf@cc.ac.mw

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Name of Programme: (i) Master of Arts 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: 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$6,000 for SADC students, and US$8,000 for international students for 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.US$4,500 for SADC students, and US$6,000 for international students

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

Names of Programmes:

MA in Pure Linguistics

MA in Applied Linguistics

PhD in Pure Linguistics

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants for MA degrees should have a good first degree (Credit+), or its equivalent in the appropriate subject. Applicants with a strong pass 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 national, 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

0998 576 291 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 a recognised university. Candidates with a strong pass 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 (MES) 2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to pursue a 24-month (full time) Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MES) programme during the 2019-2020 academic years in the Faculty of Science at Chancellor College.

The MES programme has courses in four modules with each module consisting of at least two courses running for two months. Candidates are required to complete a research project and submit a thesis at the end of the two years. Details of course modules can be obtained from the MES office by email to mesadmin@cc.ac.mw.

Eligibility criteria

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. The programme operates on a no-fee-no-classes basis. Applicants should demonstrate how they will support their studies either through a letter of support from their sponsors or a bank statement.

Tuition fees

Successful candidates will be required to pay K4,500,000 for Malawian Nationals and 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.

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

Those who were previously offered a place but did not report for their studies should re-apply.

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 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 in Chemistry or related field from a recognized university.

Fee Structure: MK1,500,000.00 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.mw and 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.mw and 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 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.

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

Description of Programme: Programme consists of ssupervised research and thesis. In addition, students will be required to participate in seminars, reading exercises and presentations as may be arranged by the department and other offices from time to time.

Duration: A minimum of 3 years (fulltime) and a maximum of 5 years (part time).

Entry Requirements: Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree in Geographical or related disciplines obtained from recognised institutions of higher learning.

Fee structure: MK3,000,000.00 per academic year for Malawian nationals; and USD 5,000 per academic year for foreign students.

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

(iii) Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Sciences (by Research)

Description of Programme: Programme consists of ssupervised research and thesis. In addition, students will be required to participate in seminars, reading exercises and presentations as may be arranged by the department and other offices from time to time.

Duration: A minimum of 3 years (fulltime) and a maximum of 5 years (part time).

Entry Requirements: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences or related disciplines obtained from recognised institutions of higher learning.

Fee structure: MK3,000,000.00 per academic year for Malawian nationals; and USD 5,000 per academic year for foreign students.

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

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

(i) Name of Programme: Master of Science in Conservation Biology

Description of Programme: This is a 2 years programme comprising taught and research components. In the first year students take courses which they must pass before proceeding to the second year. For sustainability, the programme will only be offered if there are a minimum of five registered students.

Additional Entry Requirements: Potential candidates should have a good Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related fields from recognized universities. Those with relevant experience will have an added advantage.

Fee structure: MK3,816,540 for Malawian nationals or USD6,000 for international students for the entire two years.

Contact for further details: Biology secretary on 01524222 or email the PG Coordinator pgbiology@cc.ac.mw.

Name of Programme: Master of Science (Biological Sciences) by Research

Description of Programme: The programme is mainly research oriented, with production and examination of the thesis at the end of study. This programme allows students to undertake studies on various topics that require application of biological principles. These topics are identified in close collaboration with potential supervisors and students are encouraged to secure funding for both tuition and research.

Additional Entry Requirements: potential candidates should have a good Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related fields from recognized universities. Those with relevant experience will have an added advantage.

Fee structure: MK3,816,540 for Malawian nationals or USD6,000 for international students for the entire two years.

Contact for further details: Biology secretary on 01524222 or email the PG coordinator at pgbiology@cc.ac.mw

Name of Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences)

Description of Programme: This is a 3 years full time or 5 years part time programme by research. Students undertake studies on various topics that require application of biological principles. These topics are identified in close collaboration with potential supervisors and students are encouraged to secure funding for both tuition and research. In addition, prospective students will be expected to participate and present in departmental as well as faculty seminars from time to time.

Additional Entry Requirements: Potential candidates should have a Master’s degree in Biological sciences or related fields from recognized universities. Those with relevant experience will have an added advantage.

Fee structure: MK3,097,504 for Malawian nationals or USD4,000 for international students per academic year.

Contact for further details: Biology secretary on 01524222 or email the PG Coordinator at pgbiology@cc.ac.mw

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Name of Programme: 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 years 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 should have a strong Bachelor’s degree 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.

Fee Structure: MWK3,700,000.00 for Malawian nationals and US$6,000 for international students for the entire 2 years period.

Contact for further details: martinthodi@cc.ac.mw, or mscinformatics@cc.ac.mw

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Description of Programme: The PhD programme in Computer Science is designed to develop future scholars to excel in basic theoretical and applied research in the field of Computer Science. The programme covers a range of topics from theoretical studies of algorithms to practical problems of implementation of computational hardware and software. Among others, study and research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Data Structures, Data Science, Internet of Things, Network Design and Computation, Language Processing, Robotics, Health Informatics, Geospatial Computing, Cyber Security.

Duration of the Programme: The 3 years (full–time) and 5 years (part-time).

Mode of Delivery: Consists of mandatory coursework over an equivalent of a semester, participation in seminars, group work, and presentations and completion of at least 2 years of independent research that will lead to publications and a dissertation.

Special Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a Masters’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or any related discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants must also submit a statement of purpose (1-2 pages long), which should include the applicant’s background, goals, research, and reasons for applying to the University of Malawi

Preliminary Enquiries: Please contact Mr. Martin Thodi at: martinthodi@cc.ac.mw, copy to mscinformatics@cc.ac.mw.

Fee Structure: MWK 5,940,000.00 per student for the programme.

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems

Brief description of the programme: The aim of the PhD in Information Systems programme is to develop scholars and practitioners who can excel in theoretical and applied research, in the field of computing and information systems. The programme provides a platform for students to gain advanced theoretical and practical skills in research; management of systems development processes; understanding of organizational and societal contexts and need for information systems and system development. Students will also be exposed to critical perspectives in the application of information systems to enable development in contexts where there are multiple stakeholders with competing interests.

Duration of the programme: The 3 years (full–time) and 5 years (part-time).

Mode of Delivery: Consists of mandatory coursework over an equivalent of a semester, participation in seminars, group work, and presentations and completion of at least 2 years of independent research that will lead to publications and a dissertation.

Date of commencement: The programme will start from 1st March, 2020.

Special Entry Requirements: Applicants should have a Masters’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or any related discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Additional Entry Requirements: Applicants must also submit a statement of purpose (1-2 pages long), which should include the applicant’s background, goals, research, and reasons for applying to the University of Malawi

Preliminary Enquiries: Please contact Mr. Martin Thodi at martinthodi@cc.ac.mw, copy to mscinformatics@cc.ac.mw.

Fee Structure: MWK 5,940,000.00 per student for the programme.

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, 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 2 years period. Those attending bridging courses will be required to pay US $300 per module.

Contact for further details: The Coordinator, Miss Fiskani Kondowe, on fkondowe@cc.ac.mw, copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

(ii) Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences

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

Entry Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Mathematics with at least credit or a strong pass with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

Fee Structure: MK2,250,000 for Malawian nationals and US$3,000 for international students for the entire 2 years period.

One Year Scholarship: In collaboration with the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway, the Department has secured funding under NORPART project for some of the students to spend one year at UiS for course work before returning to Malawi at year 2 to write their thesis. Selection for scholarship will be through a competitive process per gender, giving equal opportunities to females and males. Females are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contact for further details: The Programme Coordinator, Dr. Milliward Maliyoni, on mmaliyoni@cc.ac.mw or +265 888 353 599, copy to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

(iii)Doctor of Philosophy Programmes (By Research)

Description of Programme: These are 5 years full-time PhD programmes 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.

PhD Scholarship Opportunities: Successful candidates for PhD in Biostatistics will be eligible to compete for the available regional DELTAS project Fellowship that covers: 1) Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance, 2) A monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses, 3) Reasonable support for the PhD research project and supervision, 4) Bench fees to research institution hosting the PhD student, and 5) Travel costs to and from academic training institution and the host research institution.

Additional Entry Requirements: For PhD in Biostatistics/Statistics: candidates should have a strong Master’s degree in Statistics/Biostatistics from recognized university as well as strong Bachelors degree in Statistics/Mathematics. For PhD in Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics: a strong Master’s degree in Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor’s 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.

Contact for further details: The coordinators, Dr. Milliward Maliyoni, on mmaliyoni@cc.ac.mw; and Dr. Jupiter Simbeye for PhD in Bio-Statistics on 0888 708500; with copies to sec.maths@cc.ac.mw.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

Name of degree: (i) Master of Science in Food Science

Duration of programme: 2 years (24 months) full time

Fees structure: K5, 000,000 or US$7500 for international students the entire two years.

Description of the programme: This is a full time Masters programme comprising course work in first year and research leading to thesis in the second year. The aim of the programme is to produce a highly trained Food Scientist who will contribute to knowledge generation, inform food policy and produce a range of nutritious food products.

Additional entry requirements: The admission requirement into the MSc in Food Science degree programme shall be: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food and Nutrition, Food Technology, Public Health, Biology, Microbiology and related fields with at least a strong pass or its equivalent from any recognized institution of higher learning

Contact person: Head, Human Ecology Department at: humanecology@cc.ac.mw

4. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Name of Programme: (i) Master of Arts in Development Studies

Duration: 2 years (full time)

Programme Description: The programme consists of a taught coursework component in the first academic year, followed by the preparation of an examinable thesis in the second year. The coursework will be undertaken in two semesters during which a total of 8 courses will be offered from the following list: Theories of Development; Research Methods for Development Studies; Rural Development; Development Economics; Political Economy of Development; African Economic History; Policy Analysis and Economic Management; Development Administration; Gender and Development; Environment and Sustainable Development.

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 degree and have some relevant working experience will be considered.

Fee Structure: K5,000,000.00 for Malawian Nationals (or K2,500,000 per year of study); and US$8,000.00 for foreign students for the entire period of study.

Contact for further details: The Programme Coordinator, Dr. Edister Jamu at ejamu@cc.ac.mw or pg_socialscience@cc.ac.mw

(ii) Name of Programme: 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 consists of the taught course and research components.

Delivery Mode: Block release involving lectures, presentations and seminars

Duration: A minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.

Additional Entry Requirements: 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 Master’s degree from a recognized 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 USD 5,000 per academic year for foreign students.

Contact for further details: The Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator, Dr. Edister Jamu at ejamu@cc.ac.mw or pg_socialscience@cc.ac.mw

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

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 a recognised 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.

Contact for further details: The MA (R) Economics Programme Coordinator at economics@cc.ac.mw or +265111951135.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES 

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

Description of Programme: The Department of Political Administrative Studies offers this prestigious programme in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Development (SUM) at the University of Oslo in Norway. It is part 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 two 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 a recognised institution of higher learning and a minimum of two years work experience; or a minimum of a credit Bachelor’s 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 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 with 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.

Contact for further details:The Coordinator or Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at: pastudies@cc.ac.mw, or call 0888 952 127 / 0993 007 186

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: 2 years (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 in human resource management, industrial relations, general management, public administration and business administration. Applicants who wrote a project at undergraduate level will have an 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.

Contact for further details: The Coordinator or Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at: pastudies@cc.ac.mw, or call 0888 350 020 / 0993 007 186

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 in Political Science or Public Administration. Applicants with a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from a recognised 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 0888 787 512 / 0993 007 186.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

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 Masters 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.

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 January, 2020. This includes Electronic Applications.

The Registrar

Chancellor College

P.O. Box 280, Zomba

 

For further details, please refer to www.cc.ac.mw

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