Announcement

Post Graduate Programmes: January 2018 Intake

July 5, 2017   Registrar

 

 

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

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S DEGREES

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

  1.  A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with at least a credit. Candidates with a strong pass may be considered.
  2. A detailed CV

  3. Certified or notarized copies of academic transcripts and certificates

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 from a recognized 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

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAMMES

The following are the specific details of the advertised programmes:

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Department of English

Name of Programme : Master of Arts (Literature)

Duration of Programme: 24 months maximum (Full-time)

Fee Structure: K1,500,000.00 per year for nationals and those within the SADC region. USD 3000 per year for Non-SADC Masters students.

Additional Entry Requirements: A good first degree (credit+) or its equivalent in English Literature.

Name of Programme : Doctor of Philosophy (Literature)

Duration of Programme: 36 months

Fee Structure: K2,000,000.00 per year for nationals and those within the SADC region. USD 4000 per year for Non-SADC PhD students.

Additional Entry Requirements: A good masters degree or its equivalent in English Literature.

Preliminary Enquiries: Contact the PG Coordinator via email: english@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: 24-months (full time)

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

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.

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

 

Department of Biological Sciences

Name of Programme: Master of Science in Conservation Biology

      Duration: 24 months

Fee structure: Year 1 MK1,950,000 or US $2,600; and Year 2 MK3,825,000 or US $5,100

Description of Programme: Course work in the first year followed by research and thesis in the second year.

      Additional Entry Requirements: BSc in Biological or related natural sciences.

      Preliminary Enquiries: For further information, contact PG coordinator email: mchikuni@cc.ac.mw; copy to biology@cc.ac.mw

 

Name of Programme: Master of Science in Conservation Biology

Duration: 24 months

Fee structure: Year 1 MK1,950,000 or US $2,600; and Year 2 MK3,825,000 or US $5,100

Description of Programme: Course work in the first year followed by research and thesis in the second year.

Additional Entry Requirements: BSc in Biological or related natural sciences.

Preliminary Enquiries: For further information, contact PG coordinator email: mchikuni@cc.ac.mw; copy to biology@cc.ac.mw

 

Name of Programme: Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences) by Research

Duration: 36-60 months

Fee Structure: Year 1 MK4,537,500 or US $6,050; Year 2 MK4,537,500 or $6,050; Year 3 MK6,412,500 or $8,550.

Description of Programme: Research and thesis. While candidates with own funding are encouraged to apply, the programme is usually linked to specific research projects carried out through initiatives of members of staff or various collaborators and partners both nationally and internationally.

Additional Entry Requirements: MSc in Biological or related natural sciences.

Preliminary Enquiries: For further information, contact PG coordinator email: mchikuni@cc.ac.mw; copy to biology@cc.ac.mw

 

Department of  Mathematical  Sciences

  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics

  3. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

  4. Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics

Fee Structure: MK 4,125,000 for nationals or US $5,500.00 for international students per academic year

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 Masters degree in Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and a Bachelors degree in Mathematical Sciences.

Preliminary Enquiries: For further details contact respective coordinators: Dr. Charles Fodya (PhD in Mathematics) on 0996006139 or Dr. Jupiter Simbeye (PhD in Bio-Statistics) on 0888 708 500; copy to sec.maths@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)

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

Description of Programme: Research and thesis

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

Preliminary Enquiries: For further information, contact the Head of Department or Email: geo@cc.ac.mw; or emwathunga@cc.ac.mw

 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

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

Duration of Programme: 24 months

Fee Structure: K2,310,000 for nationals or US$3,500 for international students per academic year

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 (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 Sociology

Name of Programme: Master of Arts Degree in Sociology (By Research)

Duration of Programme: 24 months

Fee Structure: K1,500,000 per year for nationals and $2,500 per year for international students

Description of Programme: Research and thesis

Additional Entry Requirements: A good bachelor’s degree from a recognised university majoring in Sociology/Social Anthropology/ Gender studies/ Social Work. S/he should have covered introductory sociology, sociological theories and social research methods with an average grade of 55% and above. Applicants should also submit a one paged motivation letter and a concept note (maximum of two pages).

Preliminary Enquiries: E-mail: sec.sociology@cc.ac.mw     

 

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 for nationals 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.

The LLM Commercial Law is a programme that was set up with the financial support of The National Bank of Malawi.

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 Monday, 31st July 2017.

    THE REGISTRAR

   CHANCELLOR COLLEGE

   P. O BOX 280

    ZOMBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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