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2018 Faculty of Applied Sciences Postgraduate Programmes applications invitation

Announcement   Faculty of Applied Sciences   November 3, 2017

The Malawi Polytechnic, a Constituent College of the University of Malawi, Faculty of Applied Sciences is inviting applications for the following Postgraduate Programmes which will commence in 2018 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

  • PhD and MPhil Applied Sciences (Environmental Sanitation)
  • PhD and MPhil Applied Sciences (Renewable Energy)
  • PhD Applied Sciences (Public Health Engineering)
  • PhD Applied Sciences (Information Technology)
  • MPhil Applied Sciences (Industrial Process Technology)
  • MPhil Applied Sciences (Environmental Protection and Management)
  • MPhil Applied Sciences (Environmental Health)

Candidates for PhD programmes must have a relevant Masters or MPhil degree from recognized institutions while for MPhil the candidate must have an Honours degree in the First or Upper Second Division or a Bachelors degree with at least a Credit or a strong pass with at least 2 years experience in a relevant discipline.   Candidates with Bachelors Degree will be required to accumulate 60 credits of taught modules relevant to the selected MPhil research area. The PhD and MPhil programmes are of 3 and 2.5 years duration respectively.

Fees and Expenses

US$5,500 (Paid in MK Equivalent) for the whole programme of MPhil and US$10, 000 (Paid in MK Equivalent) for the whole programme of PhD will carter for tuition, supervision and examination costs. Research expenses will vary from candidate to candidate based on the nature of research.  However indicative figures of US$4,500 and US$3,500 for the whole programme for PhD and MPhil candidates, respectively, may be used for budgeting purposes.

PhD and MPhil applications must include: A non-refundable application fee of MK10,000 for Malawian applicants and US$25.00 for international applicants; A completed postgraduate application form; Academic transcripts of all previous university courses taken including percentage scores where necessary; Certified copies of relevant certificates; An abstract of master’s research or dissertation; A concept paper relating to the proposed research topic which should not be more than 5 pages long; Sample academic writing i.e. publications, conference reports, etc which adhere to the broad conventions of academic publishing (i.e. contain an up-to-date review of relevant literature, a description of relevant research methods and an evaluation of results, etc.) and which identify the applicant as a significant contributor (maximum of 30 pages); 2 letters from academic referees at postgraduate level; and a detailed latest CV. 

Please note that PhD and MPhil candidates may apply for placement at any time of the academic year.

Application fees must be paid to the following bank account;

Account name: Polytechnic Revenue
Bank: National Bank, Chichiri Branch
Account number: 737461

Applications should reach the following address by Thursday, 30th  November, 2017.

The Registrar
Att: Postgraduate Studies Office
The Polytechnic
Private Bag 303
Blantyre 3

Or contact the Postgraduate Office; Tel - (265) 1 871 703 Email:

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