Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program
The College of Medicine is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and/or Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) programs. These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.
Candidates applying for these research degrees are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application.
Scholarship opportunities: With funding from the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Centre in the USA, the CoM has established the Malawi HIV Implementation Science Research Training Program (M-HIRST) to increase the capacity of Malawian researchers to conduct high quality implementation science research. Applicants who propose HIV implementation science projects as the basis for the master’s degree thesis or MPhil/PhD program will be considered for tuition support based on merit of the proposal, research aptitude of the applicant, and potential of the applicant to be a leader in HIV implementation science.
- Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;
- A medical degree or its equivalent, or appropriate Honours degree in the First or Upper Second Division in a relevant discipline
In addition to PhD scholarships, the M-HIRST programme will also support academics/research scientists employed in the College of Medicine or its recognized local research implementation partners to develop their implementation science skills of so as to achieve research independence. This 2 year program will provide modest salary support, access to funding for small research grants, participation in short course programs in key research skills and access to research mentors in Implementation science.
- Completed MMED (or equivalent) in relevant subject or
- PhD in relevant subject or
- Medical Degree with Master’s in Public Health or equivalent
- Employees of the College of Medicine or its research implementation partners
The College receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 30th October for the admissions scheduled for 1st February of the year they wish to enrol. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.