Entry Requirements

Please review the entry requirments for your intended program.

Master of Medicine (MMed) in Family Medicine Program

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university
  2. Be registered with the Malawi Medical Council as a Medical Practitioner
  3. Two years work experience

The College receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 30th October  for the admissions scheduled for 1st March of the year they wish to enrol. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Master in Public Health (MPH) Program

Those admitted into the MPH program may choose to major in Health management, Bioethics, Epidemiology or Health Informatics. Further, students in this program may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health if they complete all coursework BUT do not complete a thesis.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university
  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential
  3. Research experience or scientific publications are desirable
  4. Candidates interested in health informatics should have experience in information technology and have to indicate this area of interest on the application form

The College receives applications all year round however for each August/September intake we will only consider those received before 26th February of the year they wish to enrol.

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.

Admission Requirements

  1. Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;
  2. 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.

Admission requirements

  1. Completed MMED (or equivalent) in relevant subject or
  2. PhD in relevant subject or
  3. Medical Degree with Master’s in Public Health or equivalent
  4. 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.

Application Procedure

Applications for all programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. Application forms are available from the College of Medicine registry office and can also be downloaded through the link below.
  2. Sealed academic transcripts
  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates
  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable
  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)
  6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference. Note that we have funding sponsorship for successful applicants in the surgical and O and G specialty disciplines
  7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)
  8. All PhD applicants should submit a research concept which includes the following sections; Introduction, Objectives and Methodology.
  9. A non-refundable application fee of MK8000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.
  10. M-HIRST scholarship applicants should include the following;
    1. Updated copy of the curriculum vitae
    2. Personal statement demonstrating their interest in HIV Implementation Science and career objectives
    3. Additional reference from proposed research supervisor
    4. Two-page research proposal, which includes the following sections; Introduction, Objectives and Methodology.

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