University of Malawi

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) is a public university established in 1965 and until 4 May, 2021, when the university underwent a delinking, was composed of four constituent colleges located in Zomba, Blantyre, and Lilongwe. Of the four colleges, the largest is Chancellor College in Zomba (now the University of Malawi under Vice-Chancellor Professor Samson Sajidu). It is part of the Malawian government educational system. The last Vice-Chancellor was Professor John Kalenga Saka. UNIMA celebrated its golden jubilee from the 24 to the 26 September 2015.

The vision of the University of Malawi is to provide “relevant, world-class education, research and services for the sustainable development of Malawi and the world”.

The university is the centre of knowledge, development of skills, values, ideas and attitudes for engaging developmental challenges in the country.

University of Malawi Courses & Academic Programs

Current colleges. Chancellor College, based in Zomba; College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing, based in Lilongwe; The Polytechnic, Blantyre Campus.

Undergraduate programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Humanities),
  • Bachelor of Arts in:  Communications and Cultural Studies, Media for Development, Theology, Political Science, Public Administration, Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Education (Language),
  • Bachelor of Education (Social Science),
  • Bachelor of Education (Science)
  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in:  Earth Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science,
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Gender Studies,
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honors)
  • Postgraduate programmes;

Masters programmes;

  • Master of Arts, Education,
  • Laws and Science.

Doctorate Degrees:  PhD´s in: 

  • Applied Linguistics,
  • Pure Linguistics,
  • Literature,
  • Theology and Religious Studies,
  • Biblical Studies (Old Testament Ethics),
  • Biology (Research),
  • Biostatistics,
  • Chemistry, 
  • Economics,
  • Public Administration,
  • Public Sector Management,
  • Sociology,
  • Language Education, 
  • Social Studies Education,
  • Science Education

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University of Malawi Admission and Requirements

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