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Admission Requirements




Category 1: MBBS, Bsc Pharmacy, Bsc Physiotherapy and Bsc Medical Lab Sciences


Entry Year: Foundation (Year 0)
Six credits at MSCE or its equivalent including English and Mathematics plus a minimum of 4 points in
Biology and Physical Science/ Chemistry.

Entry Year: 1
A-Level passes with a grade of at least ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry and a third science subject like Mathematics or Physics obtained in the current year or the previous 2 years. O-Level credit passes in English and Mathematics if these two subjects were not done at A-Levels. Or
Recognized Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree majoring in Biology and Chemistry.

Category 2: Health Management 

Entry Year: 3
At least a recognized Diploma with a minimum of two years working experience in the health sector as either a Health Service Manager (Hospital Administrator), Clinical Officer, Assistant Environmental Health Officer, Pharmacy Technician, Human Resource Officer, Health Information Officer and Registered Nurse/Midwife.


Category 3: Bachelor’s Degrees for Clinical Officers


Entry Year: 3
6 Subjects passed with credit at O-level including Mathematics and a recognised Diploma in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent from a recognised institution plus at least two years working experience as a Clinical Officer providing surgical and other clinical care services at a district or rural hospital. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate evidence of leadership skills, excellent communication skills, commitment and experience of doing the degree programme of their choice, excellence in data recording and record keeping, academic capacity and potential, commitment to providing clinical services at district or rural/mission hospitals in Malawi.




 A. Masters in Medicine (MMed) Programs (4 years)


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university
  • Be registerable with the Malawi Medical Council as a Medical Practitioner
  • One year post-internship work experience


B. Master in Public Health (MPH) Program (2-year block release program)


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university
  • At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential
  • Research experience or scientific publications are desirable

Candidates interested in health bioinformatics should have experience in information technology and have to indicate this area of interest on the application form.


C. Master of Philosophy (MPhil)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program


These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates
may apply to be considered for

  • the University of Malawi PhD degree program or
  • the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.
  • the African Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Herbal Medicine.


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