The Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi offers research-based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programmes in applied sciences in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
The following PhD programmes are on offer:
Candidates with a Masters' or MPhil degree from a recognized university will be considered for registration into the PhD programme if the faculty criteria are fulfilled.
As a study requirement, PhD candidates will be required to publish a minimum of three (3) peer-reviewed papers in peer-reviewed recognized journals and/or provide evidence of 3 prepared manuscripts 'accepted for publication/in press' during the time of their PhD research programme in order to be awarded the doctoral degree.
Fees for the programme are US$5,500 payable in Malawi Kwacha equivalent. The fees will cater for tuition, supervision and examination. Research expenses will vary from candidate to candidate based on nature of research. All the research expenses (consumables, surveys, out sourced tests etc) will be taken care of by the candidate. Further, living expenses, medicals and other costs are a responsibility of the candidate. The College will, from time to time, provide indicative costs according to the prevailing market conditions. Further information about these programmes and more can be obtained from the Postgraduate Studies and Research Department of the Polytechnic.