Mature Entry Intake for the 2021/2022 Academic Year
The University of Malawi is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for admission into its mature entry programmes for the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Minimum Entry Requirements for all applicants – Interested applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:
- A Malawi School Certificate of Education or any equivalent O-Level qualification with at least 4 subjects passed with credit (6 subjects for some programmes) including English Language and other subjects specified.
- A University of Malawi Diploma or a relevant Diploma from accredited programmes of the University of Malawi such as those offered at Domasi College of Education, Natural Resources College, Malawi College for Health Sciences, Theological College, St. John of God College or an equivalent Diploma from a recognized Institution of higher learning.
- A minimum of 2 years post Diploma relevant work experience in a field related to the programme applied for.
- Applicants MUST also meet the additional entry requirements for each programme as outlined in the table in the PDF below
The faculty ensures that programmes offered prepare graduate nurses with a high level of professional ability, able to contribute to the overall development of a health society.
The department is one of the four academic departments in the Faculty of Nursing. It was set up to provide foundation courses to nursing students.
Besides these basic courses, the department also offers majors in Nursing Education, Nursing Management, Master of Science in Nursing and Midwifery Education.
COMMUNITY AND MENTAL HEALTH
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING & MIDWIFERY
The BSc degree in Nursing & Midwifery programme was developed primarily to train professional registered nurses. The programme is offered to neophytes from secondary schools and those that are interested to
pursue nursing as a profession.
• Candidates must be holders of a Malawi Schools Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with a minimum of six credits including Physical Science/General Science, Mathematics, Biology and English.
• Candidates must choose nursing as one of the University programmes they want to pursue on their College selection.
• Candidates must have obtained an acceptable score in the University Entrance Exam
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (Post Basic)
This is a two year programme developed primarily to meet the needs of the nation for Nurse Educators, Nurse Administrators and Nurse Clinicians.
The programme is offered to already qualified Registered Nurse practitioners who have a minimum of two years of practical nursing experience after basic qualification from a Registered Diploma plus
Certificate Midwifery programme. In second year students choose nursing areas of specialization according to their interests and future needs.
• Registered Diploma/Certificate holder Nurse/Midwife and holder of Malawi School Certificate of Education or its equivalent, with credits in either English, Biology/and Physical Science, or English, General Science and Mathematics.
• Record or credit grade or above in Basic Nursing and Midwifery
programme. Candidates with strong passes will be considered based
on academic record.
• Minimum of two years of clinical nursing practice with a record of outstanding professional performance from current employer.
Principles & Practice of Management (BS 501); Theories of Education and Teaching Methods (ED 501); Language and Communication (EN 501); Language and Communication (EN 501); Human Physiology (BI 501); Theories & Concepts in Nursing (NSG SC 501); Ethics in Nursing (NSG SC 503).