Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health

Course Description

The MMED PCH is a postgraduate programme for those doctors who wish to become paediatricians. It provides the postgraduate student with sufficient knowledge and skills to become a specialist paediatrician. The product of the programme is competent to deliver high quality clinical paediatric services, provide strong leadership in child health programs; contribute to the teaching of staff at all levels, to advocate for children’s welfare and rights and be a role model to junior staff.

  • Why (study) MMED PCH 

Graduates from this programme are highly qualified to work anywhere in Malawi and outside Malawi both in public or private sectors. 

The programme empowers and supports candidates to develop a research profile tailored to their interests. 

  • Programme structure

MMED PCH programme is a 4-year programme. 

Years one and two of the MMED in paediatrics and child health programme comprise of teaching in biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology and embryology as it applies to the care of neonates and children and two years of clinical attachments as a registrar in the department. 

In years three and four, the trainees undergo training in general and subspecialty paediatrics. Fifteen (15) months of these are attachments which are undertaken in either Durban (RN Mandela Medical School, University of KwaZulu Natal) or Cape Town (Red Cross Children’s Memorial Hospital, University of Cape Town), or any other suitable institution in South Africa where there is already a collaboration. 

  • Career prospects

Trainees graduate as paediatricians with a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health. Graduates can work anywhere in Malawi or outside both in public or private sector. Graduates can also join research institutions.

Entry Requirements

Prospective candidates must have a minimum of a first medical degree from a recognised university and must have completed a minimum of 1 year post internship.

How to Apply

Calls for applications for masters’ students are advertised all-year round on the university’s website, Applications are made online through the following link : . For more information, visit the Central registry. Potential candidates may be invited for oral interviews.

Applications for this postgraduate programme should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. 
  2. Sealed academic transcripts 
  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates (by a lawyer, magistrate, or registrar of the awarding institution) 
  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable 
  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)
  6. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)

A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $30.00 for non-Malawians. Payment should be made to: 


Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed. Completed application should be sent: 

The Registrar, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences College of Medicine Private Bag 360  Chichiri Blantyre 3, Malawi Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic) Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700 E-mail: Copy:

Tuition and Fees

Per annum

Malawians $3,300 

Non-Malawians (SADC): $6,000

Non-Malawians (non-SADC): $8,000

NB: Fees are updated from time to time. Prospective candidates must confirm with registry for up to date figures


Currently funding is not available. When the funding is available potential candidates are informed through the advert. For more information about funding and scholarships for Masters students, contact the Scholarships office on