Master of Science in Reproductive Health

Master of Science in Reproductive Health

Course Description

This full-time master’s interprofessional program prepares graduates for advanced professional Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) practice (clinical specialization). The clinical specialization that this program offers is unique and fills a gap in SRH clinical specialization. This program is cross-national and, in addition to clinical specialization, it prepares advanced health care personnel for multiple leadership roles. The graduates from the program will be expected to influence policy, improve health professionals’ education, provide SRH services, perform administrative roles, as well as conduct research. 

Why (study) the programme

Graduates of this program are able to provide evidence-based SRH services at advanced level, teach SRH in various institutions, critique and conduct SRH research, provide leadership and consultancy in SRH issues.

Programme structure

The Master’s program will be a two-year full-time program and will comprise two semesters in year one and another two in year two. Students are required to complete all modules including a research dissertation. Students may alternatively graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Reproductive Health if they successfully complete all coursework but do not submit a dissertation or obtain a failing grade for the dissertation.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience after obtaining any of the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing plus University Certificate in Midwifery 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Midwifery 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Medicine, 
  • Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Medicine
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 :

Applications are advertised twice a year. 

For more information, visit the Central registry. Potential candidates may be invited for oral interviews.

Applications for this postgraduate programme should include:

  • A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at or KUHeS Central Registry 
  • Sealed academic transcripts  
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates (by a lawyer, magistrate, or registrar of the awarding institution) 
  • Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable (from Nurses & Midwives council or Medical Council)
  • Letter of release from employers (if employed) 
  • Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference.
  • Reference letters (one academic and one professional) 
  • Personal goal statement that is congruent with the program goals.
  • Description of research interest area that is congruent with the Malawi Health Research agenda.  A sample of scholarly work-preferably published work.
  • 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 to: 

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:

These documents must be duly certified as true copies of the originals by a recognized Commissioner of Oaths. 

Applicants are also required to include the following items in their application:

  1. Original proof of availability of funds for training i.e. official sponsorship letter or bank statements of the applicant. 
  2. Copy of a bank deposit slip showing the name of the applicant and the amount of application fee paid. 
  3. Official reference letter(s) from the current and/or previous employer(s) showing proof of at least 2 years relevant work experience. 
YEAR 1    
Tuition                3,751,530                             5,175                8,383.00 
Board & Lodge                1,713,960                             2,364                    2,364 
Book  Allowance                  155,940                                 215                        215 
Research                  318,780                                 440                        440 
Sub-Totals                2,188,680                             3,019                    3,019 
Grand Totals                5,940,210                             8,193                  11,402 
YEAR 2    
Tuition                4,349,070                             5,999                9,418.00 
Board & Lodge                1,713,960                             2,364                    2,364 
Book  Allowance                  155,940                                 215                        215 
Research                  318,780                                 440                        440 
Sub-Totals                2,188,680                             3,019                    3,019 
                 6,537,750                             9,018                  12,437 
Scholarships/ Funding

Highly competitive funding and scholarship opportunities are available on merit basis. For more information about funding and scholarships for Masters students, contact the Scholarships office on .