Master of Science in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research

Course Description

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine has introduced a Master of Science degree programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research (MSc. SRHRR), a two-year long programme with a multiple entry and exit points, the program shall permit students to enrol in it or graduate from it with either a Postgraduate Certificate in Research, a Postgraduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research (PDGRH) or a Master of Science in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research. The aim of the programme is to generate projects and graduates that can guide sexual and reproductive health and rights policies and programmes and inform evidence-based policy decision making as well as to improve health service delivery. The programme, thus, provides a non-clinical foundation in the main aspects of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: adolescent health, family planning, maternal health, AIDS/STIs, sexual health and reproductive cancers. The program is targeted at individuals with background in a wide range of disciplines and professions such as health practitioners, policy makers, health system planners, SRHR advocates, program managers and researchers. The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach that integrates biomedical and social science perspectives and approaches for analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs and policies locally and internationally.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Science degree in SRHRR if they have any of the following: 

  • A Bachelor of Science degree or any other relevant Bachelor’s degrees from a reputable accredited institution (e.g. medicine, nursing, biology, mathematics, statistics, psychology, demography, sociology, health management, public health and environmental health). or 
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research  


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research

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


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