Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (Direct Entry)

Course Description

This is a four-year full-time competency-based study programme delivered through direct contact for both theory and clinical practice. Mentorship during clinical attachment provided by midwifery educators, preceptors and mentors helps the learners to acquire clinical competencies in the management of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour, puerperium, and neonatal period. The program focuses on learner’s development of essential competencies for maternal, and neonatal health care and service including lifesaving skills. On successful completion of the programme, the learner will obtain the status of a “midwife” on registration with the appropriate registering body. In this programme, the learner will first be introduced to basic nursing sciences relevant to midwifery practice. The second part of the programme will focus on maternal and newborn care. Each of these components has the clinical placement aligned with the theoretical content.

  • Why (study) the programme

The programme aims to produce a competent and professional midwife who will provide safe and comprehensive midwifery care to women, newborns, families and communities. 

  • Programme structure

This curriculum is competence based. It has got 37 modules with 547 credits hours. Nine of the modules are basic nursing modules relevant to midwifery, and the rest of the modules are midwifery modules. Thirteen (13) of the midwifery modules are practice modules.

  • Career prospects

The focus of midwifery programme is to prepare individuals for the existing health facilities in the country, non-governmental organizations within and beyong the country. The midwife has the professional authority to seek independent practice and not just depend on government for employment. These graduates will be prepared to work in any setting including setting up their own practice. With sufficient and verified competencies, midwives from this programme will be able to create employment for others through their own practice. 

Entry Requirements

The entry criteria to the programme is as follows: 

Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) with 6 credits or its equivalent including English, Physical Science/General Science/Physics and Chemistry Mathematics and Biology

How to Apply

Students have a choice to apply either through hard copies or online and application is done through the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). 

  • For hard copy applications,

Application forms can be collected from NCHE offices in Lilongwe, all District Commissioners, and District Education Managers offices in all districts across Malawi. The forms can also be accessed on NCHE website as well as the KUHeS website. The form should be filled and submitted to National.

Or download the application form from the National Council for Higher Education website fill it out and send the completed form to National Council for Higher Education, Post Office Box B43, Lilongwe, before the deadline indicated in the advertisement.

  • For online applications,

 apply online through the National Council for Higher Education website by following this link The following documents in electronic format are required for every online application:

a. Identity card;

b. Passport-sized photo;

c. Certificate or result notification slip; d. Proof of payment of application fee.

Tuition Fees

Per annum

LOCAL                  MK400,000.00

For international and local self -sponsored students:

Tuition            4,075,427     5,621     8,825 
Board & Lodge            1,713,960     2,364     2,364 
Book Allowance              155,940         215         215 
Sub-Totals            1,869,900     2,579     2,579 
             5,945,327     8,200   11,405 

Scholarships/ Funding

Not available