Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi)

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Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi)

Mzuzu University, located in northern Malawi, was established by an Act of Parliament in May 1997 and admitted its first students in January 1999. In 2009, the Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation was established within the Faculty of Environmental Sciences. The primary objective of the Centre is to improve the effectiveness of sanitation, hygiene practices, and water supply interventions serving Malawi and the surrounding countries.

The Centre participates in research, water quality and fecal sludge analysis, training, consultancies, outreach programs, and the practical application of research findings. We excel at practical research, both bringing the results and solutions back to our areas of research and publishing for global lesson sharing. Mzuzu University also has a growing PhD and Master’s in Water and Sanitation, and we aim to include these students for practical and innovative research experience in each of our Centre projects. To learn more about our awesome team and innovative current work please visit www.mzuniwatsan.com/ .

We welcome both Malawian and international students to consider joining our postgraduate programme at Mzuzu University.

Here is some of the research of our recent students:
Chirwa, C. F. C., Hall, R. P., Krometis, L.-A. H., Vance, E. A., Edwards, A., Guan, T. and Holm, R. H. Pit latrine fecal sludge resistance using a dynamic cone penetrometer in low income areas in Mzuzu City, Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14, 87. DOI:10.3390/ijerph14020087 www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/87/htm

Chiposa, R., Holm, R. H., Munthali, C., Chidya, R. C. G. and de los Reyes III, F. L. Characterization of pit latrines to support the design and selection of emptying tools in peri-urban Mzuzu, Malawi. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2017, 07(1), pages 151-155. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2017.096 washdev.iwaponline.com/content/7/1/151

Chipeta, W. C., Holm, R. H., Kamanula, J. F., Mtonga, W. E. and de los Reyes III, F. L. Designing local solutions for emptying pit latrines in low-income urban settlement (Malawi). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 2017, 100, pages 336-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2017.02.012 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474706516300523

Rochelle Holm, Ph.D., PMP
Mzuzu University
Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation
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Re: Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi)

Dear Professor Rochelleholm does your university offer Postgraduate Sanitation programme online? If so how long does it take to do the programme if one is not a Malawian citizen and is the programme funded? Your response will be appreciated.
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Re: Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi)

Mzuzu University's post graduate program in sanitation is by research, but is not available online. The typical program for an MSc is 2 years. If you are not a Malawian citizen, then you will need a study visa for your time in Malawi which can be arranged.

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Is the program funded ?
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Re: Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi)

Mzuzu University's post graduate program in sanitation is by research and is open to both self-sponsored students and those who have secured a scholarship.

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A while back, I sent an initial mail of inquiry ( application requirements and dates) but never got a response.
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Re: Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi)

Hello,
Thank you for your message. The next advertisement for Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi) will be in mid-2019. The requirements for the application include CV, letters of reference, copies of certificates/degrees, transcripts and a research concept note. We will also post our next application for intake here on Susana.

Thank you for your interest.
Rochelle

Rochelle Holm, Ph.D., PMP
Mzuzu University
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