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Entrance Requirements | Subject by year | Course Description | Executive Programmes | Members of Staff

   
   

1.0 INTRODUCTION

The Centre for Security Studies was established in 2005 at Mzuzu University in response to the need for higher learning by the Malawi Defence Force.  Later on other security organs such as Malawi Police Service, Immigration, Malawi Prison Service, Intelligence, and non-state security actors were incorporated.

Similar institutions exist in the SADC region, in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and the DRC.

The Centre started with one programme; Certificate in Security Studies on 23rd April 2007 with 28 students.  The Centre has grown to three academic programmes

  • Certificate in Security Studies
  • Diploma in Security Studies
  • Degree in Security Studies

VISION

To be an academic centre of excellence, responsive to addressing knowledge and skills gaps in the defence and security sector in Malawi, the Southern African Development Community and beyond.

MAIN OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of the Centre for Security Studies is to promote peace and security in Malawi by building capacity of the Security institutions for sound security governance.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide higher education programmes for security officers, policy makers and civil society leaders in defence and security governance.
  2. To conduct research and policy analysis in state and human security in Malawi.
  3. To promote knowledge, understanding and transparency in issues of national, regional and global security.
  4. To promote international relations through joint teaching, seminars, meetings, research and peace building.

PROGRAMMES

The Centre runs:

(a)     Academic programmes

(b)     Executive courses

(c)     Outreach programmes

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme is designed for multi-level exits to allow serving officers to cope with the demands for national appointments to duty

Year Semester     
Award

1 - Foundation Skills Modules

1 & 2 Certificate

2 - Core Modules

3 & 4 Diploma

3 - Professional Modules

5 & 6

4 - Professional Modules

7 & 8 Degree


   
       
       
       
       
     
         
 
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