Master of Science in Global Sanitation

UNILIA introduces Master of Science in Global Sanitation


September 13, 2021 - 7:30 am


September 17, 2021 - 4:30 pm


Kaning'ina Campus, Mzuzu   View map

The programme aims at educating talented and ambitious young and mid-career professionals working at sewerage companies, municipal assemblies, government ministries, private sectors, NGOs and consulting companies to deal with rural, urban and peri-urban sanitation, sanitation for vulnerable populations. They will become sanitation experts capable to plan, design and implement sanitation programmes and projects in Malawi and worldwide.


This programme has a one year taught course work on a modular-basis. The delivery of modules will be on a block release of specified duration spread throughout the first year. The second year will be for students to do own research that will lead to an examinable thesis.


Location: Kaning’ina Campus, in the City of Mzuzu at about 0.5 km from the Mzuzu to Nkhata Bay road at Mtwaro Flats.


Duration: Two (2) years


Entry requirements

Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Food Security and Nutrition, Environmental Management, Education Sciences, Community Development and other health related fields from an accredited institution. Those working in sanitation programmes and have degree qualifications other than specification above will be considered.


The following topics are part of the programme:

  • Introduction to Sanitation
  • Sanitation systems and services
  • Sanitation and Public Health
  • Analysis of sanitation flows
  • Sanitation Technology
  • Sanitation Governance
  • Sanitation Financing
  • Behaviour Change and Advocacy
  • Emergency Sanitation
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Teamwork Skills Development
  • Research Methods for Sanitation