Centre for Security Studies
Entrance Requirements | Subject by year | Course Description | Executive Programmes
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
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.
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.
- To provide higher education programmes for security officers, policy makers and civil society leaders in defence and security governance.
- To conduct research and policy analysis in state and human security in Malawi.
- To promote knowledge, understanding and transparency in issues of national, regional and global security.
- To promote international relations through joint teaching, seminars, meetings, research and peace building.
The Centre runs:
(a) Academic programmes
(b) Executive courses
(c) Outreach programmes
The programme is designed for multi-level exits to allow serving officers to cope with the demands for national appointments to duty
1 - Foundation Skills Modules
|1 & 2
2 - Core Modules
|3 & 4
3 - Professional Modules
|5 & 6
4 - Professional Modules
|7 & 8