UNIMA Chancellor College Department of Biological Sciences

UNIMA Chancellor College Department of Biological Sciences

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The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the departments in the Faculty of Science. It focuses on teaching and research in the natural sciences.

VISION

The Department has a vision of being a centre of excellence in Biological Sciences by delivering adequate theoretical and practical skills that effectively contribute towards various activities at national and international levels including the surrounding communities in the following areas:

  • Environment
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental and ecological monitoring
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Mining; health
  • Climate change
  • Agriculture; biotechnology
  • Botanical studies and research
  • Zoological studies and research.

In addition, it is the only department in Malawi offering a wide range of diverse biological science courses comprising of botanical, zoological, ecological, and genetic and molecular biology, including biochemistry.

RESEARCH

Members of staff and students in the department are engaged in various research activities owing to the availability of the different specialised laboratories such as:

  • The Molecular Biology and Ecology Research Unit
  • Medical Entomology Lab
  • Microbiology Lab and the Biological Field station at Cape Maclear in Mangochi.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The department also provides professional services to several government departments and the private sector in the following:

  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Wildlife
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Molecular Biology and DNA Analysis
  • Ecological Baseline assessments and Environmental Social Impact Assessment

GRADUATE STUDIES

The Department offers the Master of Science (Biology) by Research, the Master of Science in Conservation Biology, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Biology) by Research.

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