Department of Theology and Religious Studies

More and detailed information about the department to be available on its upcoming official department website.


The department of Theology and Religious Studies has made great strides since its inception in 1976. It has since striven to be a department of excellence in higher education for sustainable development of Malawi and the region. The mission of the department is to offer education that trains high caliber academics and professionals in theological studies with various orientations so as to respond to the contemporary needs of Malawi, the region and globally. 


It currently boasts four Sections, a Publications House, and an institute.

The Sections include:

  • Church History
  • Biblical Studies
  • Systematic Theology
  • Religious Studies


The department offers programmes in such diverse courses as:

  • Wisdom and Poetic Literature,
  • Christian Ethics, Church History,
  • New Religious Movements,
  • Old Testament Prophecy and Apocalyptic Literature,
  • New Testament Introduction,
  • Pauline Literature,
  • Islamic Jurisprudence,
  • Islamic Philosophy,
  • Phenomenology of Religion,
  • Systematic Theology, among others.

Graduate Studies

The department also offers:

  • a Master of Arts in Theology,
  • a PhD in Biblical Studies (old Testament Ethics)
  • a PhD in Religious Studies.