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Welcome to Bunda College, Bunda campus


The establishment of Bunda College of Agriculture was visualized in 1961 by the then Nyasaland Department of Agriculture.

The college was originally intended to serve as a vocational college that would initially offer a three-year diploma level training in agriculture.

In 1964, newly independent Malawi recognized agriculture as the backbone of the country’s economy and reaffirmed the importance of the establishment of Bunda College of Agriculture to

produce the needed manpower for agricultural development.In September1966, the first cohort of 15 students was admitted into a diploma course in agriculture on borrowed premises of Dedza Secondary School, in the Central Region District of Malawi.

In January 1967, Bunda College of Agriculture was formally incorporated as a constituent college of University of Malawi (UNIMA) which had been established in 1965.On 10th April, 1967 the college was relocated from Dedza Secondary School to the current premises near Bunda foot Hill.

On 1st July 2011 Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) was established by Act. No. 9 of Parliament. On 1st July, 2012, Bunda College of Agriculture was formerly delinked from UNIMA to become the main campus of LUANAR.



# Programme Department Years of Study Admission Requirements
1 Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
2 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science Human Nutrition and Health 4 MSCE/IGCSE
3 Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics Human Nutrition and Health 2
4 Master of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 2
5 Master of Science Human Nutrition Human Nutrition and Health 2
6 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
7 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
8 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
9 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 4 MSCE/IGCSE
10 Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
11 Bachelor of Science in Seed System Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
12 Bachelor of Science in Seed System Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
13 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
14 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
15 Master of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 2
16 Master of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 2
17 Master of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Science 2
18 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
19 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
20 Master of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 2
21 Master of Science in Extension Extension 2
22 Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
23 Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
24 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
25 Master of Science in Aquaculture Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
26 Master of Science in Social Forestry Forestry 2
27 PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 3
28 Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 2
29 Master of Science in Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
30 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 2
31 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management Environment and Natural Resource Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
32 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4 MSCE/IGCSE
33 Master of Science in Forestry - A Forestry 2
34 Master of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 2
35 Master of Science in Agronomy (Plant Breeding) - A Crop and Soil Sciences 2
36 Master of Science in Agronomy (Plant Breeding) - A Crop and Soil Science 2
37 Master of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 2
38 Master of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Science 2
39 PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 3
40 PhD in Rural Development and Extension Extension 3
41 PhD in Animal Science Animal Science 3
42 Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
43 Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
44 Master of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Sciences 4
45 Master of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Science 4
46 PhD. in Environmental Science Environment and Natural Resource Management 3
47 Master of Science in Food Science and Technology-B Food Science and Technology 2
48 Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Health Human Nutrition and Health 2
49 Master of Science in Natural Resources Management Environment and Natural Resource Management 2
50 Master of Science in Rural Development and Extension-D Extension 2
51 Master of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 2
52 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 2 MSCE/IGCSE
53 Master of Science in Crop Protection (Pathology) Crop and Soil Sciences 2
54 Master of Science in Crop Protection (Pathology) Crop and Soil Science 2
55 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy - B Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
56 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy - B Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
57 Master of Science in Forestry - B Forestry 2
58 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
59 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Agricultural Engineering) Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
60 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
61 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A-level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry requirement is MSCE or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2). Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
62 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development Communication Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
63 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
64 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering 5 MSCE/IGCSE
65 Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
66 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
67 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
68 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
69 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
70 Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Animal Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
71 Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
72 Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Horticulture 4 MSCE/IGCSE
73 Bachelor of Science in Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
74 Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Pathobiology 5 MSCE/IGCSE
75 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance Agribusiness Management 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A-level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry requirement is MSCE or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2). Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
76 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Environment and Natural Resource Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
77 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4 MSCE/IGCSE
78 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 4 MSCE/IGCSE
79 Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
80 Bachelor of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
81 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 4 MSCE/IGCSE
82 Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences and Community Services Human Ecology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
83 Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 4 MSCE/IGCSE
84 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science Food Science and Technology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
85 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Land and Water) Environment and Natural Resource Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
86 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Ecotourism) Environment and Natural Resource Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
87 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
88 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
89 Bachelor of Science in Seed Systems Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
90 Bachelor of Science in Seed Systems Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
91 Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology Animal Science 3
92 Diploma in Gender and Development Human Ecology 3
93 Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dietetics Human Nutrition and Health 1
94 Diploma in Youth Development Human Ecology 3
95 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 2
96 Master of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 2 A recognized relevant undergraduate degree in Agribusiness / Business Management, Economics, Agriculture and related fields with a minimum of 2.8 GPA or equivalent. GPA of between 2.6 and 2.8 can be considered for candidates with minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
97 Master of Science in Agriculture Education Agriculture Education and Development Communication 2
98 Master of Science in Agroforestry Forestry 2
99 Master of Science in Animal Science Animal Science 2
100 Master of Science in Plant Breeding Crop and Soil Sciences 2
101 Master of Science in Plant Breeding Crop and Soil Science 2
102 Master of Science in Aquaculture Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
103 Master of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Sciences 4
104 Master of Science in Crop Protection Crop and Soil Science 4
105 Master of Science in Environment and Climate Change Environment and Natural Resource Management 2
106 Master of Science in Environmental Forestry Forestry 2
107 Master of Science in Rural Development and Extension Extension 2
108 Master of Science in Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
109 Master of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 2
110 Master of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 2
111 Master of Science in Human Nutrition Human Nutrition and Health 2
112 Master of Science in Horticulture Horticulture 2
113 Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering Agricultural Engineering 2
114 Master of Science in Social Forestry Forestry 2
115 Master of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Sciences 2
116 Master of Science in Soil Science Crop and Soil Science 2
117 Master of Science in Seed Systems Crop and Soil Sciences 2
118 Master of Science in Seed Systems Crop and Soil Science 2
119 PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 3
120 PhD in Rural Development and Extension Extension 3
121 PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 3
122 PhD in Crop and Soil Science by Research Crop and Soil Sciences 3
123 PhD in Crop and Soil Science by Research Crop and Soil Science 3
124 PhD in Forestry Forestry 3
125 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Innovations Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
126 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 2
127 Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics Human Nutrition and Health 2
128 Bachelor Arts in Cooperative Business Studies Agribusiness Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
129 Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
130 Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
131 Bachelor of Science in Crop Science (Honors) Crop and Soil Sciences 1
132 Bachelor of Science in Crop Science (Honors) Crop and Soil Science 1
133 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4 MSCE/IGCSE
134 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A-level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry requirement is MSCE or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2). Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
135 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
136 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Innovations Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
137 Bachelor of Business Studies Agribusiness Management 4
138 Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Youth Development Human Ecology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
139 Bachelor of Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
140 Diploma in Gender and Youth Human Ecology 3
141 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4
142 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE ‘O’ level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A- level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry MSCE or IGCSE ‘O’ level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2); Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
143 Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4
144 Bachelor of Science Education Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4
145 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Honors Agricultural Engineering 5
146 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy (Honours) Crop and Soil Sciences 1
147 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy (Honours) Crop and Soil Science 1
148 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Crop and Soil Sciences 4
149 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Crop and Soil Science 4
150 Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Animal Science 5
151 Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 4
152 Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Horticulture 4
153 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4
154 Bachelor of Science in Forestry Forestry 4
155 Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology 4
156 Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science and Landscape Design Horticulture 4
157 Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences and Community Services Human Ecology 4
158 Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering Honors Agricultural Engineering 4
159 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science Human Nutrition and Health 4
160 Diploma in Gender and Youth Development Human Ecology 3
161 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Innovations Agriculture Education and Development Communication 5
162 Bachelor Arts in Business Studies Agribusiness Management 4
163 Bachelor of Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4
164 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science (Honours) Crop and Soil Sciences 1
165 Bachelor of Science in Soil Science (Honours) Crop and Soil Science 1
166 Bachelor of Science in Seed Science (Honours) Crop and Soil Sciences 1
167 Bachelor of Science in Seed Science (Honours) Crop and Soil Science 1
168 Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection (Honors) Crop and Soil Sciences 1
169 Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection (Honors) Crop and Soil Science 1
170 Bachelor of Science Plant Breeding (Honours) Crop and Soil Sciences 1
171 Bachelor of Science Plant Breeding (Honours) Crop and Soil Science 1
172 Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with Minor in Youth Development Human Ecology 4
173 Bachelor of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 4
174 Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics Basic Sciences 4
175 Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management Environment and Natural Resource Management 4
176 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (Honors) Agricultural Engineering 5
177 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4
178 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE ‘O’ level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A- level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry MSCE or IGCSE ‘O’ level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2); Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
179 Bachelor Arts in Business Studies Agribusiness Management 4
180 Bachelor of Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
181 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
182 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension Extension 4
183 Bachelor of Science in Gender and Development Human Ecology 4
184 Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Youth Development Human Ecology 4 MSCE/IGCSE
185 Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
186 Bachelor of Science Education- Major Agriculture Minor Biology Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4
187 Bachelor of Science Education- Major Physics Minor Mathematics Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4
188 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Environment and Natural Resource Management 4 MSCE/IGCSE
189 Bachelor of Science in Development Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4 MSCE/IGCSE
190 Bachelor of Science in Crop Science Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
191 Bachelor of Science in Crop Science Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
192 Bachelor of Education Sciences Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
193 Master of Science In Aquatic Animal Health and Ecosystem Management Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 2
194 Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Environment and Natural Resource Management 2
195 Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics Basic Sciences 4
196 PhD. in Environmental Science Environment and Natural Resource Management 3
197 PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics 4
198 PhD in Food Systems Food Science and Technology 4
199 Bachelor of Education Sciences Agriculture Education and Development Communication 4 MSCE/IGCSE
200 Master of Science in Seed Science Crop and Soil Sciences 2
201 Master of Science in Seed Science Crop and Soil Science 2
202 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Sciences 4 MSCE/IGCSE
203 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Crop and Soil Science 4 MSCE/IGCSE
204 PhD in Animal Science Animal Science 3