Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to read for the following postgraduate programmes for the 2019 academic year at the University of Zambia. The minimum entry requirements to these programmes are as follows:

School of Mines

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

The applicants must possess:

  • A first degree in sciences, engineering and social sciences from a recognized university.  

Master of Mineral Sciences in Geology (By coursework)

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Credit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University.
  • Master of Mineral Sciences in Mining Engineering (By Research)
  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing (By Research)

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Mineral Economics

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Rock Mechanics (By Research)

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Mineral Production Management (By Research)

The applicants must possess:  

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Small Scale Mining (By Research)

The applicants must possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Sustainable Mineral Resources Development (Course work and dissertation)

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree credit or better in any relevant field from the University of Zambia or  equivalent qualification from another University.

Master of Mineral Sciences in Mineral Resources Management (Research)

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Mineral Sciences in Hydrogeology (Research)

The applicants must possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years’ acceptable professional experience may be considered. 

Master of Sciences in Integrated Water Resources Management (Research)

The applicants must possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, merit or better from the University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University or
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Water Resource Management from University of Zambia or equivalent qualification from another recognised University;
  • In special circumstances, candidates in possession of Bachelor’s degree with upper credit and at least 2 year relevant work experience may be considered. 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management

The applicants must possess:

  • Graduate of the University of Zambia or other recognised Universities who hold appropriate Masters Degree

Doctor of Philosophy degree in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

The applicants must possess:

  • A candidate should have a Master’s Degree in the relevant field of study from the University of Zambia or any other recognised university.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Mining Engineering

The applicants must possess:

  • A candidate should have a Master’s Degree in the relevant field of study from the University of Zambia or any other recognized university.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Geology

The applicants must possess:

  • A candidate should have a Master’s Degree in the relevant field of study from the University of Zambia or any other recognized university

School of Education

Master of Education in Educational Administration

The Applicants must possess:

  • Mode of delivery:  Full-time (Taught)
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or any other Social Science with a Pass or better from the University of Zambia
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or any other Social Sciences with a Credit or any other from the University of Zambia
  • Mode of delivery:  Distance (Research only)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or any other Social Science with a Credit or better from the University of Zambia.
    • A Bacherlor’s degree in Education or any other Social Science with a Merit or better from an accredited University

Master of Education in Education and Development

The Applicants must possess:

  • Mode of delivery:  Full-time (Taught)
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or any other Social Science with a Pass or better from the University of Zambia
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or any other Social Sciences with a Credit or any other from the University of Zambia
  • Mode of delivery:  Distance (Research only)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or any other Social Science with a Credit or better from the University of Zambia.
    • A Bacherlor’s degree in Education or any other Social Science with a Merit or better fro am accredited University

Master of Education in Mathematics Education (taught) 

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc.Ed) degree; Bachelor of Education in Mathematics; Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSec.Ed); Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAEd)- Mathematics major and minor; Bachelor of Education Secondary (Mathematics and Science) BEMAS) degree; or other relevant qualification(s) from a recognised international or local university/institution.

Master of Education in Science Education (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc.Ed) degree; Bachelor of Education in Mathematics; Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSec.Ed); Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAEd)- Mathematics major and minor; Bachelor of Education Secondary (Mathematics and Science) BEMAS) degree; or other relevant qualification.

Master of Education in Literacy and Language (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • Either Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree, Bachelor of Education (Primary) Degree or Bachelor of Education (Social Sciences) Degree from the University of Zambia or any recognized institution with Merit or better.
  • Must have majored in English or African Languages and Linguistics
  • Must have had 2 years post qualifying experience as a teacher in primary or Secondary School.

Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • Either Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree, Bachelor of Education (Primary) Degree or Bachelor of Education (Social Sciences) Degree from the University of Zambia or any recognized institution with Credit or better.
  • Must  have majored in English or African Languages and Linguistics
  • Must have had 2 years post-qualifying experience as a Teacher in Primary or Secondary School

Master of Education in Civic Education (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education (BAED) – major in Civic Education from University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with Credit or better.
  • Teaching experience of two years and above.

Master of Education in Curriculum Studies (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Zambia or Any other recognised institution with an upper credit or better
  • Must have had 3 years post-qualifying experiences as a Teacher or working for an institution dealing with education matters.

Master of Environmental Education (taught)

Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education in Environmental Education from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with a minimum of Credit or better.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution of Higher Learning with a minimum of Credit or Better.

Master of Geography Education (taught)

Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education in Geography from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with a minimum of Credit or better.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution of Higher Learning with a minimum of Credit or Better.

Master of Education in Adult Education (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution of higher learning with a minimum of credit. 
  •  A Bachelor’s degree in any related field from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution of higher learning with a minimum of credit but will be required to take Adult Education remedial courses.

Master of Education in Special Education (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or relevant degree from University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with Credit or better.

Master of Education in Sociology of Education (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

A Bachelor’s degree from University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with Credit or better.

Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Guidance and Counselling or any degree in related field from University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with Merit or better.

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (Taught)

The applicant must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with Credit of better

Master of Library and Information Science (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor ‘s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Zambia  or any other recognised institution of higher education with a minimum of Credit or better.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from University of Zambia or other recognised institution of higher education with a minimum of Credit or better.

Master of Education in Education and Development

The Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from the University of Zambia or any other recognised Institution with a credit or better.
  • Lecturing in a College or University or being in an administrative position is an added advantage.

Master of Education in Educational Administration

The Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from the University of Zambia or any other recognised Institution with a credit or better.
  • Lecturing in a College or University or being in an administrative position is an added advantage.

Master of Education in Religious Studies 

The applicants must possess:

  • A first degree in Religious Studies from the University of Zambia or any other recognised university, with the class of Credit or better.
  • A first degree in Theology from any recognised university.
  • ;5  ‘O’ Levels including English Language at Grade 12, form 5 or School Certificate level.
  • First degree in any of the following Social Science disciplines may also be considered:  Philosophy, Psychology and History

Master of Education in Primary Education

The applicants must possess:

  • The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Education (Primary with a Credit or better or any other relevant qualification from a recognised University or Institution.

Master of Education in Social Studies

Applicants must possess 

  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree (BA.Ed) from University of Zambia or any other recognised institution with A Credit or better.
  • Must have combined teaching subjects of Geography/History.

Master of Education in Physical Education and Sport

The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Education (Primary with a Credit or better or any other relevant qualification from a recognised University or Institution

  • Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Master of Education (MEd. Sci.Ed) degree; Master of Science in Education (MSc. Ed); Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MSc Mat. ED); Master of Education in Mathematics Education; or other relevant qualification(s) from a recognised international or local university or institution.

Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Master of Education (MEd. Sci.Ed) degree; Master of Science in Education (MSc. Ed); Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MSc Mat. ED); Master of Education in Mathematics Education; or other relevant qualification(s) from a recognised international or local university or institution.

Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy and Learning (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics/ Language and Literacy or any relevant field

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics/ Language and Literacy or any relevant field

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Education (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters’ Degree in Environmental Education or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University.

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters’ Degree in Curriculum Studies or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Civic Education (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Master of Education in Civic Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters’ Degree in Special Education or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology of Education (Research)

  • Masters’ Degree in Sociology of Education or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters’ Degree in Educational Psychology or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Guidance and Counselling (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Masters’ Degree in Guidance and Counselling or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science (Research) 

Applicants must possess 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Master’s degree in Information Sciences Related fields.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Management (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Bachelor of Education or related field
  • Masters in Educational Administration or related field 

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Development (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • Bachelor of Education or related field
  • Masters in Educational Administration or related field 

Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (Research)

Applicants must possess: 

  • Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from UNZA or any other recognised Institution.
  • Candidates with Master’s Degree in relevant fields may also be considered.

Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education (Research)

Applicants must possess 

  • A Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of
  • Zambia or any other recognised institution of higher learning. 
  • A Master’s degree in any related field from the University of Zambia or any other recognised institution of higher learning

Doctor of Philosophy  in Primary Education (Research)
 
Applicants must possess 

  • Masters’ Degree in Primary Education or related field from the University of Zambia or from any recognized University. 

School of Public Health

Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

Master of Public Health - Clinical Epidemiology

Applicants must possess 

  • A Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery from an accredited university. 
  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor degree in any other Clinical displine
  • Must be registered to practice in Zambia

Master of Public Health - Generic

Master of Public Health - Environmental Health

Master of Public Health - Bioethics 

Master of Public Health - Health Policy and Management

Master of Public Health - Population Studies

Master of Public Health - Health Promotion and Education

Master Science in Epidemiology

Master of Science in Medical Statistics

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited University in health related life sciences, veterinary medicine or other biological sciences or appropriate social sciences. 
  • The degree classification should be a minimum of a credit.

Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition

The applicants must possess

  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited University in nutrition or nutrition related discipline with evidence of adequate nutritional training. 
  • The degree classification should be a minimum of a credit.

Master of Science in Health Economics

The applicants must possess

  •  A Bachelors degree from an accredited University in Economics or related 
  • discipline with evidence of adequate training in economics. 
  • The degree classification should be a minimum of a credit.

Master of Public Health by research in: 

  1. Environmental Health,
  2. Bioethics
  3. Health Policy and Management 
  4. Health Economics 
  5. Health Promotion and Education
  6. Population Studies
  7. Public Health Nutrition
  8. Epidemiology

The applicants to the above programs must possess:

  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited University in health related life sciences, veterinary medicine or other biological sciences or 
  • appropriate social sciences such as demography.
  • The degree classification should be a minimum of a credit, with demonstrable evidence of adequate theoretical understanding in the area of specialization. 
  • At least two years work experience in field of the proposed study. 
  • Experience or evidence of ability to conduct research will be an added advantage.

Doctor of Philosophy 

  1. Public Health
  2. Environmental Health
  3. Bioethics
  4. Health Policy and Management 
  5. Health Economics 
  6. Health Promotion and Education
  7. Population studies
  8. Public Health Nutrition
  9. Epidemiology

The applicants to the above programs must possess:

  • A Masters degree from an accredited University in health related life science, veterinary medicine or other biological sciences or appropriate social sciences, relevant to the PhD specialization being applied for.
  • Experience or evidence of ability to conduct research will be an added advantage.

School of Medicine

Master of Science in Pathology (Chemical)

Master of Science in Pathology (Clinical) 

Master of Science in Pathology (Haematology)

Master of Science (Medical Microbiology)

The applicants for the above (a – d) must possess

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University with a minimum of credit or better.
  • Must have some experience in laboratory sciences. Work experience in a hospital laboratory will be an added advantage.  

Master of Science (Pharmacology)

The applicants must possess: 

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University 
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with minimum of a credit
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Health Sciences with pharmacology as one of the core courses with a minimum of credit.

Master of Science (Human Physiology)

The applicant must possess

  • A medical degree or bachelor’s degree with credit or better in Human Biology or Biological sciences from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University.

Master of Science (Biochemistry)

The applicant must possess 

  • A medical degree or bachelor’s degree in Biological or Physical sciences with a pass of credit or better from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University.

Master of Science (Human Anatomy) 

The applicant must possess 

  • A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB or equivalent)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM or Equivalent)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Health Sciences with Anatomy as one of the core courses with a minimum of credit. 

Master of Science (Clinical Neuropsychology) 

The applicants must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Special Education or Medicine with at least an upper credit from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University. 

Master of Medicine (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care) 

Master of Medicine (General Surgery) 

Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology)

Master of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology)

Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery)

Master of Medicine (Paediatrics and Child Health)

Master of Medicine (Paediatrics Surgery)

Master of Medicine (Pathology)

Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) 

Master of Medicine (Urology)

The applicant must possess

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University. 
  • The candidate must have full registration with the Health Professionals Council of Zambia (HCPZ) and possess a certificate of good standing.

Master of Medicine in Adult Neurology

Master of Medicine in Paediatrics Neurology

The applicant must possess

  • MBChB or Equivalent
  • Completion of 12-18 months of internship
  • Full registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • Candidates who have completed a minimum of 3 years of training in either MMed Pediatrics or MMed Internal Medicine will be considered for continuing the remaining part of their training as neurologists.
  • Candidates who have already completed MMed Paediatrics or MMed 
  • Internal Medicine will be eligible to complete a 2 year neurology fellowship.

Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

The applicant must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University.
  • The candidate must have full registration with the Health Professionals Council of Zambia (HCPZ) and possess a certificate of good standing
  • Candidates who have completed a minimum of 2 years training in either MMed Paediatrics, MMed Internal Medicine and MSc HIV Medicine will be considered for continuing the remaining part of their training as infectious disease specialists.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

The applicant must possess

  • Must hold a degree in a relevant Health Profession and 
  • Should normally be engaged in the Education of |Health Professionals

Doctor of Philosophy in all the Programmes

The applicants must possess

  • A Master’s degree or its equivalent in a relevant field.

School of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Medical Parasitology
The applicants must possess

  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of Zambia or any other recognized University (local or international) in either Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences Or Veterinary Medicine/Sciences with a Merit or better in Parasitology (Helminthology, Protozoology or Entomology)
  • Bachelor’s degree in the above outlined disciplines and did not attain grades as in (a), but have bench or research experience in a recognized institution, and have demonstrated competence to undertake Postgraduate Studies.  Further relevant qualifications or course work since graduation will be an added advantage.
  • Duration of programme: Masters of Science programme is expected to complete within 24 months AND should not take more than 48 months

Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MClinPharm)

The applicant must possess 

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (BPharm) Or BSc in Pharmacology from the  University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized  University with a minimum of credit or better.
  • Full registration with Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
  • A minimum of two (2) years professional work experience in Pharmacy will be added advantage.
  • Work experience in any area of Clinical Pharmacy will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant supporting reference from the employer (for in-service applicants).

Duration of programme: Master of Science programme is expected to complete within 36 month AND should not take more than 48 months.

Master of Science (Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics)

The applicant must possess

  • Bachelor’s degree with credit or better in Physiotherapy from the  University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized  University.
  • Full registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ).
  • Two (2) years professional work experience in Physiotherapy is an added advantage.

Duration of programme: Master of Science programme is expected to complete within 18 AND should not take more than 24 months.
Month.

Masters Programmes by Research

Master of Science in Microbiology

Master of Science in Parasitology

Master of Science in Immunology

The applicant must possess

  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of Zambia or any other University (local or international) in either Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences or Veterinary Medicine/Sciences with credit or better in the particular specialization.
  • A minimum of two years working experience.

Duration of Programme:  Master of Science programme is expected to complete within 24 month AND should not take more than 48 months.

Master of Science in Pharmacognosy

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The applicant must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Phytochemistry, Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmaceutical Technology or any Natural Product Sciences from a recognized University, with a Credit or better.
  • A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (BPharm) from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University with a credit or better
  • A minimum of two years work experience in a relevant field of study will be an added advantage
  • Relevant supporting reference from the employer (for in service applicants)

Master of Science in Pharmaceutics

Master of Science in Pharmacy Practice

Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacology and Nutrition

The applicant must possess

  • A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (BPharm) or BSC in Pharmacology from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University with a minimum of credit or better.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized University with a minimum of Merit.
  • A minimum of Two (2) years professional work experience in Pharmacy will be added advantage
  • Work experience in any area of Clinical Pharmacy will be an added advantage
  • Full registration with the Health Professional Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
  • Relevant supporting reference from the employer (for in-service-applicants)

Duration of programme:  Master of Science programme is expected to complete within 24 months AND should not take more than 48 months.
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Master of Science in Physiotherapy –Orthopaedics

Master of Science in Physiotherapy- Geriatrics and Healthy Ageing

Master of Science in Physiotherapy – Rehabilitation Sciences

Master of Science in Physiotherapy – Neurology (Adult and Paediatrics)

Master of Sports Science with Management

The applicant must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree with credit or better in Physiotherapy from the University of Zambia or an equivalent qualification from any recognized University.
  • Two (2) years work experience is an added advantage
  • Fully registered with the Health Professional Council of Zambia (HPCZ).

Duration of programme: Master of Science programme is expected to complete within 18 months and should not take more than 24 months.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The applicant must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the University of Zambia  or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant discipline from the University of Zambia or any other recognized University.
  • Relevant supporting documents which should include a Concept Note for  the study being proposed.
  • Details of the proposed Supervisory team.

PhD programmes are offered in all the disciplines outlined above.  More information can be obtained from the School Handbook.

Duration of programme: All PhD programmes are expected to complete within 36 months AND should not exceed 60 months

School of Nursing Sciences

Master of Science (Clinical Nursing – 50 places) 

Master of Science (Midwifery, Women’s and Child Health – 50 places)

Master of Science (Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing – 50 places)

Master of Science (Public Health Nursing) 

The applicants must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least a credit from the University of Zambia 
  •  Graduates from other recognized Universities who poses Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Sciences/Midwifery or related field may be accepted for admission. 

Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Nursing (PhD)

Clinical Nursing (3 places)

Midwifery, Women’s and Child Health (5 places)

Public Health Nursing (3 Places)

The applicants must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A Master’s degree in Nursing or Clinical Nursing or Midwifery, Women’s and Child Health or Public Health Nursing or Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing or a related field of Nursing Sciences.

School of Veterinary Medicine

Master of Science (One Health Food Safety) (Regular and Parallel)

 The applicant must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Biomedical fields of study shall be formally required.
  • Graduates from any recognized University in the field of biological sciences, Medicine, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Environmental Health, Nursing, Food Science, Agricultural sciences, Social Sciences and any other related field of study.
  • Candidates with observed deficiencies in particular areas will be required to undertake bridging courses. Minimum of credit or two years working experience will be an added advantage.

Master of Science (One Health Analytical Epidemiology) (Taught and Parallel)

The applicant must possess:

  • A Bachelors’ degree in Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, Biological Sciences or Graduates in Health related fields of study such as Statistics, Demography, Food Science and Public Health from recognized University.
  • At least C+ grade in any following courses of their equivalent (Epidemiology, Statistics, Community Medicine or A-Level Mathematics

Master of Science Programmes by Research

Master of Science in:

  1. Veterinary Medicine
  2. Poultry Medicine
  3. Veterinary Pathology
  4. Veterinary Epidemiology
  5. Veterinary Anatomy
  6. Veterinary Physiology
  7. Pharmacology
  8. Veterinary Surgery
  9. Biochemistry
  10. Preventive Medicine
  11. Wildlife Medicine
  12. Theriogenology
  13. Immunology
  14. Sanitary and Phytol-Sanitary and Risk Analysis
  15. Microbiology
  16. Parasitology
  17. Public Health/ Zoonosis
  18. Poultry Medicine
  19. Toxicology
  20. Animal Welfare and Behavior
  21. Forensic Medicine
  22. Infectious Diseases
  23. Any other field or discipline related Veterinary Sciences or One Health

The applicant must possess:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) or Human Medicine from any other recognized University.    
  • A BSc degree from any recognized University
  • Any relevant degree qualification related to the fields of study above.

Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

  1. Veterinary Science
  2. Veterinary Pathology
  3. Veterinary Epidemiology
  4. Veterinary Anatomy
  5. Physiology
  6. Pharmacology
  7. Veterinary Surgery
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Preventive Medicine
  10. Aquatic Health
  11. Wildlife Medicine
  12. Theriogenology
  13. Immunology
  14. Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary and Risk Analysis
  15. Microbiology
  16. Parasitology
  17. Public Health (One Health)
  18. Poultry Medicine
  19. Toxicology
  20. Animal Welfare and Behavior
  21. Forensic Medicine
  22. Diagnostic Veterinary Science
  23. Infectious Diseases
  24. Any other field or discipline related Veterinary Sciences or One Health

The applicant must possess:

  • An undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine or Human Medicine, or Master’s degree in related fields from any recognized University.

School of Law

Master of Laws, LL.M  (By Research)

Applicants must possess

  •  A Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia or any other recognized university with a merit or upper credit or its equivalent. 

Master of Laws, LL.M (Taught/General)

Applicants must possess a

  • A Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia or any other   recognized university with at least a credit or a pass. 

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights

Applicants must possess 

  • A minimum of a basic degree in a relevant field. Provided preference may be given to those directly involved in human rights work.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work with both legal and non-legal material in the English language. 

Postgraduate Diploma in International Law [PGDipLL]

Applicants must possess 

  • A minimum of a basic degree in a relevant field. Provided preference may be given to applicants with relevant experience in international affairs and qualifications deemed suitable by the School of Law. 
  •  Applicants should have the ability to work with both legal and non-legal materials  in the English language. 

Postgraduate Diploma in Women, Gender Discrimination and the Law
 
Applicants must possess 

  • A Minimum of a basic degree in a relevant field.  Provided preference may be given to applicants with relevant experience in the field of gender of related fields
  • Applicants should have the ability to work with both legal and non-legal materials in the English language

School of Agricultural Sciences

Master of Science in

  1. Agronomy – Plant Science
  2. Agronomy- Soils Science
  3. Integrated Soil Fertility Management
  4. Agricultural Economics
  5. Animal Nutrition
  6. Plant Breeding and Seed System
  7. Human Nutrition

The applicant must possess:

  • Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with a credit or better of the University of Zambia or another recognized University
  • Qualifications deemed equivalent to the Degree of Agricultural Sciences with credit or better
  • Have had three years of experience after receiving the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, or otherwise
  • Satisfy the University Senate of their ability to pursue postgraduate studies in their chosen fields. 
  • Notwithstanding paragraphs and   above, the School, at the request of a Department, may require applicants, as a condition for admission to a particular Master’s programme, to take pre-request courses or a qualifying examination at the discretion of the Board of Studies, subject to approval by Senate.

School of Natural Sciences

Master of Science In Entomology (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized University with specialization in Entomology.  
  • Minimum of a credit or its equivalent or a pass with two years relevant work experience

 Master of Science in Molecular Biology (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized University with specialization in Molecular Biology and Genetics; Biochemistry or Microbiology with senior level courses in Molecular Cell Biology
  • Minimum of a credit or its equivalent or a pass with two years relevant work experience.

Master of Science in Mycology (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized University with specialization in Mycology
  • Minimum of a credit or its equivalent or a pass with two years relevant work experience

Master of Science in Plant Pathology (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized University with specialization in Plant Pathology
  • Minimum of a credit or its equivalent or a pass with two years relevant work experience  

Master of Science in Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized University with specialization in Ecology and Natural Resources Management
  • Minimum of a credit or its equivalent or a pass with two years relevant work experience  

Note; Ecology should have been taken as a subject option

Master of Science by research in the following fields:  

  1. Entomology  
  2. Mycology
  3. Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity Science
  4. Microbiology 
  5. Plant systematics/Taxonomy
  6. Ethnobotany

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized University with a major in their respective field at interest
  • Minimum of a merit or its equivalent
  • Must have taken sufficient courses at senior level with an average grade of at least B
  • Applicants for this programme are advised to contact the Department for further information before applying

 Pre-Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Sciences degree from a recognized University with specialization in the following disciplines: Biological, Agricultural, Environmental, Human or Veterinary Sciences, Forestry, Wildlife and Fishes  
  • Minimum of a credit or its equivalent

Master of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources Management

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor degree in Natural Resources/Environment and natural Resources Management or Geography with a Credit or Better from any recognized University
  • Applicants with at least second class first degree Hounours from any recognized university will be also be eligible
  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on the basis of having at least two years’ work experience related to environmental and natural resources management

Master of Science in Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources/Environmental and Natural Resources management, Environmental Science, Geography, Engineering, Geomatics, Computer Science or any other related field with a credit or better from any recognized University.
  • Applicants with at least second class first degree Honors from any recognized university will be also be eligible
  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on the basis of having at least two years’ work experience related to Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

Master of Science in Spatial Planning

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Economics, and Development Studies with a credit or better from any recognized university.
  • Applicant with at least second class first degree Honours from any recognized university will be also be eligible
  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on the basis of having at least two years’ experience related to Spatial Planning.

Master of Science in Geography

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource/Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Geography, Demography, Development Studies or any other related field with a credit or better from any recognized university
  • Applicant with at least a second class first degree Honours from other recognized universities will be also be eligible
  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on the basis of having at least two years’ work experience related to Geography and Environmental Studies

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Master of Social Work (MSW) with Specialization in Children, Youth and Family Studies

The applicants must possess:

  • Minimum of Credit, Work Experience as an Added Advantage
  • Mode of Delivery: Full-Time

Master of Social Work (MSW) with Specialization in Social Community Development

The applicants must possess:

  • Minimum of Credit, Work Experience as an Added Advantage
  • Mode of Delivery: Full-Time

 Master of Arts in Sociology

The applicants must possess:

  • Minimum of Credit, Work Experience as an Added Advantage
  • Mode of Delivery: Full-Time

Doctor of Philosophy in History

The applicants must possess:

  • Master of Arts degree in History (detailed transcript is required)

 Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Archaeology (detailed transcript is required)
  • Master of Arts degree in Archaeology (detailed transcript is required).

Master of Arts in History

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history (detailed transcript is required).
  • Graduate Distinction, Merit or Upper Credit (16.5 points and above).

Master of Arts in Archaeology

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Archaeology (detailed transcript is required)
  • Graduate Distinction, Merit or Upper Credit (16.5 points and above).

Master of Public Administration

 The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (with Credit or above)

Master of Arts in Political Science

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (with Credit or above).

Doctor of Philosophy in (PhD) in Public Administration

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (with Credit or above);
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (with Credit or above)
  • Master’s degree in Political Science.

Master of Arts in Population Studies

The applicants must possess:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Demography/Population Studies with at least a   credit or a second-class first degree with honours from an accredited university
  • Be holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, sociology, statistics, geography, and any other relevant discipline. A minor in Demography/Population Studies will be an added advantage.
  • Must show evidence of a good command of quantitative methods in their undergraduate background.

Master of Arts in Gender Studies 

The applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Gender Studies or any other Programme from the University of Zambia or any recognized institution, or
  • Minimum of Upper Credit (UNZA) or Upper Second Division or equivalent (other universities). 

Master of Arts in Applied Ethics

The applicants must possess:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or Education from the University of Zambia or any recognized institution.
  • Minimum of Credit of at least 17 points or Upper Second Division or Equivalent.

Master of Arts in Literature

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in literature from a recognised university
  • Minimum of credit Relevant courses in Literature at termination Level (e.g 3rd & 4th) Year) 

Options

  • Full Time Option (Taught)
    • Duration: Two (2) years 
  •  By Research Only 
    • Duration : Three (3) Years 

NB. This is targeted at candidates who are unable to pursue the Full-Time option and does not include lectures apart from occasional contact with the supervisor for guidance when researching and working on the dissertation. 

  • Block Release Option (Taught)
    • Duration: Two (2) Years
    • The first year involves lectures via one-month residential school. Two residential schools will be undertaken, each concluding with an examination. The second year is for writing the dissertation.

Master of Arts in Linguistic Science

The applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in linguistics from a recognised university
  • Minimum of credit 
  • Relevant courses in Linguistics at termination level (e.g. 3rd & 4th year)

Options

  • Full Time Option (Taught)
    • Duration: Two (2) Years
    • The first year is for lectures while the second year is for writing the dissertation
  • By Research Only
    • Duration: Three (3) years

NB. This is targeted at candidates who are unable to pursue the full time option. Therefore, it does not include lectures apart from occasional contact with the supervisor for guidance when researching and working on the dissertation.

Block Release Option 

  • Duration: Two (2) years
    • The first year involves lectures via one-month residential school. Two residential schools will be undertaken, each concluding with an examination. The second year is for writing the dissertation. 

Doctor of Philosophy in (PhD) in Literature

The applicants must possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Literature from a recognised university
  • Minimum of Credit at Bachelors level 

Doctor of Philosophy in (PhD) in Linguistic Science

The applicants must possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Linguistics from a recognised university
  • Minimum of Credit at Bachelor’s level 

Master of Arts in Economics

The applicants must possess:

  • Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with minimum grade or its equivalent from a recognised institution
  • The programme duration is two years, split between course work (one year) and research (one year)

Doctor of Philosophy in (PhD) Economics

The applicants must possess:

  • Applicant must hold at least a Master’s Degree in Economics from a recognized institution
  • The programme duration is at least four years, split between course work (two years) and research (minimum of two years)

Master of Science in Applied Psychology

 The applicants must possess:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Research methods in Psychology
  • Minimum Credit or its equivalent from a reputable University

Note: Applicants should note that ALL streams of study at MA involve a practicum/placement. The Clinical stream has limited places available and applicants are encouraged to indicate an alternate specialization, if needed, on the application form. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

The applicants must possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field from a reputable University
  • Relevant work experience is an added advantage

Master of Arts in Defence and Security Studies (Taught)

The applicants must possess:

  • It’s a one year programme  appropriate for members of the Armed Forces, Police Service, Correctional Services, Intelligence Agencies, Financial Sector and employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs especially members of the Diplomatic Corp as well as other professionals interested in issues of Defence and Security. 
  • A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (in any field) from the University of Zambia or any recognised institution of higher learning;
  • A prospective student may be interviewed and assessed by the relevant unit or department before being recommended to the Board of Graduate Studies for admission; and
  • A candidate may also be admitted on the basis of relevant military qualifications such as PSC (Passed Staff College) and Diploma in Defence and Security Studies which have been appropriately accredited by the Defence Services Command and Staff College provided that he/she has accumulated at least three years of relevant experience in the security sector.

Master of Arts in Development Studies

The applicants must possess:

  • A first degree in Development Studies with merit or better from the University of Zambia or any other recognized university. 
  • Applicants with a second class first degree with honours and above from other universities will also be eligible.

Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (Distance Programme)

Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation for 2019 Academic Year will start in June 2019. Classes will be conducted during the day from 08:00 to 16:00 hours.

The applicants must possess

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised University.
  • Diploma in any field with relevant work experience
  • A certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.

Structure: The programme comprises of 5 taught modules (3 block releases plus a project).

Duration: The study period for this programme is strictly 1 year.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Programmes

These programmes are available in ALL the Schools and further information may be obtained from the addressees given below or from Assistant Deans (Postgraduate) in the respective Schools. Candidates for admission to Doctoral Studies should possess a Master's degree or   its equivalent in a relevant field.  

Research Affiliation Scheme

The Affiliation Scheme allows a researcher from outside the University and /or from outside the country to be affiliated to the University of Zambia for the purpose of conducting research. This is available in all Schools and the Institute of Economic and Social Research. For further information, please contact the Research Affiliation Officer at the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies.

Method of Applying

Application forms, two academic references and one professional reference form can be obtained from the University of Zambia Website www.unza.zm or Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies. Completed application forms should be accompanied by a payment of a non- refundable application fee of K150, 000.00 for Zambians and US$60.00 for non-Zambians. Postal and Money Orders are no longer accepted. Money should be deposited into Account number 0100110272200 Standard Chartered Main Branch Lusaka. Send the original deposit slip to the undersigned:

The Director
Directorate of Research and Graduate studies
University of Zambia
P.O. Box 32379
Lusaka
ZAMBIA

Tel/ Fax:  260-1-290258  
Email drgs@unza.zm
 
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS IS 10th June, 2019.