School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Cryford Mumba – Acting Dean

cryford.mumba@zaou.ac.zm

Welcome to our School of Graduate Studies. Our programs are designed to foster academic excellence and innovation in a diverse and supportive environment. Tailored for flexibility, our programs allow you to study from anywhere in the world with the support of a dedicated team to help you navigate your studies with minimal challenges through open distance learning (ODL). Explore our comprehensive range of graduate programs spanning various disciplines including law, education, geography, humanities, business, and social sciences.

Whether you are seeking to advance your career, pursue research interests, or contribute to global knowledge, our dedicated faculty is here to support your journey. 

Join us today and embark on an enriching educational experience that will shape your future and make a meaningful impact on the world. Explore our highly recognized, rich, and diversified post-graduate schools and programs below and choose ZAOU today!

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS

Our master’s degree programs are designed to help you excel in your chosen field, with a focus on academic excellence, innovative research, and real-world applications.

Our master’s degree programs are tailored to meet the needs of working professionals, recent graduates, and anyone seeking to advance their knowledge and skills. With a range of disciplines to choose from, you’ll find the perfect program to match your interests and career goals. Our Expert faculty with industry experience, Cutting-edge research opportunities and Strong alumni network and career support makes ZAOU the best place for you to pursue your Master’s degree programs.  Discover your potential with us and unleash the leader within by exploring our various programs below:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Project Management)
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Special Education
  • Master of Arts in English Language and Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics and African Languages
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Master of Arts in Transformative Community Development
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of science in Geography
  • Master of Education in Literacy and Development
  • Master of Education in Management and Administration
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Trade, Development and International Relations
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Laws (with various specializations)

DOCTORATE PROGRAMS

Welcome to our esteemed Doctorate programs at Zambian Open University! Embark on a journey of discovery, innovation and academic excellence as you explore the frontiers of knowledge in your chosen field. Our rigorous doctoral programs offer unparalleled opportunities for research, collaboration and professional development guided by renowned faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields. Join a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to pushing the boundaries of human understanding and making a meaningful impact on society. Prepare to shape the future and unleash your potential with us today. Explore our various markable programs below:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Early Childhood Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Management and Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Special Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Linguistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Literacy and Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sociology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law

Programmes Offered

MED ECE Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education

MED-LD Masters of Education in Literacy and Development

Master of Education in Management and Administration

LLM Masters of Laws – General or Specialized

MCJ Masters of Criminal Justice – General or Specialized

MED AGRIC Masters in Agriculture Sciences

MA DS Masters in Development Studies

M-HIS Masters in History

MED LD Masters in Literacy and Development

M MATH Masters in Mathematics

MED RS Masters in Religious Studies

M-SOC Masters in Sociology

MA TCD Masters in Transformative Community Development

MACJ Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice

MA-GEO Masters of Science in Geography

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MBA GEN MBA Generic

MBA HRM MBA Human Resource Management

MBA PM MBA Project Management

PDE Postgraduate Diploma in Education

MA TD Masters of Arts in Trade, Development and International Relations

PhD-GEO Doctor of Philosophy in Geography

PhD AGRIC Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Sciences

PhD AL Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics

PhD-BA Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

PhD-CJ Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice

PhD ECE Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education

PhD-EA Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration

PhD HIST Doctor of Philosophy in History

PhD-IL Doctor of Philosophy in International Law

PhD-LLM Doctor of Philosophy in Law

PhD LIT Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy and Development

PhD RS Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies

PhD-SD Doctor of Philosophy in Social Development

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PhD SOC Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

PhD SPE Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education

PhD THEO Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

PhD ACC Doctorate in Accounting

PhD DS Doctorate in Development Studies

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PhD HRM Doctorate in Human Resource Management

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PhD-MA Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management & Administration

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