Doctor of Philosophy

You have taken a noble step and decided to pursue a Doctor in Philosophy; congratulations. Be guaranteed that attaining your Doctorate at the University of Lusaka will not only be a wise ambition;

  • it is the beginning of a life shaping journey that will groom you into a: knowledgeable, analytical, innovative individual.
  • Our Doctor of Philosophy programmes are primarily designed to generate new bodies of knowledge that contribute to existing information that is centred around: entrepreneurship and wealth creation.
  • The university‚Äôs aim is to facilitate you with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that should ultimately reduce poverty at individual, national, and global levels.
  • The courses incorporated into our Doctor of Philosophy programmes aspire to contribute to development through creative thinking and research, which will consequently promote wealth creation globally.
  • All Doctor in Philosophy programmes are offered on distance mode; they are all research based.
  • The programmes run for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years and are a combination of: lectures, motivational talks, case studies, research workshops and seminars, field visits to various institutions, and oral proposal presentations during the first semester.
  • To successfully graduate, you will be REQUIRED to fully participate in all residential classes and successfully defend both your research topic and thesis.
  • While candidates are open to suggesting an area of specialisation, below are some specialisations that you might want to consider pursuing:

  • Educational Administration and Management
  • Education Policy and Management

  • Development Studies
  • Governance and conflict resolution
  • Organizational Leadership and development
  • Peace and Security studies
  • Political Science
  • Leadership and Wealth Creation
  • Agriculture and Value Addition
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Public Administration

  • Management
  • Public and Private Sector Wealth Maximization
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Forensic Auditing and Fraud Investigation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Taxation and Public Policy
  • Insurance and Pensions Management
  • Strategic Management

  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Care Management
  • Epidemiology

  • Labour Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade and Investment Law

  • ICT and Mathematics