Master of Arts In Development Studies

The University of Lusaka offers a competitive Masters of Arts in Development Studies with a view to revolutionizing application of development theories to accentuate developmental change in developing countries. The course follows the experiential training format of applied theory on development. The post graduate studies in Development Studies aims at developing participants to be grounded in theory and practice of social-economic and management sciences. The course draws on experiences and lessons learnt from both developed and developing nations in other regions of the world. The programme is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on development management, poverty reduction and human development. The course prepares participants for both an academic and professional career in private and public sectors as well as in civil society organisations


As a general rule, applicants for Masters Programmes must hold a good first Degree in the relevant field of their desired studies or acceptable professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ACA, inter alia. However, a tentative separate system of entry requirements may be devised, in the discretion of the Senate, should an exceptionally deserving case of application arise.

Part-Time: (Evening Programme) Eighteen (18) months to 24 months Distance Learning: Eighteen (18) months to 24 months.