Master of Arts in Applied Ethics



 The following shall be eligible to apply for the degree of Master of Arts in Applied Ethics:

(a)   Holders of a Bachelor’s degree with a good credit from the University of Zambia or the equivalent from another university with a relevant background in the social or natural sciences.

 (b)   In exceptional circumstances, graduates who possess a Bachelor’s degree with a Pass or its equivalent, and have a minimum of four years acceptable professional experience at an appropriate level or other qualification relevant to his/her pursuit of graduate studies, may be accepted for admission.


 Courses Offered

 PHL 5011        Research Methods in Applied Ethics

 PHL 5022        Research Proposal in Applied Ethics

 PHL 5040        Ethical Theories and their Applications

 PHL 5050        Environmental Ethics

 PHL 5060        Public Health Ethics

 PHL 5080        Public Service Ethics

 PHL 6000        Dissertation    



Master of Arts in Philosophy (Currently not on offer)



To qualify for admission to the Master of Arts in Philosophy, a candidate must have, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Philosophy with a credit, or better, from the University of Zambia or any other recognized University.


 Courses Offered

PHL 5015        Biomedical Ethics

PHL 5021        Wittgenstein, Logic and Language

PHL 5025        Ethics and the Environment

PHL 5035        African Philosophical Thought

PHL 5045        Political Philosophical Thought

PHL 5055        Reason and Religious Belief

PHL 5065        Ethics and its Applications

PHL 5075        New Philosophy of Social Science

PHL 5085        Lonergan: Knowledge, Reality and Morality

PHL 5095        Aesthetics

PHL 5002        Research Methodology

PHL 5105        Modern Logic

PHL 5115        Contemporary Metaphysics

PHL 5125        Advanced Metaphysics

PHL 5135        Existentialism and Phenomenology

PHL 6000        Dissertation


Both postgraduate programmes are two years in duration and are by coursework and research. The first year comprises two terms with a minimum of three courses in each term. The second year is given to carrying out a research project that culminates in an MA dissertation.