Welcome to the Department of Population Studies. The University of Zambia, Department of Population Studies, is the largest and leading institution in training in demography in Zambia. Our training programmes include the Bachelor of Arts in Demography, the Master of Arts in Population Studies, PhD in Population Studies and the Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. In addition, the Department runs a Centre of Excellence in Monitoring and Evaluation which offers high level skills design and implementation of planning, monitoring and evaluation.

At this Centre of Excellence the Department offers high quality tailor-made short courses in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, Mapping using QGIS, Epidemiology for Data Users, and Quality Improvement through Data Use. The Department is heavily involved in research and consultancy activities. Our training programmes provide our graduates with the skills they need to succeed in a competitive professional environment. The Department provides technical assistance to various Government agencies such as the Central Statistical Office and the Ministry of Planning.