Professional Programmes


Master of Arts in Defence and Security Studies

Eligibility

To qualify for admission to programme a candidate must:
(i). Have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Zambia or any recognised University.
(ii). A candidate may also be admitted on the basis of relevant military qualifications such as Passed Staff College and Diploma in Defence and Security Studies.

Duration
The programme is of twelve months duration.

Exemptions
A student who has done any of the courses included in this curriculum at Masters level may be exempted in not more than two courses.
 
Courses Offered

First Trimester
DSS 5125 Research Methods and Methodology
DSS 5005 Human Security
DSS 5055 Security Sector Transformation Management
DSS 5075 Political Economy of Africa

Second Trimester

DSS 5085 International Humanitarian Law
DSS 5015 Democratic Security Sector Governance
DSS 5065 International Relations
DSS 5045 Strategic Management


Third Trimester

DSS 5035 Security Sector Economics
DSS 5195 Military Psychology
DSS 5225 Research project 

Requirements for the programme:  All the courses

Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management

Eligibility:
To qualify for admission to the programme, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, from the University of Zambia or any other recognised university.

Courses Offered
Economics Core:

EPM 5111:  Microeconomics for Policy
EPM 5122: Macroeconomics for Polity
PM   5155: Public Sector Economics
EPM 5131: Applied Quantitative Analysis
EPM 5145: Econometrics

Management Core:

EPM 5211: Management Accounting for Policy
EPM 5222: Strategic Planning and Management
EPM 5232: Financial Management for Policy

Policy Core:

EPM 5621: Effective Policy Communication
EPM 5322: Policy Analysis, Design and Formulation
EPM 5335: Program and Project Management

To meet the interests and needs of individual students, two electives in the programme are selected, one from economics and the other from Management.  The electives offered in any academic year will depend on the student’s interest and availability of staff.

Electives in Economics

EPM 5415: International Trade
EPM 5425: International Finance
EPM 5435: Health Economics
EPM 5455: Monetary Economics
EM 5445: Environmental Economics

Electives in Management

EPM 5525: Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprises
EPM 5515: Human Resource Management
EPM 5535: Business Ethics and Corruption


Policy Research Paper

Students will be required to submit a supervised Policy Paper on a topic of their own choice and will be encouraged to take an elective related to their Research Paper.  The students will take:

EPM 5611: Computer Skills
EPM 5625: Research Methods and
EPM 5635: Policy Research Paper

Field Visits
First Trimester

EPM 5611: Computer Skills
EPM 5621: Effective Policy Communication
EPM 5111: Microeconomics for Policy
EPM 5211: Management Accounting for Policy
EPM 5131: Applied Quantitative Analysis

Second Trimester

EPM 5122: Macroeconomics for Policy
EPM 5322: Policy Analysis, Design and Evaluation
EPM 5222: Strategic Planning and Management
EPM 5232: Financial Management for Policy
EPM 5145: Econometrics
EPM 5625: Research Methods

Third Trimester

EPM 5155: Public Sector Economics
EPM 5335: Program and Project Management
1 Elective from Economics
1Elective from Management
EPM 5635: Policy Research Paper


Master of Communication for Development

To qualify for admission to the Candidates for the Master of Communication for Development programme a candidate must:

(iii). Have Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; or
(iv). A diploma from a college or institute of higher learning and experience in  development-oriented work.

The Master’s programme will take eighteen months; one year of course work and six months internship.

Courses Offered:

 MMC 5001 Communication Research Methodology
 MMC 50o2 Communication Research Statistics
 MCD   5110    Development, Communication of Innovation and Change
 MCD 5250 Communication and Community Mobilisation for Development
 MCD 5270 Contemporary Issues in Communication for Change
 MCD 5220 Media Production
 MCD 5310 Communication Theory and Process
 MCD   5330    Leadership and Communication Skills
 MCD 6504 Attachment and Report Writing

Requirements for the programme: MMC 5001, MMC 5002, MCD 5110, MCD 5310,
MCD 6504

Master of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Programme undergoing review and reorganisation)

Diploma in Defence and Security Studies

The School also offers a Diploma in Defence and Security Studies. The admission criterion to the programme is for any officer admissible for Passed Staff College (Psc) offered by Staff Command and Defence Services College.

Requirements for the programme:

DSS 1014: Research Methods 
DSS 1215: Economics and Public Finance
DSS 1315: Law of Armed Conflict
DSS 1415: International conflict Management
DSS 1115: Regional and International Security
DSS 1515: Strategic Management of Military Affairs
DSS 1024: Research Project in Defence and Security
DSS 1615: International Relations

The courses are offered as follows:

First Trimester: DSS 1014, DSS 1215, DSS 1315, DSS 1415
Second Trimester: DSS 1115, DSS 1515
Third Trimester: DSS 1024, DSS 1615
Diploma in Intelligence and Security Studies (DISS)
Eligibility
EITHER full Grade Twelve certificate with five ‘O’ levels including English and Mathematics or equivalent.
OR relevant professional experience of at least three years in the intelligence and security sector.
Exemptions
There shall be no exemptions for this programme.

Programme structure and course combination

First Trimester
ISS 1014: Research methods
ISS 1115: Principles of economics and economic intelligence
ISS 1125: Political and economic integration: Theory and practice
ISS 1135: International trade: Theory and policy
ISS 1145: Political economy of Zambia

Second Trimester
ISS 1014: Research Methods 
ISS 1155: Security and development
ISS 1215: Cyber security
ISS 1225: Financial intelligence
ISS 1235: Law, Intelligence and Security
Third Trimester
ISS 1014: Research Methods 
ISS 1315: Principles of management 
ISS 1325: International relations
ISS 1335: Disaster management and national security
ISS 1345: Politics, governance and intelligence
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Eligibility:
To qualify for admission to this Diploma Programme, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any social sciences discipline, education, nursing or medicine.

 Courses Offered:
 PSY 5091 Practicum I 
 PSY 5111 Contemporary Issues and Counselling Models
 PSY 5171 Abnormal Behaviour in Counselling
 PSY 5131 Methods of Intervention: Adult
 PSY 5102 Practicum II
 PSY 5122 Ethics and Professional Issues
 PSY 5182 Psychopathology in Counselling
 PSY 5142 Methods of Intervention: Child

Requirements for the programme: All the courses

The professional programmes are governed by different respective set rules.
Duration: This programme runs for 18 months on a full time basis.