THE COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
P O BOX 21692
KITWE-ZAMBIA

Tel; + 260-21-2-225761/223716
Fax: +260-21-2-222469                                                                                      E-Mail: Academicoffice@cbu.ac.zm

GRADUATE APPLICATIONS TO THE 2014 ACADEMIC YEAR

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to the following Graduate Programmes to be offered during the 2014 Academic Year on either Full Time, Part-Time or by Distance Learning Mode commencing in May 2014.

  1. PROGRAMMES OF STUDY
    1. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) DEGREE BY RESEARCH (FULL-TIME/ PART-TIME)

      Admission requirements:

      Applicants should:
      1. Possess a relevant Masters degree from a recognised University
      2. Submit 20-30 pages of a Research Proposal on the appropriate subject of interest
         
      Field of Study: Mining Engineering, Business related subjects, Wood Technology, Forestry, Natural Science subjects (i.e., Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
       
    2. MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – GENERAL (FULL TIME, PART TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING)

      Admission Requirements:

      1. Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better in Business Administration, Commerce, Accountancy or Economics from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
      2. Applicants holding first degrees with credit or better in areas other than those covered in (a) above, are also eligible, but should have at least three (3) years of working experience after graduation.
      3. Exceptions to (a) and (b) above would be considered on a case by case basis.
         
    3. MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (FINANCE) (FULL TIME, PART TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING)

      Admission Requirements:

      1. In addition to the admission requirements for the MBA (General), applicants who hold professional accounting qualifications in ACCA and CIMA are eligible.
      2. Exceptions to the above would be considered on a case by case basis.
         
    4. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (FULL TIME, PART TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING)

      Admission Requirements:

      1. In addition to the admission requirements, applicants who hold professional accounting qualifications in ACCA and CIMA are eligible.
      2. Exceptions to the above would be considered on a case by case basis.
         
    5. MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (FULL TIME, PART TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING)

      Admission Requirements:

      1. Applicants should hold a first degree with credit or better in Human Resource Management, Education, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Public Administration, Personnel Management, Political Science and Economics from a recognised tertiary institution and have at least two years of working experience.
      2. Applicants holding first degrees in areas other than those mentioned in (a) above would also be considered, but should have at least three years of practical experience.
         
    6. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (FULL TIME AND PART TIME)

      Admission Requirements:

      1. Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
         
    7. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (FULL TIME ONLY)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree with credit or better from a recognised University in one of the following academic disciplines: Agriculture, Agro-forestry, Conservation Ecology, Forestry, Horticulture, Crop Science, Soil Science, Animal Science, Fishery and Aquaculture, Wildlife Management, Tourism, Business Management, Mining, Geology, Geography, and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    8. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY OR BIOLOGY EDUCATION (FULL TIME ONLY)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree in Biology with credit or better from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    9. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY OR CHEMISTRY EDUCATION (FULL TIME ONLY)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree in Chemistry with credit or better from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    10. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS OR PHYSICS EDUCATION (FULL TIME ONLY)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree in Physics with credit or better from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    11. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS OR MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (FULL TIME ONLY)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree in Mathematics with credit or better from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    12. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (FULL TIME/ PART TIME)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better in Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years proven work experience after graduation.
       
    13. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE BY RESEARCH

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better in Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years proven work experience after graduation.
       
    14. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT.

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better in any of the following fields: Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree with Education, Agricultural Science, Mineral Science or any other relevant applicable degree from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years proven work experience after graduation
       
    15. MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL) IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree with credit or better in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Natural Sciences from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    16. MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL) IN MINING ENGINEERING (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME)

      Admission Requirements:

      Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better in Mining Engineering from a recognised University and have at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
       
    17. MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL) DEGREE BY RESEARCH (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME)

      Admission requirements:

      Applicants should:
      1. Have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree with credit or better from a recognised institution.
      2. Submit a 20-30 pages Research Proposal on the intended subject.
      Fields of Study: Any of the Natural Sciences (i.e., Biology, Chemistry and Physics) subjects with Education, Wood Technology and Forestry.
    18. MASTER OF ARTS IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (FULL-TIME/PART TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING)
      with the following Specialisations:
       
      • Human Rights, Governance and Peace Building
      • Human Security and Development
      • Environment, Sustainable Development and Peace

      Admission Requirements

      1. Applicants should hold a first degree preferably with credit or better in Social Sciences from a recognised University with at least two (2) years working experience after graduation.
      2. Exceptions to the above requirement is only applicable to the Military and Security Personnel of the rank of Major and above; Passed Staff College (Psc) and obtained five (5) “O” levels at Form V or Grade 12

      3.  
    19. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (FULL-TIME)
      1. MASTER OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
      2. MASTER OF MEDICINE IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
      3. MASTER OF MEDICINE IN UROLOGY

      Admission Requirements

      1. Applicants should have obtained MBCHB qualifications or its equivalents
      2. Must be fully Registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia
      3. Must have at not less than two (02) Year post qualifying experience.

      Duration of the Programmes

      The Programmes are on full time basis and designed to run for a period of four (04) Years.

      Duration of the Programmes

      1. Full Time Basis
        Each programme except for Medicine is designed to run for eighteen months of which the first 12 months is devoted to course work while the last 6 months to dissertation.
         
      2. Evening / Part Time Basis
        Each programme is designed to run for two (2) years with the first eighteen months devoted to course work and the last 6 months to dissertation.
         
      3. Distance
        The Programmes are targeted at prospective applicants who may be constrained to engage in full time, Part time/ Evening programmes due other factors. Students may take a minimum of three (3) years to complete studies.
         
  2. METHOD OF APPLICATION:
    1. Prospective applicants can either apply Online by accessing the Student Portal at the Copperbelt University website: http://www.cbu.edu.zm and follow instructions provided.

      Hard copy application forms on the other hand may be obtained from the University Cashier’s Office upon payment of a non-refundable fee of KR150.00. Payment can also be deposited into the Bank Account indicated below and proof of payment must accompany the application form:
      Bank : Zambia National Commercial Bank
      Branch : Kitwe
      Account Name : Copperbelt University Call Account
      Account Number : 0378648700145
    2. If opting for downloadable application form accessible from the University website, http://wwww.cbu.edu.zm, applicants should make payment of KR150.00 at the time of submission, failure to which the application would not be processed.
       
  3. CLOSING DATE:
    The closing date for sale of application forms shall be Wednesday 31st July, 2013 and the deadline for receipt of duly signed applications forms shall be Friday 30th August, 2013. Please note that forms received after the closing date will not be processed.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO:

The Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs)
P O Box 21692
KITWE
Telephone : +260 21-2-223716/225761
Telefax : +260 21-2-222469/222881
Email : Academicoffice@cbu.ac.zm

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