Master of Science in One Health Analytical Epidemiology


Zambia experiences a number of endemic and epidemic diseases. These diseases have an impact on the government’s intention to meet its development aspirations as espoused in the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP), which was developed in 2011 and revised in 2013 to guide economic development in Zambia. The SNDP places health and poverty alleviation as a priority to attain economic sector development. The SNDP goal is to increase resource allocations (GRZ and donor) to the health and agricultural sectors. The key interventions in health and agriculture, according to the SNDP, will be to improve the well-being of Zambian people, infrastructure development and rehabilitation, enhance disease control, surveillance and research, and develop public health and livestock standards. Clearly, in light of the above, skilled manpower will be required by the Ministries of Health and Fisheries and Livestock to manage these activities, including other cooperating partners and Non-Governmental organisations.

Thus, in line with UNZA’s vision, i.e. “An Eminent University Driven by Pursuit of Knowledge, Innovation and Social Responsiveness”, and mission, i.e. “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development”, this curriculum was designed to prepare the local and international learners to become skilled in public health and veterinary professionals who are competent to play a key role towards the improvement of human and livestock health using the One Health approach. Particular attention has been paid to ensuring that theory and practice are blended to provide adequate opportunities for learners to develop appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes.


The applicant must possess:

  1. A Bachelors’ degree in Medicine or Veterinary Medicine with at least C+ grade in Epidemiology, Statistics or Community Medicine and A- Level Mathematics.
  2. Medical and Veterinary graduates with at least one (1) year of related Medical or Veterinary experience will have an added advantage.
  3. Graduates in health-related fields of study such as Statistics, Demography, Food Science, and Public Health may apply provided they are graduates from a recognised University.
  4. A Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences with at least a credit and at least two (2) years post-qualifying experience will have an added advantage.

Postgraduate Fees

Please note that:

  • Registration requires payment of fees.
  • All fees meant for the University should be paid into the UNZA Directorate Postgraduate Account OR by cheque into the same account.
  • Fees meant to cover Costs related to student welfare and research costs should be paid to the student.
  • In the event of a student withdrawing from studies, tuition and other fees may not be refunded in full.
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