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:

(i) A Bachelors’ degree in Medicine or Veterinary Medicine with at least C+ grade in Epidemiology, Statistics or Community Medicine and A- Level Mathematics.

(ii) Medical and Veterinary graduates with at least one (1) year of related Medical or Veterinary experience will have an added advantage.

(iii) Graduates in health-related fields of study such as Statistics, Demography, Food Science and Public Health may apply provided they are graduates from a recognized University.

(iv) 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.


1. Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Master of Veterinary Medicine K21,808.00 $9,310.00


3. Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Per Academic Year K20,517.00 $11,560.00


4. Doctor of Philosophy Programme

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Veterinary Medicine K26,063.00 $12,460.00


5. Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K497.00 $125.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K6,020.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,750.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,290.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K200.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K400.00 $60.00

Bench Fees (For Non Students)

Category B K3000.00
Category C K5000.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K1000.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K200.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K200.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K8,000.00


How to Apply

Here's how to apply for the course.

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