Master of Science in One Health Laboratory diagnostics


The Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA) was established at the University of Zambia (UNZA), School of Veterinary Medicine, with a loan obtained by the Zambian Government from the World Bank Group. The mandate of the Centre is to deliver high quality research and training to smart, motivated and ambitious scientists and technologists from the African continent, so as to reduce the critical shortage of skilled human resource in the diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious diseases on the continent.

The Centre and the School is formulating the Master of Science in One Health Laboratory Diagnostics based on the conviction that solutions to health problems, human, animal and the environment, come from a multi-disciplinary approach.

The ‘One Health Concept’ emanates from the fact that infectious diseases of humans and animals are increasingly becoming a matter of concern to human welfare and economic development. The realization that most emerging human pathogens are of animal origin makes infectious diseases a shared problem between human and animal health sectors, and their control a common objective of ‘One Health’. Efficient and reliable diagnosis of zoonotic diseases remains a cornerstone of their prevention and control.


The applicant must possess:

(i) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from the University of Zambia or it's equivalent from any other recognized University.

(ii) A minimum of one year of post-qualifying experience.

(iii) A BSc degree with a credit or better in Biological Sciences of the University of Zambia or any recognized University.


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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