Degree and masters programs offered at The University of Zimbabwe

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University of Zimbabwe is one of the most popular universities in Africa. The university has over 300 undergraduate courses and more than 150 masters programs. The following are courses offered at the university.

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Applied Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Applied Environmental Science.
  • Master of Science in Soil and Environmental Management
  • Master of Science in Applied Economics
  • Master of Science in Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology (in conjunction with Faculty of Science)
  • Master of Science of Crop Protection
  • Master of Science in Agrometeorology (in conjunction with Faculty of Science)
  • Master of Science in Dairy Science and Technology

Faculty of Commerce

Programmes

Undergraduate degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Commerce are:

  • The Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (BTHM)
  • The Bachelor of Accountancy Honours Degree Full-time (HACC)
  • The Bachelor of Accountancy Honours Degree Part-time – (HACC)
  • The Bachelor of Business Studies and Computing Science Degree (BSCT)
  • The Bachelor of Business Studies Honours Degree (HBBS)

Postgraduate degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Commerce are:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Strategic Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Studies

Short Courses offered in the Faculty of Commerce

Management Development Unit (MDU)

Through our Management Development Unit (MDU), we offer a number of needs-driven management development programmes for industry and commerce and the non-profit making sector. Among others the programmes on offer are:

  • Executive Development Programme (12 months duration)
  • Certificate in Business Management (12 Months)
  • Executive Certificate in Community Development and Humanitarian Project Management (6 months duration)
  • Executive Certificate in Project and Programme Monitoring and Evaluation (6 months duration)
  • Executive Certificate in Credit Management (6 months duration)
  • Executive Certificate in Treasury Management (6 months duration)
  • Executive Certificate in Investments and Portfolio Management (6 months duration)
  • Executive Certificate in Risk Management (6 months duration)
  • Executive Certificate in Labour Relations Management (12 months duration) (Proposed)
  • The Training and Development Unit (TDU) is a training unit under the Department of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Studies. It offers the following courses:

 Training and Development Unit

  • Executive Certificate in Project Management
  • Executive Certificate in Strategic Public Relations &
  • Business Promotion
6 Months

 

6 Months

  • Executive Certificate in Diplomatic Secretarial Service & Administration

 

 

6 Months

  • Certificate in Diplomatic Event Management & Administration
6 Months
  • Executive Certificate in Business Marketing
6 Months
  • Executive Certificate in Project Quality Assurance &
6 Months
  • Executive Certificate in Applied Project Appraisal
6 Months
  • Certificate in Hotel Administration & Management
6 Months
  • Executive Certificate in Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality
 
  • Management
  • Certificate in Fast Foods Operations Management
6 Months

6 Months

  • Certificate in Tour Guiding & Guest Relationship Management
3 Months
  • Executive Certificate in Tourism Marketing & Customer
  • Relationship Management
6 months

 

6 Months

Faculty of Education

Programmes

The Faculty of Education offers the following undergraduate degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education (Practical Subjects)
  • Bachelor of Education (Science and Mathematics Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Teacher Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Educational Management)
  • Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Curriculum and Arts Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Technical Education)
  • Post-graduate diploma programmes:
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Diploma in Education (Educational Management).
  • Diploma in Education (Curriculum and Arts Education).
  • Diploma in Education (Educational Foundations).
  • Masters Programmes
  • Master of Education (Educational Management)
  • Master of Education (Curriculum and Arts Education)
  • Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Master of Education (Teacher Education)
  • Master of Education (Educational Foundations)
  • Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
  • Master of Science (Educational Psychology)
  • Master of Education (Science and Mathematics Education)
  • Master of Education (Technical Education)
  • Master of Education (Adult Education)

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty Of Engineering Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes
BSc Honours in Civil Engineering
BSc Honours in Electrical Engineering
BSc Honours in Mechanical Engineering
BSc Honours in Metallurgical Engineering
BSc Honours in Geoinformatics and Surveying (HSV)
BSc Honours in Mining Engineering (HME)

Postgraduate Programmes
Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Geographical Information Systems (DLGIS)
MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Regional Programme
MSc in Water Resources Engineering Management (WREM)
MSc in Communications Engineering (MCE)
MSc in Power Engineering (MPE)
MSc in Renewable Energy
MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management (MSOM)
MSc in Minerals Production Engineering Management (MPEM) –Regional Programme

Faculty of Law

Programmes

Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree: (LLBS)

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Conciliation and Arbitration): (PGDL)

Masters in Women’s Law: (MSWL)

MPhil

DPhil

Faculty of Medicine

Programmes

Undergraduate Degree Programmes on Offer and Duration

The College offers 10 undergraduate degree programmes as follows:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degrees (MBChB) 5 years
  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 5 years
  3. Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours (BPharm. Hons) 4 years
  4. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours Degree (HBMLS) 4 years
  5. Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy (BSc OT Hons) 4 years
  6. Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Physiotherapy (BSc PT Hons) 4 years
  7. Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Nursing Science (BSc N Hons) 4 years
  8. Bachelor of Health Education and Promotion (BSc HEP) 3 years
  9. Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Radiography (Diagnostic) (BSc HRD) 4 years
  10. Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Radiography (Therapeutic) (BSc HRT) 4 years

Diploma and Postgraduate Degree Programmes On Offer and Duration

A wide range of specialist postgraduate diploma and degree programmes are also offered, including MSc, MPhil and DPhil. Specialist postgraduate training is offered as follows:

  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 1½ years full-time
  • Diploma in Anaesthetics 1 year full-time
  • Diploma in Mental Health 1 year full-time
  • Diploma in Ophthalmology 1 year full-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Surgery) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Histopathology) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Medicine) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Urology) 5 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Neurosurgery) 5 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Paediatrics) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Radiotherapy & Oncology) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Anaesthetics) 4 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Ophthalmology) 3 years part-time
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Psychiatry) 3 years part-time
  • Masters in Public Health 3 years part-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Biostatistics 2 years full-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Medical Microbiology 2 years part-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy 2 years part-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Nursing Science 1½ years part-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Biochemistry 2 yeas part-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Epidemiology 3 years part-time
  • Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Pharmacology 2 years full-time
  • M Phil and D Phil Degrees across the disciplines
  • Masters Degree in Dentistry (Orthodontics)
  • Masters Degree in Public Health (Health Promotion) [MPHHP]
  • Masters Degree in Medicine (Orothinolaryngology)
  • Masters of Science Degree in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Faculty of Science

Programmes

It is not an exaggeration that the programmes have acquired international recognition. The MSc programmes that have been running have produced graduates for both the public and private sectors as well as academic staff for the new state universities

  • Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Meteorology. (MAGM)
  • Master of Science Degree in Analytical Chemistry. (MACH)
  • Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics. (MAPH)
  • Master of Science Degree in Biotechnology (MBTC)
  • Master of Science Degree in Chemistry (MCH)
  • Master of Science Degree in Computer Science (MCT)
  • Master of Science Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning (MEPPS)
  • Master of Science Degree in Exploration Geology (MXGL)
  • Master of Science Degree in Exploration Geophysics (MXPH)
  • Master of Science Degree in Geography and Environmental Science (MSGE)
  • Master of Science Degree in Mathematics (MTS)
  • Master of Science Degree in Plant Physiology (MPP)
  • Master of Science Degree in Statistics (MSTC)
  • Master of Science Degree in Tropical Entomology (MTE)
  • Master of Science Degree in Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries (MTFH)
  • Master of Science Degree in Tropical Phytopathology (MTP)
  • Master of Science Degree in Tropical Resource Ecology (MTRE)

Faculty of Social Studies

Programmes

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Rural and Urban Planning
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Real Estate Management
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Administration
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Social Work

Postgraduate Degree Programmes

  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Sociology
  • Master of Science in Rural and Urban Planning
  • Master of Science in International Relations
  • Masters in Public Administration
  • Masters in Population Studies
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science in Occupational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Social Ecology
  • Master of  Social Work

Postgraduate by Research

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil)

Prospective employment opportunities for graduates of the Faculty exist in areas such as:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Civil Service
  • lndustry and Commerce
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Construction Industry
  • Parastatals
  • Real Estate
  • Urban and District Councils
  • Health
  • Transport and Distribution
  • NGOs
  • Academia
  • Private Practice (Consultants)
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Institutions
  • Counselling and support services

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Programmes

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OFFERED IN THE FACULTY

Undergraduate (BVSc & BSc)

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Veterinary Anatomy
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Veterinary Physiology

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (DVN)

Postgraduate

Taught masters (MVSc & MSc)

  • Master of Science in Veterinary Anatomy
  • Master of Science in Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Veterinary Physiology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Pathology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Parasitology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Control
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Ruminant Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Reproduction and Herd Health
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Small Animal Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Epidemiology

Higher degrees by research (MPhil & DPhil)

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry requirements and duration

BVSc: It is a full-time five-year degree programme. “A’ level passes in Biology & Chemistry is compulsory plus at least one other science subject (Mathematics and/or Physics) and a point system is used. ‘O’ level English Language and Mathematics are also a requirement.

DVN: It is a full-time two-year degree programme and the entry requirements are 5 “O” level passes inclusive of Mathematics, Biology & English Language

MSc/MVSc/MPhil/DPhil: For the Masters Degree programmes, it is 2 years and 3 years for full-time and part-time students, respectively and first degree with a 2.1 or better in the relevant area of study is a requirement. For the DPhil programme, it is 4 years for full-time and 8 years for part-time students and a Masters degree is a requirement.

 

 

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