Doctor of Philosophy

You have taken a noble step and decided to pursue a Doctor in Philosophy; congratulations. Be guaranteed that attaining your Doctorate degree at the University of Lusaka will not only be a wise ambition, it is the beginning of a life shaping journey that will groom you into a: knowledgeable, analytical and innovative individual. Our Doctor of Philosophy programme is primarily designed to generate new bodies of knowledge that contribute to existing academic and industrial information that is centred around entrepreneurship and wealth creation among others. We aim to provide you with knowledge and skills that will enable you to contribute to poverty reduction. Besides practical skills, you will be exposed to critical thinking and research.

The programme runs for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years and is a combination of: induction lectures, motivational talks, case studies, research workshops and seminars.  The mode of study for this programme is distance, to successfully graduate you will be REQUIRED to fully participate in the residential induction classes and successfully defend both your research proposal and thesis. 


An Undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in the desired or related field of study


While candidates are open to suggesting an area of specialisation, below are some specialisations that you might want to consider pursuing:

  • Educational Administration and Management
  • Education Policy and Management
  • Teaching Subjects 


  • Development Studies
  • Governance and conflict resolution
  • Organizational Leadership and development
  • Peace and Security studies
  • Political Science
  • Leadership and Wealth Creation
  • Agriculture and Value Addition
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Public Administration


  • Management
  • Public and Private Sector Wealth Maximization
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Forensic Auditing and Fraud Investigation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Taxation and Public Policy
  • Insurance and Pensions Management
  • Strategic Management


  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Care Management
  • Epidemiology


  • Labour Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade and Investment Law


  • ICT and Mathematics