Master of Science in Geography

Starting in the 2019 Academic year, the department is re-launching its 2 year Master of Science Degree programme which was suspended to allow for a restructuring the programme  in order to bring it in line with contemporary geographical thought and education. The new programme seeks to produce graduates with advanced spatial skills and ability to address complex geographical problems facing human society today. These challenges include climate change, water scarcity and pollution, demographic changes, biodiversity loss and impacts of globalization. While retaining an integrated approach, students will be allowed to specialize in either physical or human geography. The programme will have two components, the taught component in year one and an independed research project in year 2. Major courses in the programme will include:

Core Courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems
  • Philosophy and Development of Geography

Physical Geography Specialization Courses

  • Advanced Hydrology
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Advanced Meteorology and Climatology
  • Advanced Biogeography
  • Pedology

Human Geography Specialization Courses

  • Climate Change and Sustainable 
  • Political Ecology and Environmental Governance
  • Population Dynamics and Development
  • Advanced Economic Geography
  • Sustainable Land Management and Food Security
  • Tourism and Environment
  • Urban Geography

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Eunice Imasiku

coming soon

Tuition Fees

Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K14,500.00 $8,660.00

Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K13,540.00 $9,460.00

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
K1,000.00 $500.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K4,500.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,000.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,000.00 $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 K150.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K200.00 $60.00

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

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K700.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K90.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K120.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K5,000.00

Here is how to apply for the course.