Master of Science in Counselling

Duration of programme:
Two (2) years or four (4) Semesters

Course Outline

Year 1: Semester 1

  • Multicultural Counselling
  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Counselling
  • Gender Issues in Counselling
  • Electives (Select one only)
  • Psychometrics in Counselling and Development
  • Education and Employment Counselling

Year 1: Semester 2

  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Advanced Principles and Strategies in Counselling
  • Philosophy, Morals and Ethics in Counselling

Electives (Select one only)

  • Counselling Skills for Management
  • Abnormal Psychology in Counselling

Year 2: Semester 1

  • Internship 1
  • Dissertation
  • Perspectives in Afrocentric Counselling
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Year 2: Semester 2

  • Internship 2
  • Dissertation
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Disability Management and Rehabilitation Counselling

i) Relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, OR,
ii) Relevant Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass and a minimum of 4 years post-qualifying experience, from UNZA, CBU or Mulungushi University



Use the following steps to apply

Step 1. To apply, open your web browser (chrome, firefox or edge) and type in  “” or click here for programmes done in partnership with Zimbabwe Open University (UNZA -ZOU).

Step 2. Select the term you want to apply for (eg. 2021, 2022 etc.)

Step 3.  Select the program you wish to apply for (eg. Master of Business Administration etc.) Select “second and third choices” as optional programmes.

Step 4. Fill in the form with the information required (e.g name, address, educational background etc.)

Note: all mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk(*) and these should all be filled in.

Step 5. Scan and upload soft copy documents (previous education(Grade 12, Diploma or Degree), certifications, NRC, etc.) under the section with the heading “Upload Academic Documents”

Step 6. Click on the “submit button” at the Application form.

 Step 7. Your application has now been submitted for approval, take note of the application number.

Step 8. Print the billmaster form by clicking on “Print ZANACO Deposit Form” and make payment at your nearest ZANACO branch.


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