Patrick Chanda, Head of Department
Patrick Chanda,
Head of Department

Head of Department's Welcoming Remarks

Welcome to the Department of Social work and Sociology. We are a leading group of lecturers, researchers, consultants and practitioners in the areas of social policy, social protection, human rights, disability, child protection and welfare, social planning and administration, case management, project management, criminology, refugees, migration and development, disaster management, participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation, programme evaluation, social research, social entrepreneurship and social innovation management, leadership and management, among others. The Department undertakes applied social, behavioural and academic research, policy advisory, graduate education and professional development management. 

About the Department

The Department  of Social Work and Sociology is one of the oldest departments in the University and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is as old as   the University of Zambia itself. It was established as the Department of  Social Development Studies, offering three fields of study namely   Demography, Social Work and Sociology. It was renamed ‘Department of   Social and Sociology’ when Demography was transformed into a   department.

The Department of Social Work and Sociology falls under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zambia. The core aims of the department are basically twofold: To provide quality training and commissioned basic and applied social science based research services in social work, sociology and related development issues.
The department is a forerunner amongst university departments and one of a few in Zambia and worldwide, that designs, develops and delivers courses that are tailor-made to the training, education and development needs of professionals in the social development sector.

The Department has extensive experience in training and conducting social and economic research in Zambia and in the sub-Saharan region in which its academic members of staff are involved individually and as a Unit with various research and development organizations. The Department undertakes research with and for other institutions in order to contribute to resolving human problems, help refine the approaches used by development practitioners, and update the knowledge and skills that are transmitted to both the University’s full time students and special target practitioners. More so, the Department has high caliber, internationally recognized and qualified personnel who train and conduct multidisciplinary, social science research, teaching and coaching. We are the oldest leading applied social science based research and teaching department of the University. Because of it being an applied and problem-solving oriented, the Department is uniquely positioned and in tune with the needs of the Zambian and regional environments.

Our flagship programmes at the undergraduate level are the Bachelor of Social Work and the Bachelor of Sociology. The Bachelor of Social Work is a four year Degree programme which aims to produce a cadre of high caliber professionals with an all-round perspective of development problems and tools for analysis who are going to practice as direct service providers, social service planners and managers, policy analysts and researchers. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology programme aims to equip its graduates with an awareness of their society and its problems as well as ways in which to resolve such problems and hence enabling them to be innovative leader as managers, service providers, planners, policy analysts or researchers in a rapidly changing world.

The department also offers training at graduate level in Social Work and Sociology. The Masters programmes in Social Work and Sociology are designed to prepare postgraduate students in the broad skills typically utilised in contemporary society. The goal is to provide students with advanced training beyond the undergraduate level for success in a number of professions as applied social scientists. The programmes combines an emphasis on competence in applied advanced theory and research methods with opportunities for the development of each student's own interests.

Members of Staff

Call for Applications for Tailor Made Bachelors Programmes 2020

The University of Zambia (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work and Sociology) in conjunction with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (Kitwe and Monze Community Development Staff Colleges) would like to invite applications for admission to the following distance programmes for the 2020 academic year:
  1. Bachelor of Arts in Community Development and Social Welfare
How to Apply:
Application forms can be downloaded from official UNZA website: www.unza.zm or the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (Kitwe and Monze Community Development Staff Colleges). Applicants can complete the application form, scan and email it to sds.hod@unza.zm
 
Bank: Zambia National Commercial Bank
Branch: MONZE  
Account Name: Community Development PU
Account Number: 0163064300157
Bank: Atlas Mara
Branch: KITWE
Account Name: Community Development College
Account Number: 0030449654006
Admission Requirements for Bachelors Programmes:
  • Grade 6 or better in English Language. The language of instruction at the University of Zambia is English. Therefore, all candidates that are admitted are expected to show evidence of proficiency in English language.
  • Credit 6 or better in any three subjects chosen from the following: History, Geography, Mathematics, Economics or Commerce or Principles of accounts or Business Studies, English Literature or Zambian language or French or Religious, Food and Nutrition or Home Management or Home Economics or Art or Music or Design and Communication or Art and Design Education or Computer Studies, Development Studies or Civic Education and Additional Mathematics.
  • Grade 6 or better in any one subject chosen from the following category: Human and social Biology, Biology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Combined Science, Physical Science, Agricultural Science, Zoology, Geology, Geometrical and building Drawing, Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing, Technical Drawing, Surveying, Metal Work, Woodwork, Design and Technology.
  • Diploma in relevant field and at least three years proven relevant working experience will be an added advantage.
Communication:
All correspondence relating to admissions should be addressed to:
Department of Social Work and Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zambia
Great East Road Campus
P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260211290020
Mobile: +260977446474; +260977412124
Email: sds.hod@unza.zm
Website: www.unza.zm
 
The Principal
Monze Community Development Staff College
Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS)
P.O. Box 660078
Tel: +260-21325034
Mobile: +260 955724486/ +260 966851496
Email: monzecomdev@gmail.com
The Principal
Kitwe Community Development Staff College
Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS)
Mobile: +260 973813326
Email: shadrickkonde1@gmail.com
The closing date for submitting application forms is Friday 30th July, 2020.
 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROGRAMMES: 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

The University of Zambia in association with the Zambia Police Service would like to invite admission applications for the 2020 academic year from suitably qualified candidates for the following distance programmes. Officers from the Zambia Police Service, Correctional Service and Immigration Department and other security wings are encouraged to apply for these tailor made programmes which include:
  1. Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security Studies
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Police and Security Studies
How to Apply:
Application forms can be downloaded from official University of Zambia (UNZA) website: www.unza.zm. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to sds.hod@unza.zm
 
Applicants are required to make payment of a non-refundable application fee of K150.00 for Zambians or USD 60.00 for non-Zambians. Payment for applications forms should be made either at Standard Chartered Bank, Account Number 0100110273800 or First National Bank Zambia (FNB), Account Number 62607694371. The account name is UNZA Registrars’ Department. ENSURE that you attach the original deposit slip with your full names of the applicant written on the deposit slip as proof of payment for the application form to be processed.

Admission Requirements for Bachelors Programmes:

  • Grade 6 or better in English Language. The language of instruction at the University of Zambia is English. Therefore, all candidates that are admitted are expected to show evidence of proficiency in English language.
  • Credit 6 or better in any three subjects chosen from the following: History, Geography, Mathematics, Economics or Commerce or Principles of accounts or Business Studies, English Literature or Zambian language or French or Religious, Food and Nutrition or Home Management or Home Economics or Art or Music or Design and Communication or Art and Design Education or Computer Studies, Development Studies or Civic Education and Additional Mathematics.
  • Grade 6 or better in any one subject chosen from the following category: Human and social Biology, Biology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Combined Science, Physical Science, Agricultural Science, Zoology, Geology, Geometrical and building Drawing, Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing, Technical Drawing, Surveying, Metal Work, Woodwork, Design and Technology.
  • Diploma in relevant field and at least three years proven relevant working experience will be an added advantage.
 
Communication:
All correspondence relating to admissions should be addressed to:
Department of Social Work and Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zambia
Great East Road Campus
Third Floor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Building
P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260211290020
Mobile: +260977446474; +260977412124

Email: sds.hod@unza.zm

Website: www.unza.zm

The closing date for submitting application forms is Friday 30th July, 2020.

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIOLOGY

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SHORT COURSES FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

COURSE TITLE
APPLICATION DEADLINE
COURSE DURATION
TUITION FEES
TIME
MODE OF DELIVERY
Criminology and Security Management
14th June, 2020
15th - 30th June, 2020
K2,550
16:30-19:30 HRS
ZOOM
Leadership for Road Safety and Traffic Management
14th  June, 2020
15th - 30th June, 2020
K2,350
12:30-14:30 HRS
ZOOM
Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism and Cybersecurity
7th July, 2020
8th - 24th July, 2020
K2,250
16:30-19:30 HRS
ZOOM
Why Study with Us?
Our courses are developed after broad consultation with various stakeholders from the industry (government, Non-governmental organizations, UN Agencies and the private sector). Thus, the courses are designed to provide utmost benefits of the knowledge and skills gained from the training, education, research and consultancy services provided by the department. Our short courses and programmes are presented by experienced staff. The training programmes are conducted in a professional manner. Training programmes are offered in interactive-face-to-face workshop style. So, the trainings employ a participatory methodology during the delivery of each of the training phases and the units comprising the module. The reasons advanced relate to the opportunities it provides for adult participants to modify the learning content and tailoring it to their work contexts. 
Tailored Short Courses and In-House Delivery                                                                                                                                                     
The department also delivers short courses externally and can tailor them to meet individual’s or organisation’s requirements. We can also develop new content to address specific needs. Our tailored short courses offer flexibility, time and cost-effectiveness:
  • The format and content of courses can be customised to meet your organisation’s needs
  • We can deliver courses either in-house at your premises, University of Zambia or at another suitable venue
  • We can deliver courses both in Zambia as well as internationally
  • We provide courses that cater for all levels of staff in government as well as non-profit and profit organisations. 

 

Contact Information

Department of Social Work and Sociology

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Zambia

Great East Road Campus

Third Floor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Tel: +260211290020

Mobile: +260977446474; +260977412124; +260760630811

Email: sds.hod@unza.zm; ackson.mwale@unza.zm  

Website: www.unza.zm

How to Apply

Download Application Form at:  

Applicants can complete the application form, scan and email it to sds.hod@unza.zm; ackson.mwale@unza.zm  

Space is limited. Early application is strongly advised. 

Payment must be deposited in the following Bank Account:

BANK NAME:                        Standard Chartered Bank Zambia PLC

ACCOUNT NAME:               UNZA School of Humanities and Soc. Scie.s

ACCOUNT NUMBER:         0100110271400

BRANCH:                               Lusaka Main

SWIFT CODE:                       SCBLZMLX

 

 

Short Courses

Application Form

 

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