WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$651 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Master of Arts in Defence and Security Studies
Start Date:February 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Great East Road Campus
Course Type:Master by Course work
Application Deadline: January 2021
Programme Overview

A major aim of the Masters of Art in Defence and Security Studies programme is to equip the graduate with an awareness of society and its problems and of the ways in which he/she can help to solve these. The programmes provide orientations that will enable the graduate to be innovative and provide intelligent leadership in a rapidly changing society.

The School of School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers  Master’s programmes in various areas. There are approximately 2,200 students in the School. Of these, about 42 per cent are females. In addition, the School caters for approximately 460 students who are registered for courses through Distance Education.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must possess:
(i) A Bachelor’s degree from the University of Zambia or a recognized Institution of higher learning; or
(ii) Relevant military or Defence and security qualifications such as PSC (passed staff college) and Diploma in Defence and Security Studies which have been appropriately accredited by the Defence Services Command and Staff College provided that he/she has accumulated at least three years of relevant experience in the security sector.

Application Process
Application Fees for Zambian and SADC Students: $8
Application Fees for International Students: $59

How To Apply;
Application forms can be obtained from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies or downloaded from the links below.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a payment of  a non-refundable application fee of K150.00 for Zambians and US$60.00 for non-Zambians.

Postal and Money Orders are no longer accepted. Money should be deposited into DRGS Account number 0100110272200 Standard Chartered Main Branch Lusaka. Send original deposit slip to the undersigned:

Career Opportunities

– Military analyst
– Policy analyst
– Cyber-security expert
– Intelligence officer
– Educator


Relevant Contact

Prof. Masiye Felix
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Office
In charge of academic affairs