Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) Programmes: 2016 Intake
APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION
- Applications can be submitted at any time of the year.
- Application forms are available upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US$50 for Zimbabwean nationals and US$70 for foreign nationals.
- Please note: Application fee should be paid upon submission of the application form.
- Interested applicants are required to submit an abridged research proposal together with their application forms. Contact the relevant Department or the Postgraduate Centre for more information.
University of Zimbabwe
No. 42 Mount Pleasant Drive
Tel: 04 303211 Ext 18018
Normally, an overall pass and at least a 2.1 degree classification in an Honours Degree Programme.
minimum (2 years)
maximum (4 years)
minimum (3 years)
maximum (6 years)
Tuition 1 200,00
Total 1 400,00
NB: Successful applicants should
also be prepared to meet the cost of
incidental expenses related to their
A good and relevant MPhil/MA/MSc/MEd degree programme.
minimum (3 years)
maximum (5 years)
minimum (4 years) maximum (8 years)
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
Agribusiness Development; Natural Resources Economics; Rural Development.
Ruminant and Monogastric Nutrition; Diary Science and Technology; Public Health.
Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering
Irrigations and Drainage Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering;
Land, Water and Environmental Management; Post-Harvest, Science and Technology; Food Processing; Stored Products Entomology; Systems Analysis and Simulations Modelling; Food Biotechnology Functional Foods; Bioprocess and Fermentation Technology; Agricultural Mechanization; Farming Systems Analysis; Restoration Ecology; Ecohydrology; Climate Change Adaptation; Pesticides and the Environment; Bio Pesticides; Biodiversity Conservation and Management.
Biodiversity ; Farming Systems and Agricultural Development
Post-Harvest Science and Technology; Pesticides and the Environment;
Stored Product Entomology; Land Use and Evaluation; Natural Resources Management.
FACULTY OF ARTS
African Languages & Literature
Literature and Cultural Studies; Onomastics; Discourse Analysis; Popular/Cultural Studies; Theories of Literature; Oral Literature; Languages and Gender; Literature; Popular Music; Children’s Literature; Gender Studies; Language Planning; Interpreting and Language Planning; Policy and Management; Dialects and Orthography; Language Change; Comparative Bantu; Lexicography; Corpus Linguistics; Translation.
Agrarian Studies; Environmental History; Water/Irrigation Studies;
Labour Studies; Migration and Gender History; Mining; Social and Economic Change; Agribusiness; Urban History.
African World Studies; Pan African Culture; Second Language Acquisition; Language; Literature; Literature and Gender.
Spatial Archaeology; Enthnoarchaeology; Cultural Tourism; Farming Communities; Heritage Management ; Archaeological Site Management; Pre History of Southern Africa; Archaeological Theory; Rock Art; Conservation of Artistic Expressions; Liberation War; War and Strategic Studies; Socio-environmental History; Peace Education; Security Migration; Labour Migration; Political History; Belonging; Violence; Gender in History.
French and Francophone Literatures; Queer and Gender Studies; Onomastics; Comparative Literature.
Syntax and its Interfaces with Semantics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Phonology; Speech Impairments; Sign Language; Morphology; Semantics; Psycholinguistics; Phonetics; Syntax; Sociolinguistics and its Interfaces with Syntax; Language and Gender; Discourse Studies; Corpus Linguistics; Translation and Interpretation; Sign Language Issues.
Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy
African Traditional Religion; Pentecostalism; World Religions; Religion and Ethics; Phenomenology of Religion; Women in Religion; Old Testament; Philosophical Ethics; Logic; Philosophy of Education; History of Philosophy; African Philosophy; Classical Studies; Religious and Ethical Issues; Ecology; Human Rights; Gender; Sexuality; Interreligious Dialogue.
African Cultural Studies; Performance Studies; Television and Identity Studies; Film; Representation; Scenography; Dance; Music; Disability Studies; Gender and Performance; Politics; Democracy and Performance; Youth; HIV and Sexuality; Masculinity Visual Studies; Stagecraft and Design; Ritual Studies.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Anatomy; Neurosurgery; Health Economics.
Clinical Pharmacokinetics; Clinical Toxicology; Pharmacogenetics; Drug Utilisation; Pharmacogenomics; Pharmacoepidemiology; Drug Safety; Human Genetics; Pharmacology; Bioinformatics; Pharmacotheraputics/ARVs.
Biostatistics; Public Health; Occupational Health; Public Health Medicine; Health Financing; Evaluation and Management.
Lipids; Metabolic Diseases; Cancer Diseases; Liver and GIT Diseases; Clinical Enzymology; Plasma Protein Disorder; Biological Reference Values; Laboratory Management.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Immunovirogenetics of HIV/AIDS and TB; Signal Transduction and Skin Cancers; Immunology; Virology; Clinical Immunology; Clinical Sciences; Dermatological; Malign.
Bacteriology; Mycology; Parasitology; Molecular Biology.
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology; Clinical Epidemiology; Medical Diagnostics; Clinical Biochemistry.
HIV- Infectious Disease; Cardiology; Cancer; HIV/AIDS.
Community Health; Maternal Child Health.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Andrology; Reproductive Epidemiology; Molecular Diagnostics.
Therapeutics; Medicinal Chemistry; Medicinal Plants; Applied Toxicology.
Paediatrics and Child Health
Paediatrics Infectious Diseases.
Radiation Oncology; Radiation Effects and Protection and DRLS.
Plastics; Nuerosurgery; Urology.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Adult Literacy; Rural Development and Training; Gender and Management;
Adult Participation non-participation in Learning Programmes; Non-formal Education.
Curriculum and Arts Education
Literature in English – Prose, Poetry and Drama; Shona Literature; Gender Studies; Children’s Literature; The Teaching of English; Theory of Literature and Literary Criticism; Curriculum Planning and Evaluation; Curriculum Studies and Educational Psychology; Curriculum Analysis; ESL Classroom Discourse; Analysis of Social Conversation; Onomastics; Folklore; Indigenous Knowledge; Biblical Studies; Religious Education
Leadership and Supervision of Education Personnel; Measurement and Evaluation; Economics of Education; Educational Business Administration; Quality Management in Education; Educational Organisational Development; Project Management and Evaluation; Gender Issues in Education; Educational Planning and Development; Policy Studies in Education; Leadership and Organisational Effectiveness.
Psychometrics; Educational Psychology; Research Statistics and Music; Philosophy and Philosophy of Education; Indigenous Philosophies and Knowledge Systems; Indigenous Philosophies of Education; Citizenship Education; Human Rights Education; Philosophy for Children; Disability Rights; Politics and Policy Analysis; Disability and (Inclusive) Development; Inclusive Education (Early Childhood to Higher Education); Disability in Relation to Gender, Religion and Economic Empowerment; Postcolonial Theory; Media and HIV/AIDS; Disability and Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Community Based Rehabilitation; Emancipatory Disability Research.
Science and Mathematics Education
Mathematics; Learning and Instruction of School Mathematics and Mathematical Problem Solving Processes; Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Contexts for Developing Mathematical Concepts and Thinking;
Mathematics Teacher Classroom Practices and Approaches; Mathematics Curriculum Materials Development (Including Teaching/Learning Software); Mathematics Learning Assessment; Mathematics Teaching/Learning Effectiveness.
Curriculum; Teacher Education; Distance and Open Learning Supervision and Evaluation; Institutional Development; Distance and Open Learning Systems; Early Childhood Education; Child Development Research; Music and Culture; Music Education.
Design and Technology; Teacher Education; Distance Education; Research and Development; Product Development and Evaluation.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Structural Engineering; Computer-aided Analysis/Design; Water Infrastructure; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering; Applied Water Quality Management; Water Resources Management and Hydrology; Traffic and Transport Engineering; Renewable Energy.
Power Engineering; Renewable Energy
Project Development; Energy Utilisation; Biochemical and Chemical Processing; Fertilizer Production; Heat and Mass Transmission
Minerals Processing; Chemical Energy.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Food Safety Chemistry; Neuro Chemistry; Green Chemistry; Nuclear Chemistry; Atmospheric Chemistry; Flavour Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Material Chemistry; Electro Chemistry.
Geography and Environmental Science
Geographical Information Systems (GIS); Earth Observation; Global Navigation Systems (GNS); Environmental Systems Analysis and Monitoring; Spatial Ecology; Spatial Statistics; The Human Environment; Precision Agriculture; Spatial Epidemiology.
Institute of Food Nutrition and Food Science
Product Development; Food Safety; Nutrition.
Nutritional Biochemistry; Biochemical Pharmacology; Biotechnology; Immunology; Nutritional Biochemistry; Parasite Biochemistry; Lectin Biochemistry; Regenerative Biomedicine.
Economic Geology; Medical Geology; Geochemistry; Mineralogy; Petrology.
Agrometeorology; Agrometeorological Instrumentation for Precision Agriculture; Biosystems Engineering; Bioscience Engineering; Materials Science; Renewable Energy; Nanotechnology and Nanoscience; Materials Characterisation; Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change; Climate Modelling, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science/Physics; Cloud Microphysics; Numerical Weather Prediction; Applied Optics and Photonics; Microcontroller-based Monitoring Systems; Electronics and Telecommunications.
Mathematical Modelling; Pure Mathematics; Graph Theory.
Database Systems; Modelling of Mobile Phone Solutions (Placement of Base Stations and Solution of Calling Packages).
Botany; Taxonomy and Applied; Medical and Veterinary Entomology; Natural Resource Management; Conversation Biology; General and Applied Entomology; Entomophagy/Edible Insects; Insect Pollinators; Natural Resource Management; Aquatic Ecology; Limnology; Aquaculture; Fisheries; Ethnobotany; Savanna Ecology; Ecosystem Services and Social Ecology (including Participatory Methods); Community Forestry and Agroforestry; Plant Natural Products; Microbiology; Plant Physiology and Ecology; Wildlife and Rangelands Management and Molecular Biology; Fish Health and Parasitology.
Estimation Theory; Actuarial Statistics; Quality Control, Biometrics, Time Series, Multi Variate Statistics.
FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
Clinical Veterinary Studies
Veterinary Epidemiology; Veterinary Public Health; Herd Health in Particular Mastitis and Fertility; Ruminant Medicine.
Paraclinical Veterinary Studies
Veterinary Parasitology; Veterinary Bacteriology/Mycology.