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Zambian Open University

Zambian Open University provides quality university education through the provision of open distance education. The university is internationally recognised and is one of the leading higher education providers that offers quality education. It uses creative and innovative learning methodologies aimed at reaching diverse constituencies for promoting social and economic development. The university provides programmes that include undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses and speciality programmes.
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Unity Road, Lusaka
New Foundland Campus, Farm 7096, off Mumbwa Road Unity Road, Lusaka West, Lusaka, Zambia
Closed today
+260 211 214478, +260 211 214479
PO Box 31925, Lusaka, Zambia


Zambian Open University provides educational opportunity that enables students to learn and study at their own convenient time. For a number of different reasons, most people cannot physically attend classes.Courses in the schools of business Studies, education, humanities and social sciences, law and graduate studies are offered.

Zambian Open University has demonstrated excellence in teaching and is highly reputable for providing employable and adaptable graduates and postgraduates. The staffs are very interactive and professional. The university has operational centers in Kitwe, Lusaka, Livingstone, Kabwe, Solwezi, Mongu, Mansa, Chipata and Kasama.

Zambian Open University provides distance learning methodologies, which enable students to study anytime from anywhere. Students have opportunities to combine their studies with their social and occupational responsibilities. The university has a mix of highly qualified and very experienced academic staff of international standing in all its areas of academic activities.

Zambia Open University offers a variety of degree programmes in its various academic faculties which includes the following:

  • School of education
  • School of business
  • School of Law
  • School of Humanities and Social sciences
  • Centre for mathematical studies
  • ICT
  • School of Agriculture

School of Business Studies

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics

School of Education

  • Bachelor of Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counselling)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Education)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Diploma and Certificate Programmes in School of Education

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (2 years)
  • Diploma in Civic Education (2 years )
  • Diploma in Theatre Arts (2 years )
  • Certificate in Theatre Arts (1 year)

Graduate Studies Programmes

  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Master of Education (Literacy and Development)
  • Master of Arts (Religious Studies)
  • Master of Business Administration (General)
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
  • Master of Business Administration (Project Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Science (Agricultural Sciences)
  • PhD History
  • PhD Literacy and Development
  • PhD Sociology
  • PhD Open and Distance Learning

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