Higher Degrees Directorate

Programmes On Offer

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in various areas including Commerce and Law, Applied Social Sciences, Arts and Education, Information Technology and Multimedia Communication,Agriculture and Science and Technology.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

Entry Qualifications
Admission to the Master of Philosophy programme is normally granted on the basis of a recognised bachelor’s degree with an upper second (2.1) class or better, certificates and transcripts. Equivalent postgraduate diploma qualification may be considered at the discretion of the Directorate.

Duration
Minimum two (2) years and maximum five (5) years

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.)

Entry Qualifications
Admission to the doctoral programme is normally a Master’s degree with a pass or better from a recognized university. A registered candidate may also apply for promotion from M. Phil to D. Phil on the recommendation of the Directorate provided the candidate has successfully defended her/his methodology stage/chapter. A candidate may enroll directly onto the doctoral programme provided the research proposal meets the requirements for entry into this programme. Submission of a copy of the abstract from the master’s dissertation and relevant certificates and transcript(s).

Duration
Minimum three (3) years and maximum eight (8) years

NOTE: Doctoral candidates are normally expected to complete the research phase during the first three (3) years, depending on the nature of research, before entering the thesis examination phase while the Master of Philosophy candidates are expected to complete research during the first two (2) years although in both cases graduation may not take place in the same year. Candidates originally enrolled for the Master’s degree who get promoted to the doctoral programme are expected to complete the research phase during the first four (4) years before working on the thesis phase.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:56

The Zimbabwe Open University is pleased to announce that His Excellency, Cde. R. G. Mugabe, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has appointed Professor Alfred Champion Ncube, as the Acting Vice Chancellor of

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) annual Vice Chancellors games which were initially scheduled for August 23 to 27 have since been moved forward to August 30 to September 3 to pave way to the National Youth Games that are set to be happening in the same week in Hwange

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:13

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Faculty of Agriculture and a consortium of Sanyati cattle farmers have combined their efforts in improving beef production in the Country. More than 50 farmers are set to directly benefit from the Community Based Research Project.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28

Zimbabwe Open University will once again this year take part at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show which will run from August, 21 to 26, 2017 in Harare

The show, which will be entering its 107th anniversary, will run under the theme

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) joined the entire nation in the National Clean up Campaign launched by the Office of the President in the capital Harare, on August 3 2017.

Despite the invitation coming on short notice, the institution, through the Harare/Chitungwiza Regional Campus,

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