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The Head

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Tel: +260-211-291475


Overview of Programmes

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Undergraduate Programmes

The Department currently offers the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree programme with the following two options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics,
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics,
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics,
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

See Departmental Handbook for course outlines.

  • Postgraduate Programmes

The M.Sc. in Mathematics aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and insights into Mathematics and Statistics to enable them to pursue careers in institutions of higher learning, as professionals in banks, the mines and in government departments. It lays the foundation for Ph.D. studies in Mathematics, Statistics and related applied fields. The mode of study currently available is by coursework followed by a dissertation.

There are two MSc programmes offered by the Department:-

  • MSc. in Mathematics
  • MSc. in Statistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science

This is a one year (full time) course in actuarial science programme. It enables candidates with no prior training in actuarial science but with sufficient mathematical background to convert to the actuarial field.