Applications are invited for admission at the Midlands State University for the AUGUST 2023 IN-TAKE. Applicants are advised to visit our website, for more information on the available programmes and how to apply. Applicants can apply online or alternatively an applicant can obtain an application form physically from the Admissions Office at the Gweru, Harare (No. 1 Kwame Nkrumah) and Zvishavane Campuses. Applicants must hold at least 5 ‘O’ level passes at grade C or better, including ENGLISH LANGUAGE in addition to the specified ‘A’ level subjects or diplomas. Dates for registration, orientation and commencement of lectures will be advised in due course.


Name of Programme:           BSc Honours Peace, Human Rights and Social Justice

Mode of Entry:                      Weekend School (Harare)

Duration:                               3 years

Purpose of the Programme

The programme is designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills in issues of peace, human rights and social justice. This programme is demand-driven and mainly targets practitioners in the field of peace, human rights, security and development.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

At least five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language with Grade C or better and confirmation of employment.

Career Opportunities and Further Opportunities


Graduates have career opportunities in both the public and private sector where they can work as Government officers ( eg as Public Administrators in Central Government Ministries and Local Authorities), Humanitarian officers, Advocacy officers,  analysts, Policy officers, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations officers, Human Rights officers/consultants, Research officers in International and Regional Organisations, Community Development Officers and Project Managers in NGOs and CSOs, Consultancy and Research.


Name of Programme :                       Master of Science in Peace and Gender Studies (New)

Duration:                                           18 Months: Block Release (Harare Campus)

Purpose of the Programme

  • The programme aims to enhance the knowledge and conceptual understanding in areas of gender, policy, conflict, peace and development.
  • Provision of comprehensive practical skills in the application of peace and gender concepts.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry: A 2.1 pass in BSc Honours Peace, Gender and Security Studies or any other related fields

Special Entry: A general degree and any other qualification in line with the Zimbabwe National Qualifications Framework (ZNQF)


Career Opportunities

Career Prospects: Public Administrators in Central Government Ministries and Local Authorities, Gender analysts/ experts, Policy officers in both international and local NGOs and CSOs, Gender consultancy, Research consultancy, Lectureship.

Further Studies: Doctoral in Gender/Peace and Security Studies



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