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LIUTEBM University, Lusaka, Zambia

The PhD by Course Work & Research Program

Entry Requirements: Master’s Degree or Equivalent in relevant subject from an Accredited University / Institution. In exceptional cases the degree by research may be allowed in the subject / topic related to work experience, of subject to evaluation of CV & work experience.

Duration: 3 Years of independent research under supervision of an approved MentorThe working persons, who have completed Master’s Degree earlier and have minimum 5 years of post PG academic teaching or 8 years of Industrial Executive work experience, can seek lateral entry in previous batches and save time on case to case basis, subject to decision of the University. However no exemption of credit shall be given even when advance / lateral entry is granted.

Program Requirements

Being a Degree by Course Work and Research the first year of the program requirements are the 6 module Course Work having 3 Core Modules and 3 Subject-specific modules. Upon successful completion of the Course Work the students shall be allowed to develop a Dissertation on an approved topic under supervision of a research supervisor. The Dissertation development will start after the approval of Research Proposal. The assessment of course work modules shall be done through assignments & online assessments and that for the Dissertation shall be done through Review & Defense. The guidelines & support shall be provided at every step by the University’s Support Facilitator – GradXs India.  

Program Structure

This is a Degree by Course Work & Research. There are 6 theoretical modules that has to be completed by the candidates before moving to the 2nd stage of dissertation development. The candidates can either attend the On-Campus Course Work compact program at University Campus, Lusaka, Zambia where they will stay for about 7 to 10 days and attend extensive compact program and also appear in pen-paper course work examination. The dissertation development is the 2nd and final stage which is a guided research under an approved mentor.

Alternatively, the candidates can opt to stay at home and complete the Course Work via assignments and online assessments.   

University Campus Visit (Optional)

The University conducts a 7 to 10 days compact training cum seminar program twice every year for the doctoral students. Interested candidates may write to GradXs India for details. The interested students will be charged additional fees to attend such program. They will make their own arrangements of travel, stay & food at their own cost. Necessary information & guidance shall be provided for the same.

Subjects / Areas of Research

  1. International Business
  2. Tourism & allied areas
  3. Management & its allied areas
  4. Information Technology, Communications & allied areas
  5. Computer Science & Computer Applications
  6. Education & Educational Administration
  7. Law & Legal Administration 
  8. Social Sciences
  9. Economics
  10. Public Health & Nutrition
  11. Any other acceptable subject & topic

Admission Process:

Please logon to and complete online admission formalities at following link:

All educational documents, a photograph and scanned signature are required to be uploaded at the time of online admission. In case of any problem in uploading, please send them by email at after submission of online form.

Lateral / Advance Entry Application

Those candidates who are willing to seek Lateral / Advance Entry must email us the following after submission of online admission form using above link:

  • An updated CV stating detailed description of work experience
  • Supporting documents  related to work experience
  • Registration document (if any) with previous university, if registered with any university but could not complete the Program
  • Information on any publication or any other creative work
  • Information on participation in Social work if any
  • A brief description on how you will be able to complete the credit requirements in shorter time.

This Accredited PhD Program is offered, run and administered directly by & from the LIUTEBM University, Lusaka, Zambia. All academic process is administered by the LIUTEBM.  GradXs is LIUTEBM's Global Enrollment & Student Support Facilitator to assist the University in student enrolment and academic administration. Entire Program administration shall be coordinated by the GradXs India.