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Structure of Higher Education System
Higher education in Lesotho, as defined by the Higher Education Act, is a programme of education or training leading to a qualification higher then the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) and accredited by the CHE; it is provided by both public and private institutions and denominationally-owned and administered institutions. There are also several private providers providing programmes validated by overseas institutions.
Stages of studies
University level first stage
Diploma/ Certificate, Bachelor’s degree
Diplomas/ Certificates are usually conferred after two to three years’ study. The Bachelor’s degree is conferred after four years.
University level second stage
The Master’s degree is conferred in Arts (MA) and Science (MSc) after two years’ study beyond the Bachelor’s degree.
University level third stage
The Doctorate is conferred after three years’ study beyond the Master’s degree. Candidates must...