Structure of Higher Education System
Tertiary education in Zimbabwe is offered by state and private universities, university colleges, teacher training colleges and technical colleges, including polytechnics. After GCE ‘O’ or ‘A’ levels, students can be awarded diplomas in teaching, agriculture, nursing and follow several technical courses. With good ‘A’ level passes, students can enrol at university for undergraduate studies.
Stages of studies
University level first stage
Upon completion of undergraduate studies, students obtain Bachelor's degrees in arts, science, commerce, engineering, education, social studies, agriculture, veterinary science and medicine. Studies vary in length from three years for the Bachelor of Arts degree to five years for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees.
University level second stage
The postgraduate stage allows students to obtain a graduate diploma, usually in 1 yr plus a...