Midlands State University

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Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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The idea of a Midlands State University dates back to the foundation of the National University of Science and Technology when Gweru, which was identified as a possible site for a second university campus in the country, lost its bid to Bulawayo. Two other opportunities to host institutions of higher learning (the Open University and the Catholic University) were also missed by the Midlands Province, when the two universities went to Harare instead. It was in the midst of such disappointments that two initiatives gradually converged to give birth to what has since become the Midlands State University. His Excellency, the President R G Mugabe, on the nudging of the Provincial political leadership of the Midlands, accepted to the idea of a national university being built in the Midlands.

Midlands State University

The new University, whose name was later changed to the Midlands State University, was to be initially housed at the Gweru Teachers College premises. The mandate of the institution was contained in its broad objects which are the advancement of knowledge, the diffusion and extension of arts, science and learning, the preservation, dissemination and enhancement of knowledge that is relevant for the development of the people of Zimbabwe through teaching and research and, so far as is consistent with the objects, the nurturing of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and moral growth of the students at the University.

To be a unique, development oriented, pace-setting and stakeholder driven University that produces innovative and enterprising graduates.

Midlands State University

Courses Offered
Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Education

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Diploma in Peace and Governance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in African and Diasporan Literature
  • Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies
  • Master of Commerce in Accounting
  • Master of Commerce in Marketing Strategy
  • Master of Commerce in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance
  • Master of Education in Curriculum Studies
  • Master of Education in Educational Management
  • Master of Education in Philosophy of Education
  • Master of Education in Psychology of Education
  • Master of Education in Sociology of Education
  • Master of Science in Livestock and Wildlife Sciences
  • Master of Science in Ecological Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Media and Society Studies
  • Master of Science in Information Systems and
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management


  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Natural Resources Management And Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science and Technology

Contact Details
Midlands State University
P Bag 9055
Gweru, Zimbabwe
Midlands State University Official Website: http://www.msu.ac.zw/

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