Entry Requirements

  • The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the university shall apply.
  • The general regulations for all Masters Degrees in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences shall apply. In addition: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree of at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent in related disciplines from a recognized university.
  • Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization

Duration and Pattern of the Programme
The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy programme shall extend over a period of at least eighteen (18) months based on a pattern of coursework, examination and thesis or coursework, examination a project.Coursework and examination are undertaken during, the first year of study.  For candidates taking projects, additional course work and examination in four (04) units will be undertaken during the first semester of their second year.
A thesis will constitute eight (08) units wile a project four (04) units respectively.Candidates writing a thesis are expected to do a total of eight (08) units plus one (01) offered at the School level while those writing a project do twelve (12) units plus one (01) at the School level during their coursework, respectively.In the first year, all students will take four (04) core units and four (04) electives as well as the School (MAA 500).In the second year students taking option ‘A’ (course and project), will take four (04) units in the first semester two (02) of which will be core and two (02) electives.  In the second semester they will carry out research and write a project equivalent to four (04) units.Students following option ‘B’ (course work and thesis), will carry out their research, write and submit a thesis that is equivalent to eight (08) units.

Examination and Certification
The university examinations regulation governing masters degree shall apply.Students on the programme will be assessed through continuous assessment tests (CATS) or research papers and a written examination in each unit.Each unit will be marked out of 100 marks with the written examination and CATS constituting 70% and 305 respectively.The pass mark per unit will be 50%.Students must pass all units before embarking on research work for the project ot thesis.Each student must pass the project or thesis examination and then submit the corrected version before being presented for graduation.

Each unit shall be out of 100. The mark shall be translated into letter grades as follows: 70%-
100% (A), 60%-69% (B), 50%-59% (C), 49 and below (Fail)

The degree that will be awarded is the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy. In order to qualify for the ward of MA degree in International Relations and Diplomacy a candidate must have taken all the registered units (Minimum 9 units for thesis and 13 for project).
Unit Codes and Titles

Year I
Core Units
AMC 800: Research Methods in Social Sciences
ADI 800: International Relations and Diplomacy
ADI 802: Foreign Policy Formulation and Diplomacy
ADI 803: International Public Law

Year 2
ADI 804: International Political Economy
ADI 805: International Organizations
ADI 807: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
ADI 817: Research Project (4 units) – compulsory for students taking ‘A’ (Course work and pro- ject) option
ADI 818: Thesis – compulsory for students taking ‘B’ (Course and thesis) option

ADI 808: International Trade, Banking and Finance
ADI 809: Global Communication, Media and International Affairs
ADI 810: Global Conflicts
ADI 811: Contemporary International Political Order
ADI 812: Postmodernism, International Relations and Diplomacy
ADI 813: International Environmental Politics
ADI 815: Sports in International Relations and Diplomacy
ADI 8I6: Women and International Relations

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