MSc International Relations & Diplomacy

The main philosophy of the program is to produce knowledgeable individuals who have a firm understanding of the theories and concepts in International Relations which they can apply to proffer solutions to global and national issues, problems or challenges.

September or January entry

Start date

2 years



Fees per session


  1. To produce a crop of scientifically minded individuals with vast knowledge of International Relations theories to distinguish themselves in areas of diplomacy and in the practice of foreign policy.
  2. To develop the student ability for objective and critical judgment to observe, understand and analyze political problems using diplomatic methods and techniques.
  3. To produce the requisite manpower with necessary skills and knowledge that can help in resolving international problems, conflict, and diplomatic challenges.
  4. To produce individuals who can contribute their quota to national development through knowledge of International Relations and Diplomacy

Study Modules

First Year

  • First Semester
  • Second Semester

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CIRD 811Computer and Political Sciences Research
2CIRD 813Theories of International Relations3
3CIRD 815Methods and Techniques of Political Inquiry3
4CIRD 817Statistical and Mathematical Models2
5EIRD 819Arms Control and Disarmament2
6EIRD 821International Law2
7EIRD 823Foreign Policy of Great Powers2

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
IRD 816

Issues in Entrepreneurship2
2EIRD 818Diplomacy2
3CIRD 820African International Relations2
4EIRD 822International Economic Relations2
5EIRD 824Comparative Strategic Studies2
6CIRD 826Dissertation1

Second Year

  • First Semester
  • Second Semester

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CIRD 828

2CIRD 825Seminars2

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CIRD 828


This course will cover the evolution and interaction of different states and societies around the globe, exploring the history of world politics. We consider how foreign policy decision-makers and international organisations respond in the face of war, social movements, terrorism, political struggles, democratic advances and setbacks.

MSc International Relations & Diplomacy - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Approved Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from a cognate discipline with not less than an upper credit.

This course will prepare students with useful skills for careers in diplomatic services, international organisations, non-governmental organisations or international business.

Teaching is carried out through a combination of interactive lectures supported by seminars, workshops, tutorials and informal one-to-one discussion. They encourage the development of clear analytical skills and create a forum where you can test your ideas against the arguments of your peers.


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+234 903 178 3370

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