PGD International Relations & Diplomacy

To equip the graduates with specialized knowledge in international diplomacy to meet the human resources needs of Nigeria, African Union, United Nations and other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

September or January entry

Start date

1 year

Duration

₦1,200,000

Fees per session

Objectives:

  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 Semester

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CIRD 701

Development of Political Thought3
2CIRD 703Foundation of Political Economy3
3CIRD 705Political Behavior3
4EIRD 707International Institutions2
5EIRD 709Foreign Policy Analysis2
6EIRD 711Research Methods and Statistical Process3
Total15

Second Semester

S/NC/RCodeCourse TitleCRH
1CIRD 702

African Politics3
2CIRD 704Contemporary Political Analysis.3
3EIRD 706Theories of International RelationsPolitical Behavior2
4EIRD 708International Politics2
5EIRD 71New States in World Politics2
6CIRD 712Project6
Total18

Effective international engagement is built on excellent diplomacy. This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of peace and conflict theories, issues and practices, and an ability to apply theory and case studies to the practices of peace building in complex situations.

PGD International Relations & Diplomacy - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in relevant Social Science discipline or History with at least 3rd class division; or
  3. A person who holds an approved qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree.

Graduates work for human rights campaigning, advocacy and defending within national and international government and non-governmental agencies, charities, think tanks, or in journalism and the media. Others have pursued a Masters programme or have pursued their research interests and taken on PhDs.

Teaching is carried out through a combination of interactive lectures supported by seminars, workshops, tutorials, case studies 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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Contact the Department

Phone Number:

+234 903 178 3370

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