PhD International Relations and Diplomacy

The PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy at NUN allows students to specialize in a specific domain of knowledge while gaining the recognition that is instrumental to pursue advanced careers in academics, think tanks, international organizations, or government research.

September or January entry

Start date

3 years

Duration

₦1,500,000

Fees per session

The International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum has a multi-disciplinary scope. Required courses cover the disciplines of international relations, political science, economics, international law, international organizations, and diplomacy. The choice of electives is made in accordance with the domain in which the candidate wishes to pursue his or her research.

Study Modules

  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • Third Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
African International Organizations
Global Security
Seminar I (Non-Area )
Research Methods (Advanced)
Research Methods (Qualitative/Quantitative)
International Conflict Management
General Diplomatic Studies and Practices

International Political Economy

First SemesterSecond Semester
Comprehensive Exam
Political Economy of Development
Current Debates in Political Economy
Current Issues in International Relations
General Diplomatic Studies and PracticePolitical Sociology

First SemesterSecond Semester







Research in Politics and International Relations explores the theory, practice and ethics of politics and governance. We cover a broad area of expertise, from local policy to global governance, political theory to empirical studies, constructivism to rational choice approaches.

PhD International Relations and Diplomacy - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English, Mathematics & two other relevant science subjects at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Academic Master’s degree in relevant areas with a CGPA of 3.5/5.0 and with thesis score not lower than 60% (B); and
  4. Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem-solving potentials.

Students who successfully complete the programme can embark on an academic career. Doctoral graduates can also go into careers in consultancy, education and teaching, NGOs and charities, international organisations and to roles within the public sector and government.

The students will be taught using the following methods: Lectures, seminars, group work, tutorial and presentations.

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