POSTGRADUATE

MSc Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies

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The underlying philosophy of the program is to produce graduates with the ability and skill to make contributions towards the development of Nigeria, as well as understand conflicts at the various levels of the Nigerian and global community.

Start Date

September or January entry

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Peace Conflict and Strategic Studies or PGD in a non-related subject

Fee Per Session

₦1,400,000

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With opportunities to develop critically reflective peace-making practices in a friendly and supporting learning environment, the programme promotes breadth and depth of intellectual enquiry and is underpinned with a concern for integrity and courage.

You will also develop a valuable range of transferable key skills and personal attributes for a wide variety of careers in related field such as international development, in charities and policy settings.

Objectives

  1. To develop in the graduates a sense of public responsibility and spirit of self-reliance.
  2. To develop the values of hard work, probity, nationalism, discipline and patriotism in the students.

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:


1st Year Courses

First Semester

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

CPS 811

Computer and Political Sciences Research 3
2 C

CPS 813

Theory and Practice of Diplomacy 3
3 C CPS 815

Methods and Techniques of Political Inquiry

3
4 E

CPS 817

Statistical and Mathematical Models

2

5

E CPS 819 Arms Control and Disarmament

2

6

E CPS 821 Military and Politics 2

7

E CPS 823 Management Process and Techniques 2
Total

 

    17

Second Semester

 

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

CPS 814

Theories of Conflict and International Security 2

2

C

CPS 816

Issues in Entrepreneurship 2

3

E CPS 818

Defence and Strategic Analysis

2

4

C CPS 820 Comparative Political Development: A Third World Approach. 2

5

E CPS 822 Public Policy Analysis 2

6

E CPS 824

Seminar

1

Total

      11


2nd Year Courses

First Semester

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

CPS 828

Dissertation  
2 C

CPS 825

Seminars 2

Second Semester

 

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

CPS 828

Dissertation 6

Total

      6

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.

Professor Ahmet Arabaci

COURSE INFORMATION

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  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.

How will I be taught?

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.

Career support

If you are already a practitioner, you will have the opportunity to broaden your professional network, which is very likely to be useful to you in the workplace, whilst also gaining a formal accredited postgraduate qualification, which may be required for further progression in your career. If you are an individual with an interest in peace and conflict, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into jobs within a broad spectrum of organisations, including: international non-government organisations, multi-national government organisations , regional communities, faith group organisations, community organisations, the private sector, think tanks, and indeed also academia.

Further Study

Opportunities for course progression include PhD Political Science.

Fees and Finance

In 2020/21 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N1,400,000 Per Session.  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations.

For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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