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PGD Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies

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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 peacebuilding in complex situations.

Start Date

September or January entry

Duration

1 year (2 semesters)

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Fees

₦1,100,000

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This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to begin a career in the field of conflict transformation and resolution, whether in the public sector or for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). During the course you’ll examine the theoretical and conceptual issues in the fields of conflict and diplomacy, while gaining skills in analysis and the practice of conflict transformation and resolution techniques.

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual debates about the nature and origin of political conflict. It will equip you with knowledge of the specialist techniques employed by conflict resolution experts to transform and resolve conflicts. It will also act as a stepping stone to a Maters programme in peace and conflict resolution, as well as related politics and international relations fields.

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:


1st Year Courses

First Semester

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

CPS 701

Development of Political Thought 3
2 C

CPS 703

Foundation of  Political Economy 3
3 C CPS 705

Political Behavior

3
4 E

CPS 707

The Military and Politics

2

5

E CPS 709 National Planning and Implementation

2

6

E CPS 711 Research Methods and Statistical Process 2
Total

 

    15

Second Semester

 

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

CPS 702

African Politics 3

2

C

CPS 704

Contemporary Political Analysis 3

3

E CPS 706

Conflict Theories

2

4

E CPS 708

Development Policy and Social Change

2

5

E CPS 710 Strategic Studies 2

6

C CPS 712 Project 6

Total

      18

The course will examine the different views and debates that influenced the development of political thought. It involves the study of key political ideas developed by classical, medieval political thinkers. 

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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 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.

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

You will find employment opportunities working for non-governmental organisations, the public sector and the media. Previous graduates from our University have gone on to work as teachers,  journalists, development workers, university lecturers, government consultants and business managers, or have pursued a Masters programme or have pursued their research interests and taken on PhDs.

Further Study

Opportunities for course progression include MSc International Relations and Diplomacy and MSc Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies.

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N1,100,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

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

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