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PGD International Relations & Diplomacy

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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.

Start Date

September or January entry

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Fees

₦2,500,000

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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

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:

First Semester

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

IRD 701

Development of Political Thought 3
2 C

IRD 703

Foundation of  Political Economy 3
3 C IRD 705

Political Behavior

3
4 E IRD 707

International Institutions

2

5

E IRD 709 Foreign Policy Analysis 2

6

E IRD 711 Research Methods and Statistical Process 2
Total    

 

15

Second Semester

S/N

C/R

Code

Course Title

CRH

1 C

IRD 702

African Politics

3

2

C

IRD 704

Contemporary Political Analysis. 3

3

E IRD 706 Theories of International Relations 2

4

E IRD 708

International Politics

2

5

E IRD 710 New States in World Politics 2

6

C IRD 712 Project 6

Total

      18

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.

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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, 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.

Career support

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.

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 please see link Fees and Finance 

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