The Master of Arts Degree in Peace
Studies and International Relations is designed as an intensive two-year
academic programme with an emphasis on the major subject areas of the
theory and practice of international affairs and conflict resolution.
The M.A. degree is awarded on completion of a 20,000 word thesis.
Students have the option of taking day or evening classes. Students who
cannot complete the program in two years have the option of stretching
the program to four years.
The course consists of two parts:
- The first three semesters are devoted to full time study by course work and end-of-semester examinations.
- The second semester of the second year
is then taken up by a research project lasting a minimum of twelve
weeks. Candidates will be allowed to commence their research project
only after clearance with the supervisor and the Academic Board. MA
students will commence writing their thesis once their thesis proposals
have been presented, defended and approved by a minimum of three
panelists as a fulfillment of the comprehensive examination.