University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi (UoN)


  • Masters Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:

i) Holders of a first degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours of the University of Nairobi or its equivalent from another institution recognized by Senate;

ii) Holders of a first degree of Lower Division Second Class Honours, with at least three years relevant work experience and/or a Post-Graduate Diploma or an equivalent qualification recognized by Senate.

iii) Holders of a first degree (pass) with a Post-Graduate Diploma from institutions recognized by Senate.

Course Objectives

This programme will:

i) Equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of key issues in International Studies

ii) Prepare students to be critical thinkers and have an understanding and appreciation of International Studies

iii) Explore issues and trends in the development of international studies

iv) Ground students in the multidisciplinary perspective in international studies related social science disciplines

v) Enable students acquire skills necessary to critically evaluate and make positive contributions to international issues

vi) Prepare students with the necessary academic competence to pursue higher studies in International Studies -related disciplines

Course Program

First Semester

Theory of Conflict

Theories of International Conflict Mgt

Environmental Conflict Management

Research Methods for Social Sciences

Second Semester

Sub-regional Conflict Management in Africa

Issues in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Theory & Practice of International Mediation

Introduction to French

Introduction to Spanish

Foreign Language

Third Semester

4 Electives for this course to be chosen from:

Gender and Conflict

International Conflict Management

Theories and Practice of International Peacekeeping

Ethnic Conflict Management

Natural Resource Based Conflict Mgt

International Crisis Management

Epistemology of Research in International Relations

Gender in International Relations

International Relations

Theory of International Law

International Political Economy


Research Project Thesis


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