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MASTER OF ARTS IN STRATEGIC STUDIES program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

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


1.       Be holders of a first degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honors of the University of Nairobi, or


2.      Be holders of an equivalent qualification from another institution recognized by Senate as being of a comparable academic status.

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

Course Outline


Semester 1 Hrs


Strategic Studies


Strategic Planning


Historical Sociology


Research Methods for Social Sci.


Semester 2


National Security Studies


Defence strategic Procurement


International Crisis Management


Theory and Practice of International Peacekeeping


Semester 3


4 Electives for this course to be chosen from:


International Conflict Management


Foreign Policy Analysis


Theory of International Relations


Theory of International Law


International Political Economy


Sub-Regional Conflict Mgt. in Africa


Epistemology of Research in


International Relations


Gender in International Relations


Introduction to French


Introduction to Spanish


Foreign Language


Research Project


Thesis


 

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