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:

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



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