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THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS program

University of Nairobi

Postgraduate Diploma Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

While giving due attention to the academic aspects of the study of international relations, the course also aims at increasing the trainee diplomats’ ability to handle the practical aspects of their job. Ordinary teaching is complemented by lectures and conferences given by foreign academics, Kenyans and foreign practitioners of diplomacy. Students also do practical exercises like simulations of negotiations and go on study tours in Kenya and abroad.

Minimum Entry Requirements

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


1 First degree or its equivalent from a recognized university.


2 At least one year’s working experience in a relevant environment.

Course Program

Course Outline


Semester 1 (Core)


International Relations


Diplomacy


International Political Economy


Research Methods for Social Sciences


Semester 2


Core units


International Law


Introduction to French


Introduction to Spanish


Foreign Language


International Relations of African States


International Conflict Management


Theory and Practice of International Peacekeeping


Diplomatic Methods and Practice


Foreign Policy Analysis


Project Paper


Semester 1: Core Courses


i) International Relations


ii) Theory and Practice of International Peacekeeping


iii) Law of Armed Conflict


iv)  Research Methodology


Semester 2


i) Strategic Planning


ii) Project Paper (Compulsory)


Electives 3


i) African International Relations


ii) International Conflict Management


iii) Diplomacy


iv)  Political Economy of Africa


 

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