All applicants have to meet the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):
- A good first Degree from a recognized University will be considered.
- Equivalent qualifications will be considered including Higher National Diploma in Journalism, Human Resources Management etc.
The Master of Science in International Relations Degree Consists of two academic years for full time study
Structure of the Programme
M IR501 Theories and Concepts of International Relation
M IR502 The United Nations Organisation
M IR503 Globalisation and International Development
PC503 Research Methods and stastics
MIR505 Africa and the World
M IR506 World Issues of Our time
M IR507 Politics in the Third World
M IR508 International Law
MIR509 Strategic Studies
M IR510 Terrorism
The dissertation must be submitted on or before the due date, which will be given to the student at the beginning of the final year of study. The candidate will submit three loose bound copies of the dissertation to the relevant department. Normally a student will spend the final six months of the program working solely on the dissertation. The dissertation is a core and its weighting is five courses. The relevant department will appoint at least one suitable member of its staff to supervise the student’s work. There will be a minimum of 60 hours of contact time between the student and his/her supervisor during the final six-month period. The contact will not necessarily be on an individual basis.
Two internal examiners and one external examiner will supervise the dissertation. The examiners will produce detailed reports and make recommendations. Normally, the candidate will also be required to present his/her dissertation orally to the Department Board of Examiners.
The Department Board of Examiners will consider the oral examination and the three examiners’ reports and decide on the final mark for the dissertation. Where appropriate, the Department Panel of Examiners will advise the candidate on amendments to be made to the dissertation