Master of Arts In International Relations and Diplomatic Studies

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 2 Years

About this Program

The MA IRDS is structured into two categories; PLAN A and PLAN B.  PLAN A is by coursework and dissertation and emphasis will be research skills and problem analysis to create knowledge.  This option will enable other institutions in the country and region to train their staff for academic career development. PLAN B is by coursework and research paper.  This alternative will be for students who are already middle executive in government, NGOs and other institutions but do not need rigorous research skills leading to a traditional academic masters degree dissertation. They instead require deeper analysis of aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, political economy and security. The Department has been receiving requests from the public to offer a master’s programme that is coursework based.  Some of these requests are made by executives who would like to improve their skills and qualifications with a view of improving their performance in their work and increasing chances of their being promoted to higher levels.  They also hope to take on new responsibilities either within their work places or in new ones.  This category has no intentions of continuing with PhD studies, teaching and/or research. They are these demands that the Department is responding to by designing PLAN B.  Those who will enroll for PLAN B will take more courses in the final semester and write a research paper. Eligibility:Applicants should have obtained a good first degree in any discipline.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Security Studies IR 705 3 Graduate Level
African in International Relations IR 706 3 Graduate Level
International Business IR 709 3 Graduate Level
International Politics of the Environment IR 710 3 Graduate Level
Gender and International Relations IR 711 3 Graduate Level
African Diplomacy IR 712 3 Graduate Level
The NGOs and Development IR 714 3 Graduate Level
Humanitarian Laws of Armed Conflicts IR 715 3 Graduate Level
Foreign Policy Analysis IR 716 3 Graduate Level
Theories of International Relations IR 700 3 Graduate Level
Politics and International Relations of the Middle East IR 718 3 Graduate Level
Africa in Regional and Global Security IR 719 3 Graduate Level
International Political Economy IR 702 3 Graduate Level
International Law IR 703 3 Graduate Level
Research Methods in International Relations IR 704 3 Graduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Contemporary World Politics IR 722 3 Graduate Level
Civil Military Relations IR 723 3 Graduate Level
Foreign Language of Diplomacy IR 724 3 Graduate Level
Uganda’s Foreign Policy IR 713 3 Graduate Level
Comparative Foreign Policy IR 717 3 Graduate Level
Diplomatic Theory and Practice IR 701 3 Graduate Level
Conflicts and Peace Studies IR 720 3 Graduate Level
Theory and Practice in Modern Warfare IR 721 3 Graduate Level
Year 5
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
International Organization IR 707 3 Graduate Level