While giving due attention to the academic aspects of the study of international relations, the course also aims at increasing the trainee diplomatsí 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.
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 yearís working experience in a relevant environment.
Semester 1 (Core)
International Political Economy
Research Methods for Social Sciences
Introduction to French
Introduction to Spanish
International Relations of African States
International Conflict Management
Theory and Practice of International Peacekeeping
Diplomatic Methods and Practice
Foreign Policy Analysis
Semester 1: Core Courses
i) International Relations
ii) Theory and Practice of International Peacekeeping
iii) Law of Armed Conflict
iv) Research Methodology
i) Strategic Planning
ii) Project Paper (Compulsory)
i) African International Relations
ii) International Conflict Management
iv) Political Economy of Africa