Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy

Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy


College: College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance

Programme Level: Postgraduate

Duration: 1.5 year(s)

Department: Professor Rukudzo Joseph Murapa Institute Of Peace, Leadership and Governance

Learning Mode: Full Time

Location: Harare Campus

The Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy is designed in a way that allows a variety of choices and flexibility for both full time and part-time prospective students.

Programme Aim
The aim of the MSc programme is to:

  1. Create a centre of excellence where students can be trained to interrogate national, regional and global policies paying special attention to the socio-political and economic interests of Africa;
  2. broaden and deepen the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and competencies of students in the field of international relations and diplomacy which echo the Pan-African call that Africa must unite in order to realise its Renaissance;
  3.  prepare students with skills to examine critically different perspectives on political, social, cultural, economic and environmental concerns within the international arena with an interdisciplinary focus for future generations and the continent;
  4. help students understand the inherent possibilities, priorities and challenges of working for governments in the diplomatic community or relevant environments as a way of nurturing transformative leadership that will drive the Pan-Africanist agenda and defend Africa’s interests.


About the Programme


  1. Candidates applying for admission in the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity degree programme must have:
  2. a Second Class Honours  degree of Africa University
    a qualification from another institution of higher learning deemed by the GSC to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours degree of Africa University.
  3. A candidate with a Pass in an Honours degree will be considered for admission if his/her undergraduate performance in the proposed area of study was a B (3.0) grade average or above, and s/he has satisfied the GSC through the relevant Faculty/Institute that s/he has exhibited academic potential by conducting fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in the academic discipline of the intended Masters degree.
  4. A candidate who holds a general degree should at least have a lower second class with an average of B (3.0) or higher in the academic discipline of the intended Masters degree.
  5. Upon recommendation to the GSC by the Dean/Director of the respective Faculty/Institute, a candidate whose first degree is considered deficient may be required to take one or more undergraduate courses in addition to the minimum graduate requirements.
  6. The Faculty may impose special conditions for admission as required by the degree programme.

A good first degree in relevant area

No program costs found.

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