College: College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Duration: 1.5 year(s)
Department: 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.
The aim of the MSc programme is to:
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;
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;
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;
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
Candidates applying for admission in the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity degree programme must have:
a Second Class Honours degree of Africa University OR
a qualification from another institution of higher learning deemed by the GSC to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours degree of Africa University.
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.
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.
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.
The Faculty may impose special conditions for admission as required by the degree programme.
A good first degree in relevant area
Theories of International relations and Diplomacy
African Perspectives to Internation Relations and Diplomacy
The Political Economy of International Relations and Diplomacy
Global and Domestic Foreign Policy Making and Analysis
International Law and the Law of Diplomacy
Contemporary Issues in African Politics
Global Governance and Regional Integration in World Economy
African Leadership in Foreign Policy Decision Making
African Business and Markets in the Global Political Economy
Globalisation, State Security and the Information Age
International Protocol and Etiquette
Global leadership and Non-State Actors in Global Politics
Nation Building, State Building and State Failure in Comparative Perspective
Strategic Thinking for Global Policy Formulation and Making
Immigration and Transnationalism in Africa
Africa at the Emerging Asian Economic Giants
Indegenous Mechanisms, Peace and Diplomacy in Africa
The Politics of Diplomacy, Policy and Practice in Africa
International Diplomacy and the Resource Curse in Africa
The Political Economy of War and peace in Africa
Diplomacy, Global Security and Peace Building
Environmental Diplomacy, Peace and Development
Gender and Global Politics, Implications for Peace and Diplomacy in Africa