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School of Information and Communication Studies

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List of programmes - Department of Social and Intercultural Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Department of Social and Intercultural Studies

Mrs. Ann Lusike The department equips students with relevant skills and attitudes to promote social change, resolve human  relationship conflicts, empower and capacity build communities to enhance co-existence and well being. The department works closely with NGOs involved in community development affairs thus providing the students firm grounding in social justice and governance of Community Based Organizations. Social Responsibility is enhanced through participation in Community Service and global campaigns and/or forums on various.

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Career Prospects:
Graduates of International Relations and Diplomacy will find opportunities in International organizations, civil service, security agencies, NGOs, foreign missions and multinationals. They will engage in consultancy on political risks, tourism management, policy and governance issues. Social Work and Community Development graduates will be placed in civil service, local and international NGOs, rehabilitation centres, health care centres, academic institutions, financial institutions, judiciary, charitable children institutions, homes for aged, faith based organizations and SME.

Department of Information & Knowledge Management

Dr. Tom KwanyaThe department provides education and training through an interdisciplinary approach by integrating computer science, information technology, knowledge management, library and information studies, records management, publishing and book trade, information system and user studies. The programmes emphasize on problem solving, application, synthesis of knowledge, change management and innovation. Trainees are able to respond to the challenges of information and knowledge provision and management and contribute to improving professional ethics and standards Courses offered

  • Bachelor of Technology in Information Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science
  • Diploma in Technology in Library and Information Science
  • Diploma In Technology in Archives and Records Management
  • Certificate in Library Studies
  • Certificate in Archives and Records Management

Career Prospects:

In a knowledge-based economy, the career perspectives for Information Sciences graduates are plenty. Graduates of information science will find opportunities in a wide range of industries and public institutions. They take on positions as consultants, analysts, designers, project coordinators, ICT programme managers and researchers, Information brokers, knowledge managers, inforpreneurs, librarians and records managers in academic institutions, NGO´s, International organizations and UN agencies.

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