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Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

This programme is designed to meet the needs of the stakeholders in the field of Diplomacy and International Affairs. It aims to equip candidates with theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to address the concerns of public and private institutions that deal with but not limited to the fields of: Diplomacy, Peace Studies, Security Studies, International Law, International Relations, Conflict Management, International Economics and Developmnent Studies. These concerns would bridge the gap between Developing Countries and Developed Countries in reflection of the trends brought about by: globalization, industrialization, science and technology, environment and sustainable development. The programme will produce skilled diplomats, scholars, policy makers and administrators who can serve effectively in government institutions, inter-governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and international institutions. Graduates in this field shall be capable of: articulating social justice, advocating for good governance and promoting interests of the society both at national and global stage. The programme will provide candidates with sufficient blend of course units that will prepare them for research and sound decision making within the framework of International Studies and technical aspects of diplomatic engagements. The programme takes into consideration constitutionalism and Kenya’s Vision 2030.

Entry Requirements

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy degree in the School of Social and Technology Studies in the following categories:

KCSE Candidates

The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition, candidates are expected to have obtained C+ (plus) in English at KCSE examinations:

Cluster Subjects

English/Kiswahili

Mathematics A/ Mathematics B/Any group II

Any group III

A group II subject/second group II/Any Group IV/any Group V.

KCSE Subject Grouping

Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics

 

Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education

Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies

Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies

Levels or Equivalent

Candidates should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes of which one should be a humanity   subject, with a credit pass in English at O-Level.

Diploma (TEP) or equivalent

Candidates with Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy of The Technical University of Kenya or equivalent qualifications

Diploma in Technology (Dip Tech) or equivalent

Candidates with Diploma in Technology of The Technical University of Kenya or equivalent from a recognized Institution.

Higher Diploma (H. Dip) or Equivalent

Candidates with a Higher Diploma (H.Dip) in International Studies or equivalent from a recognized institution

Bachelors Degree or Equivalent.

Candidates with a Degree in any field who wish to undertake another degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Year One Semester One

ALSQ1101

Introduction to International Relations

ALSQ1102

Fundamentals of Diplomacy

ALSQ1103

Introduction to Economics

ALSQ1104

Public Adminstration

ALSQ1105

Information Communication Technology

ALSQ1106

Introduction to Foreign Language  

UCCC1101

Communication Skills

UCCC1102

Critical and Creative Thinking

 

Total

Semester Two

ALSQ1107

History of International Relations

ALSQ1108

Introduction to Political Science

ALSQ1109

World History and Transformation

ALSQ1110

Introduction to Environmental Studies

ALSQ1111

Introduction to International Security

ALSQ1112

Foreign Language II:

UCCC 1103

Society and Culture

UCCC 1201

Health Education  

 

Total

 

TOTAL FOR YEAR ONE

Year Two Semester One

ALSQ2200

International Political Economy

ALSQ2201

Introduction to International Law

ALSQ2202

Diplomatic History of Kenya

ALSQ2203

Foreign Policy Analysis

ALSQ2204

International Humanitarian Law

ALSQ2205

International Organisations

ALSQ 2206

Theories of Peace and Conflict Management

ALSQ 2207

Foreign Language III:

Total

Semester I

Semester Two

ALSQ2208

Diplomatic and Consular Law

ALSQ2209

The United Nations System and International Order

ALSQ2210

International Criminal Law

ALSQ2211

Institutions of Conflict Management

ALSQ2212

National Security and Strategic Studies

ALSQ2213

International Economics

ALSQ2214

Diplomatic History of Africa

ALSQ2215

Foreign Language IV:

 

Total

 

TOTAL FOR YEAR TWO

Year Three Semester One

ALSQ3300

Industry- Based Learning

 

Total

Year Three

Semester TwoCore Units

ALSQ3301

Human Security

ALSQ3302

Entrepreneurship Education

ALSQ3303

Foreign Language V

Diplomacy Option

ALSQ/3304

Documents of Diplomacy

ALSQ/3305

International Negotiations

ALSQ 3306

International Economic Negotiations

ALSQ 3307

African Regional Institutions

 

International Relations Option

ALSQ3308

International Refugee Law

ALSQ3309

International Relations of the African States

ALSQ3310

South-South Relations

ALSQ3311

Arms Proliferation and Control

Conflict Management Option

ALSQ 3312

Regional Organizations and Conflict Management

ALSQ 3313

Peace Building and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

ALSQ 3314

Regional Security Studies

ALSQ 3315

Non- state actors and humanitarian intervention in conflicts

 

Total

Semester Three

Core Units

ALSQ 3316

Research Methods

ALSQ 3317

Business Planning (Proposal for funding)

ALSQ 3318

Foreign Language VI

Diplomacy Option

ALSQ 3319

Media and Diplomacy

ALSQ 3320

Theory and Practice of International Mediation

ALSQ 3321

Diplomacy and Conflict Management

ALSQ 3322

Peaceful Settlement of Disputes  

International Relations Option

ALSQ3323

Foreign Policy of Kenya

ALSQ3324

International Economic Development

ALSQ3325

International Terrorism   andSecurity

ALSQ3326

Energy in International Relations

 


Conflict Management Option

ALSQ 3327

Ethnic Conflict Management

ALSQ 3328

Use of Force in International Law

ALSQ 3329

International Financial Institutions

ALSQ 3330

Human Rights and Peace

 

Total

 

TOTAL FOR YEAR THREE

N/B Students to choose any Three units from the proposed Electives.

Year Four Semester One

ALSQ 4400

Industry Based Learning

 

Total

Semester Two

Core units

ALSQ 4401

Research Project ( spread over 2 Semesters)

ALSQ 4402

Diplomatic Protocol, Etiquette and Ceremony

ALSQ 4403

Economic Policy Analysis

Diplomacy Option

ALSQ 4404

Contemporary Diplomatic Law and Practice

ALSQ 4405

Law of Treaties

ALSQ 4406

Migration and International Development Policy

ALSQ 4407

Selected Issues in Contemporary International Relations - SEMINAR

International Relations Option

ALSQ 4407*

Selected Issues in Contemporary International Relations - SEMINAR

ALSQ 4408

Comparative Foreign Policy of Selected Regions

ALSQ 4409

Globalisation and the Developing Countries’ Economies  

ALSQ 4410

Gender and International Relations

Conflict Management Option

ALSQ 4411

Environmental Conflict Management

ALSQ 4412

International Peace Keeping

ALSQ 4413

Refugees, Displacement and Conflict  

ALSQ 4407*

Selected Issues in Contemporary International Relations - SEMINAR

 

Total

N/B Students to choose 4407 and one other TWO unit from the proposed

Electives.

Semester Three Core units

ALSQ 4414

International Environmental Law and Policy

ALSQ 4415

International Regimes

 

 

Diplomacy Option

ALSQ 4417

International Crisis Management

ALSQ 4418

Global Health and Food Diplomacy

ALSQ 4419

Migration and Conflicts

ALSQ 4420

Foreign Relations of Africa

International Relations Option

ALSQ 4421

Regional Cooperation of African States

ALSQ 4422

International Relations of Europe

ALSQ 4423

International Relations of Asia - Pacific

ALSQ 4424

International Relations of the Americas

Conflict Management Option

ALSQ 4425

Civil Society and Conflict Management

ALSQ 4426

Early Warning and Response to Conflict

ALSQ 4427

Electoral Conflict Management

ALSQ 4428

Conflict Systems

 

Total

 

 

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