Department of Diplomacy & Negotiations


The Department of Diplomacy and International Relations is a recent one added to existing departments embracing two main programmes: Diplomacy and International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies. Each of these programmes has two strands: Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. All the four programme by the way, run for twelve months.


Aim of Both Programmes

Diplomacy and International Relations Programmes are designed to develop a cadre of professional diplomats imbued with the requisite skills, knowledge and right sensibilities to comfortably conduct diplomacy by clarifying national policy positions and establishing international relations worldwide.

In these programmes, focus is placed on building those skills that make the tasks of diplomats lighter and much more professional. Given the fact that today’s diplomats work on an incredibly broad range of topics, the programmes expose students to areas such as international relations, international development, diplomatic protocol and etiquette, environmental issues, climate change, conflict resolution, technology, global health, as well as the promotion and preservation of cultural property.


  1. Introduction to International Relations & Diplomacy
  2. Introduction to Academic Writing
  3. Language Studies I (English & French)
  4. Introduction to Political Science (Theory & Practice)
  5. Peace & Conflict in Theory & Practice
  6. Introduction to International Development
  7. Contemporary Issues in International Relations
  1. Language Studies II (English & French)
  1. Africa and the International Systems
  2. Foreign Policy Analysis
  3. Diplomatic Practice & Protocol Guides
  4. Diplomatic & Consular Law   


  1. Foreign Policy of the Super Powers
  2. International Political Economy
  3. International Conflict Management
  4. Theory & Practice of Negotiation
  5. The UN Systems
  6. Digital Diplomacy
  7. Cultural Diplomacy
  8. Modern Diplomacy
  9. Research Methods
  10. Leadership and Governance



The Peace & Conflict Studies is broken up into two strands: Diploma and Advanced Diploma. The programmes are designed to enable students identify, analyse and describe the causes of conflict at local, regional, and international levels. It aims to build skills in conflict analysis and resolution, and in building and maintaining Peace. It targets members of Peace Structures, Armed Forces and Police, National and International NGOs associated with peace building, conflict resolution and conflict management, diplomatic staff, concerned individuals and Civil Society Organisations. Meanwhile, the Advanced Diploma builds  on the DPCS and provides for a more comprehensive and technical understanding of Peace and Conflict formations, Peace building in Post-conflict societies, International Law and International Relations within a Peace Studies perspective.

DPCS 001 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

DPCS 002 Conflict Resolution –Theory and Practice

DPCS 003 Conflict Analysis, Mediation and Negotiation

DPCS 004 Introduction to Refugee and Humanitarian Studies

DPCS 005 Introduction to Security Studies

DPCS 006 Gender and Management in Peace and Conflict

DPCS 007 Peace-keeping, and Peace Building in Africa

DPCS 008 Research Methodology in Peace and Conflict Studies

The modules offered are as follows:

ADPCS 001   Violent Conflict Formations and Resolution in Africa

ADPCS 002   Post-conflict Reconciliation and Reconstruction

ADPCS 003   Religion in Conflict and Peace

ADPCS 004   International Humanitarian Law / Human Rights Law

ADPCS 005   Academic Writing

ADPCS 006   Diplomacy, Law & Protocol Engagements in Peace & Conflict Studies

ADPCS 007   Conflict Prevention and Peace building in Africa

ADPCS 008   Ethnicity and Culture in Peace and Conflict

ADPCS 009   Peace Initiative & Peace Building

ADPCS 010   Peace Building: A Comparative Study