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Date and time: 
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 03:47
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844 building Multi-Purpose Hall 1st Floor.

For purposes of harmonizing the methodology of supervision of students’ research projects, I wish to bring to your attention the following responsibilities of the Supervisor:


  1. Ensure that the topics that the students are working on are relevant either to Diplomacy or an aspect of International Studies


  1. Ensure that the research proposals are finalized no later than 30th April, 2017


  1. Immediately arrange for all your M.A. students to make oral defense presentations


  1. Defence presentations be restricted to ten (10) minutes per student and cover all research elements of the proposal as follows:


  • Introduction                                                                           
  • Background to the Problem                                                   
  • Statement of the Research Problem
  • Research questions                                         
  • Objectives       of the study
  • Literature Review
  • Hypotheses                                                                            
  • Justification
  • Scope and Limitations of the research
  • Methodology
  • Chapter Outline



  1. Arrange to have at the defence, at least two academic staff members and a person to take minutes.


  1. Send the schedule date for the oral defence to the Director’s office no later than 4th May, 2017.


  1. Ensure students complete the first draft of the project no later than 30th June, 2017.


  1. The complete draft project be submitted to the Supervisor by 31st June, 2017.


  1. Complete final report project be submitted to the Director by 31st August, 2017


  1. Give a monthly progress report to the Director.






Prof. Maria Nzomo

Director, IDIS


Professor of International Relations & Governance

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