|Degree Code:||R608||Degree Name:||MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT|
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Approved by Senate in 2007
The Master of Arts Degree in International Conflict Management is designed with emphasis on conflict management. The programme is aimed at providing training to professionals in the country and the region who are engaged in conflict management. The programme is also aimed at personnel from the various regional and Foreign Affairs ministries, personnel working in the United Nations, those from conflict management organizations like the InterGovernmental Authority on Development, and persons who are interested in furthering their academic and career objectives in international conflict management. The programme is set to provide training in conflict management and analysis, and encourage research in the areas of international conflict management.
1.1 Course Objectives
The Master of Arts Degree in international Conflict Management aims to:
1.1.1 Expose participants to the overall framework of international conflict
1.1.2 Acquaint participants with the theoretical knowledge of key issues and
approaches in international conflict management
1.1.3Acquaint participants with new developments in international conflict
1.1.4Acquaint students with African practices of conflict management.
1.1.5Acquaint students with a thorough knowledge of African case studies on conflicts and their management.
2.0 Entry Requirements
The common regulations of the Masters Degree at the University of Nairobi shall apply.
The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Arts in International Conflict Management shall be:
3.0. Credit Transfer and/or Exemptions
3.1. No candidate shall be allowed to transfer more than one third of the total number of taught courses.
3.2 The point of entry into the programme for candidates shall be approved by Senate on recommendation of the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies Board and shall be based on the qualification of the candidate.
3.3 A candidate seeking exemption shall apply through the Director, Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, to the Director of the Board of Postgraduate Studies, indicating the course units and supported by relevant documents. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an examination in that course unit.
3.4. Applications for exemption shall be considered only after an applicant has paid an exemption fee.
4.0 Course Structure, Duration and Mode of Delivery
4.1 The Course lasts for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters
4.2 Students shall take twelve units and a project paper or eight core units and a thesis.
4.3 Each course unit shall be covered by 45 hours of study
4.4 The course will be conducted through lectures, seminars and tutorials.
5.0 Course Outline
TheCore units for this course shall be:
Year I, Semester I
RMA671Theory of Conflict 45
RMA 672 Theories of International Conflict Management 45
RMA 676 Environmental Conflict Management 45
RMA 660 Research Methods for Social Sciences 45
Year I, Semester II
RMA 674Sub-regional Conflict Management in Africa 45
RMA 678 Issues in Post-Conflict Peace-building 45
RMA 611 Theory and Practice of International Mediation 45
RMA 695 Introduction to French 45
RMA 696 Introduction to Spanish 45
RMA 697 Foreign Language 45
Year II, Semester I
4 Electives for this course to be chosen from:
RMA 680 Gender and Conflict 45
RMA 681 International Conflict Management 45
RMA 673 Theory and Practice of International Peacekeeping 45
RMA 675 Ethnic Conflict Management 45
RMA 677 Natural Resource Based Conflict Management 45
RMA 679 International Crisis Management 45
RMA 661 Epistemology of Research in International Relations 45
RMA 662Gender in International Relations 45
RMA 615 Theory of International Relations 45
RMA 630 Theory of International Law 45
RMA 645 International Political Economy 45
RMA 600 Diplomacy 45
Year II, Semester II
RMA 670 Research Project (equivalent to 4 course units) 180
RMA 663 Thesis (equivalent to 8 course units) 360
Thesis candidates will be required to do only core units and undertake their thesis in the Second year.
6.0. Examination Regulations
6.1. The examinations will be governed by the examination regulations of the University of Nairobi
6.2. For the Master of Arts Degree in International Conflict Management, a candidate will be required to pass in all the prescribed units taken.
6.3. Each course unit shall be examined by a three-hour written examination at the end of the semester
6.4. The written examinations shall constitute 70% of the marks in each course unit, while the course work shall constitute 30%
6.5. Course work assessment shall comprise assignments, and continuous assessment tests
6.6. The pass mark shall be 50%
6.7. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any unit with a mark between 40-49% shall re-sit the examination within three weeks of the examinations.
6.8. A candidate may re-sit the examination for a maximum of two times
6.9. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any unit with a mark of 30-39% shall re-take the units during the next time the unit is offered.
6.10. A candidate who fails in a re-take shall be discontinued
6.11. The maximum score for a re-sit shall be 50%
6.12. A candidate who fails with a mark lower than 30% or fails a re-sit for the second time shall be discontinued
6.13 Examination Regulations for the Project paper:
After successful completion of the programme, the final degree of a Master of Arts in International Conflict Management shall be awarded.
MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT