|Degree Code:||R51||Degree Name:||MASTER OF ARTS IN DIPLOMACY|
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Approved by Senate in 2009
The purpose of the Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy is to cater for the needs for persons in the field of Diplomacy. The course is aimed at those planning to and already working in the various regional Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Regional Affairs, those in departments and parastatals whose work involves diplomatic communication, United Nations personnel and employees of Non-governmental organizations.
The programme will be a pioneering degree course in the region and will attract participants from extra-continental states and the region.
2.0 Course Objectives
The Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy aims to:
2.1 Acquaint participants with new developments in the practice of diplomacy
2.2Acquaint students with advanced issues of diplomatic methods and practice
2.3Provide high level trained manpower in diplomacy to take up management and leadership positions, both in Kenya and in the region
2.4Encourage research in Diplomacy
3.0 Entry Requirements
The common regulations of the Masters Degree in all faculties, institutes and schools shall apply.
The minimum requirements for eligibility into the Master of Arts in Diplomacy shall be:
4.0. Credit Transfer
4.1. No candidate shall be allowed to transfer more than one third of the total number of taught courses.
4.2 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.
4.3 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 ordinary university examination in that course unit.
4.4. Application for exemption shall be considered only after the applicant has paid an exemption fee.
5.0 Course Structure and Duration
5.1 The Course lasts for four semesters
5.2 Students shall take twelve units and a project paper
5.3 Each course unit shall be covered by 45 hours of study
5.4 The course shall be conducted through lectures, seminars
6.0 Course Outline
The core course units for this course are common to all the other M.A. programmes offered at the Institute because of the belief that it is essential to offer certain courses so as to reflect the essential character of diplomacy and international studies of the Institute. This practice is also common in other postgraduate programmes such the Masters in Business Administration where students may specialize in particular areas but have to take certain core courses.