Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy

The MA of Arts (International Relations and Diplomacy) program is designed for those engaged in professional career requiring international expertise in government, not for-profit, corporate or academic environments.

MIRD aims to prepare students for a variety of roles, such as working within a Foreign Service or other government department; international civil service (such as the United Nations or European Union); international NGOs (working in fields such as development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution); multinational corporations and international media.

Program Goals

  • The program provides training involving theoretical and practical knowledge in international relations with a multidisciplinary approach.
  • The MIRD offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy.
  • To expose students to the overall framework of international relations and Diplomacy
  • To convey a thorough understanding of current issues and interdependencies within global politics and area studies.

Entry Requirements

  • Processing fee of USD $ 70
  • Two (2) copies of photos with white background
  • Original of Bachelor degree(s) and transcript

Programme Structure


No. Course Code Subject Name Credit Hours
1. MIRDC3001 Introduction to political Science 3
2. MIRDC3002 Public Administration and Organization Theory 3
3. MIRDC3003 International Economics 3
4. MIRDC3004 International relations Theory 3
5. MIRDC3005 Conflict Management 3
6. MIRDC3006 Introduction and History of Diplomacy 3
7. MIRDC3007 International law 3
8. MIRDC3008 Research Methods 3
9. MIRDC3009 Diplomatic Protocol and Documents 3
10. MIRDC3010 Comparative Politics 3
11. MIRDC3011 Quantitative Analysis 3
12. MIRDC3011 International Political Economy in a Globalised World 3
Total 36


No. Course Code Subject Name Credit Hours
1. MIRDE4001 National Security
2. MIRDE4002 Somali Political History
3. MIRDE4003 One of regional Language (Kiswahili, Amharic ) 3
4. MIRDE4004 United Nations Studies 3
Total 12


Please select any 2 courses from the elective courses

Total 6


MIRDP5001 Master Project Thesis

Total 6


Sem 1 $827
Sem 2 $827
Sem 3 $826.00
Total $2480.00

Assessment Format

Format A Format B
Course Work 60% $100
Final Exam 40% 0%
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