Bachelors in International Relations

3 Year Programme

The study of International Relations develops specific skills and knowledge which provide an advantage for employment opportunities in foreign affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, international research and consultancy, military and defence administration, international journalism, international human rights organisations, international development organisations, business and trade, and international hospitality.

The study of International Relations also enhances 'generalist' job-related skills - such as skills in research, information processing, analysis evaluation, organisation, oral and written communication, and a broad general knowledge - which equip graduates for an increasingly dynamic job market in such broad areas as administration, management, business and the public service.

Graduates will gain:

  • Knowledge and understanding to initiate and carry out projects in the field of International Relations
  • The ability to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstracts, concepts and or including incomplete data to make judgments and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution or identify a range of solutions to a problem in their field
  • The ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialist in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility and decision making in a complex and unpredictable contexts

Year One

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information System and Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Case Study workshop I
  • Government and Politics in Africa
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • International Organisations
  • International Law
  • International Political Economy
  • Case Study workshop II

Year Two

  • African International Relations
  • Research Methods in International Relations
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Human Rights, Democracy and International Relations
  • Conflict and Peace Studies
  • Research workshop I
  • Diplomatic Theory and Practice
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • International Environmental Politics
  • Government and Politics in East Africa
  • Case Study workshop III

Year Three

  • Africa in Regional and Global Security
  • Dissertation
  • Theory and practice in modern warfare (Terrorism)
  • Globalization (incl. Dev.)
  • Political Thought
  • Research Workshop II
  • Security and Strategic Studies
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Refugees and IDPs in Contemporary World Politics
  • Identity Politics: Gender, Religion and Ethnicity
  • Early warning in armed conflicts situations
  • Case Study workshop IV

Employment opportunities are continuing to grow as globalisation increases. Careers may be found in business, government and non-government organisations, international agencies, multinational firms, non-profit organisations and financial institutions, across a range of areas. Roles may be found in foreign affairs analysis, marketing, tourism, hospitality, policy development, research, education, media, market research, journalism, and public affairs coordination.

Pass Certificate of Secondary School Education and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.


Diploma in Human Resources Management or in any other related course from a recognized Institution