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International Relations and Diplomacy Programmes

  • Why International Relations Programme?  
    In our increasingly interdependent and dynamic world, international relations and diplomacy has become one of the fastest growing areas of study because of its immense contributions to the causes of international security and peace, global trade and economic development, ecological sustainability, confliict management etc. This course familiarizes learners with the international system and prepares them to play an active role in a globalized world. It is taught by world class faculty using an interdisciplinary student-centered approach to learning, which expands students’ intellectual horizons and enables them take an integrated approach to problem solving. The course, which embraces sound theoretical and practical approaches, fulfills the market need for well-rounded diplomats with demonstrable personal and professional qualities of an inquiring mind, innovativeness, critical and logical thinking, and ethical integrity. After successful completion of this two academic year course, you will not only be ready for further academic training in this field, but you will also be ready for career opportunities in the United Nations, African Union, COMESA, IGAD, East African Community, Embassies, International and local NGOs etc. We offer both day and evening programmes.  

    Mode of Delivery
    The programme is offered during the Day (8.00 am to 5.00pm). The programme is spread over eight trimesters.  

    Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee per trimester is Ksh. 70,000 excluding statutory fees .  

    Who is eligible to Apply?
    To obtain admission to this programme, a candidate must satisfy one of the following requirements:
    a. Be a holder of KCSE with at least C+ (plus) aggregate;
    OR
    b. Be a holder of KACE certificate with minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass or its equivalent;
    OR
    c. Be a holder of IGCSE Certificate with minimum Five Credits or equivalent international qualification ;
    OR
    d. Be a holder of Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy of Riara University with a GPA of 2.00 (C) or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by CUE.
    The University admits students in the month of January, May and September each year.

    Course Outline
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  • Why International Relations Programme?  
    In our increasingly interdependent and dynamic world, international relations and diplomacy has become one of the fastest growing areas of study because of its immense contributions to the causes of international security and peace, global trade and economic development, ecological sustainability, confliict management etc. This course familiarizes learners with the international system and prepares them to play an active role in a globalized world. It is taught by world class faculty using an interdisciplinary student-centered approach to learning, which expands students’ intellectual horizons and enables them take an integrated approach to problem solving. The course, which embraces sound theoretical and practical approaches, fulfills the market need for well-rounded diplomats with demonstrable personal and professional qualities of an inquiring mind, innovativeness, critical and logical thinking, and ethical integrity. After successful completion of this two academic year course, you will not only be ready for further academic training in this field, but you will also be ready for career opportunities in the United Nations, African Union, COMESA, IGAD, East African Community, Embassies, International and local NGOs etc. We offer both day and evening programmes.  

    Mode of Delivery
    The programme is offered during the Day (8.00 am to 5.00pm). The programme is spread over four trimesters.  

    Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee per trimester is Ksh. 42,000 excluding statutory fees .  

    Who is eligible to Apply?
    To obtain admission to this programme, a candidate must satisfy one of the following requirements:
    To be admitted into the programme, applicants must have one of the following:
    • A minimum of C plain at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent with a C or above in English or Kiswahili.
    • Advanced (A) level or equivalent - 1 principal pass with a credit pass in English or Kiswahili at O - level.
    • Ordinary level or equivalent grade B and above.
    The University admits students in the month of January, May and September each year.