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MA Peace & Security Studies

  1.       MASTER OF ARTS IN PEACE AND SECURITY STUDIES

 

  1. Introduction

The programme is designed for Fellows of the Institute for Security Studies, Abuja, under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Centre for Peace, University of Ilorin and the Institute. It is a one-year programme whereby the first part is done at the Institute of Security Studies, Abuja, while the transcripts are transferred to the University of Ilorin. The first part involves the Executive Intelligence Management Courses (EIMC). The second part of the programme takes place at the Centre for Peace, University of Ilorin and it involves courses in Peace Studies and security-related courses.

 

The programme is meant to further expose the Fellows of the Institute of Security Studies (fss) to rigorous theoretical and practical training in Peace and Security related issues. This is expected to equip the students with requisite knowledge and field experiences on conflict management, peace building, security intelligence and strategic studies.  There are Core and Elective courses for students to register.

 

  1.        Philosophy

The philosophy of the programme is anchored on the imperative of producing specialists in the area of Peace and Security studies who would be capable to utilize their knowledge in tackling the numerous complex security challenges faced by Nigeria, the West African sub-region, Africa and the global community.

 

  1. Aim and Objectives

 

Aim:

The aim of the M.A. in Peace and Security Studies is to further enrich the academic  standard of the Fellows of the Institute for Security Studies (fss) thereby making them relevant in the scheme of security engagement and peace building activities in Nigeria.

Objectives:

  1. delivering grounded research-led degree-awarding programme in a conducive atmosphere that enhances learning and stimulates independent thinking among our students;

 

  1. training manpower in the field of Peace, Security and Development Studies by providing students with theoretical and practical skills in all spheres of Peace Processes, Conflict Management, Security and Strategic Studies and Preventive Diplomacy;

 

  1. initiating and sustain interactions and collaborations with our immediate community and the world at large; and

 

  1.        attracting the best students from around the world to benefit and contribute to the learning environment.
  1.         Admission Requirements
  1. Candidates must have at least a Credit in English Language and Mathematics in 'O' level result and meet all other requirements set by the Postgraduate School of the University of lIorin.
  2. Candidates must also possess first degree in any field with a minimum of Second Class (lower Division).
  3. The M. A. Peace and Security Studies is OPEN ONLY TO  participants of  the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) of the Institute for Security Studies, Abuja.

 

 

 

 

  1.          Duration of the Programme

            The programme shall run for 18 calendar months part of which must have been spent at the Institute for Security Studies, Abuja, while the second part is spent at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin.

F. List of Available Courses

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

Status

1

ISS 801

Foundations to Executive Intelligence Management

1

C

2

ISS 802

Management of Security and Intelligence Organizations

2

C

3

ISS 803

Public Policy and Strategic Planning

2

C

4

ISS 805

Conflict and Peace Building I

2

C

5

ISS 806

Conflict and Peace Building II

2

C

6

ISS 807

General and International Studies I

2

C

7

ISS 808

General and International Studies II

2

C

8

ISS 809

Research Methodology

2

C

9

ISS 811

Seminar

2

C

10

PDS 801

Concepts in Peace and Development Studies

2

C

11

PDS 802

Principles, Strategies and Skills of Conflict Management

3

C

12

PDS 804

Communication in Peace and Conflict Management

2

C

13

PDS 810

Arms Proliferation, Control and Disarmament

2

C

14

PDS 811

Peace Support Operations

2

C

15

PDS 840

Dissertation

5

C

16

*PDS 812

African Security Analyses

2

E

17

*PDS 816

Governance and Conflicts in Africa

2

E

18

*ISS 804

Leadership and Management of Security Sector

2

E

19

*ISS 810

Science and Technology for Security Sector Synergy

2

E

 

*Key:

EIMC -  Executive Intelligence Management Course

PDS    -  Peace and Development Studies  

 

                                                                                   

  1.   Graduation Requirements

To obtain the Master degree in Peace and Security Studies, a student is expected to have:

  1. registered for a minimum of 32 Credits and a maximum of 34 Credits made up of 22 Core credits from Core courses, 8 Credits from required courses and a minimum of 4 Credits from Elective courses as stipulated in the programme brochure;
  2. passed a minimum of 32 Credits including Core and required courses as stipulated in the programme brochure;
  3. presented a seminar paper to an approved panel; and
  4. presented a dissertation in his/her area of specialisation.