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MPhil Peace & Development Studies



  1.         Introduction

The programme is to provide mainstream training in Peace Studies at Master in Philosophy (M.Phil.) level in Nigeria and the West African sub-region. The CPSS realises the need to have capable hands to serve humanity as scholars and practitioners in the fields of Conflict Management and Peace-building, Peace and Development Journalism, Peace and Environmental Studies as well as Security and Strategic Studies. The Centre immerses these areas in a carefully designed trans-disciplinary programme towards envisioning and evolving a new world order that is cosmopolitan with non-violent values and conflict management skills.


  1.         Philosophy

The programme is founded on the conviction that immersing students into a one-year period of independent research goes a long way in grooming students to be competent researchers and Sound doctoral students.


  1.        Aim and Objectives


The aim of the programme is to make the University of IIorin a global Centre of Excellence in Peace, Security, Development studies as well as Development research and Documentation.



  1.            grooming enrolled students towards commencing their

doctoral programmes;

  1. ensuring that students prepare and defend a well-

researched document as proposal to be examined in determining their progression to the full doctoral programme; and

  1. deepening students skills in the areas of independent



  1.         Admission Requirements
  1.           Any five Credits including English and Mathematics in humanities and Sciences, Arts, and Social Sciences
  2.         The M.Phil. programme in Peace and Development Studies is open to candidates with an M.A degree of a weighted average Score of 55% to 59.9% obtained in Peace and Development Studies or Peace and Conflict Studies.
  3.        Students with Master degree in allied disciplines are expected to attend classes in the compulsory Course of the Master degree in Peace and Development Studies of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the University of IIorin which they are also expected to pass at a weighted average of 55%-59%.


  1.         Duration of the Programme

The duration of the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme is one academic session during which enrolled students are expected to present and defend a research proposal to determine their passage into the next level of the programme.     


  1.          List of Courses

The programme is by research only.



  1.          Detailed Description of Courses

The programme is by research only.




  1.        Graduation Requirements

Every M.Phil./Ph.D. candidate must submit a thesis on a chosen and approved topic, supervised by a member of staff whose qualification is not below the Ph.D. and who is not lower than Senior Lecturer in rank. M.Phil. dissertation and Ph.D. thesis will be defended before an external examiner duly nominated for that purpose and appointed by the University Senate through the University Postgraduate Board.


  1.          Summary

The programme is by research only.