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Diploma in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies

Diploma in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies DIRDS is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the study of foreign affairs and global issues that affect states within the international system. For students contemplating careers as practitioners or scholars in international relations, Victoria University offers extraordinary opportunities as it boasts a fully-fledged International Relations program. In the vital and rapidly changing field of International Relations, the Victoria University offers a two (2) year Diploma, with a young multinational teaching staff, augmented by visiting lecturers with special knowledge of international security, diplomacy, non-governmental organizations and foreign area studies, are able to offer students a depth and breadth of instruction and research support. Victoria University is committed to developing the people and ideas that will Sub-Saharan Africa enhance the wellbeing of its citizens through expanding effective engagement in regional and world affairs.

Year One

Semester 1

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information System & Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Case Study Workshop I

Semester 2

  • Government & Politics in Africa
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • International Organizations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • Case Study Workshop II
Year Two

Semester 1

  • Public Relations
  • Research Tools in International Relations
  • Public Administration & Management
  • Human Rights, Democracy & International Relations
  • Globalisation & Worlsd Order
  • Research Workshop 1

Semester 2

  • The Theory & Practice of Diplomacy
  • Identity Politics: Gender, Religion & Ethnicity
  • Dissertation
  • International Environment Politics
  • Government 7 Politics in East Africa
  • Research Workshop II

Graduates have get great work opportunities in Foreign Affairs, International business firms, Consultancy, Government, NGOs, International Agencies, Multinational firms, Marketing, tourism, Hospitality, Policy Development, Research, Education, Media, Market research, Journalism, Media & Public Affairs coordination & United Nations & and its attendant agencies.

Direct Entry: One (1) Principal Pass in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

Credit Transfer from other Universities: This is via assessment & grading