Programme Description

The ABU Distance Learning Center MIAD is designed to suit the needs of students and professionals interested in both developing essential knowledge for understanding international affairs, as well as strengthening their capacities in the practice of diplomacy. The Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy is aimed at diplomats as well as staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Additionally, the Master’s Degree and related qualifications are open to graduate students, young researchers and other academics interested in gaining a thorough understanding of diplomacy and international relations and acquiring soft skills to thrive in their careers.

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To be qualified for this programme, candidates need to be a university graduate with a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree (2.2), in addition with;
• A Third Class Degree candidate must have fulfilled a 5years waiting period.
• NYSC Discharge or Certificate of Exemption/Exclusion.
• Senior Secondary Certificate (SSCE), General Certificate in Education (GCE) Ordinary Level, National Examination Council (NECO). Credit passes in at least five subjects, two of which MUST be in English language and Mathematics obtained in not more than two sittings.

Programme Duration: 12 months

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Per Course

  • Prerequisites:
    ₦20,000 Per Course
  • Acceptance:
  • Miscellaneous:
    ₦8,500 Per session

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Pursuing a Master’s degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy will provide you with great insights into foreign affairs, public policies, international development, economic trends, social issues, law and many more. Career examples include but not limited to:

  • Diplomat
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Political Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Communication Specialist