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MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

 LEGON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND DIPLOMACY.

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M.A. Degree Program

MASTER OF ARTS INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Duration: The Programme is full time for 2 semesters (12 months)

Entry requirements: A good first degree. Candidates would submit to a selection interview.

Courses

The courses for this degree cover 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 credits in each of the two semesters. Students are also offered a twenty-week course in Research Methodology. Part-time students will take the course over 24 months from the date of registration.

COURSE STRUCTURE

         YEAR 1: SEMESTER 1

COURSE CODE                    COURSE TITLE             CREDITS 
CORE COURSES
INTA 601International Relations: Theory & Practice         3
INTA 603International Law         3
INTA 605Research Methods         3
    inta 607   MANDATORY/REQUIRED COURSES                                   2
 Diplomatic practice 
INTA 608*Language Proficiency 
inta 610*seminar 
                     ELECTIVE COURSES* 
inta 609public administration         3
inta 611regionalism & African integration         3
inta 613foreign policy         3  
inta 615public policy         3
inta 617science, Technology and International Relations         3
INTA 619International Political Development         3
INTA 621Security and the African States         3
 TOTAL        18

· Candidates must take at, least, two elective students from the MFARI must take take INTA 611 and INTA 613.

· *INTA 608 and *INTA 610 are two (2) semester courses yielding 3 credits for each at the end of the second semester. Therefore, students will be awarded the 3 credits at the end of the second semester.

YEAR 1: SEMESTER 2

COuRSE CODE                       COURSE TITLCREDIT CREDITCREDIT
                                          COURSEE CORSE         
INTA 600Dissertation12
INTA 602International Economic Relations3
INTA 604Africa in International Relations3
                                                                                 MANDATORY/REQUIRED COURSES
INTA 606Diplomatic Communication2
INTA 608Language Proficiency2
INTA 610Seminar3
                     ELECTIVE COURSES 
INTA 612*Ghanaian Foreign Policy3
INTA 614International Institutions3
INTA 616International Humanitarian Law3
INTA 618Issues in Public Administration3
INTA 620Gender and International Relations3
INTA 622International Conflicts and Conflict Resolution3
INTA 624American Foreign Policy3
INTA 626International Finance and Developing Countries3
Total Credits 18
Grand Total 36

Candidates should choose, at least, TWO electives. *Students from MFARI must choose INTA 612.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

A). To graduate, the student should have covered a period of twelve (12) and twenty-four (24) Calendar months from the date of registration for full tipart-timert time students respectively.  The candidate is expected to pass all mandatory core, prescribed/required and elective courses before qualifying for graduation. Students must note that in partial fulfillment of the Master’s programogramme, a twenty thousand (20,000) words dissertation (not exceeding eighty (80) pages excluding bibliography, figures, tables, photographs and appendices), which earns twelve (12) credits, must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies through the Centre for examination by internal and external assessors.

Also, it is mandatory for candidates to take and pass the required Language Proficiency course in one foreign language offered at the Center/LECIAD with a grade score of, at least, (C–50%) or better.  Similarly, students coming from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFARI) must take Public Administration, Ghanaian Foreign Policy, and Regionalism and Integration.

At the end of the first semester and second semester of Year 1 of full-time and part-time students respectively, each student is required to undertake a Pedagogical Study Tour to some historical sites as well as domestic and international institutions, where necessary. This is intended to enhance the students’ understanding and knowledge in transnational interactions and diplomatic engagements between Ghana and other countries. It is anticipated that the tour would give students the practical experience of the nature of inter-state relations, thereby inspiring or deepening their interest in international affairs and diplomacy.

B)    In all, a student graduating must satisfy the following minimum and maximum requirements:

REQUIREMENTSCREDITS HOURS
Course Work24 – 36 credits (12-18) credits per semester)
Seminar3 credits
Dissertation12 credits
Total39 – 51 credits
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