Study MSc Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies at Nile University

Admission for 2021/2022 Session Is Now Ongoing!

Admission for 2021/2022 Law & Medicine is closed.

The underlying philosophy of the program is to produce graduates with the ability and skill to make contributions towards the development of Nigeria, as well as understand conflicts at the various levels of the Nigerian and global community.

With opportunities to develop critically reflective peace-making practices in a friendly and supporting learning environment, the programme promotes breadth and depth of intellectual enquiry and is underpinned with a concern for integrity and courage.

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About the University

Start Date

March entry


2 years



Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Peace Conflict and Strategic Studies or PGD in a non-related subject

Course Summary

You will also develop a valuable range of transferable key skills and personal attributes for a wide variety of careers in related field such as international development, in charities and policy settings.


- To develop in the graduates a sense of public responsibility and spirit of self-reliance.
- To develop the values of hard work, probity, nationalism, discipline and patriotism in the students.

You will study the following modules:


First Semester

  • Computer and Political Sciences Research
  • Theory and Practice of Diplomacy
  • Methods and Techniques of Political Inquiry
  • Statistical and Mathematical Models
  • Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Military and Politics
  • Management Process and Techniques


Second Semester

  • Theories of Conflict and International Security
  • Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • Defence and Strategic Analysis
  • Comparative Political Development: A Third World Approach.
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Seminar


First Semester

  • Dissertation
  • Seminars


Fourth Semester

  • Dissertation

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Approved Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from a cognate discipline with not less than an upper credit.

Teaching is carried out through a combination of interactive lectures supported by seminars, workshops, tutorials and informal one-to-one discussion. They encourage the development of clear analytical skills and create a forum where you can test your ideas against the arguments of your peers.

If you are already a practitioner, you will have the opportunity to broaden your professional network, which is very likely to be useful to you in the workplace, whilst also gaining a formal accredited postgraduate qualification, which may be required for further progression in your career. If you are an individual with an interest in peace and conflict, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into jobs within a broad spectrum of organisations, including: international non-government organisations, multi-national government organisations , regional communities, faith group organisations, community organisations, the private sector, think tanks, and indeed also academia.

Opportunities for course progression include PhD Political Science

 In 2020/21 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N1,400,000 Per Session.  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance

“This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of peace and conflict theories, issues and practices, and an ability to apply theory and case studies to the practices of peace building in complex situations.”