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  PROGRAMME START DATE:  2004

 

  ACADEMIC SESSION:   2004/2005

 

2.0       Name of Programme:                       M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict

                                                                        Resolution

 

3.0       Programme Code:                             2402

 

4.0       Entry Requirements

 

To be admitted for the M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme candidate is expected             to;

 

  1. Have, First Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences related courses, with a minimum of second class lower division from a recognize university provided matriculation requirement are met.
  2.  Have a good Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized university in relevant areas of study or a Chartered Certificate of a recognized Professional Body may also be admitted.

 

5.0       Philosophy

In consonance with the University’s vision of making education assessable, affordable and flexible, the M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme is designed to equip prospective beneficiaries with the knowledge and skills; provide an understanding of the major theories, theme and practices of contemporary analysis, peace-making and conflict resolution; equip students with a practical understanding of the contemporary issues in peace and conflict resolution globally; challenge the students into innovating peace initiatives even in emergencies; become responsive citizens and promoters of the culture of peace; and, have knowledge of human security, and its relation to stability, security, and development at national, sub-regional and international levels.

 

Vision

To provide productive, cost-effective, flexible learning that adds life-long value to quality of education towards producing knowledge-based and development-inclined peace and conflict scholars and practitioners in tandem with National Policy on Education and within the context of National Open University of Nigeria mission statement.

 

 

 

 

6.0.      Aims and Objectives

The M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is designed as an academic course to equip those who have chosen to be relevant in the process and practice of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

 

6.1 Aims

The M.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme aims at equipping the graduate students with a broad- based knowledge in the major theories, concept and themes of Peace and Conflicts, sources/ causes of conflicts, stages of conflicts, conflicts analysis, conflict mapping, early warning mechanism, arms control, methods and processes of peace making and conflict resolution.

           

 

6.2 Objectives

 

The M.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is meant to give students a broad-based knowledge of peace and conflict resolution. Specifically upon successful completion of the programme, graduates should be able to:

i.          analyse the basic concepts, theories, themes and issues in peace studies and conflict resolutions;

  1. acquire specific context of the sources, causes and processes of conflicts;
  2. acquire basic understanding of various approaches to conflict mapping and conflict analysis;
  3. identify  various methods of conflict management;
  4. demonstrate basic understanding and competent skills in evaluating and interpreting conflict situations.

 

 

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7.0       Programme Structure and Degree Rules

 

             4.1     Outline of Course Structure

 

The M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is structured in 4 semesters as shown below.

Year I

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

PCR811

Theories in Conflict Management

3

C

2.

PCR813

Peace and Security in a Global Context

3

C

3.

PCR815

Peace Building and Humanitarianism

3

C

4.

PCR817

Theories of Peace Education and Conflict

3

C

5.

GST807

The Good Study Guide

2

C

6.

CSS745

Types and Analysis of Security Threats

3

E

7.

CSS743

Principle of Security Practice and Management

3

E

8.

PCR833

Ethnic Conflicts and Resolution

3

E

9.

PCR873

Arms Control and Demilitarisation

3

E

10.

PCR832

Inter-Religious Conflicts

3

E

11.

PCR876

Language and Information Management in Peace and Conflict Studies

3

E

12.

FRE101

Basic French Grammar I

2

E

13

CRS821

African Traditional Religious Mythology and Cosmology

3

E

14

CRS825

Religion and Social Change

3

E

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

14

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

03

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

17

 

2nd Semester

1

PCR819

Human Right and Diplomacy

3

C

2

PCR831

African Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution

3

C

3.

PCR872

Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Resolution

3

C

4

CIT726

Computer in Society

2

C

5.

PCR822

International Law and Peace

3

E

6.

PCR812

Political Economy of Peace Building

3

E

7.

PCR874

Early Warning Early Response Mechanism

3

E

8.

PCR851

Environmental Security and Conflict Resolution

3

E

9.

FRE102

Basic French II

2

E

10.

PCR842

Religion, Power And Politics In Contemporary Nigerian Society

3

E

11.

CRS849

The Rise and Growth of Western Christian in Africa

3

E

12.

FRE102

Basic French Grammar 11

2

E

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

11

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

03

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

14

 

Students must pass all PCR, GST and CIT courses and any one elective course per semester. 

 

 

Year II

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

PCR810

Research (Thesis)

6

C

 

 

Total Credit Units – Compulsory

6

 

 

 

Total Credit Units – Elective

-

 

 

 

Total Credit Units

6

 

Students must write and defend PCR810 

 

 

Summary of Distribution of Course Credits by Level

 

 

LEVEL

GST and other General Courses

SUBJECT/SPECIALIZATION AREA

 

 

TOTAL

Compulsory

PCR COURSES

Elective (min)

Year 1

04

21

06

31

Year 2

 

 6

-

06

Total

04

27

06

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Degree Rules

To satisfy the University Regulation for the award of Masters of Science in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, a student must have a minimum of 45 credit units obtained in a minimum of four semesters.

 

8.1 Course Development: Most of the course materials have been developed by

                    seasoned lecturers in reputable institutions across the country.

 

 

9.0     LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

All the courses under this Programme will be taught using English Language as the medium of instruction/communication.

 

10.0   QUALITY ASSURANCE

High level of quality assurance is maintained for all our courses. We ensure Total Quality Management (TQM) for all our programmes through qualitative method of admission. We have a comprehensive and rigorous method of course material development which gives room for the selection and appointment of best candidates for the development and writing of the programme course materials. We ensure that only qualified candidates are employed as staff as well as facilitators in order to give our students the best service required, while regular adequate monitoring and supervision of our study centres are embarked upon in order to see to the smooth running of the Tutorials, Tutor- Marked Assignments and Examinations respectively.

 

 

11.0 Staffing   We appoint only qualified and competent candidates as staff and facilitators to provide the best services and assistance desired by our students on request. We have two permanent staff at the Headquarters:

Headquarters Staff:

 

S/N

            NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

DESIGNATION

E-MAIL ADDRESS

1

Kamal Bello

M.P.A,M.Sc, Ph.D(Political Economy)

Professor

kbello@noun.edu.ng

2

Tijjani Hakeem Ibikunle

Ph.D History

Professor

Hakeem.Tijani@noun.edu.ng

3

Dr. Samuel Iroye

LLB Law, LLM Law, PhD Strategic Studies

Senior Lecturer

siroye@noun.edu.ng

4.

Dr.Olusola Matthew OJO

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies (2013)                                                                                                                      

M. A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2004)

B.A ED History (2002)

NCE (1995)

                                                                                     

Lecturer II

omojo@noun.edu.ng

5.

Dr.Bamiji Oyebode

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies; (2012) NCE MCA (2002),

                                                                                      M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2005)

NCE (1984)                                                                                B.A Language Arts (English; 1991) PGD Mass Com (1995)

                                                                                     

Lecturer II

ooyebode@ noun.edu.ng

6.

Dr. Mathias Jarikre

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies (2016), (Unibadan)M. A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2006), (Unibadan);MPP-Master of Personnel Psychology(1999) (Unibadan);M.A Theatre Arts (1997)(Uniport); B.A(Hons) Theatre Arts,(1994) (Uniport).

 

Lecturer II

 

7.

Okonye Hafunjoh Anthonia

BSc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2014); MSc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2016)

 

Assistant Lecturer

aokonye@ noun.edu.ng

                             

8.

David Ikenna Oba (Ph.D)

PhD (Development Studies) Benin, Nigeria, 2008; MSc (Political Science), University of Benin Nigeria, 1995, B.A (Hons) (Government/Education) University of Nigeria, 1989.

Lecturer 1

doba@ noun.edu.ng

9.

Omazu Eric(PhD)

PhD (Philosophy)Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, 2012; M.A (Philosophy) University of Nigeria, (2006), B.A (Philosophy), Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002

Lecturer 1

eomazu@ noun.edu.ng

10.

Nwaogu-Ogbonna, Ifeyinwa   

MSc (Comparative Politics) University of Ibadan (Ibadan); 2002; B.Sc. (Political Science) University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1999.

                                               

Lecturer 1

mnwaogu@ noun.edu.ng

 

 

11

Dr. Ebele A. Udeoji

PhD (International Relations), OAU, Ile-Ife, 2014;  M.Sc (International Relations) OAU, Ile-Ife, 2007; PGD (Education), ABU, Zaria, 1998; MPA ABU, Zaria, 1992; B.Sc (International Studies), ABU, Zaria, 1983

Lecturer I

uebele@noun.edu.ng

12

Mr. Terhemba N. Ambe-Uva

M.Sc (Political Science) University of Ibadan, 2006; B.Sc (Political Science) Benue State University, 2002; Certificate in Survey Methodology, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne and Mannheim University, Germany, 2015.

Lecturer I

tambe-uva@noun.edu.ng

13

Mr. Sai Iorvaa Peverga

M.Sc. International Relations and Strategic Studies, Benue State University; 2001; M.A(French)Benue State University; 2011; B.A (French), University of Jos; 1997.

Lecturer 11

isai@noun.edu.ng

 

 

 

Apart from the above officers that are directing the affairs of the Programme at the Headquarters, we also have facilitators at our various study centres all over the country.

 

12.0     Admission and Registration Procedure

Our Admission and Registration Procedures are On-Line Based. Students are required to purchase our Admission Form from any of the NOUN Recognised Banks and then fill the form and submit On-Line. Admission lists of successful candidates are published on NOUN Web-Site while the admission letters of candidates are dispatched to the nearest study centers for the students to collect. Students are also expected to complete their registration procedure On-Line.

 

13.0 Instructional Methods and Delivery

Our instructional method is not the same with that of the Conventional University method of face-to-face lecture system. We distribute our High Quality Printed Course Materials to our students during registration which could be read at their convenient time while face to face facilitation for each and every course are carried out by qualified facilitators who attend to the educative needs of our students at our various designated studies centers all over the country. Soft Copies of all the course materials are also made available in the Compact Disc for any of our interested students to purchase. We also have Multi-Media delivery of lectures through our customized Radio and Television didactic programmes.

 

14.0     Evaluation

 

14.1     Tutor Marked Assignment

 In each of our course materials (for each course), there are Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA)  in which students are expected to do all these Tutor Marked Assignments and submit them to their facilitators at the Study Centers for marking. The best four out of this Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) submitted are selected for the evaluation and cumulating of the students' scores.

 

14.2     End of Semester Examination

Our session examinations are semester based: we administer examinations for all the courses registered for by the students and offered by the school at the end of each semester respectively.

 

14.3     Marking of Examination Scripts

 Immediately after the Examinations, all scripts are brought to the Examination and Evaluation Directorate at the Headquarters. It is at this Directorate, in collaboration with the School concerned that we either organise conference marking or swap marking thereby swapping scripts of students from a centre with others from other distanced centers for the facilitators of these centers and headquarters staff to mark.

 

15.0   LEARNERS’ SUPPORTS

On realising the Importance of Learners Support to our programmes and to our students, there exists a Learners Support Unit in the University that is in charge of the Students Academic Welfare.

 

 

16.0      TARGET STUDENTS

 The Master of Sciences Programme in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is open and designed to graduate students from any Recognised University or its Equivalent coming from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our target students fall within the wide category of the Old, the Young, the Working Class, the Unemployed and even the pensioners. Among the professionals and organised private or public sectors, we desire to have an in-road into the military and Para-military such as Immigration Service, the Custom, the (Navy, Army and Air Force), the Police, Multi-Nationals Companies, Oil and Gas Industries in order to broaden their knowledge and engage in practical understanding of major themes, issues, concepts, debates, discussions and arguments and formulating and presenting their views of peace and conflict resolution in Africa in particular and the entire world in general either to work with governments, multinationals, NGOs, aid agencies, the United Nations and other organisations.

 

 

17.0     STUDENT ENROLMENT AND PROJECTION

 

We intend to start with about Five Hundred Students at the initial stage. The moment the programme gains wider popularity, we shall be having about Three Thousand Students and above all over the country.

 

18.0 CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, Graduate of M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme are qualified for full ranges of careers open to any social sciences or humanities students. The knowledge acquired will develop their high level of competence for critical thinking, building up their political instinct, widen their ability to understand and apply concepts in conflict studies, evaluate and analyse evidences/findings and communicate their findings clearly and effectively and then sharpen their conflict resolution skills.