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  1. NAME OF THE PROGRAMME:

Ph.D. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

 

2.0       PHILOSOPHY, AIM AND OBJECTIVES

    1. Philosophy

        To provide accessibility, flexibility and cost effectiveness in learning process with a view to producing high-quality graduates who are well grounded in the philosophical, theoretical and critical analysis of peace and conflict issues with a high capacity for critical research and independent thinking that seek to contribute to knowledge in the field of peace and conflict studies, and proactively respond to societal problems.

 

2.2 Aim

To strengthen students’ ability for independent and critical thinking, enhance their capacity to function as academics and/or researcher in the field of peace and conflict studies as well as resourceful agents of national integration and development.

 

    1. Objectives

The main objective of the PhD in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is to develop human capital equipped with endogenous, exogenous and international problem-solving skills required for productively relating with conflicts in a multi-cultural, multi-religious and ideologically diverse global community.

Specifically, the programme aims to:

 

 (i)   expose the students to academic, experimental and research skills in all areas of peace and conflict studies, thereby inculcating in them techniques, strategies and tactics to solve conflict issues in the society;           

(ii)  develop and increase students’ ability for independent thinking so as to be able to carry out quality research in any field of peace and conflict resolution.

(iii) strengthen the theoretical foundations of the students by critiquing existing theories with the view of propounding new theories in the field of conflict transformation and peace-building.

(iv) produce quality manpower for the universities, research institutes, the media industry for peace and conflict transformation, the private sector, all arms of government as well as international organisations and agencies such as ECOWAS, AU, EU, UN, etc.

(v) develop human capital equipped with endogenous, exogenous and international problem-solving skills required for productively relating with conflicts in a multi-cultural, multi-religious and ideologically diverse global community.

 

3.0    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

To be admitted into the M.Phil/Ph.D. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme, an applicant must have:

  1. Five ordinary Level (O\L) credit passes at not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics plus any other three subjects in related subjects at WAEC, S.S.C., NABTEB, NECO, GCE or their equivalents.
  2. PhD candidates must M. A or M.Sc. Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution OR any other relevant disciplines in the Arts or Social sciences with a GPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5-point scale OR 3.0 on a 4-point scale from a recognized institution.
  3. OR a M.Phil. Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution OR any other relevant disciplines in the Arts or Social Sciences.
  4. For the M.Phil/PhD, candidates must have not less than 3.0 on a 5-point scale and 2.5 on a 4-point scale on 4 point scale in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution OR any other relevant disciplines in the Arts and Social Sciences from a recognized institution.
  5. Applicants shall be required to attend a Departmental admission interview (written and oral) as part of the admission requirements.
  6. Applicants shall submit a research proposal of about 2000 words in his area of interest

4.0                PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND DEGREE RULES

 

4.1.   Duration of the Ph.D. Degree Programme

(i) The Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. Extension of programme duration shall be granted for not more than two additional semesters on the recommendation of the Head of Department and approval by the Dean of Post Graduate School.

(ii) Course Work for the Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum of two semesters.

(iii) Minimum pass grade for all courses at the Ph.D. level shall not be less than a C=3.00 on a 5 points scale or 50% weighted average.

(iv) The Ph.D. applicant shall begin first as a Ph.D. Student; and after successfully passing all the course work at the 4:00 GPA; such a student now becomes a Ph.D. candidate.

(v) Presentation of a seminar paper as continuous assessment is compulsory for all core courses. In addition, students are required to present one seminar paper based on any elective course. The seminar paper must be based on empirical research, experimental or practical experience relevant to the course. A student must score a minimum of 20% out of the maximum of 30%.

4.2.   Conditions for the award of the Ph.D. in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

(i) The Ph.D. degree programme in Peace studies and conflict resolution shall consist of Course Work, Seminars, research-based thesis writing and defence.

 (ii) One year of continuous academic interaction with the Department is compulsory for all Ph.D. candidates.

 (iii) Candidates must have spent a minimum of three years before presentation for viva voce (oral defence)

(iv). Candidates must attend at least one capacity-building workshop organized by the department.

 

4.3.      Graduation Requirements

(i) Candidates must take and pass 15 Units of 900 level courses divided as follows: 9 Units in the first semester and 6 Units in the second semester. This is in addition to the 6 (six) Units of the Ph.D Thesis that will run from the third to the sixth semesters.

(ii) Original thesis writing is a compulsory requirement for all Ph.D candidates regardless of his/her area of specialization.

(iii) The panel for the oral Thesis defence shall consist of the Head of Department, Supervisor, Internal examiner, external examiners and a representative of the Postgraduate School who shall be an observer.

(iv) The Ph.D candidate must have positive assessments of his/her thesis by both Internal and External Examiners.

(v) The reports of the Internal and External examiners shall be submitted to the Postgraduate School Board which will present it at the Senate for final approval for the award of a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).

 

4.3.   Learning Outcome, Competences And Skills

At the end of the Ph.D. programme in Peace studies and conflict resolution, a graduate should demonstrate the following scholarly competencies and professional knowledge in:

  • Advanced research methods as well as in theoretical formulation of relevant peace and conflict paradigms.
  • Competency in critical analysis of conflict issues and scientific problems-solving mechanisms.
  • Versatility in the literature in his/her field of specialisation
  • Proficiency in the use of ICT tools and techniques.
  • Competency in the use of statistical analytical tools in peace and conflict studies and problem-solving responsive approaches to societal problems.

 

4.4.   Learning Outcomes: Behavioral Attributes

A Ph.D. degree holder in Peace studies and conflict resolution should be able to:

- demonstrate moral excellence as well as academic and professional skills productively relating with societal problems;

- demonstrate non-violent conflict handling skills;

- apply skills, strategies and tactics to solve contemporary conflict issues in the society;

- design peace strategies for the societal tranquility and harmony;

- demonstrate ability to proactively respond to early warning signals of conflicts and evolving threats to peace in the interaction among humans at grassroots, national, regional and international levels.

 

 

    1. . Areas of Specialization

Candidates are required to specialize in any area of research in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution such as:

  1. Peacebuilding
  2. Negotiation
  3. Mediation
  4. Internal conflict
  5. International conflict
  6. Peace Journalism
  7. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  8. Organizational and Industrial Conflict  
  9. Environmental Conflict
  10. Decolonisation
  11. Peace Education

 

 

    1. Academic Staff
  1. All academic staff must have Ph.D. degree.
  2. Between 20 and 25 percent of the academic staff should be Professors and/or Associate Professors.
  3. Staff/Students ratio shall be a maximum of one to six for effective teaching and research.
  4. A Ph.D. supervisor shall not supervise more than four (4) Ph.D work at the same time. They can be second reader for not more than four (4) Ph.D. work.
  5. A Ph.D. holder below the rank of Lecturer I shall not be allowed to solely supervise a Ph.D. work. He/she needs minimum of three (3) years of co-supervision of Ph.D thesis.
  6. All lecturers with Ph.D. from the rank of Lecturer I shall constitute the postgraduate resource persons in the Department.
  7. There shall be a second reader for a Ph.D candidate’s thesis.

 

    1. Courses For PHD

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

First Semester

1.

PCR911

Theories in Peace and conflict Studies

3

C

2.

PCR913

Advanced Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies

3

C

3

PCR915

Contemporary Trends in Internal Conflicts of nations

       3

        E

 

 

Core

      6

 

 

 

Elective

3

 

 

 

Total

9

 

Second Semester

1.

PCR912

Statistical Analytical Tools for Peace and Conflict Research

3

C

2.

PCR914

African Philosophy of Peace Practice

3

C

3.

PCR 916

Contemporary Trends in International Conflict, Globilisation and Internationalization of Conflicts

3

E

4.

PCR 918

Advanced Studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills

3

E

5.

PCR922

Advanced Studies in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

3

E

6.

PCR924

Contemporary Trends in Global Terrorism

3

E

7.

PCR926

Advanced Studies in Negotiation and Mediation Skills

3

E

8.

PCR 932

Advanced Studies in Organizational Conflict Settlement and Resolution

3

E

9.

PCR934

Peace Journalism

3

E

10.

PCR936

Advance Studies in Environmental Conflict and Management

3

E

11.

PCR938

Peace Education

3

E

12.

PCR928

Independent Studies

3

E

 

 

Core

6

 

 

 

Elective

3

 

 

 

Total

9

 

 

 

Students are to take one core course and at least one elective course in the second semester

 

 

Third to Sixth Semesters

1.

PCR 919

Thesis in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

6

C

 

 

Core

      6

 

 

 

Total

6

 

           

 

Note: Students are expected to present at least one Seminar paper on each of the courses taken and present a Ph.D. Thesis proposal within the first two semesters.

 

    1. Course Content Specification

 

PCR911: Advanced Theories in Peace and conflict Studies (3cr Units)

Definition Conflict Management, Approaches to Conflict Management, Conflict Management Styles, Communication and Conflict Management, Third Party Intervention: Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration, African Traditional Conflict Management, Conflict Transformation, Peace building and Early Warning System, Peacemaking and Peacekeeping, Disarmament and Arms Control, Preventive and Multi-Track Diplomacy, Post Conflict Reconstruction, Ethnicity and Conflict Management, Culture, Identity and Conflict Management, Policy-Making and Conflict Management, Sources of Conflict in Africa, Taxonomy of Conflict Worldwide, National and International Peace Institutions, United Nations and Peace Initiatives in Conflict Situations, UN Peace Initiatives in Africa, UN Intervention Strategies, Globalisation, Civil Society and Conflict.

 

PCR914: Traditional and Contemporary African Philosophy of Peace Practice (3credit Units)

Definition of Conflict, Origin/Causes of Conflicts in Traditional Nigerian /African Societies, The African Traditional Political Structures, Process of War Making, Weapons of War, Time of War, Rules Guiding War Making, Faith of War Victims/ Prisoners of War, Examination of Different Traditional Methods of Conflicts Resolution in African Societies, Comparison  of Similarities and Differences between African Traditional Methods and Contemporary Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Traditional Processes of Peace building.

 

PCR913: Advanced Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies (3Credit Units)

Definition/Meaning of Research, Types of Research, Importance of Research, Formulation of Research Topic, objectives, statement of problems, Meaning/importance of Literature Review, Definition of Theories, Hypothesis, Variables, Scopes, Samples Definition of data, types of data, Sources of data, Qualitative and Quantitative research method, Research tools for evaluating and assessing programmes in peace education, Processes of data collection, evaluation, analysis and interpretation, Limitation of study, Procedure/process of proposal and report writing.

 

PCR912: Statistical Analytical Tools for Peace and Conflict Research (3Credit Units)         

Research tools for data analysis in social sciences; Quantitative data measurement; Measure of variability; Hypothesis testing; Statistical summarization of data; Frequency distribution and other central tendencies; tables, graphs and inferential statistics; generalization in research inquiry; explanation and predictions in research inquiry.

 

PCR926: Advanced Studies in Negotiation and Mediation Skills (3 Credit Units)

Examines the nature of societal conflict, and skills for negotiation and mediation in conflict transformation and management. It provides a framework for understanding the dynamic nature of social conflict and peace-building processes.  The session also introduces basic requirements for developing successful negotiating strategies. Interactive learning approach, using lecture, discussion, exercises and simulations, to build personal capacities for successful negotiation. Exercises include two-person to more complex multi-party negotiations.

 

 

PCR934: Peace Journalism and communication (3 Credit Units)

Meaning/Definition of language, types of language, language, conflict and national identity, how language communicates and reinforces ideologies that sustain social institution overview of how language can contribute to escalation and de-escalation of conflict, how language violate linguistic rights and promotes inequalities.  Meaning/definition of information ,importance    of communication/information, types of communication/information, information and conflict, channels of communication, factors affecting communication, roadblocks to communication, theories of communication, definition of listening, importance of listening, how to resolve conflicts through listening, the role of media, specifically its potentials for reinforcing ideologies and creating a climate that promotes violence or peace. Theories in peace journalism

 

PCR918: Advanced Studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills (3 Credit Units)

Enhanced communication and rapport-building skills to interact more effectively and solve problems creatively.  A foundational workshop that emphasizes reflective listening, problem solving, assertion and managing conflicts among needs and values.  Includes theory, demonstrations, skill practice, and critique.  Designed to have immediate and wide applicability in interpersonal and group settings.

 

PCR932: Advanced Studies in Organizational Conflict Settlement and Resolution (3credit units)

Definition of concepts such as: Conflict, Industrial Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Employer, Employee, Organisation, Organisation Environment, Formal and Informal Organization Structures, Theory of Employment, Theory of Organization / Industrial Conflict, Conflict in Industry, the Nature and Patterns of Conflict, Causes and Consequences of Conflict, Bargaining Theory, Employers Organization, Structure of Nigerian Trade Unions, Labour Law, Demand for Trade Unionisations, Trade Union Wage Politics, Inflation and Wage Bargain, Role of Labour and Management in Conflict Resolution, Labour Health and Safety, International Labour Organization, Statutory Conflict Procedure, Strike and Public Policy, Principle of Intervention in Organization, Industrial Arbitration Court / Panel, Strategies and Adjustment to Organization Change, Economic of Industrial Action, Indigenisation and Multinational Companies.

 

 

PCR915: Contemporary Trends in Internal Conflicts of nations

Understanding the dynamics of internal conflicts in different countries of the world (both developed and developing). The problems of identity, values, ideology and resource distribution as centrifugal and petri-fugal forces in a polarised world. Externalisation, and internationalization of internal conflicts through funding, training and logistics support. Humanitarian issues and interventions by NGOs, CBOs, Civil Society and Governmental International Organisations. Environmental conflict. Conflict history of nations.

 

PCR922: Advanced Studies in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

Interconnectivity of conflict management and peacebuilding as a process. Conflict management skills. Peacebuilding in pre-conflict and post-conflict societies. Responsibility to protect and international instruments for safeguarding humanity. Humanitarian issues and peacebuilding activities of NGOs, CBOs, Civil Society and Governmental International Organisations in national and global contexts.       Humanitarian and gender studies.

 

PCR916: Contemporary Trends in International Conflict, Globalisation and Internationalisation of Conflicts (3 Credit Units)

Meaning of Globalization, Causes or Agent of Globalization, Effect/Impact of Globalization, Global Security, Causes of Global Conflict, Causes of Global Insecurity and Consequence, Ideological Conflict (Cold War), Military, Political and Economic factors in Global Peace, Arm Race, Arms Control, Migration and the Refugee Experience, The Crisis of Global Development, Globalization,  Racial/Ethnic Identity and Cultural Differences, Globalization and Religion, Comparison of Security Problems and the Management of Conflict in different region of the world. Social conflict and Diaspora studies.

 

PCR924:  Contemporary Trend in Global Terrorism (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Terrorism,  History or Genesis of Terrorism, Perception and Ideological Streams of Terrorism, Elements and Anomalies of Terrorism, Local, Regional and Global factors that allow and support Terrorism Continuation,  Profile of  Terrorists and Their Organisations, Terrorist Weapons, Resources, and Equipment, Types of Terrorist Acts, Terrorist Tactics, Targets and Victims, Terrorism and the Cold War and the Media, Anti- Terrorism and War on Terrorism, Terrorism ,The United Nations and the Global Order.

 

PCR936          Advance Studies in Environmental Conflict and Management (3 Credit Units)

Definitions of concepts such as: Environment, Security, Conflict, Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Resources, Environmental Security, Causes of Environmental Insecurity, Relationship between Environmental Security, Competition for Resources and Conflict, Analyses of Environmental Degradation and Threats to the local, national, regional and Global Environment in such forms as Pollution, Loss of Biodiversity, Global Warming, Deforestation, Flood, Desertification, Climatic Change,  Production, Natural Disasters, Ozone Depletion and Linkage of Environmental Security, Conflict, Migration, Displacement, Environmental Refugees, Poverty, Hunger, the Spread of Diseases, Internal/International Conflicts/violence arising from poor management of the ecosystem. Farmer-Herder Conflict. Non-violent means of handling environmental issues like urban planning, rural development, reforestation and reclamation   

 

PCR938           Peace Education (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Education and Peace, Theories of Peace Education, Visions, paradigms and Conceptual frameworks of Educators and educational movement for peace ranging from holism, dialogue, values formation and critical empowerment or conscientisation.  Multiple dimensions of peace Education: encompassing education for disarmament, local/global justice, human rights, inter-cultural solidarity, environmental care and personal peace. Mainstreaming peace education into the school curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Engaging CSOs in peace education at the grassroots. Building peace across divides by erasing cultural prejudices, discriminations, myths and stereotypes through multi-layered interventions.

 

PCR928          Independent Studies (3 Credit Units)

Practical sessions in fine-tuning research skills. Grant Proposal Writing. Report Writing. Collaborative Academic Work. Memorandum of Understanding. Building Network. Accessing Funds from Donor Agencies.

 

PCR910: Project/Thesis          (6 Credit Units)

The project thesis must consist of Original Work, independently carried out by student, or it may be a comprehensive, in-depth survey of a topic agreed to by the students’ advisor or supervisor.  The project will allow students the opportunity to step back and place what they have learned during the course of their degree programme into broader content of peace studies and conflict resolution. Students shall present at least two papers to the Departmental Academic Board (namely thesis proposal and post-field seminar paper) and pass before registration of title.

 

     4.9    Course Development

Course development is an integral part of Instructional design within the Open and Distance learning system. All the courses in this programme have been designed and developed in line with an approved curriculum to meet the educational needs of the target group. The course contents are written by experts in the field of Peace studies and conflict resolution to achieve specific learning objectives.

Each study material consists of identified topics that make up the course outline. Study units are developed and written addressing these topics together with exercises which students can use to evaluate themselves, and tutor marked assignments which students will complete and submit for assessment. The study materials passed through several editing processes to ensure quality both in content and language

 

         5.0        LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English is the language of instruction for this programme.

 

6.0    QUALITY ASSURANCE

 

6.1             Resident Staff

6.1.1 Departmental Staff

S/N

            NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

DESIGNATION

E-MAIL ADDRESS

1.

Dr. Samuel Iroye

Ph.D Strategic Studies, LLM Law

 

Associate Professor

siroye@noun.edu.ng

2.

Tijjani Hakeem Ibikunle

Ph.D History

                                  

Professor

htijani@noun.edu.ng

 

3.

Dr. Adeola Adams

Ph.D Peace and Conflict Studies

Senior Lecturer

aadeola@noun.edu.ng

4.

Dr.Olabamiji Oyebode

Ph.D Peace and Conflict Studies                                                                                     

Senior Lecturer

ooyebode@noun.edu.ng

 

 

5.

Dr. Mathias Jarikre

Ph.D Peace and Conflict Studies

 

Senior Lecturer

mjarikre@noun.edu.ng

 

6.

Dr.Orebiyi Taiwo

Ph.D Conflict Resolution and Strategic Studies

Lecturer I

torebiyi@noun.edu.ng

 

7.

Dr. Ibebunjo Basil

Ph.D Strategic Studies

Lecturer I

bibebunjo@noun.edu.ng

 

                                

6.1.2 Other Academic Staff in the Faculty

 

1

Dr. Etila Shuaib

 Ph.D Political Economy

Associate Professor

metila@noun.edu.ng

2

Prof. Ganiyat Adesina-Uthman

Ph.d Economics

 

Professor

gadesina@noun.edu.ng

 

3

Dr.  C. Onwubere

Ph.D Mass Communication

 

Associate Professor

conwubere@noun.edu.ng

4

Dr. Ebele A. Udeoji

Ph.D International Relations

Studies

Senior Lecturer

uebele@noun.edu.ng

 

  1. FACILITATORS: The courses will also be handled by qualified and certified Facilitators as contained in the list of Registered Facilitators of the University.

 

6.2      Admission and Registration Procedure

Admissions and Registration are fully automated. Prospective students’ applications are passed through a set of criteria following NUC guidelines. Successful candidates are issued provisional letters of admission subject to presentation of original copies of their credentials for verification. The flexible nature of the University’s programmes allows candidates to register online for the minimum or maximum number of credits in a semester.

 

6.3      Instructional Methods and Delivery

The method of instruction is by the distance learning mode which involves the use of a range of media to bridge the ‘distance’ between the instructor and the students. Print is the major medium of instruction for this programme. Each course has a study material developed and written specifically for it, and which students are expected to study prior to their being examined. A course guide is also provided to give the student an overview of the course.

 

6.4      Evaluation

6.4.1 Tutor Marked Assignment

Continuous assessments are carried out in the form of seminar paper and are based on the study material for each course. These assignments will constitute 30% of the total score. The pass mark for the continuous assessment is 60% of the total score.

 

 

      1. End of Semester Examination

Except otherwise stated, each course will culminate in an end of semester examination. The examination constitutes 70% of the total score. The pass mark for the final examination is 60% of the total score.

 

      1.  Marking of Examination Scripts

Examination Scripts are marked by tutorial facilitators within their specified areas of specialization.

 

    1. Learner Support

The programme is serviced by a range of support services one of which is the grading of the seminars by a panel and tutorial facilitators. The assignments which will be returned to the students with facilitators’ comments will serve as a means for feedback, and will enable students to assess and improve on their performance. Student counselors are also available at the study centres to cater for the academic needs of learners.

 

7.0       RECOGNITION OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme has been prepared in line with international standards.

 

8.0       PROGRAMME STARTING DATE AND PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

Following the approval of Senate, the programme should commence in the  2019/2020 academic session.

 

9.0     TARGET GROUP

The programme should be of immense interest and benefit to academics and researchers in the universities and in various organisations who desire to upgrade their qualifications, as well as those who desire to pursue teaching and research careers.

 

10.0    STUDENT PROJECTIONS

With the National Universities Commission approved staff – student ratio of one-six for all Ph.D. programmes and with six distinguished full-time staff (two professors, one associate professor and five senior lecturers) on the programme, and given the national spread of the university (NOUN), we project to commence with a minimum of 12 students. This will increase to 24 annually for the next three years and thereafter to 36 students annually.

 

 

11. 0 MPhil/PhD COURSE WORK

The MPhil is a Master of Philosophy, a research degree that focuses on possibly gaining entry to a PhD in the future and is relevant in all subject areas. MPhil is research-based. The MPhil is seen as the opening to a further PhD degree.

  1. TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT
    1. These rules and regulations shall be called the Rules and Regulations of M.Phil.-Ph.D. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution hereinafter referred as the Programme, and shall be applicable to all the M.Phil.-Ph.D. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
    2. Subject to the overall control of the Academic Council, the programme shall be administered by the Department in conjunction with the School of Post Graduate Studies.

 

  1. DURATION
  1. The minimum duration for completion of the Programme is Eight (8) Semesters and the maximum duration Twelve (12) Semesters. Out of this period minimum of Two (2) Semesters must be spent for M.Phil. phase of the Programme for which maximum duration is four (4) consecutive semesters, or as may be decided by the Department from time to time.
  2. In respect of candidates who had discontinued for a valid reason and are readmitted to the programme by the School, the period for which such candidates had discontinued shall not be counted while calculating the maximum period of six years prescribed for the programme.

 

  1. ADMISSION CRITERIA
  1. Admission of a candidate to the programme would be made only in its first semester. He/she shall be promoted to the subsequent semesters of the programme after completing necessary formalities as specified for each semester.
  2. No candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme if he/she is already registered for any other full time programme of this university or any other university/Institute.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
  1. A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme in any discipline provided he/she has qualified for the award of Masters Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Peace and Strategic and Strategic Studies
     
  2. The Candidate must have obtained 3.5 CGPA or an equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks over 100%.

 

  1. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
  1. The admission to the programme shall be made on the basis of the oral interview to be conducted by the Department as per a schedule to be notified for that purpose
  2. The oral interview shall be conducted by the Department after having obtained requisite clearance from the School of Post Graduate Studies in that regard.
  3. The selected candidates shall proceed for their course of Study after having paid the necessary fees as shall be prescribed the University and necessary clearance thereto at the Department.

 

  1. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
  1. Following a modular approach, the course of study of M.Phil.-Ph.D. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution shall consist of following two phases:
  1. Phase 1 of the Programme (M.Phil.) would comprise of the theory and practical courses, a dissertation and public viva voce.
  2. Phase II of the Programme (Ph.D.) shall comprise of course work, a detailed thesis and public viva-voce. The Ph.D. thesis shall be a substantial work of original research carried out by the candidate. It shall involve in-depth study and critical review of the subject and creation of new knowledge in the area. It is expected to be potentially publishable and stand peer review. The Ph.D. Programme shall be administered as per rules and regulations framed separately for this programme.
  3. After successful completion of Phase I of the programme, the student shall be eligible for promotion to Phase II of the programme subject to the following conditions:
  1. The candidate has secured the aggregate score equal to 60.00 or Grade Point Average of 4.0/5.0.
  2. A committee consisting of the external examiner who has evaluated the dissertation of the candidate, his/her supervisor, the Head of Department and Dean of School of Post Graduate Studies or his representative, based on the merit of his/her dissertation research, recommends continuation of the candidate in Phase II of the programme.
  1. Subsequent to the fulfillment of the requirements for promotion to Phase II of the programme, the candidate shall be recommended for provisional registration in Ph.D. programme after payment of prescribed fee.
  2. The continuation of a student in Ph.D. programme shall be subject to maintenance of “Good Academic Record” as prescribed by the Academic Board and satisfactory performance in research work.
  3. Not later than six months after the provisional registration in Ph.D. programme, the candidate shall deliver an open house seminar on the thesis research proposal to be undertaken by him during Ph.D. programme. A committee consisting of an outside expert, supervisor, Head of Department and Dean of School of Post Graduate Studies or his representative shall recommend suitability of the research proposal keeping in view the availability of infrastructure to carry out the proposed research work, viability of proposal and availability of guide in proposed area of research. If recommended, the student shall modify the research proposal within time limit specified by the committee.
     
  1. The candidates shall have the option to quit the programme after obtaining M.Phil. degree with the approval of the School of Post Graduate Studies.
  2. The distribution of credits of the M.Phil. Programme will be as below:
  1. Course work - Theory and Practicals,
  2. Seminar Presentations, (Seminar I; Seminar II; Seminar III) and
  3. Dissertation.
  4. Where deemed necessary, a candidate may be required to take additional courses on the recommendation of the Supervisor and approval of the Head of Department in order to boost up the CGPA of the candidate.
  1. The M.Phil. students successful in the examinations for course work of first semester may proceed with the initiation of the dissertation work in the second semester.
  2. The topic of M.Phil. dissertation shall be approved by the Department on a proposal submitted by the student through his/her supervisor.
  3. The presentation of seminar on research topic for M.Phil. dissertation shall be completed by the end of the second semester.

 

  1. REGISTRATION AND PROMOTION TO THE NEXT SEMESTER
  1. Every student admitted to the programme shall get registered at the beginning of the 1st semester of the programme in the School of Post Graduate Studies by completing the necessary formalities as per the schedule announced by the university.
  2. A student shall be promoted and permitted to get registered in the next semester provided he/she:
  1. Fulfils the requirements of continuous internal assessment/project work/practical work as required under the regulations.
  2. Passes at least 50% of courses in the semester concerned.
  3. Puts in required attendance of 75 percent in each course/semester.

 

  1. A student found not eligible to appear in the End-Semester Examination of a course of the programme due to shortage of attendance or those who fail in more than 50% of the prescribed courses in any semester shall be required to repeat the courses and take readmission in respective semester of the programme in the following academic year.
  2. A student shall not be permitted to register in a subsequent semester of a programme unless he/she has been a registered student of the immediate preceding semester and has pursued the course (s) of that semester as a regular student.
  3. In each semester, a last date shall be fixed and notified in the beginning of the semester after which admissions/re-admissions/promotion/registration shall not be ordinarily made.

 

  1. ATTENDANCE
  1. A candidate to be eligible for Continuous Internal Assessment/End Semester Examination of a course or a complete semester shall have to put in a minimum of 75% attendance in that course/semester in addition to satisfying all other relevant conditions laid down in the regulations.
  2. The Dean of School of Post Graduate Studies, on recommendation of the Head of Department, may condone the shortage of attendance to a maximum of 5% if the claim is justified and supported by valid documents and on payment of fine as approved by competent authority.

 

  1. EXAMIATION AND EVALUATION
  1. A student shall be continuously evaluated for academic performance in a course through Continuous Internal Assessment (tutorials, practical work, assignment (s), term paper, field work, seminar (s), periodical tests etc.) and the End Semester Examination, as prescribed in the examination scheme of the respective course and duly approved by the authority concerned.
  2. The distribution of weightage for each component of assessment shall be as decided by the Department.

 

  1. CONDUCT OF VIVA-VOCE
  1. After the dissertation/thesis is approved, a panel comprising the supervisor, one external examiner, the Head of Department, in the case of M.Phil. and also the Dean of Post Graduate Studies or his representative in the case of Ph.D. shall conduct vivavoce examination in the presence of interested faculty members and students. In case where any of the examiners who evaluated the thesis is not available, the Department may appoint an eminent person as examiner from already approved panel or from outside the approved panel, for conducting the vivavoce examination.
  2. A candidate, who is not successful in the viva-voce examination, shall undergo the viva-voce examination second time, within a period of four months after which his fate shall be determined appropriately.
  3. If the performance of a candidate in viva-voce examination is satisfactory, the Coordinator of concerned Center, through the Dean concerned shall forward the recommendations of the examiner (s) who adjudicated the dissertation/ thesis and the evaluation of the candidate’s performance in viva-voce examination along with other such documents as may be required, by the university to the Director of Examinations and Assessments for consideration and approval by the Senate.

11. Courses

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

First Semester

1.

PCR901

Advanced Studies in Conflict Resolution

3

C

2.

PCR903

Advanced Principles of Peace Studies

3

C

 

 

Core

      6

 

 

 

Elective

0

 

 

 

Total

6

 

Second Semester

1.

PCR902

Advanced studies in African Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution

3

C

2.

PCR904

Advanced Studies in Peace Education

3

C

 

 

Core

6

 

 

 

Elective

0

 

 

 

Total

6

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.0    CONCLUSION

Capacity building in the communication industry is of immense importance particularly for an emerging economy and democracy as is the case in Nigeria. As a pluralistic society, Nigeria requires quality manpower at the higher levels. As such, the key objective of the programme which is the integration of theory and research application will enhance the quality of scholarship in the midst of a diversity of ideas and culture. It will also help practitioners to keep abreast of current global trends in the communication industry.