POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM -  School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)



POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM

 

 

Postgraduate Program Brochure (pdf).

The USPís School of Government, Development and International Affairs in the Faculty of Business and Economics offers three postgraduate programmes in Diplomacy and International Affairs - a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters programme. These programmes are intended for practicing as well as aspiring foreign affairs officers and diplomats, government officials whose duties extend to the international or regional arena, and locally-engaged staff working in regional institutions, United Nations agencies and foreign embassies. They are also intended for military officers who are moving into policy positions, journalists, private sector professionals and civil society activists.

The Diplomacy and International Affairs programmes aim to equip graduates with an understanding of the international system including the rules of diplomacy, key international institutions and the processes of global and regional governance. These  programmes aim to develop both academic background and practical skills training in diplomatic negotiations, especially in respect to key policy areas such as trade and the environment. The courses comprise a mix of global, generic themes and regional content. This is to ensure that subjects are contextualized for Pacific island students.

Inquiries to:

Dr. Nicola Baker  

Director of DIA Program

School of Government, Development and International Affairs

Email: Baker_n(at)usp.ac.fj

 

MA IN DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MADIA)

Program Requirements

There are 5 compulsory courses:

         PL409 Diplomacy, Negotiations and Statecraft

         PL410 World Politics and International Relations

         EC416 WTO and Trade Liberalisation in Developing Countries 

         PL400 Regional Diplomacy in the Pacific islands

         PL411 Research Essay in Diplomacy and International Affairs

And 3 elective courses selected from:

         PL402 Intervention and Peace-Building

         DG (Governance and Development Studies)  400 level courses

         EV414 Climate Change-Impact, Vulnerability , Adaptation

         MS304 Ocean Governance and Policy

         Any other 400 course with approval of Program Co-ordinator

 

2017  Program

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

PL410 World Politics and International Relations

PL409 Diplomacy, Negotiations and Statecraft

EC416 WTO and Trade Liberalisation

PL400 Regional Diplomacy in the Pacific Islands

 

2018 Program

PL411 Research Essay in Diplomacy and International Affairs

Elective 2

Elective 1

Elective 3

 

Admission Requirements

         Postgraduate Diploma In Diplomacy and International Affairs with Cumulative GPA of 3 or above

         Or equivalent qualification

Duration

         Four years on a part time basis

         Two years on a full-time basis

 

Recommended Course Load

         Full time: two courses per semester

         Part-time: one course per semester

 

Teaching delivery:

Classes are held once a week in the evening (5-7.30). The class typically comprises a lecture and interactive discussion.

 

Assessment

Typically two essays and an examination in each course

 

Fee Cost (FOR CITIZENS OF USP MEMBER COUUTRIES)

         $1,200 per course (indicative -2016)

         Total Program Fee: $9,600

 

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Program Requirements

There are 4 compulsory courses:

         PL409 Diplomacy, Negotiations and Statecraft

         PL410 World Politics and International Relations

         EC416 WTO and Trade Liberalisation in Developing Countries 

         PL400 Regional Diplomacy in the Pacific islands

OR

         PL401 Pacific Islands Foreign Policy

2015  Program

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

PL410 World Politics and International Relations

PL409 Diplomacy, Negotiations and Statecraft

EC416 WTO and Trade Liberalisation

PL400 Regional Diplomacy in the Pacific Islands

 

Admission Requirements

         Bachelor degree from a recognized tertiary institution with a Cumulative GPA of at least 3 (B average, or equivalent. In judging equivalence account is taken of relevant professional experience.

OR

         B average (CGPA of 3) in the Postgraduate Certificate In Diplomacy and International Affairs

Duration

         Two years on a part time basis

         One year on a full-time basis

Recommended Course Load

         Full time: two courses per semester

         Part-time: one course per semester

Teaching delivery:

Classes are held once a week in the evening (5-7.30). The class typically comprises a lecture and interactive discussion.

Assessment

Typically two essays and an examination in each course

Fee Cost

         $1,055 per course (indicative -2014)

         Total Program Fee: $4, 220

       

Application Procedure

 

1.       Download USP Postgraduate application form from http://www.usp.ac.fj/fileadmin/files/academic/current_stud/student/Standard_SAS_Forms/SAS.3.32.01B_-_Application_for_Admission_-_Postgraduate_Programme.pdf

 

2.       Submit completed form to:

Faculty Postgraduate and Research Office

Faculty of Business & Economics

The University of the South Pacific

Laucala Campus, Private Mail Bag

Suva, FIJI

 

3.       After receiving offer of admission to the program follow instructions to register for the relevant courses.

 

Contact Points

Ilima Finiasi

Faculty Postgraduate and Research Office

Tel: 3231747

 ilima.finiasi(at)usp.ac.fj

 

Prashila Narayan

School Secretary

School of Government, Development and International Affairs

Faculty of Business and Economics

Tel: 3232297

prashila.narayan@usp.ac.fj 

 

Dr Nicola Baker

Academic  Coordinator, MADIA

School  of Government, Development and International Affairs

Baker_n(at)usp.ac.fj

 
 

Website

http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=8810

 

 

 






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