Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy

Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy

This Bachelor educational mission of The University of Government and Economics (UNIGOVEC) is to prepare students, personally and professionally, for future leadership roles in an international setting. Its undergraduate degree program, UNIGOVEC provides students with the competencies they need for professional careers as well as for further academic study. The educational process puts particular emphasis on developing international and cross-cultural competencies through foreign language training through online, or other international academic opportunities, and intense interaction among people with diverse backgrounds.

Political and economic problems often transcend national boundaries and encompass scientific, technological, cultural, and humanitarian concerns.

This Bachelor’s Degree equips students with the expertise they need to pursue a career in government, business, or journalism at international organizations and law firms, or to continue graduate studies in political science and international relations. Students initially pursue courses of study in foundation through history, economics, political science, and international relations.

Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy Course Curriculum

Starting in the first year, you will combine the compulsory subjects of the Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy with subjects from the world of economics, politics and diplomacy. This Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomacy will increase your effectiveness as an adviser in your future work.

This subject covers the fundamentals that will allow you to understand Somalia’s constitutional system and the nature of the Somali state. This course offers an introduction to Somali constitutional law. In addition to examining questions of interpretive method, the course focuses on the powers of the federal government and the allocation of decision making authority among government institutions, including both federalism and separation of powers.

  • This Introduction to Business Law is a program designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principals of commercial law. This course will give you foundation knowledge about the origins of our legal system and the framework in which businesses operate.

    This business law course covers the many facets of commercial law, the origins of law, the legal framework in which business operates, torts, defamation, negotiable instruments, business entities and the laws pertaining to business financial dealings.

  • This course examines the basis for the Human Rights discourse moving from the particular Somali legal situation to the wider aspects of the UN Convention, focusing on and establishing threads of similarities in order to establish a cohesive picture of Human Rights.

    This course also explores the extent to which key African human rights concepts and principles are apt in maintaining a healthy relationship between the African states and the world institutions. It pays particular attention to a number of fundamental rights and their interplay including the prohibition of torture, the right to life, aspects of fair trial, the right to private life, religious freedom, and freedom of expression.

  • In this subject, you will learn the terminology and the conceptual foundations for the study of various branches of law. You will also acquire theoretical and historical knowledge of law that will give you the right perspective to analyse various legal solutions to common problems.
  • This course will provide you with an outline of seminal as well as current paradigms in peace studies. The main themes will touch upon issues such as governance of insecurities, peace-making and peace-building, before going on to look at local critiques of foreign peace-building and state-building and alternative perspectives on post-war reconstruction.

    During this course we will focus on Somali Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, will use knowledge and skills developed within years 1 and 2 of the Programme and apply those to new issues and emergent debates. This course will specifically equips students with detailed knowledge of current approaches to and understandings of peace and state-building and of governance in post-war societies.

    The course also uses subject-specific knowledge to develop and enhance critical analytical skills and original thinking.

  • Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. This course has been developed to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English language skills.

    You’ll develop some proficiency in key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, and produce an essay of your own. You’ll also explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, and use tools to evaluate your own writing and other learners’ writing, so that by the end of the course you’re able to write a good, basic academic essay.

In this subject, you will study one of the oldest and most essential vehicles of law, the one that regulates and organises the exchange of goods and services: contracts and obligations. This is an essential starting point for the consolidation of other areas of civil law and for tackling other legal disciplines (commercial law, financial law, etc.).

This course focuses on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia such as human rights, the rule of law, general standards of international law, justice, participatory consultative and inclusive government, the separation of powers between the legislature, executive and an independent judiciary, in order to ensure accountability.

  • Terrorism and security are the issues near the top of the political agenda in countries from across the globe. This ourse will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the various approaches to studying terrorism and initiatives that are intended to counter it. In particular, the history of terrorism, the evolution of relevant terrorism and its related concepts, domestic and international case studies, and current issues will all be considered in detail with a view to providing students with the means and ability to assess these areas critically. Central to the module is an analysis of the role of the state in respect of how its responds to terrorism, how it may attempt to prevent terrorism, and its role as a potential instigator and sponsor of terrorism.
  • This course seeks to familiarise you with the discipline of international political economy. The module begins by explaining the key characteristics of this discipline and its field of study. Different thinkers and traditions within political economy will be discussed (e.g. Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Keynes, Polanyi, Hayek and Friedman) and you will gain understanding of the complexities and nuances of globalisation in its different aspects (e.g. production, trade, finance, culture etc.). You will also be introduced to the relationship between the state and the economy through the discussions of various policies and their effects on underlying economic conditions. Economic and financial crises will also be discussed in some depth.

This subject provides an introduction to the main characteristics of the laws that govern the relationships between the main stakeholders in international society (public international law). We will cover topics such as the use of force, the law of the sea, aviation law, environmental law, etc.

The aim of this subject is to collectively cultivate social awareness in the practice of our profession. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and competencies as a student of law by taking part in social work projects with special groups such as elderly people, at-risk youth and immigrants, as well as cases having to do with environmental problems.


Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.

Within the field of civil law, we will take an in-depth look at civil and commercial contracts of sale, special purchase agreements, exchanges, donations, leasing (urban and rural properties), construction contracts, service-provision contracts, etc., as well as essential concepts such as conflict-resolution, arbitration, security deposits, etc.

In this subject, we will define the position occupied by commercial law within the legal system (concept and sources), the legal status of companies and their owners (business owners), the general market regime in which commercial transactions take place (competition, unfair competition and advertising, brands, patents, copyright, etc.).

This course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you’ll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.

  • Advanced Argument Essays

In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you’re going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

  • Synthesis Essay

In classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.

  • Documented Essay

In this course, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.

In this subject, you will gain a basic understanding of the main international organisations created since the birth of this new subject – public international law – in the 19th century: the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc.

This online course provides a brief introduction to basic skills related to the Norwegian speaking skills, communication skills, ‘ everyday life, basic skills and profiles for basic skills at work. Basic Norwegian is an age-independent and level-based plan that focuses on beginner education in Norwegian.

  • This course offers a general introduction to the World International Trade Law (WTO Law), EU-law, Africa and the other parts of the world. Exploring the structure, principles and main WTO Agreements shaping international trade within the WTO will provide the students with a birds-eye view to international trade framework in general. The study of the relationship between WTO and EU will consist of the analysis of the status of the EU in the WTO, and the legal effect of WTO law in the EU.

In this subject, you will gain a deeper understanding of administrative law, with a focus on public administration. We will study the activities of public administrations and their main constituent entities, which are endowed with certain powers that give them a position of superiority with regard to citizens, so that they can effectively serve the general interest.

  • The Arab-Israeli conflict stands as one of the most enduring and, some claim, most intractable political issues in the modern Middle East, if not the whole world. This course offers a detailed examination of this ongoing conflict from its beginnings in the First World War until the present day. It explores the growth of the Zionist movement, the emergence of Palestinian nationalism, the impact of the critical years of 1948 and 1967 that saw the birth and consolidation of the state of Israel and the continuing dispossession of the Palestinians, and the ongoing attempts of forging a political solution since that time. The course is broadly chronological in shape, but uses primary and secondary sources to explore a range of issues including Israeli state and society, European and American intervention in the Middle East, terrorism and war, religion, and efforts to bring peace.

In this subject, you will acquire the necessary knowledge about international and European environmental law. Through practical application, you will learn about the most important international agreements, regulations and environmental guidelines and the future challenges they entail, among other topics.

From a theoretical and practical perspective, this subject will provide an introduction to the reality of diplomatic and consular relations, ad hoc diplomacy, relations with other subjects of international law, and agents and officials of international organisations.

This subject will provide an overview of the synergies that can be achieved between the public and private sectors in order to meet social needs. You will study the impact of governments on the development of markets and learn to identify models for collaboration between the public and private sectors that can create value for companies and for society.

  • Between your second and final year, you’ll have the option to study or do a work placement for up to one year. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement sandwich year. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.

Our dedicated Careers and Employment team are here to help guide you through the process.

If you take up a work placement between your second and third year of study, at The University of Government and Economics you’ll pay no tuition fee for this year. We’ll ask you to make your decision in your second year, so there is plenty of time to think about it.

  • The International Relations and Diplomacy Dissertation Project is a compulsory final project. It is a research-based project of 10,000 words. This module provides you with the opportunity to choose a research topic that you are especially interested in and work on your own initiative. It allows you the freedom of independent study under the guidance of your supervisor, to undertake research on a specific topic, and to enhance your ability to master appropriate primary and secondary materials. This is your chance to develop a range of valuable skills different from those you have already gained from your undergraduate degree such as researching, planning, writing well, thinking analytically, synthesizing complicated information, and organizing your time. It can also play an important role in showing a potential employer that you are able to work independently, plan a bigger project, collect information, and find the answer to any specific problem.

Entry Requirements:​

Document Requirements:

  • You will be required to submit the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this bachelor’s degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current secondary school, then you can still apply and you can provide your High School Certificate at a later date.

Your secondary’s Certificate and Transcript:

  • Upload your secondary’s certificate and a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your high school (s) (original)

Personal Statement:

  • A photo passport and a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular bachelor’s degree programme.

 Fee

Application Fees: $50

Tuition fee per semester: $300

Study information

start:16 September 2022 – campus
19 October 2022 – online studies
10 January 2022 – online studies
15 March 2022 – online studies.
Place of Study:Mogadishu and Online Studies
Application Deadline:Continuous recording. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
Duration::3 years full-time (campus and online studies)
4 years part-time (online studies only)
Degree::Bachelor Degree (Professional Degree)
Credits:180

Instructors

Abdijabaar Sh. Ahmed

Program leader and subject instructor

Wafa W. Ahmed

Course advisor and graduation policy.

Ahmed Shiraac

Subject instructor

Mohamed Aden

Subject instructor

Rooda Mohamed

Subject instructor

Jibril Mohamed

Subject instructor

The University of Government and Economics is specialized university for public policy and economics. The University’s goal is to improve public policy, economics and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, just and sustainably prosperous.

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  1. hello I wish to enroll for bachelors in diplomacy studies but doing it online , please advise on admissions and costs.

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