Certificate In International Relations And Diplomacy

Certificate In International Relations And Diplomacy (CIRD) is offered as a CRAFT I course examined by Uwezo College. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

Grade D- and above in KCSE

Duration: 9 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1

Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 4,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 2,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 18,500.00
Total: KES 25,500.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 2,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 18,500.00
Total: KES 20,500.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

Before registering for the course, please make sure that you read the following and understand:

  • Access to a Computer or Device: You'll need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet connectivity to access the online course materials.

  • Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is necessary for streaming lectures, downloading materials, and participating in online discussions.

  • Registration Information: Personal details might be required for registration, including your name, email address, contact information, and sometimes proof of identification.

  • Prerequisite Skills or Qualifications: Some courses might have prerequisites, like previous educational qualifications or specific skills. Check the course description for any prerequisites.

  • Basic Computer Skills: Basic computer skills are usually required to navigate the online learning platform, access materials, and submit assignments.

  • Time Commitment: Be aware of the time commitment required for the course, including deadlines for assignments, quizzes, or exams.

  • Language Proficiency: Ensure you are comfortable with the language used in the course materials. Some courses might be offered in languages other than your native language.

  • Software or Tools: Specific software or tools might be needed for certain courses. Check the course requirements for any software or tools needed and ensure you have access to them.

Course Units/Overview

Below is a breakdown of the units trained under this course

Trimester 1
CIRD101International Relations And Diplomacy
CIRD102Communication Skills
CIRD103Ethics In International Relations
CIRD104Politics And Governance In Kenya
CIRD105Kenya's Foreign Policy
CIRD106International Law
Trimester 2
CIRD201Issues In International Relations
CIRD202International Organizations
CIRD203Comparative Foreign Policy
CIRD204Regional Cooperation And Integration
CIRD205Techniques In International Diplomacy
CIRD206French 1

Course Description

Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy

Course Description:

The Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy offered by Uwezo College is a rigorous and comprehensive program designed for professionals seeking to augment their expertise in global affairs. Delivered entirely online over an 8-month period, this course immerses participants in the intricate world of international relations, diplomacy, and global governance.This specialized program caters to individuals already immersed in their respective professions who desire to deepen their understanding of international relations and diplomacy. It is tailor-made for professionals in fields such as government, law, business, non-profit organizations, and international agencies who seek to elevate their skills and acquire recognized credentials in the domain of global diplomacy.

Study Duration: 8 Months

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this program will be well-positioned to explore diverse career pathways, including roles in international diplomacy, government relations, policy analysis, international business, NGOs, and consulting firms specializing in global affairs. The multifaceted curriculum equips participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in various spheres of international engagement.

Program Goals:

The primary objectives of the Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy are threefold:

  1. Comprehensive Understanding: Offer a profound comprehension of the intricate workings of international relations, including historical contexts, current geopolitical landscapes, and emerging global challenges.

  2. Enhanced Diplomatic Skills: Cultivate effective diplomatic skills essential for successful negotiation, conflict resolution, and consensus-building in diverse cultural and political contexts.

  3. Global Perspective: Develop a global mindset, fostering the ability to analyze complex international issues critically and engage constructively within the global community.

Key Areas of Training:

The curriculum encompasses a rich array of subjects vital to comprehending and navigating the complexities of international relations and diplomacy:

  • Introduction to International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Communication Skills for Diplomats
  • Ethics in International Relations
  • Politics and Governance in Kenya
  • Kenya's Foreign Policy
  • International Law
  • Issues in International Relations
  • International Organizations
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Regional Cooperation and Integration
  • Techniques in International Diplomacy
  • French Language (an indispensable skill for effective diplomatic communication)

This interdisciplinary approach amalgamates theoretical frameworks with practical applications, enabling participants to navigate the multifaceted landscape of global relations confidently.

Course Instructor(s)


Examining Body

Uwezo College


Why Study at Uwezo College

Uwezo College is your ideal choice for quality education and career success. With full licensing from TVET, serving as an examination centre for KNEC and NITA, and being an approved training centre for KASNEB courses, we offer the most comprehensive and accredited education. Our track record of producing top-performing graduates who excel in the job market sets us apart. When you choose Uwezo College, you're making a commitment to your future, ensuring you receive the finest education, expert guidance, and a competitive edge in today's competitive job market. Join us and secure your path to success.

The following are reasons why you should make Uwezo College as the choice for your studies:

  • We are a TVET Technical and Business College fully registered with the Ministry of Education
  • We have a robust e-learnig platform
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity
  • Affordable fees
  • Recognition by international bodies
  • Resourceful e-libary
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

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