Diploma In International Relations And Diplomacy

Diploma In International Relations And Diplomacy (DIRD) is offered as a DIPLOMA 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

At least C- in KCSE or a PASS in Cetificate level

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1

Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 6,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 3,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 37,000.00
Total: KES 47,000.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 3,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 37,000.00
Total: KES 40,000.00

Trimester 3

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 3,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 37,000.00
Total: KES 40,000.00

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
DIRD101Introduction To International Relations And Diplomacy
DIRD102Communication Skills
DIRD103Ethics In International Relations
DIRD104International Law
DIRD105Politics And Governance In Kenya
DIRD106Kenya's Foreign Policy
Trimester 2
DIRD201Politics And Governance In Africa
DIRD202Practice Of International Peace Keeping Operations
DIRD203Comparative Foreign Policy
DIRD204Regional Cooperation And Integration
DIRD205International Organizations
DIRD206French 1
Trimester 3
DIRD301Issues In International Relations
DIRD302International And Transnational Integration
DIRD303International Environmental Politics
DIRD304World History And Transformation
DIRD305Techniques In International Diplomacy
DIRD306French 2

Course Description

Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy

Course Description:

Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy is a course best offered at Uwezo College and is an immersive 12-month program meticulously crafted to provide an in-depth understanding of global affairs and diplomatic relations. This comprehensive course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, preparing students to navigate the complexities of international relations confidently. This diploma program is designed for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of global politics, diplomacy, and international relations. It caters to aspiring diplomats, government officials, professionals in international organizations, and individuals passionate about contributing to global peace and cooperation.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates seeking admission into this diploma program must hold a minimum grade of C- in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or possess a PASS in a relevant certificate-level qualification.

Study Duration: 12 Months

Key Areas of Training:

The diploma curriculum covers a wide spectrum of crucial subjects pertinent to global diplomacy and international relations:

  • Introduction to International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Communication Skills for Diplomats
  • Ethics in International Relations
  • International Law
  • Politics and Governance in Kenya
  • Kenya's Foreign Policy
  • Politics and Governance in Africa
  • Practice Of International Peace Keeping Operations
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Regional Cooperation And Integration
  • International Organizations
  • French 1
  • Issues In International Relations
  • International And Transnational Integration
  • International Environmental Politics
  • World History And Transformation
  • Techniques In International Diplomacy
  • French 2

Program Goals:

The primary objectives of the Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy are to provide students with a deep understanding of international relations dynamics, enhance diplomatic skills, and foster a global perspective crucial for effective engagement in international affairs.

Upon completion, graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence required to pursue diverse career paths in international diplomacy, policy analysis, global governance, and related fields.

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 provide a serene learning environment and fully equiped workshops
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We provide bursaries to the extremely needy students
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity to our students
  • Affordable fees
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

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