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Diploma in International Studies

Students reading for the Diploma in International Studies are required to take five courses.

SEMESTER ONE Diploma candidates must take

1.  Africa: Changing IR (Lecturer: Professor Paul-Henri Bischoff) and

2.  Africa and the New Wars (Lecturer: Ms. Siphokazi Magadla)

3.  (Optional Course)

In SEMESTER TWO Diploma candidates must take:

1.  African Political Economy (Lecturer: Dr Sally Matthews) and

2.  Peace & Conflict in Africa (Visitors course: AAA / PSH / EM)           

A FIFTH COURSE must be selected from the Honours/Master’s options offered by the Department OR from the optional courses from outside the Department.

Please note: You need permission from the Head of Department to pursue a course outside the Department

SEMESTER ONE                                                

Africa and the New Wars                                                   
Lecturer: Ms Siphokazi Magadla 

Brazilian CFP / Foreign Policy                                                                         
Lecturer: Prof. Maria Soares Lima / Prof. Paul Bischoff

The Politics of Capital in South Africa
Lecturer: Mr Wesley Seale

The Politics of Energy   
Lecturer: Mr James Danielsen                     

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods                             
Lecturer: Prof. Louise Vincent / Chipo Munyuki                                                 

Africa: Changing IR                              
Lecturer: Prof. Paul Bischoff

Africa since 1945                             
Lecturer: Dr. Etienne Lock  



Community, Justice and Freedom
Lecturer: Dr Isaias Chachine

African Political Economy
Lecturer: Dr Sally Matthews

Peace and Conflict in Africa        
Lecturers: (Visitors course: AAA / PSH / EB)

African Women and African Politics
Lecturer: Ms Shingi Mtero*                                

Disability Politics      
Lecturer: Desire Chiwandire

South Africa's Contested New Order                              
Lecturer: Prof. Steven Friedman

The Politics of Social Policy & Labour
Lecturer: Prof. Robert Van Niekerk**

*Term 3 only

**Term 4 only

To be awarded a Diploma in International Studies students must pass at least four out of the five courses taken and achieve an overall aggregate pass of at least 50%.

Entrance Requirements
Students may register for the PDIS having obtained an undergraduate degree in any field with a good pass. Students who obtain an overall aggregated mark of at least 70% may be considered for admission into the Master's degree in Political and International Studies.

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