Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy & International Relations Management - DDIRM


This Programme is a one-year academic programme for full-time participants. However, for distance participants the programme covers two academic years. The programme comprises of 12 modules, which focus on issues and areas in diplomacy and international relations (IR). Out of these, 4 are basic modules while 8 are core modules. The programme offers both theoretical and practical aspects in the field of diplomacy and IR, which are delivered using various adult-oriented approaches to provide participants with required knowledge, skills and competences in diplomatic manoeuvres and effective management of IR. The programme has the potential to enhance participants’ chances of promotion at their current jobs and securing employment opportunities elsewhere.

Admissions Requirements

  1. A Good Degree from a Recognised University, OR a Recognised Relevant Professional Qualification and at least One years of working experience.
  2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.
  3. If an applicant gained entrance to University through other means original documents to that effect should be presented.
    1. Mature Age Entry certificate, 25 years and above and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
    2. Diploma Entry obtained at credit/distinction level from a recognised institution.
  4. The minimum duration for the Bachelor’s degree should be three years.

Program Details

1. Management Skills Improvement
2. Management Information Systems
3. Research Methods
4. Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
5. Ethics and Integrity
6. Diplomatic Theory and Practice
1. International Relations and Politics
2. Foreign Policy Analysis
3. International Political Economy
4. International Law and Human Rights
5. Refugees and Contemporary World Politics
6. Key Issues in Contemporary IR

Fees Structure



Tuition (Evening)



Application (Paid after Applying)40,000$16
Registration (Functional Fee)100,000$35
Examination (Functional Fee)120,000$40
Development (Functional Fee)250,000$80

NCHE Fee (Click Here for Instructions)

Student' Council (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Library (Functional Fee)80,000$30
Indentity Card (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Journal (Functional Fee)30,000


School: Civil Service, Public Administration & Governance
Branch: Kampala (Evening)
Study Time: Evening (Monday – Thursday)
Duration: 1 year
Assessment: Participants are assessed through continuous practical exercises, course work and written examinations.
Target Group: Practitioners, academia, governments entities such as the ministry of Foreign Affairs, ministry of East African Community Affairs, and agencies dealing in related matters. In particular the programme targets international organizations (e.g., U.N., UNDP, and USAID), intergovernmental, international and non-governmental organizations, regional organizations, international consultants and think-tanks, Embassy officials, and professionals working in foreign missions and departmental heads with foreign experts and diplomats. entrepreneurship.

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Requirements Needed to Apply

The Basic Requirements for the whole process include:

  • An email address and contact number
  • Your Academic Documents to pick details like Award Institution, Index Number (O and A level), year of award, etc.
  • A Laptop/Computer with a Stable Internet Connection
  • Click to access Guideline for the Online Application
  • Note that a PDF Document (With all Qualifications) is attached after submitting the form
  • The Payment (40,000 UGX) is made after Attaching the Documents