The programme focuses on:
1) The nature, dynamics and complexity of the links between peace, conflict, security, development and democratization in Africa;
2) A comprehensive while critical analysis of cross-cutting thematic issues that affect the African continent such as armed conflict ,poverty and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS, resources and terrorism, as well as a regional and sub-regional engagement
3) An advanced understanding of policies at global and regional levels (humanitarian, developmental, peace and security related) that underlie interventions in Africa and their consequences.
In addition, the programme provides the opportunity for students to deepen and broaden their knowledge in the form of optional modules that exist within the Department and the Bradford Centre for International Development.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission