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International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD UNIBEN)

I don’t know why I was burdened to write about one of the arts courses in University Of Benin, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria, called “international studies and diplomacy (ISD)“. It could be because I am currently as of the day I published this post, a student of international studies and diplomacy in Uniben. It may also be because I’m enjoying the course. I’m really enjoying the course.

This is it, before I applied for international studies and diplomacy (ISD) in UNIBEN, I never knew what the course was all about. The truth is, it was my sister that introduced the course to me. Being a graduated from one of the tertiary institutions in the South eastern part of Nigeria, she told me the day I wan to register JAMB to apply for ISD in UNIBEN which I blindly did without knowing what the course was all about.

Yes, you will say that my sister choose my career me. That might be true. But today, I am writing to you, I am so happy to be doing the course in school. Its very very enjoying and I enjoy the course. I am not having much difficulty with it, except when I did philosophy and logic as one of the borrowed courses. ISD IS BAE!!!.

Introduction To International Studies And Diplomacy ISD In UNIBEN

International Studies and Diplomacy ISD, one of the arts courses from the department of History and International Studies in the university of Benin is a programme create to enrich students with an adequate historical grasp of the operations and management of the international system. It brings forth in perspective, the inter play of intellectual, economic and cultural determinants in international affairs. The course therefore highlights the  historical character of international studies and diplomacy and facilities a mastery of the techniques of historical reasoning and application in international affairs.

ISD will in particular locate Africa in the international system, taking into considerations African’s historical realities, its cultures and traditions and how this impact on Africa strategy in the system. The desired goal is to produce graduates of liberal and humanist education equipped with the tools of history, the understanding of the intricate relationship between history and the craft of inter-state relations.

According to EZEODOGWO VALENTINE OBINWANNE, an undergraduate of ISD in Uniben, he said

Indeed,international studies and diplomacy is one of the best courses one can ever study. The discipline is versatile and dynamic in nature. It exposes students of the discipline the craft and understanding of conflict resolution, bargaining, negotiation,diplomacy,and the nature and working of the international system fundamentally. International studies and diplomacy is evolutionary and not static. It is evolutionary in the sense the content and nature of international system is unfolding. The content and nature of the international system in the nineteenth and twentieth century is quite different from the twenty first century. Graduates of the discipline have unlimited job opportunities.

Professionally, they can work in embassies, foreign affairs ministries, as envoys, as diplomats, Sea ports,Air ports,multinational companies/corporations, immigration and other establishments. I equally recommend graduates with in dept knowledge of the field to be senior officers in the armed forces. The reason is not far fetched,the major security challenge facing the contemporary world is terrorism and insurgency. Students of the discipline from university of Benin in particular are embedded with the knowledge of terrorism and insurgency and techniques to counter them. Students are exposed to this craft in final year in the course area of “insurgency and counter insurgency” and “advanced contemporary strategic studies”. It is not a gainsaying to assert that international studies and diplomacy is indeed one of the best disciplines.

University of Benin has lecturers who are experts in the field and have written journals nationally and internationally in the field.Lecturers in the department include Prof. Leo E.Otoide,former Dean faculty of Arts, an expert in conflict resolution. He was an active member in conflict resolution committee nationally and internationally. Prof. Edward Erhagbe,Dean faculty of Arts,orator, University of Benin, member national confab 2014. A political and social analyst. Prof. Benson O. Osadolor,Dean of students university of Benin. Prof. Ehimika Ifidon, H.O.D. department of history and international studies. Other erudite lecturers in the department include Dr. Odigwe Nwaokocha, Dr. Frank Ikponwosa, Dr. J. C. Nwaka ( Rev.Sister). Mr F. Osariemen, Dr. Monday Osiki, Dr Tobby, Miss Oriahki Oghogho, Mr Daniel Orobator, Mr Williams and host of other lecturers.

Reason Why You Should Study International Studies And Diplomacy ISD

For detail reason why you should study international studies and diplomacy in uniben is because the lecturers taking the courses are very good with it, I am an undergraduate of ISD in UNIBEN and I can testify to you that UNIBEN is the best school to study ISD.


They will not only blow your mind with books. From the various courses in ISD, they will teach you everything you need to know to become a full fledged international relations graduate and at the end you will get BA. in ISDD.

What Can I Become If I Study International Studies And Diplomacy ISD In UNIBEN

ISD gives you an opportunity to work in various places. In fact that is the number one reason why I love ISD and the fact that I am doing the course. You can work in any company (Like multinational companies). If you study ISD, you can become a diplomat. Aside from that, you can become other things. Read what you can become if you read ISD HERE.

JAMB Subject Combination For International Studies And Diplomacy ISD In UNIBEN

Many candidates who are interested in studying ISD UNIBEN have been asking about the right JAMB subject combinations. ISD UNIBEN JAMB combination are:

  • English Language
  • Literature In English
  • Government or History
  • CRK or Economics

This is the right and accurate ISD UNIBEN JAMB combination. Note that as of the time of the publication of this post, I am an undergraduate of ISD in UNIBEN and those were the JAMB combinations I used and was admitted.


UNIBEN Cut Off Mark For International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD)

For those asking about the official UNIBEN cut off mark for international studies and diplomacy ISD. Well, the answer is that there’s no actual cut off marks known and the school might not, I don’t think have disclosed their cut off mark yet. But one thing is known. The cut off marks depends on the performance from the POST-UTME exam. So try as much as you can to have from 65%  – 100% as an aggregate after your JAMB and POST UTME scores have been added and divided together. During my time, I had 65% and was admitted so try and have more than 65% .

JAMB Cut Off Mark For UNIBEN ISD

For JAMB cut off mark of UNIBEN ISD. It has always been 200. Every year 200. So make sure you score up to 200 in JAMB to be able to stand a chance of getting admitted in ISD UNIBEN or kiss your admission bye bye. If you do not score up to 200, do not bother applying in UNIBEN for any course because it will not work. If you still insist of getting admission maybe because you are tired of staying at home. You can go ahead and apply for JUPEB.

Requirements For International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) In UNIBEN

I have said it before, all you have to do is to use the right subject combinations which are: English Language, Literature In English, Government or history and CRK or Economics. Then you must have up to 200 in your JAMB score. If you have D7 in mathematics, you can apply. They will admit you. You can check other best schools where you can study ISD.

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

The courses listed below are the ISD courses done in UNIBEN both the compulsory courses and the elective ones including the course codes and their credit loads. This is for Full Time

First Semester Year 1 (100L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 110 Introduction to international studies and diplomacy 2
ISD 111 A survey of African societies and politics 1 2
ISD 112 Survey of European societies and politics 1 2
ISD 113 Inter-Group relations in Nigeria, early times to 1500 2
PHIL 110 Introduction to logic 3

Below are some of those courses that are elective, The ones you need to select from other departments. They are called borrowed courses. Note that PHL 110 is also a borrowed course but it is compulsory. GST is also compulsory. You must pass GST unless you will not graduate.

CSC 101 Introduction to computing 3
FOL 116 Practical French 3
POL 112 Introduction to Nigerian Government 1 3
ECO 111 Principles of Economics 1 (Micro) 3
GST 111 Use Of English 2
GST 112 Philosophy and Logic 2

Second Semester Year 1 (100L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 120 Introduction to international studies and diplomacy II 2
ISD 121 A survey of African societies and politics II 2
ISD 122 Survey of European societies and politics II 2
ISD 123 Inter-Group relations in Nigeria, early times to 1500 – 1900 2
PHL 120 Introduction To Logic II 3

Below are some of those courses that are elective, The ones you need to select from other departments for the second semester. They are called borrowed courses. Note that you have to do the one you selected from the first semester. If you selected POL112 , you cannot come to second semester and change to another one maybe to FOL116. If you do POL 112 in first semester, then its a must you do POL 122 in second semester. So choose wisely.

FOL 126 Intermediate Practical French Sructures 3
POL 121 Basic Forms of Organization Of Government 3
POL 122 Introduction to Nigerian Government and Politics 3
ECO 121 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 3
GST 121 Peace Studies and Conflicts Resolution 2
GST 122 Nigerian People and Culture 2
GST123 History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 2

First Semester Year 2 (200L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 210 The International Political System I 3
ISD 211 Early Settlement and Group Relations in Southern Africa to 1800 3
ISD 212 State Relations in the Maghreb and the Nile Valley to 1800 3
ISD213 Introduction to Bargaining and Conflict Resolution I 3

Below are the elective courses from other faculties. You need to choose at least three among them. This is where Administrative Law from Faculty of Law comes in. Choose wisely.

FOL 217 Advanced Practical French 3
POL 213 Introduction to African Govt and Politics 3
SAA 214 Social Psychology I 3
CSC 211 Structured Programming in Pascal (ARTS) 3
PUL 215 Administrative law I 4

Second Semester Year 2 (200L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 220 The International Political System II 2
ISD 221 Race Relations in South Africa since 1910 2
ISD 222 Inter. Relat. of the Maghreb and the Nile Valley In the I9th & 20th 2
ISD 223 Introduction to Bargaining and Conflict Resolution II 2
FOL 229 Second Foreign Language Studies II 3
POL 223 Issues in African Govt. and Politics 3
POL 222 Post-Independent Nigerian Politics 3
SAA 224 Social Psychology II 3
PUL 215 Administrative law II 4
CSC 220 Introduction to Data processing 3

First Semester Year 3 (300L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 311 International Relations of Europe 1815 – 1914 2
ISD 312 Introduction to Contemporary Strategic Studies 2
ISD314 Non-state Actors In International Relations 2
ISD315 Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy to 1945 2
ISD 316 Phylosohpy and Methodology of Inter. Studies and Diplomacy I 2
ISD 317 International Economic Relations 2
PUB 313 Public Policy Analysis 3
POL 313 Comparative political system developed 3
ISD 313 History Of Industrial Revolution 2
ECO 314 International Economics 3

Second Semester Year 3 (300L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

CED 300 Entrepreneurship Development 2
ISD 320 History of International Organisations 2
ISD 321 Diplomatic Relations of Europe 1914 – 1945 2
ISD 324 Modern African Political Thoughts 2
ISD 325 American Foreign Relation 1910 – 1945 2
ISD 326 Philosophy and Methodology of Inter. Studies & Diplomacy II 2
ISD 328 Foreign Policies of the Super Powers Since 1945 2
PUB 323 Nigerian Public Administration 3
POL 326 Comparative Political System 3
ECO 328 Comparative Economic System 3

First Semester Year 4 (400L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 410 Advance Contemporary Strategic Studies 2
ISD 411 Nigerian Foreign Policy Since 1960 2
ISD 312 International Relation Since 1945 2
ISD 413 Philosophical Thoughts in International Relations 2
ISD 415 Insurgency and Counter Insurgency 2
ISD 416 Research Project 2
JIL 411 Public International Law 4

Second Semester Year 4 (400L)

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Courses In UNIBEN

ISD 420 Foreign Policies Of African State 2
ISD 421 Advanced Bargaining and Conflict Resolution 2
ISD 422 OAU – A Study in African International Relations 2
ISD 423 Information Management In International Relations 2
ISD 424 Regional Co-operation & Integration In West Africa 2
ISD 425 Modern Diplomatic Practice 2
JIL 422 Public International Law II 4
POL 443 Inter-Governmental Relations 3
ISD 426 Research Project 2

International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Lectures In UNIBEN

Otoide, L. E. (Prof) Professor and Formal Dean
Osadolor, O.B (Dr.) Professor
Ifidon, E.A Professor and Head Of Department of ISD
Nwaokocha, A. O Senior Lecturer
Osarhiemen, F.E


Ikponmwosa, Fran k (Dr.)
Lecturer
Nwaka, J.C (Rev. Sister) Lecturer
Oriakhi, Oghogho Assistant Lecturer
Toby, Emmanuel Assistant Lecturer
Omoregie, P.I Assistant Lecturer
Edigin Collins Assistant Lecturer
Enadaghe, L.O (Mrs) Assistant Lecturer
Osiki, Monday Odion Assistant Lecturer
Orobator Daniel Assistant Lecturer
Aiguoarueghian, Victor Osahon Assistant Lecturer

UNIBEN International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) Part Time

For International Studies and Diplomacy Part Time  in Uniben, you need the same JAMB subject combinations which are English Language, Literature In English, Government or history and CRK or Economics. The lectures for UNIBEN ISD Part Times takes place during the weekends, mostly on Fridays and Saturdays. According to the brochure, lectures on Fridays holds from 5.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturdays from 8.00am to 7.00am with short breaks.

If you have any question regarding anything about ISD in Uniben. Write it on the comment box below and I will give you the answer. But I believe I have written everything you need to know about ISD in UNIBEN.

Written By:
Promise Onwuachu
Promise Onwuachu
I am Promise Onwuachu, CEO of Campusglory.com and undergraduate of International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) in University Of Benin, Nigeria. I love writing and sharing knowledge as long as education and Tech is concerned. Contact Me Here

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  • Promise nice one
    Long Live University of Benin(UNIBEN)
    Long Live International Studies and Diplomacy(ISD)
    Long Live Faculty of Arts
    Long Live Nigeria
    Am proud to be an ISD student
    ✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌

  • Indeed,international studies and diplomacy is one of the best courses one can ever study. The discipline is versatile and dynamic in nature. It exposes students of the discipline the craft and understanding of conflict resolution, bargaining, negotiation,diplomacy,and the nature and working of the international system fundamentally. International studies and diplomacy is evolutionary and not static. It is evolutionary in the sense the content and nature of international system is unfolding. The content and nature of the international system in the nineteenth and twentieth century is quite different from the twenty first century. Graduates of the discipline have unlimited job opportunities. Professionally, they can work in embassies, foreign affairs ministries, as envoys, as diplomats, Sea ports,Air ports,multinational companies/corporations,immigration and other establishments. I equally recommend graduates with indept knowledge of the field to be senior officers in the armed forces. The reason is not far fetched,the major security challenge facing the contemporary world is terrorism and insurgency. Students of the discipline from university of Benin in particular are embedded with the knowledge of terrorism and insurgency and techniques to counter them. Students are exposed to this craft in final year in the course area of “insurgency and counter insurgency” and “advanced contemporary strategic studies”. It is not a gainsaying to assert that international studies and diplomacy is indeed one of the best disciplines. University of Benin has lecturers who are experts in the field and have written journals nationally and internationally in the field.Lecturers in the department include Prof. Leo E.Otoide,former Dean faculty of Arts, an expert in conflict resolution. He was an active member in conflict resolution committee nationally and internationally. Prof. Edward Erhagbe,Dean faculty of Arts,orator, University of Benin, member national confab 2014. A political and social analyst. Prof. Benson O. Osadolor,Dean of students university of Benin. Prof.Ehimika Ifidon,H.O.D. department of history and international studies. Other erudite lecturers in the department include Dr. Odigwe Nwaokocha,Dr. Frank Ikponwosa,Dr. J. C. Nwaka ( Rev.mother). Mr F. Osariemen, Dr. Monday Osiki,Dr Tobby,Miss Oriahki Oghogho,Mr Daniel Orobator,Mr Williams and host of other lecturers.- EZEODOGWO VALENTINE OBINWANNE.

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