An International Advisory Board for the Africa Energy Security Management Programme (AESMP) has been constituted. The AESMP leads to a degree of Master’s in Energy Security Management Programme (MESM) of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in collaboration with the Umaru Shinkafi Centre for Africa Extractive Policy Research (USCAEPR).
Applications are invited from suitably and qualified candidates for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna in collaboration with Umaru Shinkafi Centre for Africa Extractive Policy Research Professional Master programme in Energy Security Management (MESM) for the 2017/2018 Academic Session.
The MASTER IN ENERGY SECURITY MANAGEMENT (MESM) programme is robustly structured as a research master’s degree on the inter-disciplinary concerns on energy security of African countries and its interaction with national security. It is also focuses on the drafting and negotiation skills for the investments, financial, tax, royalty, contracts administration, project management, supply chain management, trans – border maritime, legal and arbitration aspects of the oil, gas, mining, electricity and renewable energy sectors of African countries.
It is pursuant to the above focus that the MESM programme covers the syllabus and deliveries that are known with the disciplines of LLM, MBA and MPA with an international benchmark and from an African perspective. The MESM programme shall discuss energy security threats from the producers as well as from the buyers’ perspectives.
The MESM programme shall similarly introduce students to legacy and contemporary issues pertaining to the ownership of energy resources in Africa and how these legacy issues have affected the development of the energy resources in the continent as well as the continent’s long term strategic interests.
The MESM programme shall use world class peer reviewed approach and training that are knitted in emerging licensing regimes for the extractive and electricity sectors.
Programmme Postgraduate Degree Programmes
- A professional Master programme in Energy Security Management (MESM) is available for interested candidates.
Duration of Programme
- Each admitted student for the masters degree programme shall pursue 18 months (3) semester of study for course work and final year project
- A first Degree with minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Geology, Law, Sciences, Political Science, Taxation, Economics, Business Administration, Accountancy, Statistics or International Relations is the criteria for admission to the MESM programme. Other criteria are as stipulated by the National University Commission (NUC) Nigeria.
Application Closing Date
19th September, 2017.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to purchase Application Form at the:
NDA Old Site
Umaru Shinkafi Centre for Africa Extractive Policy Research,
Km 26, Abuja-Keffi Expressway.
Submission of Application
Completed application form and photocopies of Credentials, Acknowledgement Form, Referee Form, Application for Transcripts Form and Medical Report Form, should be submitted to:
Ribadu Campus Nigerian Defence Academy,