Bachelor of Global Peace & Social Justice

Bachelor of Global Peace and Social Justice

This 3 years Bachelor of Global Peace and Social Justice program has endeavored to educate students and the wider community about past and ongoing injustices and how to recognize systemic violence. The program has also worked to equip students with the tools to challenge and transform a system that allows injustice to continue.

The program seeks to understand the root causes for social injustice and violence locally, nationally and internationally. We seek to find ways to mitigate, transform and prevent conflicts and work towards the creation of thriving and equitable communities.

This program is concerned with the intersections of social conflict, violence, oppression, politics and culture.

Why Global Peace & Social Justice is a good study choice? 

Global Peace and Social Justice is an engaged discipline and our students and faculty are involved in the promotion of societal health and wellbeing through projects for peace education and human rights around the world.

Our interdisciplinary slate of courses provides students with an informed understanding of their self and the world around them. We prompt students to examine their social locations and ethical responsibilities and equip them with the skills necessary to transform relationships of conflict and strategies into ties of social solidarity that make peace and justice possible.

In recent years, the term “social justice” has become just as prominent as “human rights.” What is social justice exactly? It’s essentially a concept of fairness within a society. That applies to fairness in wealth, opportunities, basic needs, and more.

Therefore, along with courses that enhance the critical thinking and writing skills of students, there are also many opportunities for community-based learning through our experiential learning courses and public engagement events sponsored by the Somali Institute for Defense and International Studies.

UNIGOVEC’s program puts particular emphasis on nonviolence as an overarching value and practice area. It has developed on an arena for practical peace building, which it shares with students in the program. Students are oriented to apply their knowledge through experiential learning, and to think about social action through a critical and responsible lens. Classes encourage problem-based and inquiry learning processes in small groups.

Bachelor of Global Peace & Social Justice Curriculum

To obtain a Bachelor of Global Peace & Social Justice Degree, students are required to complete 180 credits. Courses may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Year 1

Introduction to Law introduces students to legal concepts, principles and procedures. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the structure of legal system including the role of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches; the philosophical underpinnings of law; the history of law. The course involves substantial reading and writing.

This subject covers the fundamentals that will allow you to understand Somalia’s constitutional system and the nature of the Somali state. This course offers an introduction to Somali constitutional law. In addition to examining questions of interpretive method, the course focuses on the powers of the federal government and the allocation of decision making authority among government institutions, including both federalism and separation of powers.

  • This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the basic principles of marketing, practices, and the application of these practices. This course examines our present-day marketing system from a managerial point of view and has a current events component to help emphasize the marketing principles in today’s business world.
  • This academic writing skills course has comprehensive lessons. Each lesson includes a practical assignment which is designed to help you improve your writing. All assignments are personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll be receiving expert feedback at each stage of the course.
  • During this course, we will be addressing introductory concepts; the market system; price determination; demand and utility; competitive supply; cost analysis; market structures; equilibrium of the firm; pricing of factor inputs; land rents; wages; interest and capital.

What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, persuasion, emotions, and social behavior. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in people, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

  • The purpose of this course is to discuss the effects on modern business of the widespread application of information technology, including the evolution of new business models. We focus on electronic commerce as a highly visible example of the impact of information technology on international business.
  • The course is designed to provide a solid understanding of operations management methods. Students will gain experience together with knowledge of techniques and tools to support decisions made within the context of operations. There will be an opportunity to gain a clear understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches to operations management. The schedule will include product planning, quality management and control, forecasting demand, process planning, measuring and improving performance, managing capacity, resource planning, managing the supply chain, and facilities location.

Year 2

The Human Rights and Social Justice course is designed to promote a critical understanding of the human rights discourse. The course covers modern human rights institutions and how these work for state and non-state actors. The course also explores the political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights and social justice which underpin current systems.

This course addresses different ways of thinking about the relationship between development and human rights, and addresses critical contemporary issues as global and local poverty, national and global inequalities and environmental challenges. The course offers critical examinations of practices of international development agencies, as appropriated by civil society, and thorough the application of a rights based approach to selected human rights issues, notably, poverty, health, climate change and land polices.

The course examines specific strategies for community organizing for social justice in a diverse and society. It examines core concepts of social justice and practical steps for bringing people together to set goals and priorities, assess community assets and needs, develop action plans, and build support for implementation.

This online course provides a brief introduction to basic skills related to the Norwegian speaking skills, communication skills, ‘ everyday life, basic skills and profiles for basic skills at work. Basic Norwegian is an age-independent and level-based plan that focuses on beginner education in Norwegian.

In this subject, you will gain a deeper understanding of administrative law, with a focus on public administration. We will study the activities of public administrations and their main constituent entities, which are endowed with certain powers that give them a position of superiority with regard to citizens, so that they can effectively serve the general interest.

This course introduces the student to a number of essential mathematical and statistical techniques that are extensively used in business and management. Particular attention will be paid to the circumstances in which the methods considered should be employed. The following quantitative methods will be included: equations and graphs; measures of location and dispersion; indices; probability and normal distribution; basic optimisation; critical path analysis; correlation and simple linear regression; time series forecasting. Appropriate software (eg Excel) will be used to support learning.

In this subject, you will gain a basic understanding of the main international organisations created since the birth of this new subject – public international law – in the 19th century: the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc.

This course focuses on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia such as human rights, the rule of law, general standards of international law, justice, participatory consultative and inclusive government, the separation of powers between the legislature, executive and an independent judiciary, in order to ensure accountability.

  • This subject provides an introduction to the main characteristics of the laws that govern the relationships between the main stakeholders in international society (public international law). We will cover topics such as the use of force, the law of the sea, aviation law, environmental law, etc.

The aim of this subject is to collectively cultivate social awareness in the practice of our profession. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and competencies as a student of law by taking part in social work projects with special groups such as elderly people, at-risk youth and immigrants, as well as cases having to do with environmental problems.

Year 3

This course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you’ll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.

  • Advanced Argument Essays

In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you’re going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

  • Synthesis Essay

In classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.

  • Documented Essay

In this course, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.

In this subject, you will gain a basic understanding of the main international organisations created since the birth of this new subject – public international law – in the 19th century: the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc.

On completion of this subject, you will be able to apply tax regulations pertaining to forms of indirect taxation, specifically the value-added tax and the transfer tax and stamp duty.

  • The purpose of this course is to discuss the concept of intellectual property and the legal that have developed over time to encourage and control it. We consider copyright patent and trademark regimes together with related areas such as licensing and trade secrets.
  • The International Trade Logistics course ​is designed and developed for learners to acquire a specialized knowledge and to gain competence in logistics and international trade of an organization

Individual Research course are a great way for students to gain research experience while completing requirements for their undergraduate degrees.

In this subject, you will acquire the necessary knowledge about international and European environmental law. Through practical application, you will learn about the most important international agreements, regulations and environmental guidelines and the future challenges they entail, among other topics.

  • This course offers a general introduction to the World International Trade Law (WTO Law), EU-law, Africa and the other parts of the world. Exploring the structure, principles and main WTO Agreements shaping international trade within the WTO will provide the students with a birds-eye view to international trade framework in general. The study of the relationship between WTO and EU will consist of the analysis of the status of the EU in the WTO, and the legal effect of WTO law in the EU.
  • Between your second and final year, you’ll have the option to study or do a work placement for up to one year. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.

    This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement sandwich year. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.

    Our dedicated Careers and Employment team are here to help guide you through the process.

    If you take up a work placement between your second and third year of study, at The University of Government and Economics you’ll pay no tuition fee for this year. We’ll ask you to make your decision in your second year, so there is plenty of time to think about it.

 Job positions for Global Peace & Social Justice Major

Global Peace & Social Justice is a great study choice in the increasingly connected modern world. A degree in Global Peace & Social Justice opens up many different employment opportunities. However, because the subject is so broad, some of the jobs you could earn may require further, more specialized education. The common jobs for Global Peace & Social Justice Majors are:

  1. – Journalist
  2. – Professor after PhD
  3. – Human rights lawyer
  4. – Peace negotiator
  5. – Human resources director
  6. – Diplomat

Work placement or study option: Between your second and final year, you’ll have the option to study or do a work placement for up to one semester. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.

Entry Requirements:

Document Requirements:

  • You will be required to submit the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this bachelor’s degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current secondary school, then you can still apply and you can provide your High School Certificate at a later date.

Your Secondary’s or University Certificate and Transcript:

  • Upload your secondary school’s certificate or university’s certificate and a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your high school (s) (original) or university if you are planning to earn double bachelor degree.

Personal Statement:

  • A photo passport and a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular bachelor’s degree programme.

You can apply and upload documents here


Application Fees: $30

Tuition fee per semester: $200

Study information

start:15 September 2023 – campus
10 October 2023 – online studies
11 January 2023 – online studies
15 March 2023 – online studies.
Place of Study:

Mogadishu and Online Studies

Contact WhatsApp: +252610171010

Application Deadline:Continuous recording. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
Duration::3 years full-time (campus and online studies)
4 years part-time (online studies only)
Degree::Bachelor Degree (Professional Degree)


Ahmed Shirac

Course instructor

Jibril Mohamed

Co-program leader and subject instructor

Wafa Wardah

Course advisor and graduation policy.

Abdijabaar Sh. Ahmed

Program leader and course instructor

Rooda Mohamed

Course instructor

Admission Office


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The University of Government and Economics is specialized university for public policy and economics. The University’s goal is to improve public policy, economics and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, just and sustainably prosperous.

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