The Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the University of Ilorin was established in 2008 with the technical support of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) to contribute to the production of the needed manpower for promoting peace, advancing security, accelerating development and managing conflicts in Africa and far beyond. The Centre offers M. A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree courses in Peace and Development Studies.

The Centre offers MA, M.Phil and Ph. D degree courses in Peace and Development Studies as well as MA degree courses in Peace and Security Studies. 

The MA in Peace and Security Studies is a collaborative degree between the CPSS and the Institute for Security Studies of the Nigerian State Security Service designed for personnel of the Nigerian Security Sector. This demand-driven course is within the framework of the security sector reforms agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria and thus a special national assignment which the University of Ilorin is proud to carry out.

MA PEACE AND SECURITY STUDIES
The MA in Peace and Security Studies is a collaborative degree between the CPSS and the Institute for Security Studies of the Nigerian State Security Service designed for personnel of the Nigerian Security Sector. This demand-driven course is within the framework of the security sector reforms agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria and thus a special national assignment which the University of Ilorin is proud to carry out. The Programme makes the University of Ilorin a centre of excellence in Peace and Security Studies in Africa. The programme also has the potential to further boost and develop staff capacity.

Dr. M. A. Adedimeji

Dr. Mahfouz A. Adedimeji, the Ag. Director of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin is a language specialist with research interests in communication, pragmatics, stylistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.  He holds a B.A. (Honours), M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Language from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where he is an Associate Professor.
Dr. Adedimeji has undergone training in media and communications at Governors States University, Illinois, USA, and he holds the FLTA Certificate of the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York, United States.  He also holds the Education Certificates of the Virtual Institute for Higher Education Pedagogy (VIHEP) of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria.