Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies

Study Discipline: Social Sciences
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey towards understanding the complexities of conflict and the pathways to peace with our Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. Delve into the nuanced dynamics of contemporary conflicts while exploring innovative strategies for conflict resolution and peacebuilding.


Immerse yourself in a half-year full-time program (or part-time equivalent) led by world-renowned academics and researchers at the forefront of peace and conflict studies. Gain insights from experts specializing in areas such as Indigenous politics, gender, ethics, justice, development, security, and the environment, drawing on their extensive research experience in conflict settings.

As a student in our program, housed within the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs, you’ll benefit from a rich learning environment that fosters critical thinking and global perspectives. Opportunities for applied fieldwork experience, independent study, or research projects further enhance your learning journey, allowing you to make a tangible impact on real-world issues.

Admission Requirements

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • Completion of post-secondary studies with 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant work experience.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications include peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, history, economics/political economy, anthropology, or law.
  • Evidence of relevant work experience supported by a letter from your employer stating the nature and duration of your work.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, and speaking 19.
  • PTE Academic – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.
  • BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
  • CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all sub-bands.
  • OET is not accepted.
  • Writing Politics
  • Foundations in Political Ideas
  • Security and Development
  • Conflict Resolution

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $20,560
  • Domestic:$14,000

Future Career Outcomes

Chart your path towards a rewarding career where you’ll be at the forefront of promoting peace and resolving conflicts on both local and global scales. Join a league of successful alumni making meaningful contributions across diverse sectors.

Equipped with a deep understanding of conflict dynamics and practical peacebuilding strategies, you’ll be poised to address the pressing challenges of our time. Our program’s emphasis on skill development ensures your readiness to navigate the complexities of conflict resolution and peacebuilding in the ever-evolving landscape of international affairs.

Visa Requirements:

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