Master of 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

Master's degree

Duration

12 Months

Scholarship Available

Yes

Language

English

About this Study Course

Emerge as a catalyst for positive change with our Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program, equipping you with the knowledge and practical skills to navigate the complexities of conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding in today’s global landscape. Delve deep into the underlying forces driving contemporary conflicts and explore innovative pathways towards sustainable peace.

Overview

Join the ranks of renowned academics and researchers at UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies, a global leader in peace and conflict studies research and teaching. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a spectrum of topics, including peacebuilding, conflict resolution and prevention, mediation, nonviolence, gender and security, and peace and development.

Gain invaluable insights into the emergence and management of conflicts, cultivating a nuanced understanding of how to facilitate peaceful resolutions in diverse contexts. Upon graduation, you’ll be primed for a myriad of national and international career opportunities across government, professional, and non-government sectors.

Admission Requirements

  • 2-year degree (32 units of study)
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with a GPA of 5.0 on a 7-point scale.
  • 1.5-year degree (24 units of study)
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 5.0, or
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies from UQ or the Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from UQ, with a GPA of 4.0, or
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with a GPA of 5.0, plus 3 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience.
  • 1-year degree (16 units of study)
    • Bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 5.0, or
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, plus the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies from UQ, with a GPA of 4.0.
  • 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 Politics, Policy and International Relations
  • Security and Development
  • Peacebuilding

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $41,120
  • Domestic:$28,000

Future Career Outcomes

Forge a path towards impactful careers where you’ll actively contribute to fostering peace and resolving conflicts on a global scale. Learn from real-world examples of successful alumni and understand how our program aligns with industry demands, ensuring your readiness to tackle the evolving challenges of the job market. Develop essential skills tailored to the needs of today’s peace and conflict resolution landscape, setting the stage for a fulfilling and impactful career journey.

Visa Requirements:

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