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Graduate Certificate in  Peace and Conflict Studies

Program code: 5648

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Gain a deeper understanding of peace and conflict at the national and international level as you develop the skills needed to engage in conflict analysis and resolution, peacekeeping, and peace building.

  • This six-month program is suitable for those with an approved degree, or post-secondary study and relevant work experience – see Program Details.
  • Undertake advanced-level coursework covering issues such as peace building, conflict resolution, mediation, nonviolence, and peace and development.
  • Learn from industry experts and study alongside students who come from a range of countries and backgrounds.
  • Graduate with a standalone qualification, or use your qualification as a pathway to our Master of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Delivered by world-class academics and researchers, the program encourages you to develop an understanding of varied forms of conflict and resistance as well as ways to move from conflict to peace.

  • Why study

    Multicultural learning environment

    You will study alongside students who come from a range of countries and backgrounds, giving you a global perspective.

  • Fast Facts

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    This program is housed in the School of Political Science and International Studies, which has a lively intellectual culture and hosts high-profile annual lectures, research seminars and public lectures.

  • Students

    Graduate Megan Smith is creating change in post-conflict zones

  • Diversity

    Flexible course options

    Tailor your studies with the flexibility to select courses in your areas of interest, including conflict resolution, peacebuilding and human protection.

Career outcomes

Graduates go on to a range of careers nationally and internationally and find employment within government, professional, and non-government organisations.

Summary

  • Program code
    5648
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved degree with a GPA of 4.5; or

Have completed post-secondary studies and relevant work experience, approved by the executive dean.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,670
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies is 5648. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Professional experience requirements same discipline can be demonstrated with 3 years work experience in a relevant peace and conflict organisation Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 3 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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