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Graduate Certificate in  Peace and Conflict Studies

Program code: 5648
CRICOS code: 089179D

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

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
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    089179D

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.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application 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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $14,160
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the 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. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

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

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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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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