Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to engage in conflict analysis and resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding with the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies.

  • This one-year master's program is suitable for those with an approved honours degree – see Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Undertake advanced coursework covering issues such as peace building, conflict resolution and prevention, mediation, gender and security, nonviolence, and peace and development.
  • Learn from experts in indigenous politics, justice, and security, and study alongside students who come from a range of countries and backgrounds.
  • Take advantage of fieldwork opportunities beyond the classroom as you gain valuable hands-on experience working closely with an organisation in Australia or overseas.

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 Nabi Sahak reflects on his time at UQ


  • Alumni
    "I loved the international mix of the UQ program, which draws people with such a diverse array of experiences, both personal and professional, from every corner of the globe. With the small class sizes, this meant constant debate and free-flowing exchange of ideas and perspectives - what a graduate program should be all about". Cody Griggers, Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (2012)

Career outcomes

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


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


An approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of 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 Master of 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Courses and Programs

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