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Master of  Peace and Conflict Studies

Program code: 5645

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years 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 18-month master's is for those who have a qualification in the same area or a combination of professional experience and a degree – see Program Details for all entry requirements.
  • Undertake advanced-level coursework covering issues such as peace building, conflict resolution, mediation, 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.
  • Make the most of opportunities to participate in fieldwork and 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 and ways to move from conflict to peace.

  • Students

    Graduate Megan Smith is creating change in post-conflict zones

     

  • Teaching staff

    Multicultural learning environment

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

  • Professional experience

    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.

  • 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

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
    5645
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

A GCPaCS* or GCMedConfRes* or GCAP* or GCIS* or GDipIS* from the university with a GPA of 5; or

An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.

*Please note the GCPaCS or GCMedConfRes or GCAP or GCIS or GDipIS can only be used as the basis of entry into the program if you already have an existing approved degree in the same discipline.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

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:

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies:

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 Master of 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 $21,340
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

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 Master of Peace and Conflict Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies is 5645. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, history, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and Law.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

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 Master of 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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