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Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Develop a well-informed understanding of what causes political conflict and the possibilities of finding peaceful solutions.

In this major, you'll be taught by world-class academics who provide insight on conflict prevention strategies, international peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, peace-building and conflict reconciliation processes.

You’ll also explore ethics, justice, gender, Indigenous politics and development issues.

A degree majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies can lead to a global career in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, international development, and humanitarian and community services.


1 in Queensland for politics and international studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Development program coordinator
  • Humanitarian resourcing specialist
  • Defence project manager
  • Intelligence analyst

Graduate salary

Humanities, culture and social sciences (undergraduate)


This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience

What you'll study

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