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Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelors of Music (Honours) / 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 2021

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

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Peace & Conflict Analysis
  • Introduction to Political Ideas
  • Introduction to International Inequality & Development
  • Theories of Peace and Conflict Studies

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