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Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

Overview

Graduate with the knowledge and practical skills to engage in conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in the contemporary global context.

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies will build your knowledge about the forces that generate contemporary conflict and the processes and practices that contribute to conflict, resolution and peacebuilding.

The one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program is delivered by world-renowned academics and researchers with expertise in areas such as Indigenous politics, gender, ethics, justice, development, security and the environment. They'll draw on their research experience in conflict settings to help you develop an understanding of varied expressions of conflict and resistance, and ways to move from conflict to peace.

The program is housed in the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs within UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies, which is recognised internationally as a leader in peace and conflict studies research and teaching.

You'll study alongside students from a range of countries and backgrounds, giving you a global perspective. There are opportunities for applied fieldwork experience, independent study or research experience on Australian or overseas projects.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5644
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$31520 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5644
CRICOS Code
089176G
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies, recognised globally as a leader in peace and conflict studies research and teaching.
  • Benefit from topics covering issues such as peacebuilding, conflict resolution and prevention, mediation, nonviolence, gender and security, as well as peace and development.
  • Learn how conflicts emerge and how they can be managed and solved in a nonviolent manner.
  • Join The Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs, a networking hub that takes the student experience to a new level and improves the quality and employability of graduates as future leaders.

1 in Queensland for politics and international studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for social policy and administration

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Writing Politics
  • Foundations in Political Ideas
  • Studying Peace and Conflict
  • Peacebuilding

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • UN special rapporteur
  • Peacekeeping official
  • NGO manager
  • Indigenous rights adviser
  • Humanitarian aid official
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Human rights advocate
  • Foreign policy adviser
  • Diplomatic corps official
  • Conflict resolution specialist

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

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

Prerequisites

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

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

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, 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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

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Indicative annual fee

AUD $31,520

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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.

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Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $22,400

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit