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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
5646, 089178E
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$30,304 per year / $60,608 total

About this course

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 two 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.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • 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.
  • Graduate ready for a range of careers nationally and internationally, within government, professional and non-government organisations.

Career pathways

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
  • Government relations manager
  • Crisis management adviser
  • Foreign policy adviser