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MPaCS Peace and Conflict Studies (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 5644
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
25200 AUD
National
19360 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

The Master in Peace and Conflict Studies is a coursework program aimed at developing conceptual and empirical understanding and skill sets in research and knowledge development in the field of peace and conflict. Students will gain an advanced understanding of how conflicts emerge and how they can be managed and solved in a nonviolent manner. Topics covered span from the local to the global and include issues such as peacebuilding, conflict resolution and prevention, mediation, nonviolence, gender and security as well as peace and development.

MPaCS is a uniquely flexible program designed to prepare you to confront a range of global issues. UQ offers a comprehensive range of courses in areas such as conflict resolution, mediation, peace building and human protection work. Students can choose to focus on coursework or undertake a research thesis over two semesters. Students also have the opportunity for fieldwork working closely with an organization in Australia or overseas. 

A Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies is also available.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold :

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

 For International students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

  • An approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Part A:

  • POLS7502 Conflict Resolution
  • POLS7505 Peacebuilding
  • POLS7512 Contested Peace: Critical Concepts in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • POLS7550 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

      Part B:
      Students may choose any combination of courses from the study areas in Part B.

      Conflict Resolution:

  • CRMD7000 Mediation
  • POLS7306 International Crisis Management
  • POLS7506 Arms Control & Disarmament
  • POLS7510 Culture, Conflict and Reconciliation
  • POLS7513 Conflict Analysis and Prevention

      Peacebuilding:

  • POLS7190 Indigenous Politics within and beyond the state
  • POLS7504 Contemporary Peacekeeping
  • POLS7514 Philosophies and Practice of Nonviolence
  • POLS7515 Hybridity, Local Peace and Governance
  • POLS7523 Gender, Peace and Security in Global and Local Perspective

      Human Protection:

  • POLS7503 Ethics and Human Rights
  • POLS7524 Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence
  • POLS7530 Introduction to the Responsibility to Protect
  • POLS7531 Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention
  • POLS7532 Practices of Atrocity Prevention

      Part C:

  • HIST7405 Genocide in the Modern World
  • POLS7101 Dynamics of Governance
  • POLS7111 Dynamics of Public Policy
  • POLS7207 Independent Study
  • POLS7325 Security and Development
  • POLS7509 Gender and the Global Politics of Development
  • POLS7518 Specialist Studies in Peace and Conflict
  • POLS7521 Applied Fieldwork Experience
  • SOCY7339 Introducing Quantitative Research
  • POLS7701 Research Methods
  • POLS7704 Research Report
  • POLS7705 Research Thesis
  • POLS7706 Research Thesis

      Part D:

  • POLS7000 Writing Politics
  • POLS7001 Researching Politics
  • POLS7551 Studying Peace and Conflict

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

 

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