The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies qualification can be completed in one year of full-time study or part time over a longer period. Students are required to complete four papers, two of which are compulsory, and either a dissertation or a practicum placement and report.
Study can begin in either semester one (February) or semester two (July). In 2021, the MPCS can be studied via distance as an option.
The field of Peace and Conflict Studies is primarily concerned with an analysis of the origins and nature of violent conflict within and between societies. The MPCS is an inter-disciplinary programme providing students with an advanced qualification in peace and conflict studies, development and peacebuilding. It will position graduates for a wide range of career options in the public and private sectors.