Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

Students enrolled in the GCPaCS complete:

8 units from the MPaCS Course List below, consisting of:
8 units for Part A; or
4 units from Part A and 4 units from Part B; or
8 units from Part D

Note: Students enrolling in the Graduate Certificate should seek advice from the Program Director about course selection before enrolling. Students who do not have a degree in the same discipline are recommended to select 8 units from the Part D courses.


Students enrolled in the 16 units MPaCS complete:

16 units from the MPaCS Course List below, consisting of:
8 units for Part A; and
8 units from Part B.

Students enrolled in the 24 unit MPaCS complete:

24 units from the MPaCS Course List below, consisting of:
8 units for Part A; and
6 units from Part B; and
10 units from Part B and/or Part C.

Students enrolled in the 32 unit MPaCS complete:

32 units from the MPaCS Course List below, consisting of:
8 units for Part A; and
6 units from Part B; and
8 units for Part D; and
10 units from Part B and/or Part C

Students enrolled in the 32 unit program should take all their required Part D courses in their first semester of studies.

Part A

Course Code Units Course Title
POLS7502 2 Conflict Resolution
POLS7505 2 Peacebuilding
POLS7512 2 Contested Peace: Critical Concepts in Peace and Conflict Studies
POLS7550 2 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

Part B

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

Conflict Resolution

Course Code Units Course Title
CRMD7000 4 Mediation
POLS7306 2 International Crisis Management
POLS7506 2 Arms Control & Disarmament
POLS7510 2 Culture, Conflict and Reconciliation
POLS7513 2 Conflict Analysis and Prevention

Peacebuilding

Course Code Units Course Title
POLS7190 2 Indigenous Politics within and beyond the state
POLS7504 2 Contemporary Peacekeeping
POLS7514 2 The Politics and Power of Nonviolence
POLS7515 2 Hybridity, Local Peace and Governance
POLS7523 2 Gender, Peace and Security in Global and Local Perspective

Human Protection

Course Code Units Course Title
POLS7503 2 Ethics and Human Rights
POLS7524 2 Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence
POLS7530 2 Introduction to the Responsibility to Protect
POLS7531 2 Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention
POLS7532 2 Practices of Atrocity Prevention

Part C

Course Code Units Course Title
HIST7405 2 Genocide in the Modern World
POLS7101 2 Dynamics of Governance
POLS7111 2 Dynamics of Public Policy
POLS7207 2 Independent Study
POLS7325 2 Security and Development
POLS7509 2 Gender and the Global Politics of Development
POLS7518 2 Specialist Studies in Peace and Conflict
POLS7521 2 Applied Fieldwork Experience
SOCY7339 2 Introducing Quantitative Research
POLS7701 2 Research Methods
POLS7704 4 Research Report
POLS7705 8 Research Thesis
POLS7706 8 Research Thesis

Part D

Course Code Units Course Title
POLS7000 4 Writing Politics
POLS7013 2 Foundations in Political Ideas
POLS7551 2 Studying Peace and Conflict