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MPCS Study Awards,  2017

NCPACS will offer up to 6 Study Awards to a students beginning the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies in 2017, including one full tuition fees scholarship to a Global South scholar.

Find information about the award and the closing date for applications here.

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPCS)

The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies now offers a one year coursework Master of Peace and Conflict Studies. This 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. The Global Future Charitable Trust has provided competitive funding to assist MPCS students from New Zealand who choose the practicum option and wish to travel overseas for their placement. A maximum of $2000 per student is available upon application.

For 2017, a number of $10,000 Study Awards will be offered, either as tuition fee subsidy or a monthly stipend. Applications will be called in October 2016.

Follow this link to apply for the MPCS.

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Peace and Conflict Studies analyses violent conflict

The field of Peace and Conflict Studies addresses some of the most enduring and intractable problems confronting humanity. It is primarily concerned with an analysis of the origins and nature of violent conflict within and between societies.

Scholars within this area are interested in understanding how to generate both negative peace (an absence of violence and war) and positive peace (social institutions that remove sources of injustice, violence and socio-political exclusion).

Graduates can study Peace and Conflict Studies

Typically, NCPACS students will possess undergraduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, such as law, education, psychology and politics.

We do not have an undergraduate programme.

Study towards a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts or PhD

Download the 2016 Student Handbook.

Download the off-campus advice form for students who are travelling.

Download the assignment cover sheet.