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Applications for study at Te Ao Rongomaraeroa | National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies are currently paused. The Masters in Peace and Conflict will be offered again in 2025 with a revised curriculum.

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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.

Te Ao o Rongomaraeroa | the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies affirms the centrality of Te Tiriti O Waitangi as the basis for harmonious relations within Aotearoa New Zealand, therefore we especially welcome peace and conflict research that explores Aotearoa history and is attentive to issues arising for indigenous peoples from the fraught experience of colonisation.

Scholars are encouraged to advance their understandings of 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).

Peace and Conflict Studies at master's and PhD level

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

While we do not have an undergraduate programme, we encourage cross-disciplinary study options.

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPCS)

We offer a coursework Master of Peace and Conflict Studies that 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.

Apply for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies via the qualification page

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Master of Arts or PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies

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