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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.

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.

In 2021, the MPCS can be studied via distance as an option.

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