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Applicants for the 2022 Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPCS) programme at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, are invited to apply for a Study Award.

The NCPACS is New Zealand's first centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of non-violence, development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers masters' and doctorate programmes, and conducts high-level research on the causes of violent conflict and the conditions for sustainable peace. It is a postgraduate theory, research and practice centre located within the Division of Humanities.

Their aim is to provide the most advanced theoretical insight into the origins and management of violent conflict, as well as skills for dealing with that in their future academic or practical work. Their regional foci are Aotearoa/New Zealand, Oceania, East, South East and South Asia.

More information about studying at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Scholarship Criteria

One award is open to a Māori or Pacific candidate and another award will be open to all applicants, domestic and international. These awards will be equivalent to the Coursework Masters' scholarships offered by the University of Otago ($10,000 NZD).

Entry requirements for the course are a B+ average in the final year of study or relevant practice experience in a related field. International applicants may need to have English language verification in line with University of Otago requirements.

English language requirements for international students

Application details

Applications close Monday 13 December 2021

If you are interested in applying please send a letter of introduction and motivation, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, your academic record and a letter of academic reference to:

The Centre Manager
Tel +64 3 479 4546
Website: National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

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