single degree

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (Advanced)

A single 1.5 year graduate award offered by the Department of International Relations

VPCS
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan VPCS
  • Post Nominal MPea&ConStuAd
  • CRICOS code 114598F
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan VPCS
  • Post Nominal MPea&ConStuAd
  • CRICOS code 114598F
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies (Advanced) requires completion of 72 units which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses: 

INTR8052 Key Debates in Peace and Conflict Studies 

INTR8072 Research Designs and Methods

INTR8088 Key Skills in Peace and Conflict Studies 

INTR8086 Meet the practitioner series (0 units)


24 units from completion of one of the following courses:

INTR8038 Thesis (full time)

INTR8039 Thesis (part time)

 

A minimum of 18 units from completion of the following foundational courses:

INTR8020 Atrocity prevention in the 21st century

INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War 

INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics

INTR8077 Women, Peace and Security 

INTR8078 Interventions and Statebuilding: From Fragility to Resilience 

INTR8087 Climate change, Peace and Security 

MEAS8111 Drivers of Violent Extremism: The Local and the Global in the Middle East

POLS8053 Internal Armed Conflicts in Asia

REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World


A maximum of 12 units from completion of thematic courses from the following lists:


1) Asia and the Pacific region-focused courses

ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflict in Asia 

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy

INTR8022 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia

MEAS8109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus

PASI8005 The Politics of Aid and Development in the Pacific

STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia

STST8010 Strategic Studies Concepts and Asia Pacific Conflict

STST8053 Alliances in Asia: Theory, history and practice

            

2) Interdisciplinary courses

DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development 

INTR8032 Global Security 

INTR8045 Global governance 

INTR8050 States, Globalisation and the Movement of Peoples 

INTR8018 Special Topics in International Relations

LAWS8314 Post Conflict Situations and International Law

LAWS8409 Strategic Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict

MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

MEAS8127 Sectarianism: the State and the Roots of Conflict in the Middle East

POLS8027 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

POLS8043 State Formation and Contested Political Orders

REGN8013 Crime, Governance and Security

REGN8023 Governing Global Migration

STST8001 Strategic Studies

STST8052 The Resort to Force - Understanding Military Power

            

3) Professional development

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A

DIPL8015 International Relations Internship

INTR8072 Research Designs and Methods (Mandatory for students who wish to progress to the Master (Advanced))

One course from any of the following areas: 

ARAB – Arabic

INDG – Australian Indigenous Languages 

BURM – Burmese 

CHIN – Cantonese, Modern Chinese, and Taiwanese

FREN – French 

GERM – German 

HIND – Hindi 

INDN – Indonesian 

ITAL – Italian 

JPNS – Japanese 

KORE – Korean 

MNGL – Mongolian 

PERS – Persian  

PORT – Portuguese 

RUSS – Russian 

SPAN – Spanish 

TETM – Tetum 

THAI – Thai

TIBN – Tibetan 

TOKP – Tok Pisin

TURK – Turkish 

VIET – Vietnamese  

Progression Requirements: Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of courses attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Peace and Conflict (Advanced). If students do not meet this requirement they will be transferred to the Master of Peace and Conflict.

Master Research

To satisfy the research requirements of this program, all students are required to complete a research-based project and/or piece of scholarship worth at least 50% in the two six unit compulsory courses.

INTR8052 Key Debates in Peace and Conflict Studies 

INTR8088 Key Skills in Peace and Conflict Studies (currently in CMS creation, ADE confirms there is a single 50% assignment)

All students are required to complete a 24 unit independent research thesis (INTR8039/8039).

Master Research Training

To satisfy the research training requirements of this program, all students are required to complete the research training components of the compulsory courses (INTR8052: Key Debates in Peace and Conflict Studies (6 units) and INTR8088: Key Skills in Peace and Conflict Studies (6 units)), and will gain further research training from assessments such as essay plans, literature reviews, and/or research essays in each of the core courses. INTR8072 Research Designs and Methods in Global Politics provides additional mandatory training as a precursor to undertaking INTR8038/8039 as an independent research thesis.

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • a cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7
  • a cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7
  • a cognate Bachelor or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a cognate Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a cognate Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7
  • a minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program

Alternate Admin Requirements


 

Credit Granted

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$35,490.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$53,370.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)@

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.@

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

For millions worldwide, the threat or reality of violent conflict is a daily reality. The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand the nature of peace and conflict, the causes and experiences of violence, and the many ways in which national and international bodies can respond to those challenges. The program brings together diverse disciplinary insights, demonstrating how the different ways we interpret peace and conflict can influence what we see, what we respond to, and how we may judge success and failure. Drawing particularly on the Asia Pacific but with a global outlook, this award equips its graduates with the abilities to work in a wide range of private, civil society, and governmental organisations. The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (Advanced) also enables students to undertake a substantial independent research project, with appropriate research training, to develop deep expertise in a particular dimension of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the core debates, issues, concepts, and contemporary challenges of peace and conflict studies.
  2. Understand the relationship between the field of peace and conflict studies and other related fields such as international relations, diplomacy, comparative politics, international law, development, and Asia and Pacific studies.
  3. Analyse transnational issues in a globalised environment using analytical and practical conflict analysis skills.
  4. Apply high-level research and writing skills to study peace and conflict studies issues in the Asia and the Pacific region.
  5. Evaluate new challenges to the maintenance of peace and the prevention and resolution of conflict in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms and generate options to address them.
  6. Communicate findings in academic and professional contexts, justifying their approach and methods as appropriate.
  7. Design and undertake a substantial research-led thesis in a way that makes a contribution to knowledge in the field of peace and conflict studies.

Research Strengths

To satisfy the research requirements of this program, all students are required to complete a research-based project and/or piece of scholarship worth at least 50% in the two six unit compulsory courses.

INTR8052 Key Debates in Peace and Conflict Studies 

INTR8088 Key Skills in Peace and Conflict Studies (currently in CMS creation, ADE confirms there is a single 50% assignment)

All students are required to complete a 24 unit independent research thesis (INTR8039/8039).

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