Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

The University of Winchester

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12 months
6700 GBP/year
6700 GBP/year
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This Reconciliation and Peacebuilding programme at The University of Winchester builds a strong understanding into the study and practice of reconciliation and peacebuilding. Drawing on the work and experience of St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, the course delves into psychology, religious studies as well as the arts. 


You will be supported in identifying and understanding the root causes of conflict, and in critically assessing the methods and practices which have the potential to turn violent and destructive conflict into positive and sustainable outcomes. The course gives you the opportunity to reflect on the pivotal relationship between theory and practice and to consider what it is that makes effective peacebuilding and reconciliation.

You will also have the opportunity to become involved with peacebuilding projects and organisations throughout the duration of the Reconciliation and Peacebuilding programme at The University of Winchester.

Study core modules including Foundation of Reconciliation and Peacebuilding, Theories and Dynamics of Reconciliation, and Relidion and Peacebuilding. Supplement these with options including Practical Bridge Buidling, Multi-faith Cooperation on Peacebuilding and Dialogue and Disagreement. You also complete a final assessment, for which you have the option of writing a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words; undertaking a consultancy placement with an organisation working in the field; or participating in and reflecting on a practical peacebuilding project.


Graduates pursue careers working in the fields of international development, conflict management, peacebuilding and international relations. This work is often on international and local Non-Governmental Organisations and government, civil service and peacekeeping institutions such as the United Nations and European Union.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods and Skills
  • Understanding the Nature and Causes of Conflict
  • Religion and Peacebuilding
  • Theories and Dynamics of Reconciliation
  • Consultancy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. The study of conflict resolution and peacebuilding requires the exploration of a wide range of themes and issues which cut across most subject areas, and draws on a range of both qualitative and quantitative methods. 
  • It is important that applicants can demonstrate some knowledge and experience of studying and engaging with contemporary issues, and global themes and challenges, and articulate a personal and professional motivation for engaging in peacebuilding and reconciliation work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA part-time: £3,350
  • International part-time:  £3,350 


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. 

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Reconciliation and Peacebuilding
The University of Winchester


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