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Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

The University of Winchester

12 months
9250 GBP/year
6900 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
Lower Second Class

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

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  • International

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man Part-time entry | £3,450 p/a
  • International Students Part-time entry | £4,625 p/a
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