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Peace and Conflict Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The Ph.D. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies provides a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to prepare students to pursue independent research aimed at analyzing and resolving the complex issues facing the global milieu of peace and conflict using a variety of conflict resolution, social justice, and peace studies tools, processes, and methods.

About

The program is supervised by the Joint Discipline Committee (JDC), consisting of faculty members of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Courses and thesis direction are offered at both institutions, and students completing the program may elect to receive their degrees from both of the participating universities. Students may choose between a course/practicum option and a thesis option.

Why Study at U of M?

The combination of research and coursework experiences will provide unique opportunities for graduates wishing to work in the professional, teaching, and research domains.

Persons who have done advanced study in the Peace and Conflict Studies field can bring their perspective to a range of professional settings. These include not-for-profit and advocacy organizations at the community, national, and international levels; businesses (e.g., handling cross-cultural training, setting up programs to prevent violence in the workplace, or acting as an ombudsperson); institutions such as hospitals, and educational institutions (including elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools); and governmental agencies and departments.

Accreditation

A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Communication, Problem-Solving, and Trust-building
  • Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • International Conflict Resolution and Peace-building
  • Violence Intervention and Prevention
  • Intercultural Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building
  • Special Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • International Human Rights and Human Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    567

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) earned in either (a) peace & conflict studies; or (b) another related discipline. The appropriateness of the baccalaureate degree will be determined by the Selection Committee.
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Intent. A statement of no more than 1,500 words on academic and professional interests and goals.
  • Publication/Writing Sample. A publication or an academic writing sample such as a Term paper, research report or thesis.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10916 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10916 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4962 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4962 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

To encourage the development of research, the university offers a number of research support programs. A creative works support program is also offered to enhance the overall quality of artistic production at the University. These programs are administered on behalf of the university by the VPRI and Office of Research Services.

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