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Peace and Conflict Studies 

Coventry University

Master Blended
24 months
8700 GBP/year
8700 GBP/year
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The MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, is rooted in Coventry University history as a ‘City of Peace and Reconciliation’. This is the Centre’s most established postgraduate course.

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The MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at Coventry University  aims to provide students from all over the world with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of issues, theories and practices relating to peace and conflict. you will be taught how to apply theory and draw on case studies to aid peacebuilding in complex situations. The programme is designed with the aim to enhance the skills and abilities of people seeking to achieve and strengthen peace in their local communities and around the world.

Career prospects

The MA in Peace and Conflict Studies is currently taught by experts in the broad field of peace and conflict studies and is informed by their research, practice and activism. The programme aims to provide students with a deeper insight into theoretical and practical challenges in contemporary peacebuilding.

The course seeks to create a learning community sharing and debating ideas and challenges with academic staff, alumni and current students during the course and long after it has concluded. The course aims to provide practitioners with opportunities to broaden their professional network and draw on the experience of other practitioner students. We consider rhis to be useful in the workplace and gaining a formally accredited Postgraduate qualification may enhance career progression. This course will aim to equip students who have an interest in peace and conflict with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work for a broad range of organisations. 

A Coventry University MA in Peace and Conflict Studies aims to equip students to work for international non-government organisations, multi-national government organisations like the United Nations, regional communities such as the European Union or the Economic Community of West African States, faith groups, faith-based organisations, community organisations, the private sector, think tanks and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design in CTPSR
  • Dissertation in CTPSR
  • Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century
  • Philosophies of Non-Violence and Reconciliation
  • Peacebuilding: Theories into Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 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

  • All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. 

Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Peace and Conflict Studies programme are as follows:

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • £5,800 (PGDip)
  • £2,900 (PGCert)


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