24 months
16950 GBP/year
10600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at Coventry University  is rooted in Coventry’s history as a ‘City of Peace and Reconciliation’. This is the Centre’s most established postgraduate course.

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It provides 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 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 at Coventry University 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 provides 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 provides practitioners with opportunities to broaden their professional network and draw on the experience of other practitioner students. We consider this to be useful in the workplace and gaining a formally accredited Postgraduate qualification may enhance career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management in Practice (for all students)

  • Gender, Violence and Justice (for students on the Identity and Culture Pathway)

  • Environment, Conflict and Sustainability (for students on the Peace and Development Pathway)

  • 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

More details

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


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


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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.).
  • Detailed personal statement 
  • Academic transcripts and award certificate of your first degree
  • For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16950 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10600 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK: £10,600 (MA) | £7,066 (PG Dip) | £3,533 (PG Cert)
  • International: £16,950 (MA) | £11,300 (PG Dip) | £5,650 (PG Cert)

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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