• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Human Security and Peacebuilding programme offered by the Royal Roads University is for current or aspiring professionals interested in advancing their skills in the field of international humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, capacity building, and peacebuilding.

About

In the Human Security and Peacebuilding programme offered by the Royal Roads University, you will learn how to build sustainable peace in complex settings, both at home and across the globe. Learn to advance human security by understanding the short- and long-term needs of an affected population to create strategic plans and operational programs.

The MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding program is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that responds to the increasing demand for leadership in humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding in international contexts. Peacebuilding is viewed as a broad concept which emphasises social transformation integrating short-term (development) initiatives into long-term, sustainable peace processes. The program provides working professionals, or those aspiring to work in the field, with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to help restore peace and civil society in post-conflict contexts.

The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course will be nine weeks in length, with a two-week break between courses.

Who It’s For

Many of our students have experience in complex emergency environments, working in either domestic or international settings within NGOs, government and military, as well as First Nation or indigenous populations. These professionals have experience in human security and peacebuilding, and are now looking to further develop their understanding of the complex interrelationship between economic, political, and social development, and human security. This program will enable them to advance their professional practice in complex conflict-related contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Human Security and Peacebuilding
  • Social Policy Issues: Social and Economic Insecurity
  • The Politics of Governance and Human Security
  • International Law and Global Institutions
  • Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era
  • Diplomacy, Development and Crisis Management
  • Capacity Building: Applied Field Skills, Strategies and Processes
  • Foundations of Research
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Advanced Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Flexible Admission

  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will be required to have a minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree will normally require 10 years of work experience, with a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a leadership or management position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31240 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24790 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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