Human Security and Peacebuilding, M.A. | Royal Roads University | Victoria, Canada
24 months
16573 CAD/year
13150 CAD/year
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This Human Security and Peacebuilding program from Royal Roads University is designed for working professionals and university graduates aspiring to work in human security and peacebuilding. You'll further your understanding of the complex relationships between economic, political and social development and human security.

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Key Features

The Human Security and Peacebuilding program from Royal Roads University is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program.

You see peacebuilding as a broad concept — one that transforms societies through short-term development initiatives that become long-term, sustainable peace processes.

Globally, there’s growing demand for leadership in this field. Join professionals working in humanitarian aid, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding.

It's also for those who want to advance their professional practice in conflict-related and post-conflict contexts. To do so, it provides you with theoretical and practical skills to help restore peace and civil society.

Once you have completed this program, you'll be able to work in complex conflict/humanitarian scenarios, use conflict resolution mechanisms to develop peaceful solutions, and communicate effectively to exert strong leadership and empathy in humanitarian crises.

These skills will allow you to work in humanitarian fields, international and domestic non-governmental organizations, and police and military organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Security and Peacebuilding
  • International Law and Global Institutions
  • Social Policy Issues: Social and Economic Insecurity
  • The Politics of Governance and Human Security
  • Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era
  • Managing Complex Projects
  • Research
  • Reframing Child Wellbeing in Complex Global Realities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • * Relevant and related fields are defined by each program based on disciplinary and/or professional practices.  Applicants are required to address how they consider their academic education to be relevant and related to their desired program of study within the personal statement questions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16573 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33146 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    13150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26301 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /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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