12 months
25888 USD/year
5586 USD/year
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Study the causes, dynamics and consequences of political violence, and explore practical and ethical approaches to its prevention and resolution with this Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies from University of Auckland. 

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The world is currently afflicted by many forms of political violence, from civil war and mass killings in the name of religion and ideology, to the radicalisation of people for terrorism.

In this Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies from University of Auckland  you can advance your knowledge and skills in the study of war, ethnic and religious conflict, cybercrime, terrorism and radicalisation.

You can learn from researchers who have worked for international institutions such as the United Nations and World Bank.


You can develop your potential for roles in government and security, international organisations, policy making, peacekeeping and post-conflict development. 

Our graduates in this field have careers in government agencies, non-governmental and corporate organisations in a number of countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Conflict analyst
  • Counterterrorism analyst
  • Development consultant
  • Disaster management specialist
  • Humanitarian worker
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Peace and reconciliation advisor
  • Policy advisor

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Ethnic Conflict and Civil War
  • From Dresden to Drones: The Ethics of War
  • Research Design in Empirical Political Inquiry
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught/Research 120 points  

  • You must have completed a one-year postgraduate qualification following an undergraduate degree, or an equivalent four-year undergraduate degree, in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Taught 180 points    

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0. This programme draws upon multiple disciplines to study conflict and terrorism, so a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25888 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5586 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,782 – $8,661.60
  • International: NZ$36,086

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /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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