Human Security and Peacebuilding, Postgraduate Diploma | Royal Roads University | Victoria, Canada
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Human Security and Peacebuilding

12 months
16667 CAD/year
13244 CAD/year
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At the Human Security and Peacebuilding programme from Royal Roads University you learn about international humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, capacity building and peacebuilding. Discover how economic, political and social development affects human security and peace.


The Graduate Diploma in Human Security and Peacebuilding is a one-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. Leaders like you. Join professionals working in humanitarian aid, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding.

This diploma program is designed for working professionals and university graduates aspiring to work in human security and peacebuilding. You'll build an understanding of the complex relationships between economic, political, and social development, and human security.

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

Program outcomes

Once you have completed this Human Security and Peacebuilding programme from Royal Roads University, 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:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Human Security and
  • Peacebuilding
  • International Law and Global Institutions
  • Social Policy Issues: Social and Economic
  • Insecurity
  • Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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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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    16667 CAD/year
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  • National

    13244 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13244 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
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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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