Peacebuilding is viewed as a broad concept which emphasises social transformation integrating short-term (development) initiatives into long-term, sustainable peace processes. The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Human Security and Peacebuilding Human Security and Peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University 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.
Royal Roads University works with an outcomes-based learning model. Learning outcomes are clear, plain language descriptors of knowledge and performance tasks that students demonstrate in order to successfully complete a program.
Within the GD in Human Security and Peacebuilding, there are five key learning outcome domains:
Using learning outcomes helps to clarify a program’s focus, helps students connect their program to their workplace, provides a focus for assessment/evaluation, and helps employers understand the benefits of the program.
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.
Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please visit our program admission page.
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.
Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning.
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Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.33 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.33 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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