Taught course

Peace and Conflict Studies

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMA

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Entry requirements

All applications will be evaluated individually with admissions decisions made by CTPSR. Admission decisions are based on the entry criteria elaborated below and an evaluation of the required application documents. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Peace and Conflict Studies programme are as follows:

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 or above degree (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Security Studies, International Relations, Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies, etc.).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, is rooted in Coventry’s history as a ‘City of Peace and Reconciliation’. This is the Centre’s most established postgraduate course. It provides students from all over the world with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of issues, theories and practices relating to peace and conflict. you will be taught how to apply theory and draw on case studies to aid peacebuilding in complex situations. The programme is designed to enhance the skills and abilities of people seeking to achieve and strengthen peace in their local communities and around the world.

The MA is a blended learning course – a mixture of distance and face-to-face study – allowing you the flexibility to integrate your studies with work and personal commitments. We also provide the opportunity to study through our fast-track (APEL*) route which can allow you to gain accreditation for your prior experience and learning, taking into account what you have achieved in your career so far.

Qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies (8 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (16 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Full Term MA Peace and Conflict Studies (24 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Fast-Track MA Peace and Conflict Studies (16 months with APEL by blended/distance-learning, omitting the PG Dip stage).

*Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is the process by which Coventry University awards credits towards a qualification based on a student’s prior learning and experience in, for example, their career, previous qualifications and other, relevant life experience. For this course, Coventry University is able to award a third of the credits of the qualification based on a student’s reflection on the outcomes of their prior experience and learning, providing a fast-track option and an opportunity to complete a master’s degree in 16 months rather than 2 years.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,600 (MA) | £7,066 (PG Dip) | £3,533 (PG Cert) (per year)
International students
£16,950 (MA) | £11,300 (PG Dip) | £5,650 (PG Cert) (per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    16 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Email
infopoint.fah@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 24 7765 8879