Taught course

Peacebuilding

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The online MA in Peacebuilding is designed to enable mid and senior level professionals working in various peacebuilding areas including humanitarian action, post-conflict reconstruction, education, security, social development, law, and governance, to complete a Masters project encompassing specialist study on the theory and practice of peacebuilding and independent research leading to a dissertation. Through our consultancy and applied research work, we come across many individuals in the field who have a wealth of experience but are unable to progress professionally and undertake a postgraduate degree because of work and personal commitments. By providing an opportunity to study online, our participants will be able to use their previous experiences for the accreditation and reflect on them by combining theory and practice. To integrate such previous experiences into the study programme, all applicants are assessed individually by the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). This involves submitting a portfolio, detailing professional achievements which demonstrate practical experience of working in humanitarianism, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. A successful APEL portfolio is awarded 120 Credits of the Masters programme. Relevant academic qualifications are desirable but not essential. Non-native English speakers are required to provide evidence of English language skills to the level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. In order to clarify your possible eligibility for APEL process and suitability for the programme, please contact us directly for further information. All applicants will be interviewed by the course tutors as an essential part of the admission.

Months of entry

January

Course content

OVERVIEW

This course runs once a year from January.

The online MA in Peacebuilding is designed to enable mid- and senior-level professionals working in various peacebuilding areas including humanitarian action, post-conflict reconstruction, education, security, social development, law and governance, to acquire an MA qualification in one year.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The programme evaluates participants’ professional and training experience and mapping it against the first 120M credits of a Masters programme by the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), and allowing them to then complete an MA through a subject specialist assignment and a dissertation.

This course of study consists of one online module on the theory and practice of peacebuilding and independent research leading to a dissertation.

By employing off-campus online educational methods, the degree provides professionals with an excellent opportunity to have comprehensive in-depth knowledge of peacebuilding and practical skills to apply to their work. The participants will benefit from online access to a dedicated team of tutors, discussions with other course participants, and electronic information resources. In addition, two intensive residential workshops will be delivered, typically in January and June.

Follow the link to find out more information about the CTPSR (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations) and the MA Peacebuilding course.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
024 7765 4321