Master of Peace and Conflict Studies




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
One of only a handful of programs of its kind in the world, the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies provides a distinctive qualification in a growing field and can be tailored to your interests. In addition to a core program of peace and conflict studies units, you can pursue electives from a range of disciplines, including development studies, human rights, political economy, international relations and security studies. From justice and reconciliation after mass violence to the role of religion in war and peace, a broad range of subjects is on offer.
You can complete a dissertation or undertake a social justice internship pathway in the latter stages of the degree, preparing you for higher degree research or professional practice. Our distance-learning program allows mid-career professionals to obtain a globally recognised qualification without having to relocate to Sydney. Candidates for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies are required to complete 72 credit points including:
(a) a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points from core electives: and
(c) a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the Peace and Conflict Studies subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.
(d) 6 credit points from capstone units of study
Progression rules
Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Candidates must maintain a credit average result or above, normally over at least the first 4 units of study, in order to qualify for admission to the dissertation units of study. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study.
Graduate opportunities
Our graduates enjoy challenging and rewarding professional careers with the United Nations, non-government organisations, media organisations, the private sector, government departments and agencies. A number of our graduates have gone on to pursue a PhD and academic career.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Entry in the 1 year or 1.5 year degree program is determined by the criteria below:
Admission to candidature for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (1.5 years full-time) requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, with a major in the humanities or social sciences; or an equivalent qualification
Admission to candidature for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (1 year full-time) requires:
(a) completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or
(b) an Honours degree in a relevant discipline or
(c) relevant professional work experience and a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average or an equivalent qualification

English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1.5 years)

A$35,500.00 (US$ 27,768) per year

5 March 2018, 30 July 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia