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Field of Study

Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Further develop your capacity to analyse social and political situations, and to engage in and evaluate alternative courses of action.

You'll complete two year-long courses alongside a research thesis, including masterclasses led by researchers in the school and visiting scholars. During this program, your work will focus on understanding and building fundamental skills in political research.

The core of the program is a year-long research project. During this time, you'll work one-on-one with a supervisor to develop a relevant topic, apply appropriate methodologies and present your written conclusions.


1 in Queensland for politics

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Diplomat
  • Diplomatic officer
  • Conflict resolution specialist
  • Conflict adviser
  • Peacekeeping official
  • Humanitarian services coordinator
  • Humanitarian aid official
  • Academic researcher

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Creativity and Design in Political Research
  • Frontiers of Research
  • Honours Research Thesis Part B

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