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Major

Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelor of International Studies

Develop a well-informed understanding of what causes political conflict, and the possibilities of finding peaceful solutions.

Issues you'll examine include peacekeeping, ethics and justice, Indigenous politics and development politics.

This major will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of equity, diversity and inclusivity in peace and conflict dynamics as well as the knowledge of strategies and processes for responding to, managing and resolving conflict locally and internationally.

You'll graduate equipped with the skills to translate learning into policy, engagement and impact.

You'll find many career pathways before you in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, international development, and humanitarian and community services.

Highlights

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:

  • Development program coordinator
  • Humanitarian resourcing specialist
  • Defence project manager
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Peacekeeping official
  • Conflict resolution specialist
  • Mediator
  • Community development practitioner
  • Conflict adviser

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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience

What you'll study

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

  • Introduction to Peace & Conflict Analysis
  • Introduction to Political Ideas
  • Introduction to International Inequality & Development
  • Theories of Peace and Conflict Studies

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