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Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelors of Arts / Laws (Honours)

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

In this major, you'll be taught by world-class academics who provide insight on conflict prevention strategies, international peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, peace-building and conflict reconciliation processes.

You’ll also explore ethics, justice, gender, Indigenous politics and development issues.

A degree majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies can lead to a global career in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, international development, and humanitarian and community services.


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QS World University Rankings 2024

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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

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

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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