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Peace and Conflict Studies PgCert, PGDip, MA 2018/19 entry

Course code:

AHT003

Study options:

8 months (blended/distance)
16 months (blended/distance)
15 months (fast-track), 24 months (blended/distance)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

£2,458 (PgCert) • £4,916 (PgDip) • £7,374 (MA)

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321


Overview

MA Peace and Conflict studies is delivered by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. It is the centre’s flagship programme building on the legacy of Coventry as a city for peace and reconciliation. You will not only learn about the value of peace and conflict studies but will also be inspired by the city’s reputation and legacy.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of peace and conflict theories, issues and practices, and an ability to apply theory and case studies to the practices of peacebuilding in complex situations.

With opportunities to develop critically reflective peace-making practices in a friendly and supporting learning environment, the programme promotes breadth and depth of intellectual enquiry and is underpinned with a concern for integrity and courage.

You will also develop a valuable range of transferable key skills and personal attributes for a wide variety of careers in related field such as international development, in charities and policy settings. 


Qualifications available
:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies (8 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (16 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Full Term MA Peace and Conflict Studies (24 months by blended/distance-learning).
  • Fast-Track MA (APEL) Peace and Conflict Studies (15 months).

Modules

Overview

Alongside the MA-route (180M credits), this programme can also be studied at Postgraduate Certificate (60M credits) and Postgraduate Diploma level (120M credits), and is offered via blended learning or distance learning. The three different qualifications on offer are sequential, and can therefore lead into one another, following the successful completion of the earlier portion.

Modules

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

    At Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) stage, you will study three mandatory modules:

    • Peace, Conflict and Security in the 21st Century
    • Philosophies of Non-Violence and Reconciliation
    • Peacebuilding: Theories into Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

    At Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) stage you will undertake one core module, Project Management in Practice, and two elective modules from the following list:

    • Environment, Peace and Conflict
    • Religion, Peace and Conflict
    • Gender, Peace and Conflict.
    • Migration, Displacement and Belonging
    • Privatisation of International Security
    • Comparative Peace Processes
  • Masters (MA)

    At MA Stage, you will undertake a dissertation in an area of study which you would like to explore in more depth, with support from a supervisor.

In more detail...

  • Access to Coventry University e-learning resources.
  • Access to a professional network of individuals working in various roles related to peacebuilding internationally.
  • A flexible blended learning approach, combining intensive workshops, online learning and small group tutorials, allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments.
  • Research informed curriculum and teaching. Our courses are global, from the content of the programme and the staff leading them, to the diverse backgrounds of our participants.
  • An opportunity to achieve an MA in 15 months with accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). Enabling professionals to obtain academic credits based on their professional experience.

You will be well supported throughout your studies with a range of services and guidance to help you get the most out of your programme.

Students are provided with a range of pre-enrolment materials to better prepare them for their studies. Online modules are provided through the virtual learning environment (Moodle) to facilitate communication between staff and students, and between students. You will have access to Coventry University’s library, including its digital resources and library support for distance learners.

Extensive coursework feedback and support from the programme team will be provided, and every student is allocated a personal tutor from the moment of enrolment offering pastoral and academic skills support. For those writing a dissertation, a supervisor will be allocated.

You will be also be able to access a portfolio of non-credit bearing academic skills activities and support to develop your research and writing skills, as well as Coventry University’s Careers and Employability Service for support with developing your career following your studies.

At each stage of the programme you will have the opportunity to attend a short residential workshop to cover the core learning of one module. The workshops are covered in the course fees and we strongly encourage attendance to supplement and condense your learning, to meet your cohort and teachers, and to build your network.

(Please note: we have limited accommodation available for the duration of the workshops, provided you meet the conditions within the deadline specified on your offer letter. T&C’s will apply).

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics, Development Studies).

Applications from those who do not hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above but can demonstrate at least three years’ work experience; in a relevant field will also be considered. Here a careful evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview and review of a writing sample will take place.

Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the course director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a relevant field to Peace and Conflict Studies and be operating in a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

For further information on eligibility and the application process please email study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

How to Apply

Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:

*this must be sent directly by the referee to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.ukPlease ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).


For further information:

Samima Hussain
Postgraduate Programme Manager
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Phone: +44 (0) 2477 659059

Email: study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics, Development Studies).

Applications from those who do not hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above but can demonstrate at least three years’ work experience; in a relevant field will also be considered. Here a careful evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview and review of a writing sample will take place.

Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the course director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a relevant field to Peace and Conflict Studies and be operating in a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

For further information on eligibility and the application process please email study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

How to Apply

Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:

*this must be sent directly by the referee to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.ukPlease ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).


For further information:

Samima Hussain
Postgraduate Programme Manager
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Phone: +44 (0) 2477 659059

Email: study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or above. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Maritime Security programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics, Development Studies).

Applications from those who do not hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above but can demonstrate at least three years’ work experience; in a relevant field will also be considered. Here a careful evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview and review of a writing sample will take place.

Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the course director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a relevant field to Peace and Conflict Studies and be operating in a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.

For further information on eligibility and the application process please email study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

How to Apply

Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:

*this must be sent directly by the referee to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.ukPlease ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).


For further information:

Samima Hussain
Postgraduate Programme Manager
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Phone: +44 (0) 2477 659059

Email: study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or above. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£2,458 (PgCert) • £4,916 (PgDip) • £7,374 (MA) (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£2,458 (PgCert) • £4,916 (PgDip) • £7,374 (MA) (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£4,219 (PgCert) • £8,437 (PgDip) • £12,656 (MA) (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Ferguson Trust Scholarships

Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust to support students wishing to pursue our Peace and Conflict Studies and Maritime Security academic streams. The scholarships are designed for candidates from low-income countries and lower middle-income countries, which, ordinarily, are conflict-affected. We apologise to everyone from the EU, Japan, USA and areas with comparable incomes, we are not allowed to offer these scholarships no matter how strong your application. Please see the World Bank's country and lending page for a definitive list of countries.

The competition for funding is intense and the applications are of a very high standard, prior to applying for a scholarship please ensure you have a formal offer letter.

After checking your eligibility you should refer to the scholarship terms & conditions, complete the application form with great care and return this to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk by 28 July 2017.

Please note any incomplete applications and late submissions will not be considered. The awarding panel is situated within the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and will assess all application on their individual merit (academic ability/ work experience and financial circumstances).

Allocation will be decided on assessment of the following:

  • A complete scholarship application form including a detailed statement of support which should not exceed 500 words by 28 July 2017. In this form you should demonstrate your capacity and commitment to undertake and complete the programme and explain how the programme is aligned to your future aspirations and how it will benefit your professional development.
  • Your contribution towards your tuition fees.


CTPSR Bursaries

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations are pleased to offer a limited number of partial bursaries towards tuition fees, available to overseas students who wish to pursue an MA in Maritime Security or Peace and Conflict Studies.

Allocation will be decided on assessment of the following:

Eligibility

  • Complete a bursary application form including a detailed statement of support which should not exceed 500 words by 28 July 2017
  • Demonstrate capacity and commitment to undertake and complete the programme.
  • Explain how the programme is aligned to your future aspirations and how it will benefit your professional development.

Limitations

  • Please note that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other CTPSR scholarship.
  • The decision to award is at the sole discretion of the Centre. The Centre reserves the right to determine the number of scholarships to award from this category.
  • Bursaries will only be awarded if your admissions application is successful.

How to Apply

Students wishing to apply for a bursary should complete an application formand submit this to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.uk by no later than 28 July 2017.

Only applications received by the deadline will be considered and the panel's decision is final.

Please ensure you read and understand the T&C’s prior to submitting an application for a bursary.

Career prospects

The MA in Peace and Conflict Studies is taught by experts in the broad field of peace and conflict studies and is informed by their research, practice and activism. As such, the programme is able to provide a deeper insight into both theoretical and practical perspectives of the contemporary peacebuilding challenges.

Further to this, the course ultimately seeks to create a learning community, where ideas can be interchanged and debated amongst academic staff, alumni, and current students, lasting well beyond the timespan of the academic programme itself.

If you are already a practitioner, you will have the opportunity to broaden your professional network, which is very likely to be useful to you in the workplace, whilst also gaining a formal accredited postgraduate qualification, which may be required for further progression in your career. If you are an individual with an interest in peace and conflict, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into jobs within a broad spectrum of organisations, including: international non-government organisations, multi-national government organisations like the United Nations, regional communities such as the European Union or the Economic Community of West African States, faith group organisations, community organisations, the private sector, think tanks, and indeed also academia.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.