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Peace and Conflict Studies PgCert, PGDip, MA 2019/20 entry

Course code:

AHT003

Study options:

8 months (PG Cert)
16 months (PG Dip)
24 months (MA)

Location:

Location-independent with optional face-to-face sessions

Starting:

September 2019

 

Fees:

All 2019/20 fees - TBC

2018/19 fees:
£7,350 (MA)
£4,900 (PGDip)
£2,450 (PGCert)

Find out more


Get in touch

Dr Heather Baggaley
Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059


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.

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.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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).

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

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 Peace and Conflict Studies 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.

For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. 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:

Dr Heather Baggaley

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059

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 Peace and Conflict Studies 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.

For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. 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:

Dr Heather Baggaley

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059

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.

All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Peace and Conflict Studies 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.

For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. 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:

Dr Heather Baggaley

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

+44 (0) 2477659059

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.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

All 2019/20 fees - TBC

2018/19 fees:
£7,350 (MA)
£4,900 (PGDip)
£2,450 (PGCert) (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

All 2019/20 fees - TBC

2018/19 fees:
£7,350 (MA)
£4,900 (PGDip)
£2,450 (PGCert) (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

All 2019/20 fees - TBC

2018/19 fees:
£7,350 (MA)
£4,900 (PGDip)
£2,450 (PGCert) (per year)


Fees by award

  • Postgraduate Certificate - £2,450
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £4,900
  • Masters - £7,350

Ferguson Trust Scholarship

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 (to be available here in due course), complete the application form with great care and return this to study.ctpsr@coventry.ac.ukThe deadline for 2019 will be announced in due course.

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 wordsIn 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.

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 and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.