PGD Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies

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.

September or January entry

Start date

1 year



Fees per session

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to begin a career in the field of conflict transformation and resolution, whether in the public sector or for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). During the course you’ll examine the theoretical and conceptual issues in the fields of conflict and diplomacy, while gaining skills in analysis and the practice of conflict transformation and resolution techniques.

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual debates about the nature and origin of political conflict. It will equip you with knowledge of the specialist techniques employed by conflict resolution experts to transform and resolve conflicts. It will also act as a stepping stone to a Maters programme in peace and conflict resolution, as well as related politics and international relations fields.

Study Modules

First Semester

Second Semester

The course will examine the different views and debates that influenced the development of political thought. It involves the study of key political ideas developed by classical, medieval political thinkers.

PGD Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in relevant Social Science discipline or History with at least 3rd class division; or
  3. A person who holds an approved qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree.

You will find employment opportunities working for non-governmental organisations, the public sector and the media. Previous graduates from our University have gone on to work as teachers,  journalists, development workers, university lecturers, government consultants and business managers, or have pursued a Masters programme or have pursued their research interests and taken on PhDs.

Teaching is carried out through a combination of interactive lectures supported by seminars, workshops, tutorials and informal one-to-one discussion. They encourage the development of clear analytical skills and create a forum where you can test your ideas against the arguments of your peers.

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