Bachelor of Peace and Conflict Studies

  • 70
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR
  • Duration

    3 years full-time
    or part-time equiv.
  • Start Dates

    February and July.

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions.

Build a more understanding world

With widespread crisis and conflict around the globe, there is an urgent need for individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and creativity to help communities affected by conflict recover, reconcile, and rebuild through peacebuilding strategies and initiatives.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Peace and Conflict Studies is the first and only degree of its kind offered in South Australia. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make positive contributions to conflict resolution and peacebuilding initiatives around the world. You will: 

  • explore the history of peace, conflict, justice and human rights from a global perspective
  • learn to manage, resolve and transform conflict through contemporary practices
  • hear from professionals working in the humanitarian sector
  • major or minor in a complementary discipline of your choice
  • go on optional study tours to see how peace has successfully been built in nations affected by conflict
  • be able to study abroad at international universities.

Where could it take you?

There are many exciting employment opportunities in the humanitarian, international development and peacebuilding sector, such as policy advisor, project officer, or aid agency worker.

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334681
2020 CSP ATAR 66.1
2020 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July.
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334681

2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 55.45
Median ATAR to receive an offer 74.25
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 89.3
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 66.1
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 81.15
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 92
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
<5 N/A
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A
International students N/A N/A
All students 6 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $13,868

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Potential careers

Ministerial Adviser, Non Government Organisation Worker, Community Development Officer, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Politician, Development Officer, Diplomatic corps, Project Officer, Public Servant, Human Resource Manager, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Industrial relations, International Aid Agency Employee, International Development Worker, Member of Parliament

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Further Study

Testimonial

Undertaking opportunities offered by the University such as study tours, internships and starting a club, my life perspective has also been broadened.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021