Bachelor of Peace and Conflict Studies

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
Selection Criteria
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How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334681

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $7,105

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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


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: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022